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Temple University is a well-known and respected institution of higher education with a rich 130-year history. An academic and research leader in the region, nation and world, Temple embraces today's opportunities and turns them into tomorrow's accomplishments. To provide access to a high-quality college experience to students of all backgrounds, Temple now offers Temple Option. This is a new admissions path for talented students whose potential for academic success is not accurately captured by standardized test scores.
With more than 400 undergraduate and graduate programs on nine campuses — including locations in Rome and Tokyo — Temple students have abundant opportunities to study, investigate, solve problems and even launch new businesses. Whether they attend classes on campus or online, the combination of a dynamic educational atmosphere and real-world experience propels graduates to successful careers in any field.
Students come to Temple to receive an exceptional education at a highly competitive value. To help make it financially possible for every qualified applicant to enroll, Temple automatically considers all students for academic scholarships. In fact, 40 percent of the fall freshman class and 35 percent of transfers received merit awards. And 70 percent of recent first-year students received need-based financial aid.
Learning at Temple also takes place off-campus, outside of the classroom. Thanks to the more than 14,000 students who volunteer over 65,000 hours of their own time in Philadelphia neighborhoods, Temple has been named to the Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service for four consecutive years. A Temple education is one that encompasses an unparalleled lesson in real-world community building.