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Reviews 3905 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Temple is a subway ride from down town Philadelphia. There is always something going on in Phila - a lot of it free. Philadelphia is home to the Phillies, Eagles and the Owls, Independance Hall and the Philly Zoo etc. The Jersey Shore is a short train ride away. Public transportation is easy so you do not need a car. This has been my experience of a lifetime.

5 College Junior

Majors: Physical Therapy is heavy on sciences and labs. I am not big on chemistry but with help I made it through. There are many classes that have to be taken in a specific order and some of them were hard to get into. I started taking gen-ed classes in the summer at a community college. That increased my credits and allowed me to registed for many of my classes earlier than other students. Registration is based on number of credits. Right now I am in a work study/internship at Temple University Hospital. It is a great learning experience. PT requires a master's degree. I am applying to Temple for grad school.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love Temple University. There is a great support system for my major - physical therapy. I am working at Temple University Hospital as a PT assistant. In July I will begin the process of applying to grad schools. Temple is on my grad school list. With a degree from Temple I will be able to get a good job.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am in a work study intership at Temple Hospital. Good pay. great experience.

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3 College Junior

Majors: It can be hard to get the classes you need for your major. Go to a community college and get more credits so you can register early.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Temple is the antidote to the "Bubble Life" of most state schools- a unique experience for unique individuals.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The nightlife is good specially if you enjoy house parties

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Subway right on campus, school provides a shuttle at night to take you home and there are always taxis on Broad St.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Temple seeks to inspire its students whenever there is an opportunity. It takes pride in its academics and alumni. I enjoy the classes I am in.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is not much off-campus dining. But there are a lot of lunch truck options during the day. But at night there are limited options to pizza and chinese- a lot of delivery options. But if a student wants to go out to a restaurant then they have the option to go to the whole city of Philadelphia! That is the fun part.There are not many discounts at the places that are off campus either.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus at Temple has been a typical dorm life experience. The more expensive the housing, the better the residence life but even the cheapest housing (where I lived) was pretty good.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of people from different backgrounds here.

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: They were very helpful to me wen I visited Temple for a campus tour

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Very helpful student. Pretty much can answer answer any question about Temple University.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The career services for law school is pretty good. They have a database full of internships and will help you get your resume and stuff together. Also, Temple has the #1 trial advocacy program in the country.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great professors who really work to make themselves available and the #1 trial advocacy program in the country.

3 College Senior

Weather: The only time the weather affects campus experience is if it snows. If it heavily snows, Temple notifies its students if classes are cancelled or not. Temple does a great job of clearing the sidewalks when it does snow.

4 College Senior

Local Area: The main campus of Temple University is in an urban area of North Philadelphia. Local attractions include the Liacouras Center and theatres such as the Kimmel Center which are only subway rides away. Students who live on campus have easy access to the Progress Plaza shopping center on Broad and Oxford in which they can buy food, clothing, and books. This school really has alot to offer.


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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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