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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Describe the Drug Scene at Your School. Possible Topics Include Drug and Alcohol Visibility, Usage, Peer Pressure, and Policy Enforcement. Since I started school, i haven't seen drunk people around or people using drugs.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I commute, so I don't really know how is it going with housing.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Describe Food and Dining Options on Campus. Possible Topics Include Dining Halls, Menus, Variety, Value, Best Places, and Other Ways to Use Your Meal Plan/Flex Dollars. I don't use meal plans from temple, since I commute and I'm not staying on campus for the whole day. However, even if I'm staying late i could go and buy food from the food trucks or some cafeterias.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Race, Culture, Religion – Temple university is very unique. I see so many new faces every single day as i walk the campus of Temple University. I would love to meet every single one of them and how they ended up where they are now.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Temple Police cop are very convenient. They are willing to help student feel safe on campus nonetheless, make them feel comfortable. Temple police just keep an eye on every student and see that they are doing okay and well. If anything ever happen and a student reports that another student that is in danger they will come to the rescue.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Drug Scene – I've never had a problem with drugs, nor have I've encountered anyone high.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus Can Be Dangerous – The apartments closest to campus are expensive and very tiny, but they are the safest. The surrounding neighborhood can be very shady and the locals are territorial. If you're looking for a decent sized apartment and have pepper spray, then choose one about 15 minutes out. They're cheaper and bigger.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Several of the schools within the university are highly regarded such as the business and art schools.

3 College Senior

Majors: I Regret Not Living on Campus/Career – If i could do it all over again, I would live on campus my first two years to get to know people. In addition i would have a different career goal. I really did not think much about my major until i got to college.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Public transportation (Septa) is good and affordable around Temple. The campus have FREE shuttles that takes the students to where they want to go, even to parties.

2 College Senior

Academics: The workload at Temple is a lot!!! These professors do not understand that the students sometimes have 3 to five other classes other than their class.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received barely any financial aid, so it's not the easiest thing to get. Also, if they are dealing with your loan information, it's very difficult to keep them on top of things. They sometimes lose your information, lose the paper work, or take their time filling things out. However, it eventually gets done.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Temple University's campus is a dry campus, but students still drink. However, it's not the easiest thing to get away with. Bags are checked in all dorms starting from Thursday to Saturday. If a student is caught with drugs or alcohol the police are called. Even though there are precautions to stop students from drinking and doing drugs, they still manage to get away with it. There are off-campus parties and frats that many kids go to.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and Safety – Temple University has great security and health on campus. If a person is sick on campus they can go to the health facilities. Also, if someone has a contagious disease, they will be treated or taken t the hospital, but also, the students will receive an e-mail to let them know. The safety on campus is also very good. There are police constantly riding around on their bikes or walking around. There are also the blue safety poles that if something was wrong a person could just press the button on the pole and police will be there within 30 seconds. There are also security guards in every building and along with cameras.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It Depends – We in Philadelphia get all the seasons. Blistering hot summers, bitter cold, chilly but not too chilly falls, and awesome springs. Whatever your flavor in weather is we got it here at Temple. However, there are no days off for bad weather though.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: SPORTS ARE AWESOME – The athletic teams are great. Most notable would be the Temple Basketball Team and the Football Team. The school spirit and [passion behind our sports team are great and that is only because they are great.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Psychology Major – Temple is a research institution so there are plenty of opporunities to get involved. Also since there is a huge grad school program, there is advice you can actually use and you can even take classes with grad students! Even though there is a plethora of psych students the class sizes are relatively small and the teachers generally care.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are hundreds of residents that rent their homes out to students at Temple. They are all relatively walking distance to campus. It is kind of easy to find a house because the ads are all over campus and craigslist. There are also agents walking around campus around april-summer time to look for students who are looking for apartments. They show you basically everything they have in their inventory to get their houses filled. And most landloards are willing to talk to you about the rent cost so you just have to learn to haggle. Parking? is a pain in the butt though

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Temple housing is basically you get what you paid for. The dorming is alright because you are on campus and it's fairly renovated. However, in my opinion dorming is expensive. As for apartmenting, you basically get what you paid for. Temple can get a bit scary at night time so you dont want to live too far, but living close to campus can get super expensive. it costs anything around 500-650 the closer you are to campus and anything that you consider not as nice is around 350-500

4 College Freshman

Technology: I've been in Temple University for a year now, and I must say, it is better than what I expected.
The tech center is always open 24/7 during the weekdays and there are tons of computers you can use. I even heard that we have the most amount of computeres in one facility. The reason why I didnt give an A+ is because around noon-2 and during finals week, its really hard to fine a computer

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: A Little Outdated – Public transportation is okay. The subway system only has two lines which is pretty inconvenient when trying to travel all over the city. The regional rail is really convenient for traveling outside of the city. Taxis cost the average amount. The best thing about the subway is that there is a fixed price any destination.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Reasonable Apartments – It is definitely possible to find well priced apartments in the area around Temple. It is also a lot cheaper, and a very popular option, for students to rent entire houses with a big group as opposed to just renting an apartment. Most of the apartments and houses are walking distance from campus.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: A Lot of Opportunities – Philadelphia is a great city that has a lot of things to offer. Although Temple is located in an area that is poorer than the rest of the city, the rest of Philadelphia is rich in culture. The art in Philadelphia is also really interesting; there is always a party or opening to go to downtown.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Temple University offers 169 majors in 27 areas of study. Thats more than most universities. This allows students to really hone in on what their careers interests are.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my experience at Temple so far. I am an out-of-state student from New Jersey who wanted a change from my suburban lifestyle. Temple provides the experience of living in a big city without the hustle and bustle of city life. The school has close to 30,000 undergraduates, but everyone becomes family. The people who come here could not be nicer. Your professors are some of the most experiences, well-traveled, and educated people around. You get your money's worth when you come here. Coming to Temple University was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

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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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