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Reviews 3905 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities at Temple are very good and they are continuing to upgrade the buildings on campus. As a result, there is construction everywhere on campus, which can be a distraction. We have an excellent exercise facility that is state of the art and all students can access at any time. We have an excellent technology/computer facility (TECH Center) that is available to all students 24/7. The Student Center has the best food in the world! The Liacorous Center is the best venue to watch a basketball game.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus apartments for Temple students are generally ok and the prices are reasonable. The only draw back is that the apartments are intermingled within the North Philadelphia community, which is not one of the better communities. For the Fall 2013 school year, Temple will open a new dorm (Morgan Hall). This will allow all students to have access to on-campus housing.

5 College Junior

Majors: There are so many options available to students relating to internships for them to participate in during the year or over the summer.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Temple Police are everywhere and we have numerous resources to help keep students safe on and near campus.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Philadelphia weather is pretty normal. Cold, sometimes snow in the winter. Nice falls, beautiful springs, hot summers. Occasional rainfall.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are not too many places to eat directly off campus, but if you are willing to take a short cab ride or ride the septa train literally one stop (which you can often get away with or free) than the city has endless restaurants. The best are BYOBS so you can save money on drinks,

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: People say that Temple is a dangerous school because of the location, but we actually have the third largest police force in the state of PA dedicated to our campus. Anytime I am walking through campus I see tons of cops either walking by, driving by, or on bicycles. There are instances when things get stolen and you are alerted via email, but this is bound to happen at any school you go to in a major city. I have always felt safe on campus

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a lot of house parties a short walk from campus and the good thing about them is that basically anyone can walk up to the door and get in as long as they have $5. There are two or three bars on campus, Maxis and the Draught Horse, and a few others that I have heard good things about but you have to be 21+. The best thing is that a short cab ride will get you to Northern Liberties or the train or subway can take you into the city where there are countless fun bars and nightclubs, or frat/house parties at Penn or Drexel.

5 College Student

Technology: Its really quality over quantity fo computer labs at Temple University Japan, because its such a small campus. If you want to make sure you have a computer, buy a nice laptop in Akihabara.

5 College Junior

Transportation: We have two subway stops, our own train stop, and buses that commute between the different campuses.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: Temple is awesome but, the surrounding area is a little scary. There is a lot of campus security and ways to make sure you are safe but, if you're not from Philadelphia it can be a lot to adjust to. Were a short subway ride away from center city and there is always fun things to do there. The Museums are not to far either and students get great discounts!

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't really a big deal on campus. We have a couple big fraternities that are known for parties but, other than that nothing really exciting.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I'm a Finance major at Fox. We have our own career center (CSPD) which completely prepares you from resume writing, interviews, and landing jobs/internships. They offer mock interviews and resume reviews with real professionals from business who come in to hire temple students. There are a ton of networking events and opportunities and student professional organizations where you get to meet professionals in your major and have exclusive networking opportunities.

3 College Junior

Athletics: We have an awesome basketball team and games are a lot of fun. Football games are fun and at the Eagles stadium but, our team isn't amazing. We've beat Villanova every year I have been here for the Mayors Cup which is always exciting.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: There is basically no strictness. You can do whatever you want as long as it doesn't put anyone else in danger.


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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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