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Reviews 4015 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Come Meet the Greeks – The greek life at Temple University plays a huge role in the school atmosphere. There are always events and bake sales for people to get to know the Greeks. It's not bad to not be in a fraternity or sorority, but the events and some parties are hosted by them.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The City of Beauty and Excitement – Philadelphia is a large city with lots to offer for everyone. The best place to view is Center City because there is a lot of beautiful murals. Near Temple University there are other close by schools that Philadelphia has to offer, such as Drexel and Univeristy of Pennsylvania. Don't forget to visit "Love Park." It is really beautiful when the water changes colors and plays music.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ounces of Diversity – Diversity is enjoyable in every aspect and that is what my experience at Temple has brought me. The city is always vibrant. It's easy to get around. There's so much more beyond campus life. Explore and take in the city of Philadelphia.

5 College Junior

Technology: There are plenty of labs around campus to do work or print from. The Tech center is the main computer lab on campus and it contains hundreds of computers, including Mac's and PCs.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: A Gamble – Give or take Temple is located in North Philadelphia. North Philly is probably one of the worst areas to have to reside in while in school, because of the high crime rates. However much of this is off set by the excellent security measures provided by local and campus police. At the end of the day it's not too bad.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Our financial aid office is always busy. I applied for and received financial aid. It was pretty simple.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Our options are good with Septa and the Subway being on Broad Street. The cost is reasonable. I mainly get rides home, since I am local. We use the subway to go to the football games.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Great work-out facility, and student center. The tech center fits the huge population and is very clean.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Ten minutes away from the center city of Philadelphia. Vibrant, exciting, fun.

3 College Junior

Academics: Pretty Decent – Most of the professors are willing and available for help, but the registration process is in the process of being changed and still has some problems. The people who work in financial aid and the advising offices are sometimes, but not always, helpful

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's Pretty Poppin' – I have had plenty of great experiences here at Temple University but I'm pretty sure that there is better out there. They don't care up here, You can do as you please. But I LOVE TEMPLE, THO.

4 College Freshman

Majors: As a Broadcasting major, the internships I will be applying for will be high-profile and in major cities such as New York or Los Angeles. Though Temple has a great reputation, I'm a little nervous about how prepared I will be for such a demanding career.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports Are a Lot of Fun! Varsity sports at Temple are important, especially football and basketball. Tickets are usually very inexpensive and available for students and their families and guests, and games are always a lot of fun. Many of the other varsity sports are free to attend and are also a good time.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: After Dark – Usually people smoke and drink, though theres is more drugs during parties (frats).

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are some cute guys but since it's a huge school, you'll have options. The only drawback is some are already in a relationships...

5 College Senior

Administration: The Ugly Side of the City – Although things can get pretty sketchy just a block off Temple's campus, its better to know than not know. The strictness of campus life varies, but its normally pretty fair. If you are under 21 and are loud and proud about drinking underage, then you should submit yourself to any possible consequences, and most students do. However, this is not A+ because of all the underages given out, but because of the safety and immediate responses the police around here have for any and all incidents. Not only does the victim get aide instantly, but the entire University is informed quickly through text message then email, and its great just to stay aware and avoid walking down low lit streets. With bike cops always around, you feel safe and happy unless they are writing you some sort of citation for being irresponsible, and lets be serious, who isn't at some point?

5 College Senior

Party Scene: Age Is Nothing but a Number – Although night life in the city is viewed as most fun by 21 and older students, the night life is not just about being able to get into a club or a bar and buy drinks. The night life at Temple has been defined by its raging house parties, of all sorts, fraternity parties, which may not be free, but you meet a ton of new people, and different events constantly being promoted by outside groups that bus us to and from parties just so we can go. Although you may need a cab to get to the bars in the city, its most definitely worth it, and if you do not feel like paying a cab, walk around the block and you will find one of the three bars right on Temple's main streets! The Nightlife is for 21 and older in the city, but there is little to complain about if you are not 21 just a block away is a more than 7 blocks of houses with students ready to enjoy themselves.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Untrained Cheerleaders – Although Temple University may not be able to beat out Penn State in a football game, or win crazy championships that we can brag about for decades on t-shirts, but we definitely have one of the rowdiest, most loved student sections I have ever seen. Inside the arena or during the tailgates and at home, our students are repping Temple hard and although were all not part of the cheerleading team, everyone gets excited for a game just to throw around some cherry and white pom poms at a football game, or just a club soccer game. Temple brings it all, even if its not shown in the final score.

2 College Senior

Parking: Restricted parking Signs are hard to see. Parking can be difficult during the afternoon but not so hard in the morning before 7:00 AM

3 College Senior

Administration: Great for commuting. Many different diversity and socializing is great

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: No pay for rent, parking is free if you find parking outside of campus. Safety is bad

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Not Bad for College Food. If you dont mix it up by going to the SAC and J&H evenly it can get reptitive. Also going to different places at the sac helps. Most of the time the food is at least average.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Just Don't Get Caught – Temple police is pretty lenient, unless they are called by security. They normally don't disturb the party life unless it gets out of control or the liquor board is present. Of course there are rules against underage drinking and possession of alcohol in dormitories. Now that's different; first time you get written up, second-fined, and third- lose housing. Best way to go about not getting caught be discreet and smart; don't broadcast your supply of alcohol.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Mostly a wireless campus you can virtually get internet access anywhere on campus. The tech center is 24/7 and the library is open until 2 Sn-Th and closes at 8 on Friday and Saturday. Each building also has at least one computer lab and printing access. Temple's network is very reliable and always being updated. You don't really need a personal computer or printer but good to have them during winter or rainy days when you don't feel like going out.

3 College Senior

Parking: No Real Need for Cars – Temple requires you to pay to park in their parking lots and now that they've demolished one parking lot, parking can be harder. The off street parking is usually fine, but there's a lot of construction going on at the moment. Unless you are commuting or have a job or internship, you don't really need a car. And even then it can be cheaper just to use public transportation.

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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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