Temple receives its highest-ever U.S. News ranking

Dear Members of the Temple Community, 

Earlier today, U.S. News & World Report announced its annual “Best Colleges” ranking of National Universities. Temple University ranks No. 89 on this year’s list, which is the highest ranking ever achieved by the university. It also marks the first time that Temple has been recognized as a Top 100 institution. 

The ranking comes after U.S. News revised its methodology in a number of ways, placing greater weight on student outcome measures, an area where the university has focused its attention in recent years, and on metrics that relate to the quality of our faculty. We invite you to learn more about Temple’s latest U.S. News ranking in this Temple Now story

Our message here is one of gratitude. This result honors the work of our dedicated faculty, hard-working staff members, driven students and successful graduates. In addition, it recognizes your commitment to our mission and the core priorities that guide us every day. While we did not focus on rankings or seek out this result, it is immensely gratifying. Temple is and will continue to be an outstanding institution that remains committed to access, academic excellence, and student success. 

This ranking is welcome and appreciated. As we said above, thank you all for your relentless energy and commitment. 


JoAnne A. Epps 
Acting President 

Gregory N. Mandel 
Senior Vice President and Provost