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Reviews 4561 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't take over the school, and fraternities are a lot more well-known than sororities. They are known for throwing parties, but that's all I ever see of them on campus.

1 College Student

Parking: Dont bring a car cause honestly you wont have anywhere to park and youll be paying too much money. and if you plan on driving then be prepared to come to class an hour early cause it will take you forever to find a spot

2 College Student

Local Area: Its Philly! The city is amazing but the area is not so great. At first its scary but then once you get used to it its not so bad. You just have to learn the tricks of the trade through experience. Theres alot to do here but its all about going out and making the trip.

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: The school is very versatile. You will find guys and girls of all different sorts which makes the school alittle fun. You can meet a sorts of students. There really is no specific type of girl or boy that really outshines the other.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in Temple University, and I've been very satisfied with my education. I'm a Social Work major, and my professors and advisers are extremely helpful. They keep us informed about countless opportunities and only want the best for her.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a decent amount of financial aid, but the process was extremely long. Temple's financial aid office is well known for losing paperwork and prolonging application processes. A majority of my issues with financial aid could be solved if there were more workers.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife are for students of all age groups. There are plenty of bars around campus for student 21 or older and there are clubs for students 18 and older. A majority of students under 21 prefer to go to house parties because they are cheaper, closer to campus (walking distance), and the music is much better.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs at Temple University are advanced and are relatively reliable but are usually crowded during "campus rush hour." This rush hour occurs during the middle of the day (12pm-4pm). However, after rush hour it is very easy to find a spot. I personally prefer to have a personal computer and printer but I know numerous people who solely rely on those provided by the school.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Your better off cooking because off campus food options are a subway ride away.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus apartments are very safe. Off campus houses are not very safe. Police do not go their all the time like they do on campus. Off campus housing is about $3-5 thousand dollars cheaper then living on campus in dorms. Cons are that were in North Philadelphia and anything could happen.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Greek Life is fun and exciting. Greeks get their own house all over campus and off campus.

5 College Junior

Majors: The History program at Temple is complemented by a great staff. These are not only educators but world class historians who seek to deliver excellence to anyone who walks through their doors. I was very happy with the Temple history department and would highly recommend them to anyone who loves the past.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Philadelphia has alot to offer the only problem is the homeless problem within the city. Alot of people will continue to ask you for change even when you say you can't. Center city is great as far as culture, entertainment, and food. Temple University's campus is safe for the most part but transportation to the campus could be interesting. As long as you are careful on the commute Temple is an excellent school with excellent resources at its disposal and the city of Philadelphia has a diverse history and many forms of entertainment.

1 College Freshman

Local Area: The campus is nice but the surrounding area is terrible and not safe. As long as your smart and mind your own business nothing should happen. Most people that have gotten themselves into bad situations did something got provoke the person.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many food trucks that offer great variety but there seems to be the same food you see over and over again. If there were big food chains closer to campus such as taco bell or five guys it would generate more revenue. There is nothing good open on the weekends so more food options would be amazing.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is not fresh. Weekends are lacking. Not many varieties.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: like all big schools there is a lot of marijuana. other than that there not to much that goes around other then molly and adderall

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: At temple most student only are on campus housing for one year. temple allows only 2 years for a student to be in campus housing. Morgan hall looks really nice though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I believe the dorms are overpriced, and the security that is required is tedious and not always effective, but living in Johnson Hall does have its perks. I live on one of the upper floors in the dorm, and I have an amazing view of the city which I am very grateful to have. I also think they have nice community activities that residents can get involved in and feel more connected to this community. Johnson Hall is located at a very convenient part of campus; it has a cafeteria right below, and it is close to many of the classroom buildings which makes it easier to get to class. The social atmosphere is for the most part pleasant, although there was some trouble integrating with everyone on my floor. The dorm in Johnson was a little too small of a space for the amount of stuff that I have, but I was able to rearrange my room to make it more spacious and utilizing the space effectively.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I have enjoyed most of my classes during my first year at Temple. The smaller classes I prefer greatly over lecture based courses because I interact more personally with my Professors and connect better with students. I also enjoy the diversity of selection that Temple offers, and I will continue to utilize it to explore the different areas of knowledge that I have yet to discover.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I believe Temple is wildly accepting towards people of the queer community especially, and I think that is wonderful. People can participate in things that they're interested in without fear of judgement, or at least that's what I have witnessed since I began coming here. I love the diversity at Temple, and I feel like we have are progressing in the right direction in terms of equality and acceptance of different backgrounds. The only problem that I've seen arise sometimes is when I see people berating others and trying to impose their views on religion and how they feel others should believe. I simply cannot accept someone who tries to impose their views on another and assume they are unconditionally right without a second glance. People are allowed to believe in what they want to, yes, but it is not always appropriate to project your views in such aggressive ways.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia is a huge city and everyone shares the same love for it even after they leave.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Feel people accept others. Major issue is competitiveness not ethnicity.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Every year the wifi goes down during finals week. The computers also are quite slow.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: As a graduate student, there aren't many scholarships available to us. The only financial aid really available is through fellowships or loans. My school offers both but fellowship opportunities are running scarce.


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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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