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Reviews 3827 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Academics: The majority of my teachers push me to do my best and help me to understand how I can do better. The course load and grading may not be all that difficult at times, and then extremely difficult at other times. It depends on the professor. But in all of my classes, regardless of the teacher, I left challenged and more knowledgeable in a certain subject. For sure.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Temple is full of spots to hang out outside. When it is a nice day, you will see hundreds of kids around hanging out on the different grass areas, or throwing a ball around, or going to the local ice cream trucks/food trucks. It is when the weather gets bad that people disappear. And there are great places to go inside to study, get work done, or just chill. You just have to look for them. And aesthetically, the campus is GREAT. It looks great in the summer and the winter, and even on a cloudy day. If anything, I would just say we have so many people using the facilities during midterms or finals you can barely find equipment (computers, desks, chairs) to use. But that isn't really a problem, it simply just requires a bit of patience and good timing.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I'll give it a solid A. Simply because the teachers I've had have all be great, passionate, energetic professors of their subject (except maybe one). Their passion would rub off on me and then I often got interested in the subjects at hand. Plus, they really did want the students to learn and they are pretty reasonable in terms of work and other aspects of the curriculum.

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5 College Junior

Technology: Plenty of computers all over the campus for different types of environment.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Awesome parties and theres always somewhere to go in

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2 College Freshman

Parking: The semester pass to the official parking is around $800. Street parking is hard to find unless you drive back a couple blocks to the bad areas.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: It's possible to find spots on the street, but sometimes can take a while. I don't know how much a parking permit costs.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The TECH Center can be crowded, but the computers there have great software.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse campus. you hear people speaking different languages all the time, and if you don't feel weird or left out at all

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a variety of options at temple. you can also double major, minor, or get a certificate, as well as take classes from other departments too.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While the actual Temple Campus is situated in a sketchy area of Philly, I have never felt unsafe while I am on campus. I am a short girl, and even I feel safe while walking around at night. There hasn't been one sidewalk I've walked on on-campus where I haven't seen a bike cop. And any time there is an issue in the area, the Temple Police will send out an email alerting us of things such as not wearing headphones while walking due to a burglary that just happened, or not to walk around a certain street because there was recently an issue there. The campus is very well lit, and there are 2 security offices right near the more heavily frequented campus areas.

4 College Freshman

Academics: As a student at the Tyler School of Arts College, I am pretty satisfied with my classes. I was accepted to 7 different colleges including Temple, and the Tyler School of Arts program was the best choice out of all of them besides perhaps Penn State's program, which was a close second. My only complaint about the classes is that I wish I had time to explore different majors, and I wish we would have more lecture classes rather than just working on the skills needed to complete our projects. Besides that I have loved every teacher I had and my classes were adequate.

There are also tons of opportunities for students. I'm not sure what other colleges do, but the Tyler School of Arts college sends out a newsletter every week or so telling us about lectures and workshops which happen many times a month. There are also many email updates from the Career Center and the main Temple committee about several opportunities from job offers/internships to things happening around campus. They keep us very updated.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: Because of the area they are very diligent in safety.

5 College Student

Local Area: So much to do off campus. Really has a great young hip social scene.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Temple is located in a very unique neighborhood. Many universities have their own identity and the towns that they are in take after that. North Philadelphia is a very important of Temple and helps keep life very diverse. Academics are very strong at Temple. The Fox School of Business is nationally recognized, as well as the Tyler School of Art. Temple is also known for its medical programs.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a mix of kids at Temple. Tyler School of Art is home to many hipsters, so there are plenty of guys and girls with cutting edge hair cuts, really skinny jeans, and a random assortment of thrift store clothing items. Many students came from suburbs. In the winter, expect to see plenty of girls wearing Uggs and North Face fleeces. Most of the guys are pretty laid back. There isn't an exceptional number of very preppy guys. Most stick to Temple apparel, hoodies, and jeans.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Student life at Temple University is very vibrant. There are always interesting and fun activities to do on campus, as well as off. There are monthly free trips to different ethnic restaurants in the city where you can eat new, different food and learn about various cultures. The TECH Center is an amazing brand new computer lab that is one of the largest in the country. There are always students hanging out at the Bell Tower and on Beury Beach. This fall, Temple scattered hundreds of colorful lawn chairs around campus for students to enjoy while relaxing or studying outside. There are two gyms on campus, both are very nice facilities. Temple football games are always a highlight of the weekend in the fall, played at Lincoln Financial Field, and students love to show school spirit at basketball games played at the Liacouras Center. Many concerts are also hosted at the Liacouras Center including Temple's homecoming and spring fling performers who have included Wiz Khalifa and Kid Cudi.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am studying Tourism and Hospitality Management, wishing to pursue a career in the Casino/ Resort/ Hotel Industry. So far, the classes I have taken for this major have been incredible. The professors really understand and have a passion for what they talk about. The advisors are amazing because they respond to every email they receive and really care about the students and their career and life goals.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Temple is a very athletic school. Being a D1 school, they support all the sports teams by advertising games to students. They offer the Cherry and White pass which is $70 and allows you to sit in the student sections at both the football and basketball games. The games are always fun, cheering with your fellow classmates.

4 College Freshman

Parking: My roommate had her car on campus, and at the beginning of the year she was debating whether or not to get a parking spot. She was always able to find parking on side roads such as Diamond or Norris, but I have heard that commuters need to arrive at least 30 minutes before classes in order to find a spot on campus.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The worst part about Temple is that it is terrible when it rains. The sides of the roads flood pretty quickly, but as long as you have an umbrella and your running shoes on, you're ready to go. On the other hand, when it is nice out the sun shines all throughout campus and the campus itself provides lawn chairs to sit on.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife at Temple is awesome. Once you get familiar with the area, there are so many parties to go to and things to do. You also have the option of going into Center City where you can go to clubs, hookah bars, and restaurants. There are always so many parties and things to do.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Temple is excellent when it comes to transportation. The septa train station is about 2 block off campus. There are subway stations on campus also that can take you to center city, south street, etc. No need to have a car on campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am only a freshmen, but I am really looking forward to my program of Recreational Therapy. I found the classes I have to take interesting and I am hoping to find a good job once I graduate because Philadelphia has many opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Majors: As a therapeutic recreation major, I am required to have two internships. One will count for 3 credits and the other 12 credits. I think it will be good experience and give us a better chance of getting job opportunities.


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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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