Temple University Summary

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The Temple Bell Tower

Basic Statistics

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Website
www.temple.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
24,382
Part-Time Undergrads
3,185
Setting
Large city
In-State Tuition
$14,096
Out-of-State Tuition
$24,122
Room & Board
$10,296
Acceptance Rate
64 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1510–1840
Average ACT Scores
22–27

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Diversity
  • Bar on campus
  • City attractions
  • Spring Fling/Homecoming

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Anticipation for the next shuttle
  • Credit card recruiters
  • Financial aid office screwing you over
  • Finding out you are a credit shy from graduating

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Temple Student Reviews

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College Freshman

Greek Life: I know little to nothing about Greek Life

4 College Junior

Diversity: I absolutely love the diversity here at Temple. it is one of the main reasons I chose to apply here!

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: I hardly ever receive enough financial aid to be able to relieve my single mother of tuition and book fees. Books are very expensive and I also work a part-time job just to assist which can be very difficult to manage my studies at the same time.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is okay. It can be a bit expensive for us college students.

1 person found this useful Report
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