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Temple University

Philadelphia, PAwww.temple.edu
A large, urban public school in Philadelphia, Temple University has emphasized making college more affordable for its roughly 29,500 undergrads. The Fly in 4 program helps students limit their debt by ensuring that they graduate in four years. As part of Fly in 4, Temple provides cash grants that reduce students' need to work for pay while they're in school and also gives them instruction in personal financial management. The school offers other four-year academic scholarships of between $3,000 and full tuition, too, as well as summer stipends for research, internships, and study abroad. Temple Option, an admissions path for talented students who may not perform well on standardized tests, lets students answer essay questions instead of taking the SAT or ACT. Temple is home to the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute, the Center for Sustainable Communities, the Center for Asian Health, the Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management, the James E. Beasley School of Law, and schools of medicine, engineering, education, dentistry, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine. The most popular of its about 140 majors are business, marketing, visual and performing arts, and journalism. A significant portion of Temple's social life revolves around its nearly 20 Division I athletic teams. Some particularly devoted fans, known as the Cherry Crusade, sit in the front rows at football and basketball games, painted in Temple red.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$33,200
% of students who get any grants
74%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$22,800
Average price for low-income students
$16,600
admissions
Acceptance rate
52%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1170/27
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
31,739
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
84%
% of need met
66%
% of students who get merit* grants
12%
Average merit grant
$7,109
student success
Graduation rate
71%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$26,000
Average salary within 3 years
$48,800
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
36%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
March 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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