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Reviews 4215 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel that the health services on campus could be improved. The lines are usually very long and the wait time is terrible. A more expedited process would be nice. That being said, the services that are provided and are fantastic. I especially like Dr. Brown. He's a very nice man who definitely tries to help each student to his best ability.

Safety on campus seems to be very good. The police officers are constantly biking around campus and stationing themselves in precarious areas.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Temple has a huge following for its variety of sports team and the week before a game there are people selling t-shirts and even student tickets so you always know when a game is going to happen soon.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: About 4% of Temple's student body is involved in Greek Life. Temple doesn't build micro-communities, but builds a greater campus wide commnity. The Greek Life that is on campus hosts the parties, and anyone not in Greek Life are indifferent to that that are. Greek housing is basic...the houses are nothing to brag about but they are liveable. Greek Life is nice to have, but not necessary to be apart of Temple's community as there are many more specialized clubs.

3 College Senior

Weather: If you have gorwn up in areas that get snow, lots of rain, and then blistering, hummid summers then Temple's weather will be nothing special. In the winter, the sidewalks are taken care of well enough so that walking to and from class is not terrible dangerous.
The biggest draw back is that Temple rarely cancells classed due to snow and if you commute, you will need to keep that in mind when trying to get to classes.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Temple has an excellent campus for students. The Tech Center is very advanced and helpful because there are so many computer and you can print. The printer is double sided, which saves paper. The Student Activity Center (SAC) has a convienient bookstore downstairs and a variety of good places to eat upstairs. The gym is nice and has a lot of equipment to work out with.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: It has a lot of programs to help students in any way possible. The campus is very pretty and the people are friendly. Everything is technologically up to date and organized. Overall it is a good atmosphere and I am learning a lot.

1 College Freshman

Parking: There is parking and there is space but like 15$ overnight. On your way to class you might want to park blocks away

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Gym and brand new basketball, pong pong, bad mitten?. Many places to play sports and work out and run on a track team.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Live in Temple towers which is costly but comes with fridge, stove, lots of common room, and your own temperature control. They charge/punish every full price for destruction of property of your side of the building. They is a game room, tv room with computers and a food counter on the ground floor.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Normal application. Higher grades than usual required I believe.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: lots of cute hipster boys, they mostly hang out near Tyler so ladies take some art classes.

1 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are lots of parties, shootings, robberies, etc.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They drink a lot and do an occasional half-effort charity.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Mostly current junk food. Not many healthy choices.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The social work program is extensive. There are several clubs and facilities just for social work students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is heavy, but the curriculum is fulfilling.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: It is on a central street and offers several modes of transportation. Shopping is near by and the sports teams are good.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Campus events are awesome and the students enjoy them. Some professors are like parents and will guide you through your college career. The athletic centers at Temple are amazing as we have basketball courts, tennis courts, swimming pools, and workout facilities. The SAC is the student activity center which is a common hangout for students.

5 College Junior

Academics: I am a Public Health major. There is a lot of work to do but it is very interesting. The major is intended for giving back to the community. There are many opportunities such as jobs and internships in this field.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Sometimes you have no options of what professor to choose because there is only one professor teaching a certain class.

4 College Junior

Majors: The Advertising department at Temple is great. Amazing professors, especially Dr. Marra, and a lot of opportunity to get real experience on campus (like Temple Ad Club or Diamond Edge Communications). Dana Saewitz sends out tons of emails about internships, and she's a great connection to have in interviews. I'm underwhelmed by some of my classmates in the department, but it's a great chance to rise up, stand out, and make a name for yourself before you even graduate.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I haven't noticed anything bad happening involving drugs. Students seem to be mature and being responsible. Temple tells students to contact a phone number in case of any serious issues occur with drugs or peer pressure. Temple makes sure students know it's alright to ask for help and to stay safe.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is easy to find. Buses and Trains take you where you want to go. For students who live farther away form the area, they may have to take more than one form of transportation. I live of campus but the train or bus get me there just before class.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms can vary but having seen most of the residence halls I'd say you won't be disappointed with your living area.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Temple University police seem to be everywhere and take student safety very serious. I've never felt scared on campus.

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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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