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2 College Junior

Majors: As a junior Kinesiology major, many of the undergrad courses thus far have tended to be overcrowded lecture halls. However as one continues through the program, the lectures of 200+ students change to classrooms of 40-50.
It is almost impossible to graduate on time due to core courses filling up too quickly (i.e too many students and not enough professors). Under the Exercise and Sports Science track advisers help with the interning process but I recommend finding your own.

3 College Junior

Administration: Its strict in terms keeping safety around campus. But as far as drinking and stuff, if you don't make it obvious what your doing it should be fine.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are plenty of house parties and frats to go to at night. There is always something to do within walking distance of the campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Temple University as a whole is a pretty solid college depending on what you are looking for. As a junior Kinesiology Major, undergraduate courses tend to be overcrowded.The majority of professors are cold, and the advisers treat students as numbers versus individuals. Almost impossible to graduate on time. Dorm life is cool. Try to get into Johnson if staying in J&H. Avoid the edge due to small rooming sizes but campus life is great if you are willing to put yourself out there.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computers are usually easy to get a hold of but of course around finals time it can get a bit crowded so I recommend getting there early. Wifi is not a problem no matter if your using there computers or your own. Having your own laptop is a great thing to have because they also have chairs and lounge areas near the computers if you wanted to still be around in the environment

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is right there at your access on the corners of the main streets and the shuttles to switch campuses are great. The price is reasonable also

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus Housing is never guaranteed at Temple, not even for freshman. I currently live in a high rise made up of mostly freshman. It's like any dorm: the carpets are stinky, people are loud past quiet hours, and you have to lock your doors if you want your stuff to be there when you come back. I've seen cockroaches and heard stories about mouse invasions. Housing overpriced for what you get. Next year, I am living off-campus in my own apartment.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Like on any campus, you have to be careful when you're walking around. Don't listen to music, and don't text while you're walking. It's not only obnoxious to others, but you are also putting yourself in danger. Walk around with someone else, especially at night. Follow the "don't go north of Diamond" rule. Campus security is very good, but you still need to look out for yourself.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food at the cafeteria is only okay. I prefer to go to the student center, even though the cafeteria is in my residence hall. I rarely use up my 10 meal plan. There's many more food options on campus, such as the multitude of food trucks, 7-Eleven, and Maxi's.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a small scholarship for being honors. The scholarship made it my cheapest school but I would have liked more.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants and food carts of all different types on and around campus. Within a couple blocks of my dorm alone there is Mexican, Italian, and Chinese. There is also easy access to the city to get t any type of restaurant you want.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: I highly recommend paying ahead of time to park in one of the lots. I'm not sure what it's like to get a spot in the afternoon or evening but if you arrive for morning classes, there are plenty of spots in the lots. Street parking is the total opposite; I don't recommend relying on finding a free spot on the street.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Temple is very central to many modes of public transportation: train, subway, bus and parking. As much as I hate finding parking and spending gas money by driving, I will do so next time I have to attend Main campus because it's just plain unsafe to use public transportation after dusk. Ambler's campus is far from the city, close to Rt 309 and has adequate parking with a shuttle to main campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I think the apartments are spacious and very clean. The RA's are not overbearing, the students are very friendly. The only thing about off campus housing is that North Philadelphia is a horrible neighborhood, but there is plenty of police everywhere to make you feel safe. Word of advice: Don't travel alone especially at night.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: With two bars on campus and all of the activities Temple University offers to it's students, the night life is exciting and and endless. There are many clubs to participate in, and during school days the university always allows students to promote their clubs and activities. Temple offers activities for people of all ages.

Since the university is is North Philadelphia, it may seem unsafe to be outside at night. But Temple University makes sure that it's students are safe by providing transportation throughout the entire campus all night and ensuring that plenty of security officers are keeping campus, and the area around it, safe for the students.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have had a hard time with financial aid in my two years at Temple University. It is a very large school, which can lead to disorganized paperwork. It is very important to keep track of your financials to make sure that everything is being done correctly. Also, do not procrastinate in getting done FAFSA and filling out applications for scholarships. The earlier you take care of everything the more help you will recieve.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Temple University varies. I am currently an off-campus student, therefore I am not always exposed to that aspect of college life. However, there are many parties, and I know there is drinking and smoking, but I have never heard of drugs on campus otherwise. The security at Temple University is very strict, therefore the usage is limited and hidden behind closed doors. The students are also cautious to stay inside rather than trying to get home after parties.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The academics is great. There are a wide range of classes to take and majors. The professors are sort of old but they know soooo much. The registration process isn't too bad. But i would suggest staying up to register for classes as soon as they open. Especially the most popular classes

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Walking around Temple's campus is like walking into a smoke zone. EVERYBODY SMOKES. People drink but its mainly on the weekends starting on Thursday.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: You see greek life at Temple but its always begging for change for madeup foundations. I rarely see greek life on Temple. I know they have parties though

4 College Freshman

Academics: Temple University has a great faculty staff. They also have many resources to help you when ever you need it. My major is nursing and the teachers and faculty are willing to help with you whenever you need it. My program does have a lot of work to do but if you stay focused it should not be a problem. My friends often tell me that im always studying or reading .

5 College Freshman

Academics: I came to Temple for the music program and I love it here. The professors are very talented and they make sure you succeed. They take the time to meet with you if you have a problem with the subject they are teaching. They also e-mail you all the time. I felt very prepared for class and did well my first semester.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: We have many dining options on campus. There is one location for all you can eat dining. There are locations for specific food choices all
over campus. The food trucks are another option for dining.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The subway has a stop at the main campus. You can reach center city by subway or the bus stop at the campus. It is reliable and not expensive. We go into the city when we have free time without problems getting there and back on the subway. A round trip costs $3.10. We use taxis late at night and that is not very expensive to get to center city.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off campus that much because the dining here has a lot to offer. There are many places near the campus to eat as well as all the
great food trucks around campus. We can even have cookies delivered to our dorms if we want them. Quodoba is a good choice if you like south western food.

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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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