Temple University Main Campus

Temple University is a large, well-known, highly respected comprehensive public research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1884, the university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits colleges and universities in the eastern part of the United States. This accreditation includes Temple's campus in Japan and assures that the university maintains high-quality academic programs internationally.


Russel H. Conwell

Founded as a night school by Dr. Russel H. Conwell as an informal adult-education institution to supplement his Baptist Temple ministry. Temple College was chartered in 1888 and became Temple University in 1907. 

 Temple History



Broad Array of Learning Opportunities

The university currently offers associate’s degree programs, bachelor’s degree programs in  areas,  master’s degree programs, and  doctoral degree programs. 

Temple University has a strong and enduring commitment to international education. This is illustrated by the university's permanent campuses in Japan and Italy; by its number of student exchange and study abroad programs; and by its number of international students, who are attracted by the university's high-quality programs, thereby producing one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies of any American university.

 Basic Facts about the Main Campus

 Temple Now (Main Campus News) 

Temple University’s Schools and Colleges

International Campuses & Programs


Temple University is a truly international institution with a global focus. In addition to having campuses in Rome and Tokyo, we also offer an exciting array of study-abroad programs all around the world.