Temple students enjoy an eclectic, electric campus in one of the country's liveliest urban centers. Philadelphia-among the most walkable cities in the nation-is home to history, arts and culture, government, technology and innovation, healthcare, and myriad other fields and interests. Opportunities for learning, whether through a class, an internship or a research project, abound. More than 13,000 students now live on or near campus. They take tree-canopied walks to class, relax on the grass outside the library, meet friends at the skate park, get lunch at one of the many food trucks, and can work out at several different fitness facilities.
No matter their interests, likes or passions, students find a place at Temple, thanks to hundreds of student organizations, clubs, events and activities. From political and cultural groups to scientific and scholarly pursuits, there's no shortage of ways to express one's individuality and find like-minded classmates. Throughout the year, all over campus, students can attend music and dance performances, theater productions, academic talks and panels, films, art exhibits, and sports and cultural events. There are several large venues for concerts and shows, including the historic Temple Performing Arts Center and the university's 10,200-seat entertainment complex, which also hosts its NCAA Division I basketball games. To keep students healthy and strong, Temple offers multiple indoor and outdoor sports, recreation and fitness facilities, including an outdoor volleyball court, a rock-climbing wall, running tracks, pools and several locations for weightlifting and classes.