Once you’re part of the Temple community, your world opens—to people, to ideas, to opportunity.

Temple University is where you can learn and grow, and where you’re free to explore answers to your most pressing questions. As a student at Temple, you’re encouraged to discover ideas and pursue your own—our students dream big and do big things. Here, opportunities are everywhere for everyone. From 100% of students having the chance to participate in hands-on learning and research to the option of spending your first semester abroad—every day at Temple presents something new.

One day you’re studying in Charles Library, the next you’re sipping a cup of coffee while reading your notes in a park in downtown Philadelphia. Students have side gigs and part-time jobs. They’re starting businesses before they graduate. 

Whether you’re in a remote-learning classroom with dozens of your peers, finding your niche by joining a student club or exploring every corner of one of the most diverse cities in the country, you’re going to encounter the people and experiences that broaden your perspective. 

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Satomi Sugita ’22

Industrial and Systems Engineering Major, College of Engineering

“I graduated high school in the Philippines and I moved to Philadelphia because I knew I wanted to go to a school in the United States, but I wanted to make sure it was a good balance of being exposed to a new culture, being in a new city and being in a school that’s diverse.”

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Saba Ahmed ’22

Film and Media Arts Major, School of Theater, Film and Media Arts

Hometown: Souderton, Pennsylvania

“I’m constantly working with others in my major, meeting new people and creating friendships.”

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Campus Safety

At Temple University, the safety of our students is our priority–we have a robust, 24-hour safety presence including a TUsafe app that puts users in direct contact with the university’s public safety team with one click. Since many of our campuses, including Main Campus, are located in the city of Philadelphia, it’s important for our students to educate themselves on what it means to live here by staying informed. 

COVID-19 Response

You can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding Temple’s response to the pandemic and our universitywide efforts to keep our students, faculty and staff safe and healthy by visiting our COVID-19 updates website.