Temple's Momentum

  • Students walking on Temple campus

    Temple has risen 17 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings since the 2012 edition. Read more.

  • Education professor speaking in class

    Temple’s instructors are among the most cited in the nation, trailblazing new research and propelling students to success. Learn more.

  • Temple flag against a blue sky on campus

    The Princeton Review ranks Temple among the best colleges in the U.S. Read the article.

  • Science Education and Research Center

    The new Science Education and Research Center boasts 247,000 sq. ft. and 68 labs for students to work alongside leading researchers. Learn about SERC.

  • Temple students working together in library

    Temple received the largest-ever number of applications for the class of 2020, which set records for overall size and academic strength. Read more.

  • Graduates marching at commencement

    In classrooms, labs and beyond, Temple students are inspired to surge past boundaries and surpass their goals. Learn more.

Temple’s rankings growth is fueled by high graduation rates, accomplished graduate degree programs, new living and learning facilities and groundbreaking work in science education and research.

In the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Temple rose to “highest research activity,” or R1, placing it among the top 4 percent of all four-year institutions in the nation.

This milestone follows Temple's ascent in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings (2018), in which the university earned the rank of No. 115. Several programs have also climbed the U.S. News ranks in recent years, including:

  • The Beasley School of Law ranked to No. 53 in the nation, with four individual programs ranking in the top 15. 
  • The College of Education rose to No. 48, climbing 15 spots in three years.
  • The Lewis Katz School of Medicine improved from No. 55 to No. 54 for research.
  • Tyler’s glass program ranked No. 2 in the country.

From breakthrough research that’s a step closer to a cure for AIDS to bold and innovative ways to increase college access and reduce student debt, Temple is raising its national profile to new heights.