Temple UniversityTemple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temple University was founded in 1884 and became known as Temple College in 1888. In 1907, the college became a fully accredited university. The university is known for its programs in law, education, media, and health sciences. Well known alumni include Bill Cosby and poet Sonia Sanchez.
Bachelors, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the College of Allied Health Professions, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts, the Boyer College of Music and Department of Dance, the College of Science and Technology, the Tyler School of Art, the Fox School of Business and Management, the School of Communications and Theater, the School of Dentistry, the Graduate School, the Beasley School of Law, the School of Medicine, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Podiatric Medicine, the School of Social Administration & Department of Health Studies, and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management .
The Temple University campus is located in Philadelphia about three miles north of downtown Philadelphia. The campus is bordered by Susquehanna Avenue to the north, Oxford Street to the south, 16th Street to the west, and 10th Street to the east. Temple also has branch campuses in Ambler, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, and the Temple University Center City in downtown Philadelphia.
The school's sports teams are called the Owls. They participate in the NCAA's Division I-A as an independent in football (effective 2004), having been expelled from the Big East Conference. The Owls have basketball membership in the Atlantic Ten Conference.