Temple University

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#T-120, overall score 46.33/100

Fun Fact:

When Temple was founded as a night school in the late 19th century, its students were known as “night owls,” leading to the school’s sports team name.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Campus type: Big city
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 29,275
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 1,750
  • Jewish population share: 6%
  • Student origin: 79% in-state / 21% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Temple News
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Owls
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Alert / TUF Broads

COST & AID Score: 3.33/15

  • Score: 3.33/15
  • In-state tuition: $16,274
  • Out-of-state tuition: $27,266
  • Room & board costs: $11,478
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $10,132
  • Average loan debt: $38,108
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: Lillian and Morris Zeiger Book Scholarship

ACADEMICS Score: 5/20

  • Score: 5/20
  • Acceptance rate: 57%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Median SAT range: 1130-1310
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 12.67/20

  • Score: 12.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 78
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: Owls for Israel, IAC Mishelanu
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never Introduced

SAFETY Score: 5/11

  • Score: 5/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 1
  • Campus crime rate: 2.52/1,000 students (medium-low)
  • City crime rate: 41.30/1,000 people (medium-high)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 20.33/34

  • Score: 20.33/34
  • Hillel: The Edward H. Rosen Center for Jewish Life
  • Chabad: Chabad at Temple University
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi
  • Jewish a capella group: Jewkebox
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Hillel Friday night services: 2
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 32 (13 Orthodox, 12 Conservative, 7 Reform)
  • Eruv: Within a mile of campus
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Bob Saget

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