Global Rankings 2021

Updated: May 28, 2021

Temple University established its Japan campus (TUJ) in 1982. TUJ is the oldest and largest campus of a foreign university based in Japan. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA), Temple University is a large state-related institution that has been designated as an R1, or “Doctoral: Highest research activity,” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This places Temple University in the top tier of research universities in the United States. TUJ applies the same quality standards as its Philadelphia main campus in terms of courses, programs, students, and faculty. Students studying at TUJ will graduate with an American degree from Temple University.

In 2021, Temple University has again been recognized for its academic excellence by a variety of world-renowned evaluation organizations. Recently, it was ranked in the top 350 universities in the worldwide 2021 university rankings by Times Higher Education.

In looking at universities with full campuses in Japan, Temple University joins four other universities in the Top 350. These include the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University (Top 100 ranking), Tohoku University (Top 201-250 ranking), and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Top 301-350 ranking).

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 Universities in Japan listed as top 400 in THE 2021
1~100 The University of Tokyo #36
Kyoto University #54
201~250 Tohoku University
301~350 Tokyo Institute of Technology
Temple University
351~400 Nagoya University
University of Occupational and Environmental Health
Osaka University

In addition, The Princeton Review named Temple University among one of the 386 best colleges for 2021. In the US News & World Report (2021-2022) Temple University was also ranked as follows:

  • National Universities: #103
  • Top Public Schools: #46
  • Best Colleges for Veterans: #68
  • Best Graduate School of Education: #39
  • Best Law School: #53
  • Best Law School/Trial Advocacy Program: #1

Founded as a night school by Russel Conwell in 1884, Temple University has evolved into an international powerhouse in higher education and a top-tier research institution with roughly 37,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Today it has 17 colleges and schools, and 8 campuses in Pennsylvania, Rome, and Tokyo.

Temple University, Japan Campus Overview and Data
TUJ At A Glance 2021 (PDF)