because the world
won’t change itself

World-class academics and experiences putting students on a direct path to their future.

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Temple Welcomes University of the Arts Students

Temple is ready to help University of the Arts students continue their college education in Philadelphia. Learn about how we can support you in your decision to enroll at Temple.

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Opportunities to Explore What Drives You and Experiences to Help You Succeed

Four percent of universities are classified as R1 institutions, and Temple University is one of them. We are Philadelphia’s only public university, and we are a global center of academic excellence. We believe in the power of an accessible education that sparks positive change. Through hands-on learning experiences and mentorships with world-class faculty, our diverse, vibrant student body become leaders who challenge the status quo and play a major role in changing the world for the better. 

Spotlight on our Temple Community

Our faculty, students and alumni are tackling real-world challenges and inspiring transformative action. Learn about some of the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of our diverse community.

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Suruthikha Vijay, ENG ’26

Bioengineering Major

Suruthikha Vijay has been leading research projects and working in labs since she was in high school. Now, thanks to Temple’s Diamond Research Scholars program and the College of Engineering’s Tissue Imaging and Spectroscopy Lab, she’s conducting experiments to track protein levels in the blood during kidney dialysis—furthering her passion and setting the stage for a promising career in research.

Read Suruthikha’s full story.
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Steve Weiser, BYR ’02, ’04

Executive Director, Erie Philharmonic

Steven Weiser’s journey from aspiring percussionist at Boyer College to executive director of the Erie Philharmonic showcases his dedication to music and leadership. Under his direction, the Philharmonic flourished—doubling its budget, implementing new programming, and expanding its youth and educational initiatives.

Read Steve’s full story.

Temple’s Impact

Our network of over 360,000 alumni helps define what it means to be an Owl. Meet some members of the Temple community who are leading thoughtful and deliberate change, here and across the globe.