Temple University, mainly in Philadelphia, Pa.; coeducational; founded 1884 by Russell H. Conwell, chartered 1888 as a college, became a university 1907. In 1965 the university became a state-related institution. It has a well-known medical school and a campus in Rome, Italy. Esther Boyer College of Music and Tyler School of Art are affiliated.
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