Temple University
#182 Overall Influence#1402 Desirability Rank

Temple University

Public research university in Philadelphia, United States

Temple University was founded in 1884. Temple is administratively divided into 17 colleges and schools. It is perhaps best known for the high quality of the education provided through its many professional schools, such as the Beasley School of Law, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, the School of Podiatric Medicine, the School of Pharmacy, the Kornberg School of Dentistry, the College of Engineering, and the Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

All in all, Temple prepares the largest body of professional practitioners in the state of Pennsylvania, and one of the largest in the country.

Temple Online offers a wide variety of graduate-level courses organized into 15 master’s degree programs, two doctoral programs, and 22 professional certificate programs.

Among the many distinguished Temple-associated individuals, we may mention the following:

Temple is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

35,501

Acceptance

59%

Graduation Rate

71%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$16,080

Fees (in-state)

$890

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$59,000

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

34K

Under-Grads

29K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19122-6096

What is Temple University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#46 World Rank #23 USA Rank
Sociology
#37 World Rank #31 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#78 World Rank #36 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#79 World Rank #62 USA Rank
Social Work
#99 World Rank #68 USA Rank
Political Science
#168 World Rank #69 USA Rank
Literature
#102 World Rank #69 USA Rank
Education
#156 World Rank #76 USA Rank
Anthropology
#95 World Rank #77 USA Rank
Communications
#128 World Rank #77 USA Rank
Psychology
#145 World Rank #79 USA Rank
Medical
#202 World Rank #79 USA Rank
Philosophy
#152 World Rank #83 USA Rank
History
#168 World Rank #92 USA Rank
Law
#279 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Mathematics
#144 World Rank #107 USA Rank
Business
#238 World Rank #109 USA Rank
Biology
#252 World Rank #113 USA Rank
Economics
#266 World Rank #122 USA Rank
Computer Science
#353 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Chemistry
#190 World Rank #133 USA Rank
Nursing
#421 World Rank #139 USA Rank
Physics
#606 World Rank #228 USA Rank
Engineering
#3007 World Rank #1094 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

Who are Temple University's Most influential alumni?

Temple University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Religious Studies. Temple University’s most academically influential people include Robert K. Merton, Bill Cosby, and John Esposito.

Robert K. Merton
Robert K. Merton

American sociologist

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Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and convicted sex offender

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John Esposito
John Esposito

Writer and professor of Islamic studies

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Mark Levin
Mark Levin

American lawyer; radio and television personality

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Thomas L. Thompson

Biblical scholar and theologian

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Ben Bova
Ben Bova

American science fiction and science writer

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Walter Isard

American economist

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Ray Birdwhistell
Ray Birdwhistell

American anthropologist

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Adam McKay
Adam McKay

American actor, comedian and director

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James Zogby
James Zogby

Founder of the Arab American Institute

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Karen E. Quinones Miller

American writer

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Nick Gillespie
Nick Gillespie

American magazine editor and political writer

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