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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are security police guards around visible throughout the campus during morning and afternoon business hours. During after hours, people are still loitering around the area. It is quite dangerous to walk outside during late hours because the area is very noisy. Sometimes, you see people selling drugs, and, on occasion, there have been cases of kidnapping and robbery.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Great Facilities – The tech center is a great facility, but it can be hard to find an open computer. However, different labs are available (editing, photo/video, sound, etc) and meeting rooms which make it super convenient. Plus both macs and pcs are available to all students

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've Never Had a Problem – Personally, I've never had a problem here. The area is a little sketchy and the locals kinda freak me out sometimes, but there are police everywhere on campus, and it is so lit up at night.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Gets Repetitive – Unless you have your own house and a solid group of friends, going to the massive frat/house parties gets repetitive and old fast. Sometimes its fun, but its usually sweaty drunk people crowded into a small room tackling each other to find the keg.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Not Impressive – The cafeteria in J&H only has something worthwhile once a week (if at all), but their breakfasts is pretty good. The student center gets old fast, but the wraps, einsteins, and chinese are usually pretty good (but the lines are too long)

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: A Lot to Do, but Limited Area. There's a lot to do on campus, but going off campus gets a little tricky. Anytime you want to go into the city you have to use the subway/bus/train etc. because there is literally nothing to do nearby off campus except for parties (which don't start until 11 pm), unless you enjoy walking around the ghetto.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: It's Pretty Nice – Academically, the professors and material are pretty sound. There's a lot to do around campus, but that's it. Going off campus is a hassle, because you have to take a subway/bus/train etc. to go anywhere worth while.

3 College Senior

Administration: There are tons of security guards but they could care less about anyones safety

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are very few good looking guys in the college.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The lunch trucks on campus is the best! Definitely try the creperie truck!

5 College Junior

Transportation: Moving on up – There are soooo many transportation options at Temple that I find having a car on campus a waste of time. We have a shuttle that transports us to our Ambler campus. We have a shuttle that takes you directly to your door if you live nearby campus. We have easy access to SEPTA buses and the subway. We also have a regional rail that can take you to 30th street station and you can catch Greyhound or Amtrak home if applicable. And you can even get to the Airport via 30th Street Station.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Life in the City – Here in Philadelphia City there are so many things to do. the best shopping, sport, museum, and recreation.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Food Trucks – Here at Temple University, we have a lot of different kinds of food included Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, and American, etc all over the campus. You can get it cheap and the food are very delicious. Crepe truck is one of my favorite place on campus, they're very cheap and very good.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: with the campus being built around broad street you have the subway right at your door which can get you to center city in under 5 minutes

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3 College Junior

Academics: Pretty Cool – As long as you're very interested, work hard, and do your research, you will be fine. Being a part of the community is a big part of succeeding in your program. The school is such a big school that professors will not remember you unless you keep in contact with them, speak up, and make sure you are memorable.

2 College Junior

Drug Safety: Pretty Basic – The drug scene is pretty basic to any other college campus in the United States, drugs are pretty easy to get to and aren't a taboo to the students.

1 College Junior

Health & Safety: A Little Nerve-Wrecking – Temple is smack dab in the middle of a dangerous neighborhood. Because students come to the campus unprepared and unaware of how to handle themselves in that type of environment, students are targets for theft and robbery.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Rock!! At Temple, there are always sporting events going on throughout specific seasons. The top sporting events are basketball and football.

3 College Junior

Weather: Walking Distances and Snow. One thing with Temple is that there is a lot of walking to do because the campus is huge. When its pouring rain its a pain to have to walk to class and not be completely soaked. You always have to look up the weather to make sure your dressed appropriate for the weather! It snows a lot during the winter, which makes it harder to get to classes because you have to be very careful....they never cancel classes due to snow...ever.

4 College Junior

Administration: Philadelphia Has More Things to Worry About. The city of Philadelphia is honestly chaotic and quite scary if you have never been there before and are visiting for the first time. There is tons of security, but they are looking for robberies and violent crimes rather than kids partying, underage drinking and what not. They are strict in the dorms with noise, but as soon as you walk a little off campus, cops are more worried about a lot more serious acts than the crazy social lives of college students.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Not Very Helpful. The financial aid office at Temple is a complete headache. I have been there about 3 times in the past two weeks and still haven't been able to get my financial aid, status of living together and the semester starts in less than 2 weeks! Basically you have to demand information and help yourself because no one is going to go out of the way for you.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Social Life, but No Time for Relationships. There's a lot of social life at Temple, but it seems like more people are interested in meeting new people every weekend rather than having a long term relationship with someone. Students on this campus are all culturally diverse looking and they all have different ways of style. There is someone for everyone and anyone on this campus.

1 College Freshman

Parking: It's pretty hard to find a parking space, it being in the city and everything. I would stick with riding a bike or walking to classes.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Temple University has a lot of people with different ethnic backgrounds. We have diverse races and different religions. People are generally okay with someone's sexual orientation being different.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Philadelphia is one of the best cities in the world to experience various food cultures. From market street to Walnut, Old City, and the various installments placed throughout the city. If you are a serious 'foodie,' you will not be disappointed. Also, the gym on broad street is very modern. Paley library has endless amounts of information and the dvd cellar has many of the titles any movie fan can look forward to.

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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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