Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
24,382
Tuition (in-state)
$23,422 ($13,596)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3427 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The athletic centers are as modern as they can be with all the latest machines and equipment. They provide an array of activities from boxing to zumba to swimming which is great for the diversity of the school

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not greek and do not wish to get involved in any sorority. Therefore, I am indifferent to greek life, sorority girls, and fraternity boys.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Temple has to be very strict about who can enter buildings. ID's have to be presented before entering any building to minimize any threats. Professors try to encourage attendance as much as possible.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is the heart and blood of Temple University and we pride ourselves in our team!

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Again, because of geographical location, Temple isn't necessarily the safest campus but security is extremely tight. Aside from that, the campus itself is gorgeous and allows for students and locals to enjoy the beauty of the city.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The main reason I am attending Temple is because of its absolutely amazing undergraduate biology program

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I love my major!!! Biology in itself and the professors make it so that you enjoy learning and find creative ways to keep Biology interesting and fun for the students!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The meal plan helps out a little but its not enough

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Temple prides itself on it diversity!

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The great thing about being at Temple is that the city and all its fun are just a subway ride away! The only draw back is that I personally would not go out alone without some kind of escort.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus at Temple University Main Campus can be tricky because of the geographical area but overall, there are ALOT of options with a variety of price ranges.

5 College Senior

Academics: The professors are great at their jobs and very informative and helpful. Temple University also has a wide variety of programs/majors that you could choose to study from and all are top notch.

5 College Senior

Academics: Being in the education program the counselors and the professors are the best. They often are very involved and try to help you with the material. The advisers are often available to answer questions about internships and job opportunities that are available.

5 College Senior

Athletics: The atmosphere at an athletics event is mesmerizing. All of the students are usually ready to go and very supportive of the teams, though mostly for men's football and basketball.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is usually always someone looking to find a roommate of lease an apartment near or around the college campus, so finding off-campus housing is not hard to find. The places themselves range anywhere from okay to great.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: In my experience, they don't seem to always have an answer or the correct answer when talking to them.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: Just like the restaurants, some of the best bars and night clubs are also just a subway ride away.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the best restaurants Philadelphia has to offer are just a subway ride away and the subway is located right on campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The university isn't too strict on matters but strict enough to make students think before they do things they are not supposed to.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: There has been very few campus crimes during my stay at the University.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Philadelphia is a great city with many great facilities and revenues to have fun with friends and family.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of different types of people here. You can find anyone you're looking for.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Temple is pretty laid back when it comes to most things.

4 College Senior

Facilities: The new Mcgonigle hall is incredible. However, they only renovated so the basketball team would have a new space to practice, and not just because it was an old building and needed to be redone.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Student life and activities is great. There is a lot going on and a lot to be involved in.

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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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