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Reviews 4145 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: No more difficulties than any other college application process and I think the same goes for pretty much all the other schools within Temple. Maybe, except for Tyler and Fox.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am very happy with my program, Strategic Communications. There are a lot of different opportunities to embrace in all of Temple's programs. While many may complain about Temple's GenEd system, I think it is a great way to familiarize yourself with different departments as well.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship yet at Temple, but I hope to get one soon. I did, however, just land a student research job.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Only got a little bit of financial aid when paying for college is difficult for my family.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: this school had a wide range of ethnicities that I have never been exposed to and am thrilled to be exposed to now

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The Dorms are great. They are near everything. People are friendly. Its like a small community

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: The really good apartments right by temple's campus is really expensive. They are currently building more ...hopefully in the near future it will be cheaper

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It is very safe on campus as long as you stay within the temple flags.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The weather did not really affect my campus experience. Each time it snowed, the snow was cleared off timely. Buildings are either connected or close to each other that each time it rained i just moved from building to building till i got to where i was going

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The places on campus are pretty good with meal plans however when you have the same stuff continuously it gets kind of boring. The off campus restaurants are mostly really good and some give student discounts with ID. There are a lot of food trucks that are on campus, they are all really good and a lot of them except Diamond Dollars.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Around Temple is a slightly sketchy area so there aren't too many places. However, there are a lot of places to eat on campus that except meal plans. Also there are a ton of food trucks on campus that are realllly good. If your ever in the mood for really great cookies try Insomnia Cookies. They are open late and they will even deliver to you!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Temple is a fairly safe place. If you are smart and have self-preservation, then you should be fine for the rest of your university career. There are campus police patrolling around the area and securities in every buildings. Although, just be smart to bring friends with you out at night and remember to not go any where outside of the campus perimeter.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Temple University campus is a place where you will never get bored. There are a huge TECH Center for studying for technical assistance besides from our three stories library. In addition, there are also computer labs in almost every buildings with WiFi all over campus. There are many walking distance food trucks and restaurants for you to pick in reasonable prices. Coffee stands are also available in almost every buildings, especially our own Starbucks in the TECH Center, 7-Eleven and the bank at Liacrouse Walk, and Dunkin Donut beside the Edge dorm. Student Center will be the place to go to if you want the 411 on any events, activities, and organizations. Normally, students will hang out at the Bell Tower in almost every nice weather days.

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3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Academic Program: Offer variety of options to study in and out of the country compare to other university. Branch campus in Rome, Japan, and etc.
Campus Life: Offer many cheap/free activities for students on the weekends.
Office of Sustainability: One of the unique program for you if you are an environmentalist.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: +: Many options, convenience walking distance, cheaper compare to UPenn and Drexel
-: Beware of scams
Safety: campus police/security patrol around the campus, Philadelphia police will reach within minutes, don't walk out at night by yourself like in any other city

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Most of the buildings are up to date but the temperature of classrooms leaves much to be desired. The student center is confusing to navigate when you're not familiar with it but the library and athletic centers are as good as they could be.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug at Temple University is not really big, although it really depends on who you are hanging out with. smoking may be more common.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Everyone goes to Maxis and gets drunk. That's about it.

1 College Senior

Scholarships: Their student financial services is atrocious. They charge everyone for every little thing and are not helpful in providing any scholarships or grants. Nobody knows about summer grants until the day after the deadline.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There is a large presence of police but there have also been reports that they can be rude to students. There could be more safety measures taken, especially since the school is located in the heart of the ghetto.

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2 College Senior

Campus Food: There are a limited choices of food trucks. Everything gets old.

College Junior

Campus Food: There are no food except vending machines that have some snacks and drinks in Temple University, Japan Campus. I do not know about the main campus.

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College Junior

Parking: I am going to Temple University, Japan Campus. There are no parkings for cars but it would be great if there was a parking lot for bikes.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are too many incidents that are going on and happening at night around Temple U. If you commute, be careful and make sure you are not alone. The same goes for people who dorm.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: It is amazing. Temple is in the heart of Philadelphia, with center City right next door. You can literally take the subway and explore the entire city on a weekend and still not get through everything you probably wanted.

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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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