Campus Strictness

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
24,382
Tuition (in-state)
$23,422 ($13,596)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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 Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There are not many complaints I have for how strict TU is with said subjects. I have witnessed many of these violations or issues be addressed with other students over the course of my freshman year, and I believe that Temple's campus police handle all situations very well, in an appropriate manner, and professionally. The university is very good with following through with consequences when a student does something against university policy, but they are also very fair with allowing students to plead a case or argue any accusations that may be held against them.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's not too strict and it's not too lenient. If you take care of yourself and be aware of your surroundings, you'll be okay.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: You can get away with a lot, its pretty easy to sneak alcohol into the dorms, and unless you're falling over, the officers will let you go. As long as you're not obvious about it, you can get away with pretty much anything. But if you get caught, the consequences are pretty severe.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The school tries to police activities but things still continue to press on...

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 241st
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 570th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1331st
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Temple has its share of rules, but in comparison to other colleges, Temple is not strict at all. People have escaped without getting in trouble for streaking, drinking in broad daylight, and hanging out in buildings past closing. Students will, only briefly, see the face of a police officer during parties and traffic jams. They don’t want anything to happen that will make their jobs more difficult. There’s usually a lot of traffic on 13th Street, not just with the cars, but also with the pedestrians. Cops are always at the corners blowing their whistles and arguing about parking zones. Students find these to be the most prevalent examples of the police working and being a bit strict, but it is all done out of the safety for Temple students.

Despite being fairly lax on rules, Campus Security is almost always watching. There might not be Temple police or guards around, but at certain "secretive" locations at school, there are cameras outside of the buildings. The cameras work as a deterrent, keeping students from doing anything that may be frowned upon in fear that it may be caught on tape. Most students don’t have a problem with the level of security, rather they dislike the inconsistency, but from what they have said, they don’t seem to see a need for more strictness.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Hanging out on top of the roofs of buildings
  • Making too much noise in dorm rooms
  • Parking illegally
  • Smoking in dorms
  • Underage drinking
Visitation Policies
Residents may only have guests stay over for two consecutive nights and no more than three nights in a seven-day period.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 197 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 250 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 52% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 44% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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