Temple University was founded as Temple College in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell and it became Temple University in 1907. This is a comprehensive public research university that offers students a variety of academic degree programs. As a leader in professional education, the University prepares the largest body of practitioners in Pennsylvania. We are among the nationís largest educators in the combined fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry and law.
We have also a large and robust study abroad program with campuses in Rome and Tokyo, programs in London, Beijing, Paris, Mumbai and other sites. Our talented faculty and broad curriculum of nearly 300 academic programs provide superior educational opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students, without regard to their status or station in life.
Our University serves students from all over the world. We maintain an international presence with campuses in Tokyo and Rome and programs in London, Beijing, and six other locations worldwide.
Temple seeks to create new knowledge that improves the human condition and uplifts the human spirit. Thatís why, we maintain our commitment to recruiting, retaining, and supporting outstanding faculty that prize diversity of thought, excel in scholarly endeavors, and support the aspirations of capable students.
The University also allows students to learn online as some classes are taught via computer-based delivery, using electronic mail, Listservs, and the World Wide Web. Others are taught via videoconference, linking students and instructors in two or more locations. Some classes use a combination of technologies. It is possible to earn some degree at the University.
To help students pursue personal and intellectual growth through international experiences, Temple University offers a scholarship intended to support the cost of passport fees for Temple undergraduate students who plan to study abroad.