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3 College Freshman

Majors: I plan on starting my internship next semester because this semester I was more focused on the transition into college.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have not really started the classes in my field yet but next semester I will be. I wouuld definitely do it all over again it was worth it. My career goal is to be an Obstetrician and I am going to make it no matter how hard it gets. My concern is just getting my foot in the door early.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Perfect city atmosphere, always something going on. They do a lot to engage students.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone's really friendly, everyone is unique but all are pretty decent looking. That shouldn't effect your college choice though.

3 College Junior

Technology: Temple University has a very large Tech Center with over 500 computers available for use. Although very crowded at times, you can also come and find an open computer within 10 minutes

3 College Junior

Campus Food: While we have various options for food on campus, the places where one can go to eat are limited. Also, meals are very expensive when buying from a Temple dining hall

4 College Junior

Diversity: I believe that Temple University is one of the most diverse schools in the country. Race/ethnicity does not seem to play a role at all in campus life here.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The communications school of Temple is highly reputable. I love my professors and the information they give me. They're very friendly and helpful.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There is always something to do. Like this coming wednesday, they are having a free spa day. The sporting events are always packed, and the energy is wonderful. And the gym facilities are top notch. I never have to wait excessively long to get on equipment.

4 College Freshman

Technology: I haven't had to use any computer other than my own for the most part, but my roommates are always headed to the tech center or the library and rarely complain.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the available off campus dining options are withing walking distance. The prices aren't half bad, and there are a lot of options.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm out of state, so I got a pretty good scholarship, but it's not inexpensive to go to Temple.

3 College Freshman

Weather: typical east coast weather, chilly in winter, wear a coat to class

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: SO MANY HOT GUYS ahhh. skaters, jocks, artsy, everything. its great.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Pretty dangerous further off campus, but on campus is really safe, there are temple and philadelphia police, and security always present. Off-campus is another issue, but staying on campus keeps the danger away

2 College Freshman

Campus Quality: All buildings and facilities are clean and well-kept, and the evironmental sustainability program at the school is getting up and running. Some buildings- Anderson, Gladfelter, Barton, Paley Library, Peabody Hall- are pretty old, but the Tech Center, the Student Center, Liacouras Center, Mitten Hall, and most of the dorms are really nice and new. There will be new dorms for 2013 that look amazing. The food kind of sucks, and there aren't many options unless you use Diamond Dollars. Campus is basically like high school, many in-state people, and very big. Find a group and everyone is friendly, but its so big that you can get lost among the people, but not on the relatively small campus. Lots of construction and noise, but its the city.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some are close to school, some are further, and most are less expensive than dorms, so most people choose to live off-campus by sophomore year. The majority of the housing is pretty low-quality, good for parties, but are really ugly row houses in run-down North Philly. Not particularly safe, but if you're with roommates and good neighbors, they're fine.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Religious and political protests occur a lot, lots of racial diversity among whites, blacks, and asians, economic background varies because it is a big state school, and there is a gay community that fits into the school

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of housing available, but often the community members are not welcoming to students residing in the area. Also, because many of us have few choices other than renting in the local community, housing can often be overpriced. Many of the landlords are reliable, but housing owned by larger businesses may change management companies one or more times throughout the year.

Parking is not a large issue. We have many commuters who park in the area every day. However, on blocks commonly inhabited by students, there are 2 hour parking restrictions without a permit. You cannot get a permit as a renter. Additionally, the Liacouras Garage will rent a space to you for a semester, however you have to operate by their hours.

The university hosts off campus housing fairs several times each year, showcasing many landlords and management companies in the surrounding area and even a bit beyond.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: You have everyone at temple: Gangsters, hippies, preps, goths, metrosexuals

5 College Junior

Diversity: Temple is the place to be if you want diversity. Every ethnicity, sexuality and religion is here. You don't see too many rich kids at temple though

3 College Junior

Weather: Always Open – Temple will stay open no matter what so you better bring your snow boots. Parking is impossible when it snows because they do a terrible job clearing the sides of the streets

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Temple has a huge police and security force. I believe Temple has the 3rd largest police force in PA. They are usually quick to respond to an incident. There are security workers at the entrance of each building and bike cops patrol the campus at all times. However, Temple is located in a terrible part of Philadelphia. I generally feel pretty safe while on campus but as a commuter student it can be pretty dangerous walking to your car or the train station after dark. There is on-campus parking but it costs around $400.00 per semester.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Not Boring – Temple University is located on Broad Street in Philadelphia. There is plenty to do on and near campus. Plus, there is a train station just a couple blocks away with a security guard post. The only issue is safety. Due to the high amount of violent crimes near Temple's campus it is best to stay in well lit areas and travel in large groups.

3 College Senior

Technology: Despite all efforts on the University's part, the tech center is always packed from around 11am until 6 or so. Finals week is insanely busy, and the printing allocation is too low ($21). The wireless is fairly dependable and has a decent strength almost anywhere on campus.

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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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