Temple's urban location is one of its strongest assets.  Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States, within close proximity to both New York and Washington D.C.  As such, we are located within a corridor that is home to the nation's most exciting and dynamic corporate, cultural, and academic institutions in the country.  The city is an important part of the graduate experience at Temple University, where our academic programs are enriched by the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia. Philadelphia skyline
Despite its regional population of 5.7 million residents, Philadelphia retains a small town charm.   Described as the "Friendliest City in America" by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, Philadelphia is also one of the most affordable.  Many graduate students take advantage of the economical off-campus housing found in neighborhoods such as Germantown, Mt. Airy, Manayunk, or University City.  Although it is often referred to as a "City of Neighborhoods," Philadelphia boasts many world-class institutions.   There are more than 25 schools and colleges that operate within the metropolitan area, giving Philadelphia one of the largest student populations in the country.
Live music venues throughout the city and some of the finest restaurants in the country enrich the urban experience.  Fairmount Park, the nation's largest landscaped city park, welcomes bicyclists, joggers, rollerbladers, and rowers.  Philadelphia is also home to the 76ers basketball, Eagles football, Phillies baseball, Flyers hockey, and Temple University's nationally-ranked Owl's basketball team, as well as numerous other professional and semi-professional sports teams.  If our homegrown activities are not enough for you, we are merely two hours away from the Pocono Mountains and the New Jersey shore.

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