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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Master of Arts in Economics
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Master of Arts in History
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Master of Science in Human Resources Management
Master of Science in Marketing
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Temple University - Ambler

Enrollment: Rolling
Financial Aid: Yes
Scholarships: Yes
Rating: Yes
Score: Yes
State: Pennsylvania
City: Ambler
Street: 580 Meetinghouse Road
ZIP: 19002
Phone: 267.468.8000


Middle States Commission on Higher Education


The Temple University Ambler Campus whose name was changed during the summer of 2009 to the School of Environmental Design, focuses on Community and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Horticulture, and specializes in environmental sustainability. Now it has 325 faculty and 4,600 students, offering bachelor's and master's degree programs.


Temple University's sports teams are the Owls. The majority of sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I and are primary members of the Atlantic Ten Conference (A-10). The Owls are also part of the Philadelphia Big 5, the Philadelphia-area basketball rivalry. The University was among the first institutions in the United States to sponsor extracurricular athletic activities for its students. The University is proud of its men's and women's basketball teams. Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center provides 59,000 square feet of fitness facilities. The Recreation Center is just one component of the Liacouras Center, the home court of the successful Temple basketball and various entertainment venues. Beisdes, the Student Pavilion, a multipurpose, 4-court field house provides students with additional recreational space for volleyball, basketball, badminton, floor hockey, indoor soccer, tennis, golf, and much more.


First year students and sophomores have the opportunity to live in several housing units: Johnson & Hardwick Residence Halls, Gertrude Peabody Residence Hall, James S. White Residence Hall, 1940 Residence Hall, 1300 Residence Hall, Temple Towers Residence Hall, Elmira Jefferies Residence Hall, and The Edge at Avenue North. Graduate students may obtain housing in Triangle Apartments on Main Campus. After freshman and sophomore years, Temple students are not guaranteed housing. Students may eat at the Louis J. Esposito Dining Center that is located on the ground level of Johnson and Hardwick Halls. Students not wishing to make the trip to this end of campus may visit the Howard Gittis Student Center's Valaida S. Walker Dining Court. All Temple University students who want to park their motor vehicles, including motorcycles, on the Ambler Campus must purchase a parking hangtag that are sold at the Bursar's Office. Students may park their vehicles at Loop Road Parking, Handicapped Parking, Main Campus Parking. Visitors may park in Lot 1, which is across from the Administration Building on Meetinghouse Road. Visitors may park there as long as they wish and free of charge but upon the arrival, visitor must register their vehicle at the Administration Building. During the fall and spring semesters, free bus service is available between various University campuses. Stops are made at Ambler, the Fort Washington campus (night only), the Health Science Campus, and Main Campus.


Students at Ambler Campus may have access to computers and to the Internet through the Ambler Campus Technology Center, Math/Science/Writing Support Center and in Computer Teaching Facility in 7 Teaching Classrooms. Temple University Ambler Library provides students with a collection of books, bound journals, reference materials, microforms, and maps supporting undergraduate and graduate courses, including landscape architecture, horticulture, business, education, criminal justice, and community and regional planning. Besides the Library operates a media center that houses audio-visual equipment to use materials such as recordings, tapes, slides, and videos.

Health & Safety

The Temple University implements comprehensive and effective college security forces. Officers on campus play a pivotal role in the prevention of crime on campus and in the neighboring North Philadelphia community. The Police department of the Temple University currently has 124 campus police officers, including supervisors and detectives. More than 600 campus security cameras help the department maintain an optimal view of the university and the surrounding community. Temple has also implemented a state of the art lighting system which utilizes over 1000-watt metal halide lights mounted on building rooftops that mimics daylight at ground level. The University also has the alert system that is intended for use only to alert members of the campus community to a serious campus emergency that requires immediate action. Student Health Services provides the eligible Student Temple University community with affordable, accessible and quality primary health care. Student Health Services Office is located on the fourth floor of the 1800 Liacouras Walk building on Main Campus. Student Health Services is staffed with Board Certified Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, RNs and Medical Assistants to meet students' healthcare needs.


At the Ambler Campus students of all races and ethnic backgrounds receive their knowledge. There are 3.6% of Hispanic, 9.6% of Asian/Pacific Islander, 15.4% of Black, non-Hispanic, 56.3% White, non-Hispanic, 0.3% of American Indian, 14.8% of students of other ethnic groups. There are more than 200 student organizations at Temple University. One of the largest student organizations is The Temple News, Temple's community newspaper, which features nearly 200 student writers, photographers, editors and business employees, coordinated by a staff of 20. The Temple News is the editorially independent weekly newspaper of Temple University. It prints 8,000 copies to be distributed primarily on Temple's Main Campus every Tuesday. Besides students are involved in providing radio services through the WHIP that broadcasts on several relay radio stations throughout eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Temple University recognizes 24 Greek Letter Organizations as part of the Temple University Greek Association. Temple's Greek Life community has more than doubled in population in the last year and has seen an addition of ten newly recognized organizations in the past year. Temple University Greek Association sponsored 3 awards at the First Annual Temple University Diamond Awards which currently include: Greek Man Of The Year, Greek Woman Of The Year, & Greek Chapter Of The Year.


A lot of students who do not live in residence halls of the Amber Campus live in off-campus apartments or row homes. A great number of apartments and row homes are located in the North Philadelphia area close by campus.

Alumni & Post-Grad

Temple University's Amber Campus is ready to provide its alumni with numerous services as online community services (alumni blogs, photo galleries, chat, resources, clubs and groups, etc.), other alumni benefits and services (credit cards, insurance, continuing education, library services, travels and many others). Alumni are also encouraged to support Temple to help ensure that future generations of students experience the educational excellence that defines Temple University.

Jobs & Internship

After graduation from the Temple University students may found employment places throughout the area or anywhere else throughout the country as well as at the Temple University which is ready to provide its graduates with a number of job opportunities.

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