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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There's always something fun to do and get involved with, whether it's with friends, clubs and organizations, or campus wide events. Any and all are welcome.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: During the beautiful weather, you can see so many people. When it's rainy or cold, the people dissipate.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are all different types of guys and girls at Temple. There's a rich diversity and people from all different kinds of backgrounds. There are plenty of hot guys and girls and also a few not so hot. Overall, you're sure to find cool great people to hang with and get to know better.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Temple has a variety of off-campus dining options. You have chinese, vietnamese, american, italian, french, jamaican, indian, greek, turkish etc places to eat at all the time. Most of them are very close which makes it very convenient for the students. The prices are very reasonable as well. The dining around here is one of the things i really like about temple university

4 College Junior

Weather: It is not as bad. Whenever it snows the whole campus is usually cleaned up by the time classes come. The classes are usually pushed back by one hour delay on snowy days but almost never cancelled. The buildings are not far from each other so its manageable walking from one class to another. When the weather is nice everyone is outside sitting in the lawn chairs and grass and just hanging out. It is a very nice experience in Temple especially when it is nice out.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Sports at Temple University are a very big part of the Owl's lives. We have great, hard working trainers, advisers psychologists and athletes. The fans are ALWAYS supporting the teams in every step of the way. The atmosphere is great at all times at Temple. Every Owl at Temple University has school spirit and pride. It is just simply one of the best Universities in all aspects.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Although there is no dining hall, there are several spots around campus to grab coffee or a snack, as well as the learning center having fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads, drinks and other healthy between-class food options. The library is conveniently located at the center of campus. There are always inter mural activities and sporting events. There's a lot of awareness raising events, with signs posted around campus as to locations and how to get involved.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: The design of the parking lot is poor. It is farthest away from the actual campus buildings, classrooms, library, etc. Commuters must walk through the inter mural fields and across a busy street, then through the gardens. In terms of the layout of the school, it's not the best. However, the campus is not huge, so the travel time from the parking lot to the furthest class building across campus is about 15 minutes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is usually active and full of students. It is an aesthetically pleasing campus, and the walk to and from class is pleasant. There is an abundance of safety features, campus police, and emergency signal stations. The campus workers are friendly and the staff is available and willing to help. I enjoy all the "perks" of the student health center. It is especially accommodating to students. The professors are sadly prone to cancelling class, sometimes with no or late warning. I feel challenged but with a reasonable work load.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: If you live in a dorm there is a kind of camaraderie that forms amongst most freshman students in the dorms, with late night conversations in hallways and in peoples rooms or the couches in lobbies or common area's. Temple rallies behind its sports teams and the Philadelphia teams during sports seasons. There are on campus student orgs that have night events and the city's nightlight if easily accessible such as the clubs in center city, olde city, on spring garden, etc.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Dining Hall sometimes has good variety and sometimes doesn't.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I just want to advocate for Peabody here. Freshmen typically cringe at the thought, and upperclassmen who didn't live there pity or laugh at you. However, since moving in, I've actually found that it's a lot better than I expected, and it even has its perks. Johnson and Hardwick are the major freshman dorm, and I've heard so many people complain about the space in their rooms because of the dressers, and apparently the lines for the shower are horrid (sitting on a bench in your towel waiting for a girl to finish showering? no thanks). So, though Peabody is a little rundown, it's not falling apart. And ALL the dorms get dirty. They are cleaned regularly, but Peabody is not worse than any of my friends' cleanliness-wise. Definitely pick this over the Edge if they are the only ones left, as they were for me.

2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Underage and legal drinking is huge on campus. Walk around on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night and you're bound to see or smell vomit. No surprise though, because the people are loud enough to warn you. Most of the parties are off campus, but they're usually in basements and not very fun. You can find better ones though once you get used to the scene. There is a bar on campus for those who are 21, and it is 21+ after nine pm every night. The pizza there is awesome.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are many choices for off-campus housing, but you have to be careful, since we aren't in the best area. Living off campus you have to be more aware of the time, so that you aren't walking back from the library at three in the morning, because you won't feel safe.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I'm a freshman Early Childhood Education major. I enjoy all of my classes at Temple. Most of them right now are GenEds, because in Education it is important to get them out of the way so you can focus hardcore on your observations and practicums later on. However, I have two education classes this semester, and I enjoy them both. They are giving me a good feel for the basics of education, and informing me of the commitment required later on. Even at this point, I feel that it is preparing me well for my future career. The advisers are pretty good, though a little confused with Honors requirements or AP scores. I recommend looking into JumpStart or the 4+1 program.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: There are so many majors to choose from at Temple It can be a little difficult to change your major, but if planned well (make sure you and your advisor keep up with one another) and if the process is completed correctly, you've got a world of options.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I got one for being in the honors program, but that's it.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Campus is fairly diverse. There are a lot of different students from varying social classes, ethnicity, religions, ages, sexual orientations, etc. Overall, I think the environment is very accepting. There are so many people here of so many different varieties that it doesn't leave room to judge.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Walking around campus, especially at night, it's hard not to notice the presence of drugs. However, usually nothing more than marijuana.

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They take FOREVER to get back to you if you have any issues!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Temple has a lot of majors so everyone can find something they like. I do wish they had more tracks of majors such as animal biology with a biology major.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: People are always out so there is always someone to hang out with and there are a lot of off campus parties!

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are people of all different shapes, sizes, and color at TU. That doesn't stop us from all coming together as a community. The other night I was at a school event where I noticed many interracial groups, including my own who were all friends and having a good time together.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: I sold my car to pay for my tuition. When I got here I realized I didn't need it. I love to walk around the city, and thankfully the subways are cheap, safe, and allow access to anywhere I need to go.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Temple is consistently ranked as having one of the best business schools in the region, which is good for me. However, what prevents Temple from getting an A-grade is that students are required to use 24 credits on "Intellectual Heritage: Mosaics" and Gen. Ed. classes that may have little or no relevance to the intended major. Mosaics is the absolute worst offender, though, because the professors make it feel pointless and unnecessarily boring.

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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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