Philadelphia: A Great Place to Live and Study

The fifth-largest city in the U.S., Philadelphia offers our students history, music, museums, great food, shopping, sports and outdoor recreation. It is a diverse city that attracts millions of visitors from around the world every year, including tens of thousands of students.  

Philadelphia is located in the northeastern U.S., a short drive or train ride to iconic cities such as Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C., and major recreational areas such as Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Pocono Mountains. 

Temple University’s Main Campus is only 2.5 kilometers from the center of Philadelphia and is easily reached by subway or bus. This means Temple students have easy access to everything the city has to offer.

The city’s official convention and visitors website is a great starting place for an overview of Philadelphia and all the exciting activities it offers.

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