Temple University

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Group.png Temple University  
Temple University seal.svg
MottoPerseverantia Vincit
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
TypePublic (formerly private)State-relatedMulti-campusInternational
Sponsored byHewlett Foundation
Other nameOwls
Large Philadelphia university

Temple University (Temple or TU) is a state-related public research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1884 by the Baptist minister Russell Conwell. On May 12, 1888, it was renamed the Temple College of Philadelphia. By 1907, the institution revised its institutional status and was incorporated as a research university.[1][2]

As of 2019, about 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students were enrolled at the university.Temple is among the world's largest providers of professional education (law, medicine, podiatry, pharmacy, dentistry, engineering and architecture), preparing the largest body of professional practitioners in Pennsylvania.[3][4]


Temple University is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity",[5] and has more than 500 degree programs at 15 schools and colleges and five professional schools.

Schools and colleges

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering at Temple University includes five departments: Bioengineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Center for Engineering, Management & Technology. The college offers eight undergraduate programs (B.S.) and seven graduate programs (M.S., Ph.D.).[6]

College of Liberal Arts

Samuel L. Paley Library, Temple University

The College of Liberal Arts at Temple University includes 28 academic departments, offering 35 undergraduate majors and 36 minors. The College of Liberal Arts is housed in Anderson and Gladfelter Halls. The Criminal Justice department is one of the leading criminal justice programs in the United States.[7] The college offers 15 master's degrees and 13 doctoral programs.[8]

College of Public Health

Temple University's College of Public Health includes the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Health Services Administration and Policy, Kinesiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Social Work. It is one of the largest colleges of public health in the United States. The College of Public Health offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs.

College of Science and Technology

Temple University's College of Science and Technology houses the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer & Information Sciences, Earth & Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Physics. It is one of the largest schools or colleges of its kind in the Philadelphia region with more than 230 faculty and 4,000 undergraduate students.[9]

The College of Science and Technology offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in all six departments as well as science with teaching bachelor's degrees through the TUteach program. CST's advanced Science Education and Research Center (SERC), which opened in 2014, is 247,000 square feet research center, home to 7 research center and institutes. SERC has 52 research labs and 16 teaching rooms, and cost $137 million.[10]

The College of Science and Technology's Mathematics and Computer Science departments are housed in Wachman Hall.

Fox School of Business

Alter Hall at Fox School of Business

The Fox School offers 15 undergraduate majors, 19 minors,10 professional master's programs, and two PhD programs, and the school has a variety of international partnerships.[11]

It ranked in the top 30 in the nation in the 2017 Times Higher Ed World University Rankings and top 80 in the world for undergraduate studies.[12] The Fox School of Business is housed in Alter Hall.

On March 9, 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs suspended G.I. Bill reimbursement eligibility for Temple University and several other schools due to what the V.A. said were "erroneous, deceptive, or misleading enrollment and advertising practices", giving the schools 60 days to take "corrective action". The Philadelphia Enquirer states that the action is a result of misreporting by the Fox School of Business.[13] The VA withdrew its threat of sanctions in July 2020.[14]

Klein College of Media and Communication

Klein College of Media and Communication (formerly, the School of Media and Communication) is one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of media and communication in the country. The school has about 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, nearly 20,000+ alumni, and more than 60 full-time faculty members.

The School of Media and Communication was renamed the Klein College of Media and Communication on in 2017, in tribute to broadcasting pioneer Lew Klein, who died in June 2019.[15][16]

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

In July 2014, Lewis Katz School of Medicine scientists were the first to remove HIV from human cells.[17]

In October 2015, the school of medicine was officially named the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in honor of Temple alumnus, former trustee, visionary leader and ardent supporter Lewis Katz.[18]

School of Pharmacy

The Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP), on the Health Science Campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, is one of 6 schools of pharmacy in Pennsylvania conferring the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. It also confers the Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy) and M.S. (master of science) degrees in pharmaceutical sciences.

Tyler School of Art and Architecture

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture was founded in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, in the 1930s, when Stella Elkins Tyler donated her estate to Temple University. Tyler moved to a state-of-the-art facility at Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia in 2009. In 2019, more than 20 years after Temple's Architecture programs became part of Tyler, the school expanded its name, becoming the Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

School of Theater, Film and Media Arts

The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts (TFMA) is part of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple University, which also includes the Boyer College of Music and Dance. Along with the Center, TFMA was created in 2012.

TFMA offers BA and BFA programs in 13 concentrations in disciplines from musical theater to cinematography, screenwriting to theater design.[19] Graduate programs include MFA programs in Film and Media Arts, Musical Theater Collaboration, Acting, Design, Directing and Playwriting, as well as MA programs in mediaXarts and Musical Theater Studies and a PhD in Documentary Arts and Visual Research.

Beasley School of Law

Barrack Hall at Beasley School of Law

The Beasley School of Law was founded in 1895.[20] With a reported enrollment of more than 860 students in Fall 2017, the school trains students with programs focused on trial advocacy, transnational law, and taxation, among others. The school offers full- and part-time programs, offering evening classes for working students. As of 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school the 47th best law school in the United States.

