Philadelphia is an important part of the Temple University experience. Every academic program is enhanced by the cultural and intellectual life of the nation's fifth-largest city. Philadelphia is a place where the excitement of a large city meets the quaintness of a small town. Famous as the birthplace of freedom, the city has many American historical landmarks, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House and more. Philadelphia offers cultural, culinary, artistic and ethnic treasures at every turn.
The restaurant scene, with top chefs from around the world, creates an unforgettable experience for any diner. For those who prefer to cook themselves, markets and grocery stores to appease anyone's taste buds can be found throughout the city.
Best of all, Philadelphia's compact downtown means all of its attractions are within a short subway ride from Temple University or a brief walk from any downtown hotel. Students and scholars who have family or friends coming to visit can find information on places to stay.