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Reviews 4564 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is not much off-campus dining. But there are a lot of lunch truck options during the day. But at night there are limited options to pizza and chinese- a lot of delivery options. But if a student wants to go out to a restaurant then they have the option to go to the whole city of Philadelphia! That is the fun part.There are not many discounts at the places that are off campus either.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus at Temple has been a typical dorm life experience. The more expensive the housing, the better the residence life but even the cheapest housing (where I lived) was pretty good.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of people from different backgrounds here.

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: They were very helpful to me wen I visited Temple for a campus tour

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Very helpful student. Pretty much can answer answer any question about Temple University.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The career services for law school is pretty good. They have a database full of internships and will help you get your resume and stuff together. Also, Temple has the #1 trial advocacy program in the country.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great professors who really work to make themselves available and the #1 trial advocacy program in the country.

3 College Senior

Weather: The only time the weather affects campus experience is if it snows. If it heavily snows, Temple notifies its students if classes are cancelled or not. Temple does a great job of clearing the sidewalks when it does snow.

4 College Senior

Local Area: The main campus of Temple University is in an urban area of North Philadelphia. Local attractions include the Liacouras Center and theatres such as the Kimmel Center which are only subway rides away. Students who live on campus have easy access to the Progress Plaza shopping center on Broad and Oxford in which they can buy food, clothing, and books. This school really has alot to offer.

5 College Junior

Academics: I have not started classes with my new major yet but when I was an English Studies major I DoD have a huge work load. It requires a lot of reading. Most of the classes in my major requires the purchase of many books. However, the faculty is very helpful

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are places to eat everywhere near campus. Majority of the places, such as City View, allows you to use your Diamond Dollars (money on you temple id card) and also gives students a 10% discount. You can find restaurant that are very diverse and are sure to please people of many different nationalities.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Good as long as you stay on campus, but Temple is in the ghetto so going off campus increases your chances for harm. Just be smart and wise.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The majority of my teachers push me to do my best and help me to understand how I can do better. The course load and grading may not be all that difficult at times, and then extremely difficult at other times. It depends on the professor. But in all of my classes, regardless of the teacher, I left challenged and more knowledgeable in a certain subject. For sure.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Temple is full of spots to hang out outside. When it is a nice day, you will see hundreds of kids around hanging out on the different grass areas, or throwing a ball around, or going to the local ice cream trucks/food trucks. It is when the weather gets bad that people disappear. And there are great places to go inside to study, get work done, or just chill. You just have to look for them. And aesthetically, the campus is GREAT. It looks great in the summer and the winter, and even on a cloudy day. If anything, I would just say we have so many people using the facilities during midterms or finals you can barely find equipment (computers, desks, chairs) to use. But that isn't really a problem, it simply just requires a bit of patience and good timing.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I'll give it a solid A. Simply because the teachers I've had have all be great, passionate, energetic professors of their subject (except maybe one). Their passion would rub off on me and then I often got interested in the subjects at hand. Plus, they really did want the students to learn and they are pretty reasonable in terms of work and other aspects of the curriculum.

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5 College Junior

Technology: Plenty of computers all over the campus for different types of environment.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Awesome parties and theres always somewhere to go in

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2 College Freshman

Parking: The semester pass to the official parking is around $800. Street parking is hard to find unless you drive back a couple blocks to the bad areas.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: It's possible to find spots on the street, but sometimes can take a while. I don't know how much a parking permit costs.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The TECH Center can be crowded, but the computers there have great software.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse campus. you hear people speaking different languages all the time, and if you don't feel weird or left out at all

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a variety of options at temple. you can also double major, minor, or get a certificate, as well as take classes from other departments too.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While the actual Temple Campus is situated in a sketchy area of Philly, I have never felt unsafe while I am on campus. I am a short girl, and even I feel safe while walking around at night. There hasn't been one sidewalk I've walked on on-campus where I haven't seen a bike cop. And any time there is an issue in the area, the Temple Police will send out an email alerting us of things such as not wearing headphones while walking due to a burglary that just happened, or not to walk around a certain street because there was recently an issue there. The campus is very well lit, and there are 2 security offices right near the more heavily frequented campus areas.

4 College Freshman

Academics: As a student at the Tyler School of Arts College, I am pretty satisfied with my classes. I was accepted to 7 different colleges including Temple, and the Tyler School of Arts program was the best choice out of all of them besides perhaps Penn State's program, which was a close second. My only complaint about the classes is that I wish I had time to explore different majors, and I wish we would have more lecture classes rather than just working on the skills needed to complete our projects. Besides that I have loved every teacher I had and my classes were adequate.

There are also tons of opportunities for students. I'm not sure what other colleges do, but the Tyler School of Arts college sends out a newsletter every week or so telling us about lectures and workshops which happen many times a month. There are also many email updates from the Career Center and the main Temple committee about several opportunities from job offers/internships to things happening around campus. They keep us very updated.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: Because of the area they are very diligent in safety.


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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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