College of Education

The College of Education has more than 2,140 students (undergraduate, graduate programs, and non-matriculating students). Founded in 1919, the college is organized into three departments: Teaching & Learning, Policy, Organizational & Leadership studies, and Psychological Studies in Education. The college has a longstanding relationship with the School District of Philadelphia, helping to teach and prepare future educators for the city. The College of Education is housed in Ritter Hall.

School of Social Work

Temple's School of Social Work, part of the College of Public Health, offers full-time, part-time and online programs.

School of Podiatric Medicine

Temple's School of Podiatric Medicine is a school of podiatry. The school's Foot and Ankle Institute is the largest podiatric medical treatment facility anywhere, logging more than 40,000 patient visits annually.

Foreign study

Temple offers study-abroad opportunities at its campuses in Rome and Tokyo, and semester and summer programs in London, Rome, Japan, Dublin, Germany, France, China, South Africa, Spain, Ecuador, and Australia. Temple University has a global internship program, offering internships in Spain, Costa Rica, Australia, India, Chile, China, Singapore, and various U.S. cities


In January 2006, the university opened the TECH Center, a 75,000 sq ft (7,000 m2) technology facility.

In 2017, Temple received $268.4 million in research funding, ranking it 85th out of 901 institutions in the NSF's Higher Education Research and Development Survey.[21]


Related Quotations

Victor Marchetti“To the Clandestine Services the universities represented fertile territory for recruiting espionage agents. Most large American colleges enrolled substantial numbers of foreign students, and many of these, especially those from the Third World, were (and are) destined to hold high positions in their home countries in a relatively few years. They were much easier to recruit at American schools — when they might have a need for money, where they could be easily compromised, and where foreign security services could not interfere — than they would be when they returned home. To spot and evaluate these students, the Clandestine Services maintained a contractual relationship with key professors on numerous campuses. When a professor had picked out a likely candidate, he notified his contact at the CIA and, on occasion, participated in the actual recruitment attempt. Some professors performed these services without being on a formal retainer. Others actively participated in agency covert operations by serving as "cut-outs," or intermediaries, and even by carrying out secret missions during foreign journeys.”Victor Marchetti1974
Victor MarchettiHelms asked his staff to find out just how many university personnel were under secret contract to the CIA. After a few days of investigation, senior CIA officers reported back that they could not find the answer. Helms immediately ordered a full study of the situation, and after more than a month of searching records all over the agency, a report was handed in to Helms listing hundreds of professors and administrators on over a hundred campuses. But the staff officers who compiled the report knew that their work was incomplete . Within weeks, another campus connection was exposed in the press. The contact was not on the list that had been compiled for the Director.”Victor Marchetti1974


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Alumni on Wikispooks

Samuel Dash27 February 192529 May 2004USAcademic
Member of the Watergate commission.
Jacob Esterline26 April 192016 October 1999SpookDeputy chief of the CIA Western Hemisphere division
Hage Geingob3 August 19414 February 2024PoliticianNamibian politician, served as president and prime minister
E. Michael Jones4 May 1948USAcademicUS Catholic writer, former professor, media commentator and the editor of Culture Wars magazine.
Rob Kall29 June 1951USJournalist
Began a personal blog which developed into OpEdNews
Ibram X Kendi13 August 1982USAuthor
Selected as Young Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2021.
Oliver Revell14 December 1938"Terror expert"Prescient in respect of terrorist attacks, or was he in the deep state loop?
Bob Saget17 May 19569 January 2022USComedian
US comedian known for his adult-oriented 'bad taste' stand-up comedy.
Richard A. SpragueLawyer
Kurt Volker1962Spook
Deep state operative
US deep state operative, US Permanent Representative to NATO
Stephen Zunes1954US
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  2. http://news.temple.edu/news/2016-02-01/temple-university-reaches-height-carnegie-research-classification
  3. https://www.temple.edu/ira/documents/data-analysis/student-profiles/2013.pdf
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20081030062342/http://www.temple.edu/about/mission.htm
  5. http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/lookup/view_institution.php?unit_id=216339
  6. https://engineering.temple.edu/academics
  7. https://liberalarts.temple.edu/
  8. https://liberalarts.temple.edu/academics/graduate
  9. https://cst.temple.edu/academics/undergraduate-majors-and-programs
  10. https://cst.temple.edu/research/SERC
  11. https://www.fox.temple.edu/undergraduate-bba/
  12. {https://www.fox.temple.edu/about-fox/why-fox/rankings/
  13. https://temple-news.com/temple-used-misleading-enrollment-tactics-for-gi-bill-students-va-says/
  14. https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/07/02/va-backs-down-plan-suspend-university-phoenix-other-colleges-accessing-gi-bill-benefits/
  15. https://web.archive.org/web/20170408082235/http://smc.temple.edu/news/2017/01/smc-named-klein-college%7Curl-status=dead
  16. https://www.jewishexponent.com/2019/06/21/lew-klein-obituary-temple-university/
  17. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/279945.php%7Ctitle=HIV 'eliminated' from cultured human cells for the first time
  18. https://medicine.temple.edu/about/about-school/history
  19. https://tfma.temple.edu/fma/profile
  20. http://www.temple.edu/ira/documents/data-analysis/Fact-Book/TU_Fact_Book_2017-2018.pdf
  21. https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/profiles/site?method=rankingBySource&ds=herd