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Reviews 4564 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: I'm 22, so I prefer going out the the clubs and bars. I don't mind a small get together at someone's house drinking with my friends. Some house parties get ridiculous and a bit too crazy for me. The cops always seem to show up and most of the time charge people with underage drinking. However, if you're a party person, I'd say skip the bars and clubs and just hit up the party scene either here at temple, or any of the other local colleges. The cover charges aren't horrible $5 here and $10 there. Cabs are always available. However, if you don't know exactly where you are headed, the cabbies like to take the long way so you have to pay more. So always know where you are going. The bar/club scene is fun for me. I love dancing on the bars, bullriding, meeting new people etc.

3 College Senior

Parking: I do not live near Main campus, however, I do live near the Ambler campus and parking there is great! There's always plenty of parking space no matter what time of day it is and its easy to get to. It doesn't matter if you're a freshman or a senior, there's parking for everyone! It is a bit of a walk to and from your classes so make sure to leave your house extra early (maybe give yourself an extra 5-10 mins). The parking fee is only $75 for both semesters and $50 for one, so I'd definitely just pay for both. I never received a ticket or a fine, but they always have signs up warning students about it. In addition, if you need to get to Main campus from Ambler, they conveniently provide bus transportation so you don't have to drive and worry about parking there.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Temple is known as a "party" school but I dont believe there is significant pressure there. Drinking is an activity people take lightly and it doesnt seem to be of great concern because it is so common. Anything else people would do is smoke but that also is generally taken lightly.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I don't go out at all. I stay to myself a lot, but some of the females I have seen are generally friendly and helpful

3 College Junior

Technology: Some are desktops for PC users others maybe for Apple users or Mac. I don't use them unless it is absolutely important.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: One of the things that I love the most about Temple is the journalism program. It is excellent. Here, we have access to professionals that are currently working in the real world. the opportunities to network and be mentored are endless. Another thing that I love is the social scene. There' always something to do, whether it's going to a football game, attending a student organization meeting or hanging out at the student center. There's never a dull moment here. Another thing that makes Temple unique is the fact that it keeps changing and improving. As we speak, there is construction on at least 2 campus buildings in addition to the new residence hall that was just built.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Make sure you get a parking permit and you'll be fine.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Its located near the heart of Philadelphia. So much history surrounds the campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: There is no peer pressure to use drugs at Temple. Not everyone at this school welcomes drug usage in their residences. Drinking is the most predominate drug used on campus.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: I get along with many of the students at Temple. I have noticed that many of Temple students are involved in activism, which I find very interesting. However, there are some students in class that do get on my nerves. Some students just go on rants in class about obscure things. Overall, most of them are interesting people.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Public Transportation is really good. The bus run all day and night so students can get home late.

5 College Junior

Academics: I am a Spanish major at Temple University. The program I am in is a very tough but positively challenging one. The Spanish program has a lot of students and an abundance of teachers. The faculty including the teachers, financial aid advisors, and guidance counselors are all extremely nice and are always willing to help when it is needed. The study abroad program to Spain is supposed to be an incredible experience. They have three week programs and whole semester programs. The student is able to learn through experience the Spanish language and the culture.

3 College Junior

Local Area: The local atmosphere at Temple University is both good and bad. On the one hand you have the University, which is not in the best location. Sometimes walking around you can see homeless people sleeping on the streets or walking along the streets pushing their shopping carts, which hold their belongings. Then, on the other hand there are carious restaurants and fast food places to stop by and eat on your lunch break. Also, there are many activities that the student can do such as: go to the gym, library, and even go shopping at the local bookstore. The local attitude towards the students is generally good. I have never come in contact with a, ignorant or rude pedestrian while walking in the streets. I do know that some students have been robbed at gunpoint but I have not. Overall, I believe the atmosphere is good.

5 College Junior

Transportation: I, like many people who commute to school, take Septa transportation to get to school. I take the bus, train, and subway to arrive at Temple University. The cost can be challenging since I am not eligible for transpasses nor tokens for easy and free charge. The convenience on the other hand is extremely incredible. I can walk out of my home and hop on the bus right at my corner. Then, the bus takes me to the train, which takes me to the subway and then I arrive at school in under an hour. So, the transportation is an overall A+.

4 College Junior

Technology: The computer labs at Temple University are extremely helpful environments for students like me. Besides the library, which seems to be crowded a lot of the time, there are always computers available for students. The computers work great, with great programs and internet connection.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship and plan on getting one because it give you experience in the field of your major.

5 College Senior

Transportation: I don't think that there is an easier place to get to in Philadelphia other than maybe 30th street or City Hall than Temple University. Two public transit stations which go out all over the Philadelphia area.

3 College Senior

Majors: I am pretty happy with my program. Communication studies can seem scary as it is very broad, but taking the classes helped me understand exactly what skills I will need in the professional world.

3 College Senior

Majors: My advisors made it easy to enter into my program. Although I have not been an efficient communicator with them, they have helped me out a lot.

4 College Senior

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, but I have talked to people about having one and believe that I will have one soon enough. I am a little concerned about finding an internship, but I believe in myself and my school.

4 College Senior

Majors: I do enjoy my program very much. The Professors give a good balance of valuable lessons, and help while still holding the students accountable. Of my professors that I've had so far, I have very little to say that would be negative.

4 College Student

Academics: I'm an advertising major in the School of Communications and so far, I've been satisfied with my academic experience. All my professors were very knowledgeable in their fields of education, making it a lot easier to learn. Professors also took their jobs very seriously, making sure that us, their students succeed.

3 College Student

Weather: Temple has decent weather. Summer weather lasts a long time. Last year, it stayed in the 70s until about October. The Winters aren't too bad, due to the fact that the snow never sticks and the wind is crazzzzzy. Spring into summer is nice. Such mediocre weather means classes are NEVER cancelled and events are more than likely going to continue which could be both a good or bad thing.

3 College Student

Administration: Well right off the bat I can say that underage drinking and drug use are not tolerated in the least bit. If you get caught doing either, you are forced to take drug abuse courses, fined up to 500 dollars, and given a strike which could lead to permanent expulsion form the school. After two strikes, you're kicked out. But, I will say, its very easy to get around these things. Just be discrete about your activities, and you won't get caught, simple.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Temple offers lots of off campus eating options, most of which are opened until wee hours of the morning. Though delicious a lot of the options aren't exactly what you'd call healthy. But if health isn't your issue, you'd be happy to discover the numerous amounts of variety that off campus food offers.


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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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