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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.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Temple University is right on top of the subway system. It has subway entrances at both ends of the college. It also has its own long distance train stop. As well as plenty of bus stops. Temple also has a dorm to dorm bussing service to provide safe transportation either early in the day or even in the late dark hours of the night.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Since Temple is in the city of Philadelphia, the food choices off-campus are just great. Also because it is a city, the means for transportation, which includes buses and subways, are inexpensive. There is a wide variety of restaurants, so it is impossible to find a dining place which would not serve you.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Temple is located in a major city and is known for having a huge population of commuter students from the many outlying suburbs. Here you will find students of varying ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and there are many organizations that cater to the vast diversity at Temple.

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1 College Junior

Local Area: Unfortunately Temple is located in a dangerous and low-income area of North Philly. I would not advise anyone, male or female, to venture off campus alone after dark. Though Temple has done a great job in purchasing land around Temple in an effort to revitalize the area and make it safer for students, I highly recommend going in on an apartment or house with a few friends in center city or a safer neighborhood and commuting to campus.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The carts on campus are my main sources of food but if you have a meal plan, there are a few great places in the student center. Based on the buffet style dining alone, I'd rate Temple a C for the mediocre food but they do attempt to make changes to the menu daily and offer healthy options. There is a country type place in the student center though that makes great rotisserie chicken, steamed veggies, etc. that just reminds me of home.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I'm in the Fox School of Business and they have a separate Career Center from the rest of the school which gives business student who get certified through the CSPD further access to more lucrative and industry specific job and internship opportunities. It's just difficult enough that not just anyone can get certified but is SO worth it. It's a great extra bonus for having the ability to get into the business school.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Temple has a wide range of men available - the problem being that you have to look pretty hard to find a diamond in the rough. With so many students though, you're bound to find a cutie or two per class...but be warned! The B is because these cuties are not always top quality. Temple is a great school but not terribly difficult to get into. Some of the beauts here at Temple don't have brains!

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You will find a variety of everything at Temple with people coming from various backgrounds. Girls at Temple love getting dressed up and look extremely beautiful. Sometimes, however its hard for people to talk to someone in person that they communicate with a lot on social networks. Guys at Temple are very handsome and are the life of the party(and social events). Girls and guys at Temple are definitely not afraid to get out of there dorms and have some fun regardless of the event. Relationships are popping up at extreme rates on campus, so that could be a bummer to some.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am in the school of Media and Communication at Temple, majoring in Journalism. I am really pleased with the hands on experience students get in the field early on. Students are able to work with camera equipment by their sophomore year of college and really learn the basics and importance of each tool and technique. Professors are very helpful with what they teach in class and how you can best apply it outside of the classroom. The workload can get intense, but everyone really works together which helps ease the stress. There are s many opportunities for job and internships for students to take advantage of. Now, you probably won't be using the best and latest camera equipment, but you will be prepared to know what to do when certain problems arise. Overall, you will not be disappointed.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Temple has a good variety of courses that students can take at this university. These courses help students expand their horizons to learn about things they never thought about before. Many of the courses help students become critical thinkers and to not take certain situation for face value, but to delve and analyze the crust of the situation, the crust of your thinking, and who or what has influenced your thinking over the years. With courses in urban and women studies, religion, sociology, law, and physics, these help students gain a wider understanding of the world we live in.

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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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