Philadelphia, PA
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$23,422 ($13,596)
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4 College Freshman

Majors: The application process was fairly easy, you have to write an essay and do all of the normal things all other schools have on their application. Temple is growing as a school so admission is getting a little more competitive. Tips for admission: do well on your SATs, write a unique and personal essay (be yourself and show who you really are), and make sure to set yourself away from the crowd. Show them something about you that makes you special. Just remember it is a HUGE school and a lot of people apply. You need to stand out somehow.

4 College Freshman

Majors: So far I really like being in my major. There are a lot if internships and job opportunities that students can find at the Temple Career Center.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Temple is not located in center city where all of the shops and restaurants and museums are located. However a 5 minute ride on the septa will surely get you there. Locally, there are still plenty of great places to eat. There are many things to do around campus, mostly requiring a short ride on public transportation, which most, if not all students use.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are police everywhere on campus to ensure our safety, along with making sure students are breaking any rules. Temple is called a dry campus, because absolutely no one, even people over the age of 21, is allowed to have alcohol on campus. You can get a fine for getting caught one time, and then another fine and academic suspense for a second time getting caught, and finally if one is caught again they are dismissed from Temple. So drinking is pretty serious. Same from drugs or any prescriptions that do not belong to the student.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The party scene at Temple is not a huge part of students' lives. Half of students on campus don't drink. But the parties are definitely worth going to as long as students don't let it get out of control and take over there academics.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I really love Temple, however, since there are so many students that are attending, its difficult to get the attention you need from a financial advisor. I would reccomend doing a bunch of research on scholarships, grants, and federal student loans, on top of communicating with the financial aid office as much as possible. For example I called them twice today! They are there to help even though they are very busy. It takes a couple times to get what you want from them though. Just keep trying.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Since this is such a diverse school, you will find a little bit of everything here. Of course there will be people that are stuck up, mean, etc., however there is an abundant amour of students here are are friendly, positive, outgoing, bright, and all around amazing people. All I can say is, if you stick to being yourself, you will find friends, and you will be accepted as a person no matter what.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Really, anyone can fit in at Temple. Anyone can be accepted and embraced at this University. It is very diverse and welcoming, especially since it is in a huge city, where there are so many different types of people. It's a place where you can meet so many amazing people and learn so much about different culture. I am not exaggerating when I say these things. It's such a great school for anyone, no matter who you are.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: At Temple there are plenty of places to study or hangout such as the library, outside on the Liacouras Walk, at the Beury Beach, at the student center, and so much more. One thing that I really love about this school is how many trees and plants it has for being in such a big city. It still has a little bit of nature on campus that makes it really beautiful, especially in the spring and summer. There are SO MANY student activities. Just to name a few: sports events, clubs, Fun Fridays, The Reel ($2 movies), and so much more. Most events on campus are free to students. If they are not free they are very inexpensive. Anyone can find something that they will love to do at Temple, there are so many activities to chose from.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Since I am a freshman this year, I will be living in a dorm, so I don't know too much about off campus living. I do know that there are plenty of apartments very close to campus. If one does not want to live close to campus there is public transportation available that many of students use.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We have awesome basketball and football teams and everyone on campus supports them. We have a LOT of school spirit. Every Friday, students wear the Temple color which is cherry red to show support. A ton of people go to the sporting events and they are a very important part of the campus. The games really bring everyone together.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food on campus is pretty good. I haven't tried everything yet, but I know there are plenty of options and places to eat everywhere. There are a few dining halls on campus where students can eat using there meal plans. There is a lot of variety on campus. We have a pizza place, Mexican food, Asian food, coffee shops, and more that I can't think of. I know I'll never be hungry at Temple.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many great places to eat off-campus especially since Temple is located in Philadelphia. I love going to the Reading Terminal, which is basically a market full of so many different kinds of foods. You can find meals from so many cultures there. Also anywhere in center city there are great places to eat ranging in price and diversity. I know that many places offer student discounts with a valid student ID. Overall, the dining options are amazing.

5 College Junior

Diversity: there is a lot diversity and there are activities for all

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: my friends ask school to help her find a house ,and she likes it . it's cost low, and very safety. it's very convenience to find school's help, just walk in office and tell them you need to find a house.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: i don't know this too much. i think there just normal rule and option for Greek.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: it's a little hard to apply, need lots of essay, fill the document,and took so long.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: i like our dining! i usually went there have my lunch , it very close to campus, and it have lots of choice, i basically went there every day. it's like a buffet , you can choose whatever you want, they have burger,pizza, soup ,salad,cake, icecream, fruit, vegan food, and so on . it really alot choice.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: my major's job opportunities is fine , sometimes the college send me some internship informations,and most my classmates can find a job that they wanted. so i think that is great.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: i'll have a internship in my senior year, because i want do it after i have a base education .

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: we do have lot of activities, some of them are original from students, some of them are official activities. it's very fun and very useful to get some information and friends.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: professors are very kind and friendly, and i usually have small size courses, homework is fine, and i can choose course that i wanted, it's very wide option.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: i think it not hard to find a job in our area, but in other state, like New York, or CA, it's hard to say . it's depends on personal choice .

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: most of my classmates are native, lots of them are Africa-American, and then Indian, Korean,... the international student seem not very much, and political beliefs is very free, i always can see some people stand in front of the library and advertise his political belief.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: they are just normal college guys, t shirts , jeans, nothing rude, and nothing weird. everybody looks very kind and friendly, very dynamic and very positive.


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Overall, Temple has its ups and downs, but students seem to love it all the same. On the downside, there can be some head-butts with tyrannical teachers, unfriendly cafeteria workers, and the always-frustrating financial aid office. Housing can cause an enormous hassle, and those commuting have to battle with parking or public transportation. Some people don’t feel as though they are prepared for the real world once they leave campus, but others say it’s been an incredible learning experience. Those students that love their experience at Temple all have their own reasons. Some love the atmosphere and found it to be a lot of fun. Others found it to be a great place to grow up and discover themselves. Lots of students take away more from living in a big city than they do from the University. But one thing it seems most students agree on is that the people at Temple University are what really make it a worthwhile experience.

In general, students coming to Temple have big expectations, from both the school and the city. Those that graduate either feel that Temple met their expectations, or if it didn’t, then it was their own fault for not pursuing more opportunities while they were there. Most students feel that Temple provides them with the opportunities that make their college experiences excellent—as long as they are willing to make use of them.

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