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 38,000 students enrolled per year.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1510 (25th percentile) to 1840 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 22 (25th percentile) to 27 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants that get into this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Temple University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.52. This school has an acceptance rate of 64% with 37% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Temple University acceptance rate 2015 will be around 65%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at temple.edu.

Overall Temple University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Temple University was reported as 63.9% in Fall 2013 with over 18,800 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1510 - 1840
  • ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Temple University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Temple University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Temple University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 60.6%
  • 2010-2011: 64.6%
  • 2011-2012: 62.8%
  • 2012-2013: 67.2%
  • 2013-2014: 63.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 64.5%

How Does Temple University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Temple University is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Drexel University81.5%
University of Pennsylvania12.2%
Villanova University48.9%
Rowan University59.2%
West Chester University of Pennsylvania51.6%

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
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Temple University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 610
Math510 - 620
Writing500 - 610
Total Score1510 - 1840
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math22 - 27
Composite Score22 - 27
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