“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


10/19/2018 @ 10:15 AM

Name of College:

Temple University

Name of Representative:

Brian Maher

Email Address:


Phone Number:

Office 215-204-1035

College Web Page:

Admissions.temple.edu, nextstop.temple.edu, temple.edu

Please give some examples of high profile events

held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

D1 Athletics, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Our arena is rated as one of the busiest mid-sized venues in North America, NFL Draft Festivities.

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?

Over 75%

New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

Test optional (4 yrs now).

120 capital improvement projects including a new library.

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

A traditional college campus in the heart of Philly with a diverse population, many majors @ an affordable value.

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

 In terms of programs UMASS or BU.

Campus: Northeastern.

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

Philadelphia, we are in the heart of the city.

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

5.5 hours driving

45 minute flight from Logan

5 hours by train

What are your most popular majors?

Over 140 majors. Most popular; Psychology, Accounting, Marketing, Biology, Chemistry, Kinesiology.

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Unique: Science degrees with teaching (B.S. in science field and basic Education) course geared to those who wanted both options. More science focused than education.

What majors are you hoping to grow?

 Media and Communications, Education, Social Work.

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?

No. Admission is the same for all programs except Nursing, Tyler Art, Music/Dance.

Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?


If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

Not offered.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?

 Yes. 5K - Full Tuition.

What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

~75% - 80%

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

Temple is a great place for students in this area that want an urban setting that isn’t Boston. We have a campus that would normally be found in the suburbs, placed in the heart of a major city. We have a unique spirit focused on the common person who wants a world class education at an affordable value, just as our founder. Dr. Russell Conwell intended.