Record Number of Students Apply for Fall Semester at Temple University’s Main and Ambler Campuses

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Temple University, with their Main Campus and Ambler campus, has received a record number of applications for the upcoming fall 2022 semester, writes Stephen Orbanek for Temple Now.

Over 38,000 students have applied for admission to the school, marking a 5 percent point-in-time increase over last year. This year also recorded the largest number of first-year candidates in the university’s history.

Applications from first-generation students have risen by 24 percent, while applications from international students have surged by 35 percent.

“Of course, we’re humbled by the increased interest in Temple this year—especially among first-generation students and international students,” said Shawn Abbott, vice provost for admissions, financial aid, and enrollment management.

Last year, the school welcomed nearly 45 percent of students of color. This record number is likely to be broken in the fall.

“We’re thrilled at the possibility that we will very likely welcome our largest ever Black and Latino/a student communities next year if our application trends translate to who arrives this fall,” added Abbott.

Applications from Black students have gone up by 12 percent. Meanwhile, applications from Latinx students grew by seven percent, setting another recent record for Temple.

Read more about Temple University and the Fall semester in Temple Now.