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Reviews 4170 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: There isn't much racial diversity here. There are a lot of whit people and Asian people. However, there is a lot of diversity when it comes to ways of thinking and lifestyle choices.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug use isn't all out in the open and careless. If someone has alcohol or drugs, you have to know them to get access to it. They won't just parade around with it.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of pretty girls, however they are hard to fine

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms here are differ in quality. But all in all I don't have any complaints with my dorm or dorm life in general. The worst thing about living in a dorm is the price. The price for the year is a bit pricey in comparison to off campus living.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are PLENTY of places to eat off campus. The only problem is getting there, but you can take the subway and/or a bus to reach virtually anywhere you want to go.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Temple University has two subway stations, a Septa bus and amtrak train right on campus. A shuttle bus is also available for students who loive nearby off campus. Many students commute from nearby areas.

5 College Junior

Administration: Temple has one of the largest polioce forces in Pennsylvania but it is more to protect the students then to inhibit them. At Temple we are treated like adults. We make our own decisions. After freshmen year most students have to live off campus in apartments. We have to find our own housing, sign a lease and pay rent. Temple has no control over what we do at our own homes. Immature students can run into trouble when they get out on their own. The college does not control parties off campus Philadelphia police do.

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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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