Academic Powerhouse

Temple’s programs illuminate minds and transform disciplines.

Graduates at commencementEvery day more than 39,000 Temple students around the globe are driven by a quest for knowledge and real-world results. Blending traditional classroom course work and hands-on practice, Temple boasts a vibrant intellectual environment that feeds inquisitive minds bent on changing the world for the better.

  • Tailored Instruction: Temple offers the small-college experience with the advantages of a large urban university thanks to a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, student-designed research and creative opportunities, and a wide range of individualized scholarly options.
  • Enriched Honors Program: The Honors Program at Temple offers high-achieving students enriched academic opportunities, mentoring from renowned faculty, holistic advising and special programming. Honors students and other groups of students who share interests or majors are also able to room together in vibrant living learning communities.
  • Creative Grants: Temple undergraduates and professional students can pursue their own research or creative projects through the Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship program, through which students can receive up to $4,000 to pursue a scholarly or creative project.
  • Immersive Urban Experience: Philadelphia isn’t only Temple’s backyard—it’s an extended campus, offering students unique hands-on academic, cultural and career opportunities.
  • Opportunities for All: With 129 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 graduate programs in 17 schools and colleges on nine campuses, there are infinite ways for students to explore their path.
  • Global Exchange: Campuses in Rome and Tokyo, plus more than 2,000 international students in Philadelphia, spurs Temple’s vibrant cultural conversation of ideas and understanding.
  • Distinguished Faculty: More than 3,500 acclaimed professors—many among the most cited in their field— lead students’ academic experiences and engaging research across fields.

The university’s comprehensive and rigorous academic programs are the foundation of a Temple education; they all prepare Owls to succeed long after graduation. With personalized, world-class instruction from top faculty and extraordinary intellectual opportunities on campus and beyond, Temple isn’t only an urban research university—it’s an academic powerhouse.