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Reviews 3845 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: like all big schools there is a lot of marijuana. other than that there not to much that goes around other then molly and adderall

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: At temple most student only are on campus housing for one year. temple allows only 2 years for a student to be in campus housing. Morgan hall looks really nice though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I believe the dorms are overpriced, and the security that is required is tedious and not always effective, but living in Johnson Hall does have its perks. I live on one of the upper floors in the dorm, and I have an amazing view of the city which I am very grateful to have. I also think they have nice community activities that residents can get involved in and feel more connected to this community. Johnson Hall is located at a very convenient part of campus; it has a cafeteria right below, and it is close to many of the classroom buildings which makes it easier to get to class. The social atmosphere is for the most part pleasant, although there was some trouble integrating with everyone on my floor. The dorm in Johnson was a little too small of a space for the amount of stuff that I have, but I was able to rearrange my room to make it more spacious and utilizing the space effectively.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I have enjoyed most of my classes during my first year at Temple. The smaller classes I prefer greatly over lecture based courses because I interact more personally with my Professors and connect better with students. I also enjoy the diversity of selection that Temple offers, and I will continue to utilize it to explore the different areas of knowledge that I have yet to discover.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I believe Temple is wildly accepting towards people of the queer community especially, and I think that is wonderful. People can participate in things that they're interested in without fear of judgement, or at least that's what I have witnessed since I began coming here. I love the diversity at Temple, and I feel like we have are progressing in the right direction in terms of equality and acceptance of different backgrounds. The only problem that I've seen arise sometimes is when I see people berating others and trying to impose their views on religion and how they feel others should believe. I simply cannot accept someone who tries to impose their views on another and assume they are unconditionally right without a second glance. People are allowed to believe in what they want to, yes, but it is not always appropriate to project your views in such aggressive ways.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia is a huge city and everyone shares the same love for it even after they leave.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Feel people accept others. Major issue is competitiveness not ethnicity.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Every year the wifi goes down during finals week. The computers also are quite slow.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: As a graduate student, there aren't many scholarships available to us. The only financial aid really available is through fellowships or loans. My school offers both but fellowship opportunities are running scarce.

3 College Junior

Majors: Getting into my program is difficult. I am in a graduate program that requires test scores, recommendation letters, essays and all of the other standard admission items, however, they are weighted a lot more since it is an advance degree.

3 College Junior

Majors: There is a wide variety of majors at this university. There is surely something for everyone here! Another great thing is there are many academic clubs related to the majors at this university.

3 College Junior

Local Area: The atmosphere is pretty busy. We are located right in the middle of a big city so there is a lot of people always moving about, however, there is also lots to do! If you like the city living then Temple is definitely the school for you!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: They have all kinds of choices on and off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It is cold during the winter but the classes are warm always.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Night life is for those student who are 21 years of age and over 21years. I do not think this is for minors because it will be illegal for minors at school and it is the law.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Great place to party if your underage. House parties are always fun. Very convenient to walk a few blocks away to get wasted. Just be sure not to walk alone on the way home as Philadelphia does get a little crazy after hours. Philadelphia has an awesome nightlife for those who are 21.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: In every building there is a security desk at the entrance. Upon entry you must show your school ID. We have campus security that ride around on bicycles for quick assistance. Telephones are places throughout campus as well. And of course Temple and Philadelphia police that patrol the campus.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is tons off-campus dining that you can reach easily from Temple. Because the school is so close to center city Philadelphia you can take a 10 minute subway ride to the best places in Philly to go eat.

5 College Senior

Diversity: There is a TON of diversity at Temple University. There are students from all over the world who speak different languages and student organizations that represent students from all kinds of different ethnic backgrounds. The best part about the organizations is that all students are welcome.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Temple University is filled with diverse students. You'll find people with a different ethnicity everyday and there are guys and girls from all over the country and world. With such a rich diversity you'll find all kinds of different clothing styles and languages.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Some of the building on campus are starting to get old, so some of them look worn down. The tech center and library are amazing, but it is often hard to find an open computer; you have to plan around "rush hours". Over all, Temple provides students with decent facilities.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are so many different form of public transportation around Temple. Some of them are good, other not so good. But over all, the public transportation is easily accessable around Temple campus.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: In terms of security, there is an abundance of staff at every glance. You feel completely surrounded and protected by the security guards on their bikes and in their cars, patrolling the campus. There is virtually no worry when you see these friendly staff everywhere. The campus health office is extremely accessible; like all the employees, the nurses are friendly and nurturing.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Well, temple is a city school, so there is always traffic and lots of cars that need parking.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I'd say that on campus drug life is definitely not noticeable. You are aware if someone takes part in that sort of stuff, but there isn't any pressure to do it yourself. A large group of kids do drink, but again there is no pressure for you to do it.


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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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