History, Affiliations and Rankings
The history of Temple University dates back to 1884, when a young working man approached Russell Conwell and asked if he could tutor him at night. Conwell, a well-known Philadelphia clergyman, soon agreed. It wasn't long until he was instructing a class of several hundred students, all of whom were working people with a great ambition to make something of themselves. Conwell enlisted the help of volunteer teachers to help run the developing night school, and in 1888 he was granted a charter for "The Temple College." His original idea for the school was to provide outstanding educational opportunities for academically gifted and highly driven kids from all backgrounds and socioeconomic backgrounds. The university has the academic affiliation from Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) and Space-grant. The Temple University is ranked #751-800 in the QS Global World University Ranking 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
People come to Temple for a variety of reasons, including convenience and accessibility. The eight varied campuses provide a variety of learning environments ranging from urban to suburban, local to foreign, to meet student’s needs, schedule, and personality. Temple University's bustling Main Campus hums with life, thanks to its central location in Philadelphia, multiple new construction projects, and the 10,000 students who now live on or around our increasingly residential campus. Ambler, Centre City, Harrisburg, Podiatric Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, Japan, and Rome are the other university campuses. Temple University has 17 schools and colleges that offer an abundance of courses and majors to inspire and challenge students.
Accomplishments and Alumni
As the largest university in one of the nation’s most iconic cities, Temple educates diverse future leaders from across Philadelphia, the country and the world who share a common drive to learn, prepare for their careers and make a real impact. In 2015, Temple achieved the R1 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it among the most active research universities in the nation. Temple also recently celebrated several milestones, including a Rhodes scholar, a Goldwater scholar, and its largest and brightest graduating class. There are over 340,000 living Temple alumni making change and impacting the world in a positive manner. Some of the notable alumni are Bob Saget, American actor, Kunal Nayyar, British actor and John Oates, American musician.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Temple's Class of 2025 boasts nearly 45 percent students of color, up from 31 percent just five years ago. This is the largest student colour group Temple has welcomed in at least 25 years. The number of first-year Black and Latino students at Temple increased significantly this year. It saw a 23% rise in first-year Black students, with 831 enrolling, and a 4% increase in Hispanic/Latinx/Latine students, with 458 enrolling, compared to last year. Temple has received the largest Black and Hispanic/Latinx/Latine first-year student communities in at least two and a half decades. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Amazon, Deloitte, Microsoft and Google.