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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors show that they know what they are teaching for the majority of the time. The class sizes are understandable because of the course they teach.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are a bunch of recruiters from different companies everyday. There is student networking which connects the students to potential employers. The career service center really tries their best in helping the students find a career path.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus does offer knowledge to the students at orientation about drinking and drugs. However, if a student is doing underage drinking or taking drugs, the school will provide support and guidance and not discipline them.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of food trucks with a variety of options to choose from.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: j&h is by far the best place for freshman to live and make friends, everyone i know who lives in suites is always hanging out here because no one in 1300 or 1940 talk to eachother

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The police are so focused on making sure Temple students say safe that they don't care too much if you're drunk as long as you aren't being dumb.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not too many options but there is usually something on campus or just off that takes Diamond Dollars

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Temple is in North Philly, which isn't the best area. But the University takes many steps to ensure student's safety, such as police officers patrolling 24/7. On campus is completely safe.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: You're in Philadelphia. If you want something specific, you are probably going to find it.

3 College Senior

Administration: I've heard they really crack down on your attendance.

College Senior

Scholarships: I haven't been able to apply for financial aid yet with Temple.

5 College Senior

Majors: There are plenty of majors to choose from. I didn't find any difficulties in getting the major I wanted. All they really wanted was my transcripts, and my SAT/ACT scores, IF I wanted to send them in. They give you the "Temple Option".

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3 College Senior

Local Area: In one direction, it turns into complete slums and I'd be afraid to go out at night. If you go the opposite direction, it gets all corporate and more pleasant.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: When I visited, I only got to see the 1940 Dorm Hall. The rooms were small and dainty. I liked them. I particularly like that there are one-person studio apartments. The best option as an undergrad is probably Johnson and Hardwick; The worst is Peabody. I the costs for housing are average, but doable. I like that even the undergrads get full choice on where they live and their roommates.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's okay directly off campus. If you want good food the you would have to travel to center city and go to the amazing restaurants down there.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not the best, our football team isn't the greatest but they're making progress. As for the other teams I really don't know nor care. Basketball season is approaching.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Terrible. Barely any aid given.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: So far I haven't really had any unbearable problems.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: I haven't run into any problems. North Philly is a pretty dangerous area at times but it is do-able. Just be careful.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Doesn't really matter to be honest. If you're in it, great. If not then that's fine too.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a bunch of scholarships from the school so I don't have to pay loans. The fly in four scholarship comes in handy as well. Sign up for it. There's actually nothing to lose, except the amount of debt you have.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police are ok but health services are pretty good

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not a lot of diversity in Greek system

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Any place worth while is kind of far.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The rules in the dorms are pretty strict. Especially when having visitors.

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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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