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Temple’s success on the football field this season could lead to increased enrollment.
Applications to Temple University are up 12 percent this year, and admissions officials attribute it to the performance of the 8-1 football team, KYW reports. More than 6,000 prospective students visited campus for an open house last weekend. Officials say the football team may be the lure, but the university itself will seal the deal. “It’s the campus that’s going to be able to sell students,” one official said, “what’s been happening in terms of new improvements, like our new library that’s being built right, it’s our faculty, it’s our academic programs. Read more »