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Reviews 4546 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Public Transportation is really pretty good. There are a number of subway stops that are super close to campus and the trains come quite frequently.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are always parties going on at Temple, but they're usually a bust. All of the cool places to hang out are for 21+ and if you plan on going into Center City to do something, everything closes before 9 PM.

1 College Junior

Academics: I want to emphasize how horrible this school has been to me, a paying and hardworking student. The school is absolutely in the middle of the ghetto, where we get weekly emails from the security department explaining how students have been robbed, shot/ stabbed and stalked by the surrounding neighborhood scum. Make your way to the classrooms and you will find a condescending and arrogant faculty. Some courses have been tolerable but most have been absolutely horrible. On many occasions, I have heard my teachers be racist and degrading to students and other faculty alike. The school appears to be obsessed with profiting off of the students, where vending machines and on campus eateries are absolutely ridiculously priced. I would stay far away from this university. If you are looking for a good education without all the dangers and hassles that overwhelm Temple, look at Penn State Abington or Villanova. Again, stay far away from Temple. I have heard from alumni's that it is a decent school, but I can assure you that it is a dangerous and self-centered 'not for profit' institution with no interest in helping its students earn a legitimate degree that will help them succeed in life.

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: North philly is sketchy, but temple police does a good job at taking care. It's expensive.

3 College Junior

Transportation: On campus transportation is ok. Transport between campuses is good.

4 College Senior

Academics: Temple is a very good school academically. It offers so many programs. I am a senior and I have only met one professor I had a real problem with

2 College Senior

Parking: I don't drive to campus because its very hard to find parking.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am currently a double major, majoring in both Social Work and Criminal Justice. I have two jobs, one on campus and one in center city. I still manage to get all my work done, even when getting home at 11pm from work.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: When it snows class is usually never cancelled. But for the most part the weather is good.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I like that there are a variety of different spots to go to but the quality of the food is sometimes not the best.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is really accessible around Temple. You have the regional rail, subway, bus and parking garages. Semester parking is expensive, but worth it if you don't want to take the public transportation late at night.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Always campus police around and I have never felt unsafe at night. Not the safest place to be around but the police presence makes me feel a little more comfortable.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Need more actual meal-quality food in the law school

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Temple Police are the second biggest police force in PA. They're everywhere. North Philly is not a good neighborhood and the school is aware of it. They notify you of crimes that happen to student through emails or texts if you give them your number and they are continually reminding you of safety.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A lot of kids smoke pot on campus. You'll smell it. Temple really doesn't take action unless you're doing it out in the open or in your dorm room. Don't do it in your dorm room.

1 College Freshman

Parking: You can find street parking, but the parking lots on campus are horrible. Unless you get here at 6 AM, you'll driving around for a while trying to find a space.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are some professors who are very knowledgeable, able to make the class entertaining, able to teach very well.
However, there are some professors who can't teach at all even though they are knowledgeable.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: It is VERY diversed especially in ethnic/racial wise. People are usually acceptive with different racial, economic, politial, and sexual orientation/diversity.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Sometimes it's rainy, windy and snowy. But mostly it's sunny.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I am biology major and currently taking Biology I class. Chemistry department is so much better than biology department if I only compare the intro courses.
But there are a lot of internships. Facilities are moderately good.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It is very easy to go to the center city and shop, go to museums, go to movie theater, and do much more.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Since Temple is at the North Philly, it can be very dangerous to walk around at night by yourself in certain places.
However, there is Owl Loop which can drive you to whereever you need to go past 5:30pm.
There are a lot of security guards and police officers around Temple.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is good but little costly.
It is needed for students who commute. However, since it is in the urban area, it is really easy to hand around.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: It is highly diversed. So, it gives farily good experience for the real world because some point in your college life, you have to work with people from different background as you.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not know much about athletics at Temple.
However, there are very good basketball players.
Most of the students support big sport events.


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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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