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Temple University, commonly referred to as Temple, is a comprehensive public research university (formerly private) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The University was founded in 1884 by Russell Conwell. As of 2014, more than 37,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are enrolled in over 400 academic degree programs offered at seven campuses and sites in Pennsylvania, and international campuses in Rome, Tokyo, Singapore and London.[3][4] Temple is among the nation's largest providers of professional education (law, medicine, podiatry, pharmacy, dentistry, and architecture), preparing the largest body of professional practitioners in Pennsylvania

Temple University offers more than 400 degree programs at 17 schools and colleges and five professional schools, including programs in art, business, communications, education, engineering, liberal arts, music, science, and the health professions.

In U.S. News & World Report's 2015 rankings, Temple is 60th among U.S. public institutions and 121st among national universities and 381st globally.[7][8] Temple undergraduate college is among the top colleges profiled in The Princeton Review's The Best 379 colleges (2015).[9] Temple's Arts and Humanities faculty, Social Science and Management faculty, Life Science and Medicine faculty are ranked 182nd, 339th, 350th respectively in the world in 2014 by QS World University Rankings.[10][11][12] Temple's Social Science faculty is also ranked 76-100 in the world in 2014 by ARWU.[13] Temple is ranked 94th out of 643 US institutions in National Science Foundation‍‍ '​‍s 2013 Higher education Research and Development Survey