Temple University is a public, top-tier research university founded in 1884. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Temple offers strong academics, and a wide variety of cultural, artistic, historic and social experiences.
At this top-tier research university, students can turn opportunities into accomplishments and leverage world-class labs as the proving grounds for world-changing ideas (http://nextstop.temple.edu/academics/special-programs).
To ensure their success, international students can count on comprehensive support including specialized assistance at the Writing Center and Academic Resource Center, opportunities for on-campus internships, and more (http://nextstop.temple.edu/academics/resources-and-support).
In recent years, the number of student applications has grown tremendously due to Temple’s increasing all-around excellence. It is no surprise that the university ranked #115 of Best Colleges in U.S. News & World Report, rising 17 spots in this prestigious ranking over the past five years.
Currently there are 38,000+ students (undergraduate and graduate) attending the university. With 3,000+ students hailing from 110 countries and a diverse domestic student population, Temple proudly embraces its reputation as a “Diversity University.”
Vibrant Urban Location
Main Campus is located just 2.5 kilometers from the center of Philadelphia, the second-largest city on the East Coast of the United States. Accessible by train from Temple’s campus, Philadelphia is among the most walkable cities in the U.S.
This dynamic city has more than 100 museums, historic sites, a thriving restaurant scene, professional sports teams, and the largest urban landscaped park in the country—Fairmount Park. It’s also the 1st World Heritage City in the U.S. and a #1 U.S. Travel Destination according to Lonely Planet.
Just a short travel distance away, via bus or train, students can visit Washington D.C. (200 km), New York City (150 km) or the beaches of New Jersey (104 km) for day trips or the weekend.
At Temple, students benefit from the resources and opportunities of a large, world-class research institution while receiving the personalized attention of a small college. The average class size is only 26 students, with a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
Students can customize their path to success by choosing from over 175 undergraduate degree programs (http://nextstop.temple.edu/academics).
More than 75 percent of freshmen live on campus, where they are a short walk from class, fitness facilities, food trucks, and the many cultural, sports, and academic events that take place every day at Temple. Students also have access to more than 300 clubs, a myriad of activities, and a diverse offering of international student organizations.
Temple’s extensive public safety team includes more than 350 employees. A walking escort service (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.) and an on-demand evening shuttle service make navigating campus comfortable and easy. Staff are also on call for international students 24 hours a day to assist in emergencies.
Intensive English Language Program
Students whose English skills aren’t strong enough to matriculate at Temple University or who want to improve their English competency for personal growth can attend Temple’s Intensive English Program (IELP).
Temple’s IELP, founded in 1974, has a long tradition of helping non-native speakers build their reading, writing and speaking skills in English. Sessions offered six times per year, and short-term programs offered seasonally, allow students to begin their studies when it is convenient for them. The IELP also offers Access Temple for students admitted conditionally to Temple University (http://ielp.temple.edu/find-program).