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Temple University is a public institution that was founded in 1888. It has a total undergraduate enrolment of 27,567. 

Temple University, a dynamic urban public research university, has been creating knowledge, improving lives and engaging the community for over 125 years. Located right in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and with approximately 39,000 students from all 50 states and 123 nations, Temple is the 28th largest university and the fourth largest provider of professional education in the United States.

Owing to its vibrant population, Temple University has a rich and dynamic student life. There are 24 intercollegiate men's and women's Division I athletic teams, more than 500 arts events every year and more than 300 student organisations. Owing to its public mission, Temple University is also actively engaged with the community- there are hundreds of community engagement programs. While Temple is anchored in Philadelphia, it has a truly international reach. The university has nine campuses, including ones in Rome and Tokyo (the largest and oldest American university in Japan) and more than 80 educational partnerships with institutions around the world.

Quick Facts:

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
City Population: 5,325,000
University Population: 38,648
Climate: Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold
Nearest Airport: Philadelphia International Airport
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Why Temple?

  1. The Cherry Crusade is Temple University's student supporters section for Temple Athletics. The Cherry Crusade is notorious for their pride and passion at Temple sporting events
  2. Temple adopted the owl as its mascot in 1888. The nocturnal hunter symbolized Temple's early mission: to be a night school for ambitious young people of limited means
  3. Numerous well known alumni include Adam McKay (director of Anchorman), Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) and comedian Bob Saget