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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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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Being a state/public university, it's not surprising that there's a lot of diversity in terms of beliefs, religion, race, economic background, social upbringing, etc. Students represent a multitude of different states and countries, but I would say that a good chunk of the student body comprises of Philadelphians and other Pennsylvania residents.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: can be expensive but a good amount of options around. not in the best areas though.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Hard to find parking spots. it can get very congested. Seems easier to commute by public transportation.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love how close my dorms are in comparison to the buildings that I have class in, and my roommate turned out to be a cool person. Try avoiding J&H if possible, aim for 1940 and 1300

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Temple University so far. Everyone is so kind and accepting to whatever you may like to do. The work load is medium, but you need to do your work and attend classes in order to succeed. However, the work load is not too much that you don't have free time or can't have a good social experience.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The football games at Temple University are awesome! The students get very involved and there is free transportation to the games! The athletic facilities are awesome and so close to the residence halls.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Classes are close to the residence halls so even if the weather is bad it is a quick walk and there is shelter all around.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: All students take grades very seriously at Temple.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Plenty of good computers ready and available any time

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Facilities are very good but campus activities could be better.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: It is a diverse as the city in which it's main campus sits, Philadelphia - highly diverse.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Very good. Subway two blocks away. Two buses on the main street into center city. Also there are college buses.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Always campus police riding around on bicycles daytime and night. There are also blue lights on campus with police button on them in case of trouble while walking.

4 College Freshman

Weather: If there is a severe storm classes are canceled. Classes are close to dorms so it is easy to get to class in normal bad weather without being too caught up

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe on Temple's physical campus. But that still does not mean I would walk alone at night or around at night period. The city is very dangerous, but the Health and Safety at Temple is definitely up to par.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I love the major that I am in. Everyone within my major and specific school are extremely helpful. I'm a biology major in the school of Science and Technology. All of the teachers are friendly and willing to help. There are also many opportunities to study and get good grades.

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College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship but I plan on looking in to one. They seem like great opportunities at Temple.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Tons of Things to Do Around Campus – Temple offers all kinds of things to do as it is situated right in the city of Philadelphia. There are all kinds of cultural entertainment venues from dance, music, art, and restaurants. Temple itself offers a fair amount of entertainment through the Student Center.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Extremely Diverse – There are people of all races and origins at Temple. There is no 'majority' group.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: As an out of state student, I needed all the Financial Aid I could get. Temple gave me a good package Freshman year, but it went downhill from there. This year (Junior year) I had to BEG for more aid, and was finally awarded it. The Financial Aid office NEVER answers emails, and it is a hassle to talk to them as they don't ever give helpful answers.

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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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