Temple University

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Temple University can be found in Philadelphia, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Temple University has about 40,000 students enrolled per year.

This school has an acceptance rate of 60% with 23% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Temple University acceptance rate 2021 will be around 54%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at temple.edu.

Overall Temple University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Temple University was reported as 60.0% in Fall 2020 with over 35,600 college applications submitted to Temple University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Temple University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 52.2%
  • 2017-2018: 56.7%
  • 2018-2019: 58.5%
  • 2019-2020: 60.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 53.9%

How Does Temple University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Temple University is six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Drexel University74.7%
University of Pennsylvania7.7%
Villanova University28.2%
Rowan University74.3%
West Chester University of Pennsylvania75.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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