22 Facts About Temple University

1. Temple University is one of the first institutions in Pennsylvania to display the Progress Pride flag, a newly designed flag to promote greater inclusivity in the LGBTQ community.

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2. Temple University is one of the first institutions in Pennsylvania to display the new Progress Pride flag.

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3. Temple University has hung the "Progress" Pride flag above a student lounge in the atrium of the university's Howard Gittis Student Center.

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4. Temple University has added Penn Charter running back Edward Saydee to its Class of 2019 recruits.

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5. Temple University made a local splash on college football's National Signing Day Wednesday by adding former Bartram High star Mahmud Dioubate to its Class of 2019.

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6. Temple University is one of eight schools that have competed in the last six NCAA Tournaments, as of 2013.

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7. Temple University was consensus national coach of the year in 1988.

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8. Temple University is recognized as having won the first-ever National Collegiate basketball championship in 1938, under Coach James Usilton.

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9. Temple University won the 2016 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game to secure its first conference championship since 1967.

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10. Temple University had most recently served as the assistant offensive line coach with the New York Giants.

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11. Temple University was the first school in the nation to officially use cherry as one of its colors, and the only other current school uses the cherry and white combination: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

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12. In 2016, Temple University received $246.3 million in research funding, ranking it 90th out of 905 institutions in the NSF's Higher Education Research and Development Survey.

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13. Temple University is ranked 90th out of 900 US institutions in National Science Foundation 2016 Higher education Research and Development Survey.

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14. Temple University is designated as an "R1" Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and offers more than 500 degree programs at 15 schools and colleges and five professional schools, including programs in art, business, communications, education, engineering, liberal arts, music, science, and the health professions.

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15. Temple University is currently building a four-story library that will stretch nearly a city block.

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16. Temple University has two mass notification systems for emergencies, TUalert and TUsiren.

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17. Temple University Towers offers a game room, social lounges, study lounges, a TV lounge, a bike storage space, and computer stations with printing.

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18. Temple University has six campuses and sites across Pennsylvania, plus international campuses in Rome and Tokyo.

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19. Over time, Temple University expanded: Samaritan Hospital was founded, a Medical School was added, and Temple merged with the Philadelphia Dental College.

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20. Temple University was founded in 1884 by Russell Conwell, a Yale-educated Boston lawyer, orator, and ordained Baptist minister, who had served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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21. Temple University is among the world's largest providers of professional education, preparing the largest body of professional practitioners in Pennsylvania.

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22. Temple University is a state-related research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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