Temple University does offer graduate housing. You must apply for housing after paying your $500 deposit and submitting the Intent to Enroll form sent with your acceptance letter. Housing fees and details can be found at: Fall Graduate Housing Selection Process.

Many graduate students live in beautiful Victorian University City, Center City, South Philly, or in the Art Museum vicinity, which is a quick ride using Philadelphia’s public transportation system called SEPTA. Other residents choose to live in Manayunk or Mount Airy, where renting a small home with a backyard is readily affordable. Still others live in Narberth, on Philadelphia’s Main Line, or in nearby Delaware County communities, where campus is little more than a 30-minute drive or train ride away. Information regarding off-site housing options in or around the Philadelphia area may be found at gophila.com or http://www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/housing/off-campus-living/.

The cost of living in the greater Philadelphia area is lower than most major metropolitan areas including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington, DC, and Boston.

About Alter Hall

Students, faculty and alumni connect and collaborate in this $80 million, state-of-the-art facility. Alter Hall is more than modern classrooms and offices—for thousands of students, it is a bridge to the future.

The 7th floor of Alter Hall offers a stunning view of the glittering skyscrapers of Center City Philadelphia, the majestic bridges that span the Delaware River, and the vibrant, culturally rich neighborhoods that make up our city. This same seamless connectivity is found throughout Alter Hall.

Alter Hall Facts

  • 8 floors and 217,000 gross square feet
  • atrium: 3-stories, 3,500-square-foot
  • student lounge: 4,200-square-foot
  • 274-seat sloped auditorium
  • Six MBA, tiered, case study rooms
  • Six 62-seat undergraduate case rooms
  • One 72-seat undergraduate case room
  • Two 130-seat sloped lecture halls
  • Two 110-seat sloped lecture halls
  • Capital Markets Trading Room
  • 2 computer teaching labs
  • 26 breakout rooms
  • 12 interview rooms
  • Business Center for MBA students
  • MBA Commons: 3,600-square-foot
  • 406 laptop lockers and 50 wardrobe lockers for MBA and Honors
  • students
  • Dean’s suite and board room
  • 8 departmental suites
  • 8 department chair offices
  • 16 director offices
  • 126 faculty offices
  • 60 offices for administrative support
  • 6 faculty collaboration spaces
  • 9 research institutes
  • 12 general use conference rooms
  • Entrepreneurship lab
  • 4 mentor meeting rooms


About Philadelphia

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Temple is strategically located for corporate partnerships in a hub of the financial services, information technology, healthcare, pharmaceutical/biotechnology and tourism industries.

Philadelphia is the second largest city on the east coast of the United States and the fifth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. The Big Five accounting firms maintain major offices here. The region is home to financial services giants such as The Vanguard Group, the second largest mutual fund company in the world. Sixty percent of the nation’s GDP is generated within a 350-mile radius of the city.

The Philadelphia region is alive with innovation and achievement in commerce, finance, technology, science, medicine, law, education and the arts. Philadelphia’s Broad Street has been transformed into The Avenue of the Arts, an axis of theaters, galleries, and performance spaces winding from South Philadelphia, wrapping around City Hall, reaching west to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and extending north through Temple’s Main Campus.

East of the Avenue of the Arts is a district well known to business travelers, tourists, historians and shoppers. Here you’ll find the Reading Terminal Market, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, world-class restaurants, and world famous historical sites such asIndependence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Further east is Penn’s Landing, a scenic boulevard at the edge of the Delaware River splashed with clubs and restaurants.

Philadelphia maintains the largest inner-city park system in the world and, along with the resources of the Greater Philadelphia region, provides a full range of recreation and sports activities and facilities.

For more information about Philadelphia, please visit: www.gophila.com.