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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Small because you're in a big city but great environment to meet other students.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had to take the prerequisites as a continuing ED. student so there was no difficulty getting in. I did have to wait until Matriculating students chose courses before I could register but was able too get in. When applying for the Graduate program I was told acceptances were limited so i was excited to be accepted. My undergraduate work at Penn ST. ( deans list every semester) and all A's and one B plus in my prerequisite, plus decent Grad record exam scores got me admitted.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The prerequisite courses were enjoyable and interesting. The speech pathology program is limited to a number of students unlike other Majors. The prerequisite workload was spread out over 3 semesters so was not unbearable. Not sure what the workload will be in the graduate program but it is spread over 6 semesters and includes clinical work

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I was taking prerequisites for a Masters in Speech Pathology. This course work was spread over 3 semesters so the work load was not unbearable. I was accepted into the Masters program which is rated one of the best on the East coast. Graduates of the program have 100% success at Job Placement. I'm looking forward to it.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am happy with all the Professors with whom I came in contact. I look forward to attending Graduate school at Temple since the department and professors have a great reputation.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Temple is constantly building and upgrading facilities

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia has a lot going for it and campus is just a short distance from Center city where there are numerous restaurants, theaters, athletic events and places to meet people.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: My short time on campus observes most students dress casual;jeans etc. and stay to themselves as they move from class to class. Not aware of what it's like in dorms or cafeteria.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a commuter I didn't experience much of campus life. I arrived ,went to class and then headed home. My time on campus was limited to the classroom which was well worth the time.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Had some great and very helpful professors. Some encouraged me to pursue the graduate work in my chosen field.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a continuing ED. student taking prerequisites for admission to a Masters program. I found my experience worthwhile and look forward to attending Temple as a graduate student

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Can only form an opinion based on visiting students who lived off campus. I commuted.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Never dined on/off campus except for a snack or coffee from a food truck

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Never experienced or did anything to have to check the school policies. So i'm not sure how strict it was enforcing them.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Drove infrequently. Mainly took train which was easier than finding parking

1 College Junior

Athletics: I only say it is the worst because off-campus is very unsafe. Temple is not in a good area there are shootings, drug deals, robberies all the time. It is not safe to live off-campus. The houses and landlords are cheap and nice though.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Temple is way to big for it to be able to function properly. It is very mismanaged and hardly cares about their students. The dean on the first day says to stop in and say " hi" that she would love to meet with students and when you go her secretary is rude and says she doesn't have time to see students. People I know at other colleges are able to be on first name basis with their deans and network with them. I have also tried to speak to the president via email for a volunteer opportunity, he never even responded.

2 College Junior

Administration: There is never any parking around Temple. I typically like to try to park on the street because it costs about $20+ a day to park in the garages; however, it takes me about 20 minutes to find a spot close to campus.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Temple makes it extremely difficult to get aid. Most colleges deadlines for aid are may 1st, Temples is March 1st meaning your taxes have to be done way ahead of time. Also the financial aid office is awful. They do not assist with any problems you may be having and the wait is extremely long.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: There are always computer labs available, which is awesome. I have only ever had one issue and that was with an unsecured network for awhile. My laptop said it was too highrisk to connect to, so I went without for a few months and just used the computer labs. The classrooms use power points, but there is no fancy technology. The high school I came from we had smart boards and the classrooms at Temple just have the pull down projection screens.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: If you like food trucks you have a lot of options. I personally only eat at a few places like Chipotle. The line is typically really long, but I order online so I do not have to wait. There is also a few good pizza and Chinese food options.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Temple is located in a questionable area. I feel that I get many alerts about robberies and assaults near campus, which can be scary. I would say off-campus housing can be cheap but can also be risky if you do not find a place populated by fellow students. If you go through school to find a place, it will likely be more expensive.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is MUCH better than campus dining halls. There are definitely more options and the price might even be a tad cheaper than on-campus food. There are a good number of food chains and a lot of food trucks to choose from.

3 College Senior

Administration: Class attendance seems like it is becoming more strict.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Campus-run food places like the dining hall an such are decent. The food trucks and food chains are the life-savers.

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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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