National University
Public
Not applicable
Mid East
City: Large
NCAA Division I-A
27,710
Undergraduates
15 to 1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Overview

Temple is a very large public university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The university is so named because its first classes were taught in the basement of a Baptist temple, and the school’s nickname of The Owls comes from its 1884 origin as a night school. Temple’s founder was Russell Conwell, and the university’s mission is linked to his famous “Acres of Diamonds” speech. Temple has several international branch campuses; its campus in Tokyo is the largest and oldest foreign school in Japan.

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