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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Since Temple is a city university it is open to the public, so like BU or NYU, which provide its own security it is not possible to control everyone and everything. Yet, Temple makes a great effort to create security visibility to all within the campus.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Since I commute I cannot give a first hand response on the housing experience. However, I have not heard no complaints whatsoever about housing.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: What made my Temple experience great was the faculty. They're are truly interested in the success of serious student, and such seriousness is respected by all professional at Temple. I found the professors to be flexible with a student's lifestyle, work/study schedule. I perceived that not only are they trying to graduate students, they're grooming people to be successful in the working world or the next generation of Temple University administrators, professors, researchers, etc.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: While Temple has reached national spotlight in basketball and football, the overall success of the athletics program could improve with higher level of recruiting and incentives. The more successful those programs become the more interest the school will draw for other sports and academics. As the programs succeed due to the rising level of talent recruited the greater the involvement from the campus and surrounding communities. Currently the programs are competitive but not with the top programs in the nation.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Temple is located in North Philadelphia which is an area with high crime rates, thus, it's not the safest place to go to school. However, the security measures are very high here and I've never felt unsafe walking through campus by myself.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of the professors should be retired because they are not as knowledgeable as they should be.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've really enjoyed it over the past 2 years! Optimal safety, optimal proximity to classes, really nice buildings, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is a lot of Greek life but there is also a lot of non-Greek things to get involved in. I think the Greek life is good for their community service and frequent fundraising for charities.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football games are one of the most fun events a student can attend. After a successful 2015 season, there is a lot of school spirit and student involvement.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Temple's reputation is pretty bad because when I say that I go to Temple, people always ask "Do you ever feel unsafe?" And I never have. There are always police around and you have to be smart about where you go and when. Obviously if you walk around at 3 am off campus alone, you're asking for trouble.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most professors really do care about you and your academics; they usually have office hours multiple days a week, which is very convenient for almost everyone. Class sizes are great, lots of variety.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Temple has become a big school in recent years, and networking in the city is great

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Temple is good about having a lot of different options for students when it comes to dorms. You get what you pay for though

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I honestly don't know much about greek life except that is not huge

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The gyms are pretty good, but mostly on the southern end of campus which is inconvenient since I live on the other side

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Temple, even though it was not originally my #1 school I am so glad I wound up here

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think it all can vary from professor to professor, but my first semester went well. A few of the professors took too long to put grades in and it was quite frustrating.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Temple is on the rise. I am very excited to have caught the wave as it was getting bigger. I cannot wait to have a Temple degree.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Johnson and Hardwick and my roommate and I run into a few headaches here and there but overall we have been enjoying ourselves. We are moving off campus sophomore year and we look forward to that, but our experience in J&H was good.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't yet considered participating in Greek Life at Temple but of the people that I have talked with who are involved, they enjoy themselves.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: This year our football team had an incredible record that surprised each and every one of us. The participation and attendance at the games was incredible.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Our school is amazing and there is a place for every walk of life to fit in and feel at home. The energy that radiates throughout campus is enough to get us out of a funk during finals, or during a week where we suffered a tough sports loss. It is in such a prime location in one of the greatest cities in the world and opportunity is at every corner. There is adventure everywhere and that is such a crucial part of the college experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: As long as one sticks closely to the actual campus buildings, the campus feel safe. There are always people walking about and security guards on the corners and in every building

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, my professors have been great and the class sizes were not that large. So far, I only took one large class but the professor took the time to learn everyone's name and be available for his students so it did not feel like I was being lost in the crowd. The only professor I had trouble with was one that did not speak good English which wasn't too big of a problem

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never had an issue on or around campus but I know that Temple has a number of services that could help me should the need arise.

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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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