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Temple Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Temple University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Temple University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Temple and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Temple is 72%.  It ranks #26 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Temple is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 27,176 out of 37,571 applicants were admitted.

Temple University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.46. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Temple application fee is $55 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Temple University.

Temple SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
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Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Temple University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Temple University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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Temple ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Temple University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Temple University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Temple GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Temple University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Temple. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Temple University was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #53 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Temple accepts 72% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Temple University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 13.99% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.78% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.43% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.45% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 16.69% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.81% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.74% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.11% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022


Admission Statistics

Temple University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 22,839 14,732 37,571
Accepted 16,916 10,260 27,176
Acceptance Rate 74% 70% 72%
Enrolled 2,856 2,066 4,922
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Temple University is $55.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Temple University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Temple University Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Temple University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes
Other Colleges to Consider 

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216339 IPEDS survey data for Temple University.


What is my chance of getting into Temple University?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Temple. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.