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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it at Temple. The whole atmosphere is just exhilarating. Yea, there are some slow days, but most of the time, the campus is buzzing with students and activities. The food trucks are super affordable and delicious. You get your money's worth with them.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Going Into the City – Going into the city and getting food off-campus can be a bit pricey. There's of course the usual restaurants like McDonald's and Wendy's, but going somewhere a little bit more fancy can be a little bit more for your budget. The food trucks on campus are awesome and super affordable.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Not Too Bad – They review the rules to you as freshman but they aren't enforced too strictly. I've been to a few parties that have been busted by the cops & they just made everyone leave the place that the party was at unless you were so drunk that you couldn't walk. They usually just give you a warning & that's it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Kind of Expensive – I got my apartment at a place called University Village. They have fully furnished apartments including all utilities. But for the most part, rent around here is $400-$800 a month (not including utilities). Word of advice, start the search early because the cheap, quality apartments go fast!

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Average I Guess – It is Philadelphia & Septa isn't known for being the best. The trains aren't a bad option though & they aren't too expensive. Septa tends to be late alot though

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Nice Variety – I'm a girl so I'm happy to say that there is a BEAUTIFUL variety of men at Temple. I've met alot of them in class & at parties during the year. They are all not the same looking & come from different backgrounds. You will be happy with the options at Temple. :)

5 College Senior

Majors: Great Professors and Classmates – The professors mostly know what they are talking about and all of them have great real world experience in the field of accounting. Classmates are very intelligent and push themselves to the point that it motivates you to study and understand the subject matter more.

5 College Senior

Majors: Very Easy to Do – Temple lays out everything you need to get into a program. It's very straightforward and simple.

5 College Senior

Majors: Top Class Program – The Fox School at Temple has consistently excellent professors that do a great job of teaching you what you need to know for exams while also being able to provide real world examples and experience to help prepare you for life after school.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Constantly Building and Improving. Always Helping Students – Temple is constantly putting up new buildings and facilities for the students to take advantage of. In the business school, they also have the Center for Student Professional Development that does and amzing job of putting students and potential employers in contact with each other and setting up interviews.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: there is only so much a school can do but I think Temple does a good keeping it to a min.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I think the people are avg. There are the cute, the ugly, and the ok. Some people might say its a C.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is there its just the cost can get high. However a car would be way more expensive and parking is horrible.

2 College Sophomore

Technology: Sometimes the computers go down due to server issues. During the winter, the computers are not as accessible. Most students use the computers to go on facebook and/or to listen to music so it's best to have your own laptop. During finals week the computers get filled up pretty fast. The smart thing to do is only use the computers when you really need them at certain times during the day except for club hours.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm Satisfied With My School as a Whole – As a whole I think Temple it a great school. There is constantly activities and events to get involved in you can never be bored unless you force yourself to be. I like the people. Everyone is nice. No drama. I wanted to go out-of-state when I first started my college search and I wish I would have been able to do that. However, being close to home has been extremely beneficial and it's nice to be in the city rather than the small suburb that I grew up in. Overall, I really enjoy being at Temple.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diverse but Not Enough – When I started my semester at Temple I expected there to be more diversity. I thought there would be more African-American students but there are not as many as I thought. However, it is a large jump in amount compared to my high school. I have met different people of different backgrounds but I wish it were slightly more diverse than it is.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: More Alcohol Than Drugs – I've been to parties and there is definitely access to alcohol but not so much drugs. I haven't met anyone interested in using drugs.There is no drug related activities at parties either.

3 College Senior

Administration: Varies Depending on the Officer – Some cops just kick everyone out of the party and tell people to go home, others will give offenses by randomly selecting people to ID.

3 College Junior

Diversity: A Little Bit of Everything – Temple is like a big melting pot of every type of person you could ever imagine. However, the majority are white.

4 College Junior

Academics: Always a Challenge – I (transferred) came to Temple looking for an academic challenge and I definitely got what I was looking for.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There is so much diversity in this school, more than I have seen at any other school. It is good because it gives people a chance to learn new things and meet new people that they would not normally meet

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great Experience – I have had a great experience at Temple University, the only issue sometimes can be the area that it is in. If you are on campus you are safe, but a lot of people are told that it is dangerous to step off of campus. But the teachers are all fantastic and really know what they are talking about, and the campus is easy to navigate your way around.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very Safe Campus – Temple has a huge private police force. There are security booths all around campus. Temple provides a free shuttle from campus to the surrounding neighborhoods for students that live off-campus and do not want to walk home late at night. I always feel safe, even though there is crime sometimes.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Great Balance – Not too cold. The heat can be a bit much but I love the heat.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Who Run the World? Greeks – Greeks are a strong force but I would not say that they are the only ones. They do party but they also organize many events on campus. There is a good balance of Greeks and other organizations on the 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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