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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Everything on campus is good and there is a big enough variety but sometimes it can get tiring.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I attend Temple University and I think the curriculum fulfills all the background knowledge you would need to be successful in the field of Kinesiology. The professors are very helpful and the academic advisers work with you to form the best schedule they can and make sure you graduate on time with good grades. There are also many internship opportunities, and the work seems like a lot but will definitely help you in the future.

4 College Student

Party Scene: I do not go out for "nightlife" much but Temple does have many options for those who like to go out. House parties, clubs, bars, etc. There is even bars right on campus so if you don't want to travel far, you don't have to! There are also other colleges in Philadelphia that you could go to, such as Drexel, Villanova, and Penn.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't big here at Temple. Most of us non-Greeks could agree that the Greeks come from a well off family, willing to pay for them to have friends. There's only a handle of known frats and sororities.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Be discrete, and you'll be alright. It's pretty hard to get into trouble here. But Temple University takes academics very seriously. Most majors, including my own require you to keep a certain GPA.

3 College Freshman

Technology: There's plenty of places to use a computer on campus. If you'd like peace and quiet the library is open until 2 am and is a great place to get work done. Otherwise the Tech Center is open 24 hours, is usually more crowded but had staff to help you with any questions. There's also a Starbucks in this building which is a plus. Printing on campus is pretty easy too. Personally, I enjoy having my own computer to enjoy the luxuries of the comfy couches in the facilities. Printing is easy, you can even set up your own laptop to print wirelessly.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's all about who you hangout with really. Almost everyone smokes here at Temple U. You'll catch a whiff of marijuana walking down the street occasionally. Drinking is pretty big here, and underage drinking is the least of the philadelphia police's worries.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus can be horrible at times. Area # 7 gets packed extremely fast and can seem a little expensive. The only good thing is that after three it is discounted. Also, forget about parking on the street because you will have to leave two hours before your first class!

3 College Sophomore

Weather: its cold and overcast a lot during the colder months, but by the end of spring into summer its nice and sunny.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Since you're in the city you're not going to need a car. The permits are expensive and good luck finding an open spot.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It all depends on who you hangout with. I'm not into that kind of stuff, but you can definitely get a hold of drugs if you want to.

3 College Senior

Academics: The school has no scholarship opportunities, but does help you to find a job afterward.

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3 College Senior

Academics: It seems the nursing program and business do really well.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't take over the school, and fraternities are a lot more well-known than sororities. They are known for throwing parties, but that's all I ever see of them on campus.

1 College Student

Parking: Dont bring a car cause honestly you wont have anywhere to park and youll be paying too much money. and if you plan on driving then be prepared to come to class an hour early cause it will take you forever to find a spot

2 College Student

Local Area: Its Philly! The city is amazing but the area is not so great. At first its scary but then once you get used to it its not so bad. You just have to learn the tricks of the trade through experience. Theres alot to do here but its all about going out and making the trip.

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: The school is very versatile. You will find guys and girls of all different sorts which makes the school alittle fun. You can meet a sorts of students. There really is no specific type of girl or boy that really outshines the other.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in Temple University, and I've been very satisfied with my education. I'm a Social Work major, and my professors and advisers are extremely helpful. They keep us informed about countless opportunities and only want the best for her.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a decent amount of financial aid, but the process was extremely long. Temple's financial aid office is well known for losing paperwork and prolonging application processes. A majority of my issues with financial aid could be solved if there were more workers.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife are for students of all age groups. There are plenty of bars around campus for student 21 or older and there are clubs for students 18 and older. A majority of students under 21 prefer to go to house parties because they are cheaper, closer to campus (walking distance), and the music is much better.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs at Temple University are advanced and are relatively reliable but are usually crowded during "campus rush hour." This rush hour occurs during the middle of the day (12pm-4pm). However, after rush hour it is very easy to find a spot. I personally prefer to have a personal computer and printer but I know numerous people who solely rely on those provided by the school.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Your better off cooking because off campus food options are a subway ride away.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus apartments are very safe. Off campus houses are not very safe. Police do not go their all the time like they do on campus. Off campus housing is about $3-5 thousand dollars cheaper then living on campus in dorms. Cons are that were in North Philadelphia and anything could happen.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Greek Life is fun and exciting. Greeks get their own house all over campus and off campus.

5 College Junior

Majors: The History program at Temple is complemented by a great staff. These are not only educators but world class historians who seek to deliver excellence to anyone who walks through their doors. I was very happy with the Temple history department and would highly recommend them to anyone who loves the past.

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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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