Philadelphia, PA
Tuition (in-state)
$23,422 ($13,596)
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2 College Senior

Parking: Too crowded and expensive parking.

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4 College Sophomore

Parking: There isn't need for a car on campus. Because it is a school in the city, parking is limited so it's understandable that the price of having an on campus parking spot may be higher than other schools. At the same time, the parking lots are monitored and throughout the campus.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Finding parking on the street is nearly impossible; you could drive around campus for a half hour and still not find a spot. Campus lots/garage are expensive to use.

College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car on campus and probably won't bring one unless the need arises later in my career. The public transportation in Philadelphia is pretty awesome and most people ride bikes on and around campus. I will be bringing a bike next school year.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't drive myself but I know people that do. They often have a tough time finding a parking spot.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1236th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1275th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1351st
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Timing is everything when it comes to finding an ideal location on campus. Temple offers parking facilities to the students for a fee every semester. Students find their best bet might be to depend on other means of transportation, unless they can shell out the parking lot fee. There are many students who live on campus that also own cars, so that’s twice the struggle to find a space. Those that are willing to shell out for the parking lot find it to be a wise choice; however, many students find that the spaces are tiny, making it hard to come in and out of. There haven’t been too many reports of cars scratching other cars, but if you do become part of this case, there is nothing that can rectify the situation. To be on the safe side, give a space between you and the parallel car, even if it means parking toward the back of the lot.

Some students who have bought lot spaces find that in order to get their desired lot, they have to make the purchase early. Students often find that if they wait too long, they end up in a lot that is far away from their dorms or classes. There are many students who do not purchase spaces, but instead use meters; however, this means there are many students hunting down only a few meters. The only way to ensure parking is by buying a spot in the lot.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
All campus parking lots are open to students who have purchased a parking pass from Temple University.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$700-$1000 per year
Best Places to Find a Spot
On the street
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Broad Street
Getting a Parking Permit
A parking permit can be bought every semester. Selection of lots is based on dorm residents and priority.
Parking Services
Office of Parking Services
Carlisle West Garage, first floor
(215) 204-5301

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 215 responses

  • 16% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 11% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 24% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 42% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 2% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 192 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 39% You don't need a car
  • 25% On the street
  • 18% You only need a car if you're commuting
  • 14% Lots are less of a hassle
  • 4% Off campus a few blocks

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Most streets
  • 41% Broad Street
  • 11% Park ave.
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