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3 College Freshman

Majors: It was more complicated because the Architecture department is the hardest to get into. You need a high high school GPA and high SAT scores. You also need to submit a portfolio.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: a little mall is right beside it with many restaurants and there are many restaurants on the strip beside temple

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received barely any type of financial aid and that little that I had, must be paid back with interest. The whole reason I am on this site is because I received no help what so ever in any way to pay for school. I'll be walking out with thousands and thousands of debt and temple said, "sorry, we can't really help you, you're on your own". Thanks for the help temple

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The facilities thus far have been very iffy for me. I usually have 2 of 5 very talented, well educated professors. As for the other 3, I usually have to deal with great assistance to do well in their classes.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I am not 21 so i dont know of much but there are many bars and nigtclubs to go to that are pretty to get to with public transportation.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many apartments available to students however it takes a lot of research in order to find one., They are also pretty expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Parties happen all the time at temple and underage drinking is a common problem.. most of the time this stuff happens without anyone getting in trouble and they arent very strict.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: I sometimes feel as if it rains once a week or other week. Going to class when it is raining is horrible! You have to watch out on where you step because there are puddles everywhere. During the colder season snow is a huge pain also. Classes are rarely cancel even if there is a heavy snowfall. But when the weather is nice there are a lot of people who study and hang outside.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: It is not hard to get to campus. Personally I find taking the Broad street subway line to be the fastest. But there are also shutter buses that take you to Ambler campus which makes things a lot easier. Most of the time I am at the main campus so commuting is not hard since I just take the Board Street Line. If I were to take classes in the Center City it would not be bad because its not that far away. The down side to the subway is that Cecil B Moore is not an express stop which can be a pain when subs are running late.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia is college town USA. With many neighboring colleges, there are college students all over

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Tons of drug use, nothing too hard though. It's difficult to have a drug free school when you're in the middle of Philadelphia.. most people stick to pot, but there's a big market for Molly, shrooms, and acid.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in 1940 and it's a great! It's a suite style dorm so everyone has their own bathroom and the halls and communal areas (social lounges, study lounges, TV room, etc.) are always kept clean! There's even a courtyard outside that you can hang out in. It's in the middle of campus, right on Liacouras Walk, so the chances of being late to class are slim to none. Plus, Maxi's Pizza and 7-Eleven are right next door!

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Defiantly tones to do when living in Philly. South Street is a popular trip I tend to take. Even on campus there are tons of events you just need to get out there and find them.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I mean it college so people are drinking and what not the most common thing is drugs but even then its very easy to find people aren't do it.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity on campus is something that you cannot find at many schools. You will experience a cultural shock when on campus because there is someone from everywhere

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There a very diverse range of different types of girls and boys at the main campus. Any kind of person your looking for you can most definitely find while being at the university.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The nightlife at temple university is okay i guess. There's not much club but the house parties are always good.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are many computer labs on campus. They are very big with a lot of computers. Sometimes they get very crowded during finals and exams. The internet is usually fast in the dorms but sometimes there are minor problems. Most people have their own laptops but it is not necessary to have one. There are places in almost every building to print. I don't think it is necessary to have your own printer.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Getting accepted to the Journalism program was easy. I didn't need to do any extra application for it. Once in the school I registered for Journalism classes. There was nothing extra I had to do to declare the major.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Since the school is in Philadelphia there are many options for public transportation. You have trains busses and the subway to get around. I commute and have been for the past two years. I have a train pass which costs almost $700 but I can go anywhere with it and use it on the subways and busses which is nice. And its 700 a semester not a month. They have buses on campus that isnt public transportation but they drop students off close to their off campus apartments and run from 5pm to 6am

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is average. It rains often and Temple has a lot of flash flooding. So definitely invest in some rain boots.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The housing is ok. The policies and rules are the problem because the limitations are ridiculous.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The business school at Temple is very resourceful. From business writing centers to resume seminars you leave Temple very prepared.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Temple is a very diverse university. You will meet students from all over the world and everyone is welcoming.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: temples police are always around even when you ont notice them, when they get a call they do rush and get the with a respectful timing

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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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