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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I think temple offers great academic programs and I have been happy with many of my teachers. Campus life is amazing. There are so many things you can get involved with and people all around all the time. It's also a few subway stops away from Center City which is awesome.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have only lived in the dorms for 1 year as a freshman. I lived in Johnson Hall. Not a huge fan of it. I loved the people that lived on my floor, it's a great place to meet new people and make friends. 1940 and 1300 are nice dorms, but Morgan tops them all. There is also apartment style living on campus as well. The cost of living in the dorm is quite expensive. I live off campus now and I pay about the same amount to live in an apartment 3 blocks from campus, but it's worth it for the first year or two.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: All of the buildings at Temple are relatively new and taken care of. As for older buildings, there is some talk about getting rid of some in the near future. They just added a new athletic facility and are in the process of building more housing and a science building. Morgan Hall is brand new this year and is amazing- especially the view. I am personally not a fan of Anderson and Gladfelter, twin buildings, and many classes are held there- it could use some updating. Many of the buildings are very modern and clean, look as if they're new.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus dining is pretty good. Since you're in the city, there are various places to choose from. Another plus is restaurant week.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Temple has partnered with many merchants in the community. I.e. grocery stores, eateries, pharmacys, etc. All students obtain a "Owl I.D. Card. This works as your Campus I.D., as well as your personal debit card. It great because you do not need to carry cash on you! It has your picture in the front with your Temple ID #. Many places in the community accept this as payment and works like a debit bank card.

The great thing is; that friends, family have access to deposit funds to your account! This can also be utilized for your on Campus purchases, Academic and non-academic. Such as using a printer at the Student Center.

It's much safer than a regular Bank debit card! It has your picure!!

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3 College Senior

Diversity: This is a very large Campus. (On average 38,000 students-It's a small City within a city!)

It is located in the middle of a metropolitain city. Hence, being in Philadelphia the student body is pridominately African Americans/Blacks from various walks of life and experiences. I live on Campus, in a apartment setting which I share with 5 other ladies.

I am caucasian, the rest are all African American. There are two females in each bedroom. Both my "Bedroom Mate" and I get along. Unfortunately, I can not say the same for the rest of the ladies.

We all have travelled short distances to come to this University. 3 out of the five are locals.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: I LOVE the student body showing their support for the "Owls" (Temple Owls) .....Go Owls!!! I am not involved in sports, but LOVE the atmosphere when the student body gets together at the stadium to watch the games! We go wild for our Owls!!

I just recently joined a Sorority. Delta-Kappa. I joined for the Team Support and Sisterhood. This is a very large Campus, and I like the sense of not feeling alone, and knowing that we help eachother and others!

Our Chapter does quite a bit of fund raising. One of the largest is, raising money for childhood blindness and hearing loss.

I look forward to the day of wearing my letters proudly!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation on campus runs regularly.

2 people found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I would give academics a higher grade if the administrative staff and student financial services were not completely inept.

1 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I am happy with my program outside of the administrative staff and the student financial services. I would not do it again because the aforementioned draw backs are so terrible it is not worth the benefits of the program.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The school of social work has amazing professors. Unfortunately the administrative staff is terrible, and only surpassed by the ineptitude of student financial services.

1 person found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is only focused on drinking and getting laid. There are parties which are disgusting dirty events filled with drunk girls with no respect for their self.

6 people found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Temple University is in North Philly which is full of crime and destitution. Students cannot leave campus without fear of being shot or robbed.

12 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: They're very strict with alcohol and drugs on campus, which extends even a few blocks after the University itself ends. Nothing at all in the dorms or extreme consequences would follow

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on how far off the campus you want to be. Safety and parking near campus are horrible but if getting an apartment in a better part of Philly, it turns to be the best choice ever

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Chapter houses are often run down and once in a frat or sorority, you're seen as part of clic. Not many incentives for joining. The parties are even average

2 College Freshman

Athletics: they don't play good at all

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: I personally happen to enjoy the food on campus, especially after the new dining hall was added this year. I understand that the food can become a bit redundant, but I believe Temple has so any options that there is no way you could get that bored with the food. While the quality could definitely be a lot better, I still think our schools food is better than most schools I have visited.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely not something that our campus is known for. While a lot of students may be in sororities or fraternities, others who are not see them as cliquey and snobby people. I don't thin there is anything too special about the Greek life on campus.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: While Temple University is in the heart of North Philadelphia, I can never say I've never felt unsafe going to this school. Not only is our campus fully lit 24 hours/day, but we also have a large number of bike cops and emergency posts spread through the campus to make the students feel secure.However, I still think it is important that people are aware of their surroundings, since our campus stresses the importance of staying off of your phones when walking home alone at night.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I've been very satisfied with my education at Temple University for far. Being in my program, with people with the same interests as me, I feel like I belong. I am a Journalism major, and all of my professors have been out in the field and are very accomplished in the industry. Everyone knows what they're doing and it is such a great program to be involved in.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: The process of getting into my Journalism major was relatively easy. I didn't have to do a special application process when applying to the school. Once I was there, I just enrolled in Journalism classes and I will eventually declared my major during my second or third year.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: As a Journalism major, I knew that the job market would be a tough one going into college. But, I've always wanted to be a writer and Temple has one of the best Media and Communications schools out there. If this is the field of study you want to get into, Temple is the perfect place for that. The professors know what you're going through because most of them have actually been Journalists or still are! Everyone is super helpful with finding internships and everything else you will need. My goal is to work for a magazine like Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan or anything like that, and I know by going to Temple I can achieve my goal.

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: I received financial aid based on merit, and there are many opportunities for scholarships if you take the time and effort to look.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: There's plenty to do in Philadelphia if you're 21 or have a fake ID.

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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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