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Reviews 3884 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: City-Life and Diversity Are Key Elements. The guys and girls at Temple vary slightly from one another. Temple is right in the city, so you won't find many country folk. Because of this, you might get the impression that people are in a rush and won't stop to talk to you, or are too "private." That's not always the case. The girls are always open to talk along the way or chat in a coffee shop, and the guys are very "boy-ish" and love to have fun and joke around or lounge in the rec rooms. Temple is a very diverse school, so the students here are also diverse and open to people of different backgrounds.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is easily accessible and can get you anywhere throughout the city. There is an oncampus shuttle that is very convenient.

3 College Junior

Parking: Students are able to buy a parking pass, however, it is very expensive. Being that Temple is in Philadelphia, public transportation is very accessible and is almost better than having a car. However, if you find it necessary to have a car on campus, there is street parking available, just make sure you are parking in an approved zone.

3 College Junior

Academics: Elementary Education – The program at Temple University has been reworked in the last two years in order to meet Pennsylvania's certification standards for education majors. As a result of this, the students have been misled and confused. Other than the confusion with the actual program itself, the professors are great and try to work with us through this transition as best as they can. I do really enjoy the school we are working with in order to complete our observation hours and practicums. I think the changes being made to the program will work out for the best, once all the kinks are ironed out.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Strict When They Want to Be – Temple Secuirity is pretty strict when they want to be. When it comes to the "safety" of the school in terms of people getting robbed at gun point and assaulted one may wonder where the school police is. However when it comes to parties and under age drinking Temple Police is EVERYWHERE. First time offenders are handed citations and have phone calls sent home. However this seldom happens, there is always something to do in terms of parties and other social events on campus just hang out in groups and go by word of mouth in terms of where to go.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The computer labs at the Temple University Tech Center and Paley Libraries are state of the art and well taken care of. I have yet to hear a complaint from anyone about computers not being available. There is also a computer loan program that the school implements in case one does not own a computer and needs to take the work home. The wifi access here at Temple is very reliable and can be accessed anywhere near campus. So if one does not mind doing work at the Tech Center or Library the need for a computer is not really a problem.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our Football Team Is Really Great – I'm not sure about our other sports, but our football team is amazing and they work really hard to make us proud every year!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are such a wide variety of programs offered at Temple, both academic and extracurricular, it's a great place to be!

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Could Be More Diverse – On campus there is an average amount of diversity. You have your Caucasians, African Americans, Asians, Indians and whatnot but I feel as though there are more Caucasians and Asians on campus than any other race. I wish it was more diverse though because even though I'm Asian, in most cases I find myself to be either the only Asian or one of the few Asians in a predominantly Caucasian classroom.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lunch Trucks – A lot of the food on campus are very expensive and if you don't have a meal plan, you'll most likely be buying food from the lunch trucks. There are not a lot of restaurants on campus but there is a plethora of lunch trucks which are all reasonably priced. I don't really eat at the dining hall so I don't know much about it but I get buy with the lunch truck. The crepe truck is amazing here.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The classes that I am taking now are just the basics for business majors and right now things are ok. The classes aren't too challenging but if you don't do your work, things will pile up really quickly. Also, Temple has many SPO (student professional organizations) and they help a lot in finding internships and future jobs.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Its Okay – Temple definatly is located in an adventurous area. you can do a lot of things in the city. They also have things to do on campus. However, I don't find the academics to be what I had expected. I would've thought there would be more of a variety for me. I also hoped that the classes themselves would be enlightening, but I have experienced otherwise thus far.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: One Step Ahead – Before students come to Temple,they are required to take a drug and alcohol screen test. It assesses how much one drinks previously and how much they are expected to drink. It also tells you all rules to play it safe while drinking. Temple does also give out fines for having any alcohol or drud paraphenalia in the dorms. However the campus doesn't do much to sway students away from parting to focus on studies.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Take Your Pick – There are a variety of groups here at Temple. It can be said that most all students are fashionable. Girls for the most part stay up to date with fashion. Overall there are a mix of races for both sexes and they are all relatibly good looking. The best places to meet people seem to be at the parties going on at night.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Gotta Love It – My favorite experiences in life have been at Temple. My roomate and I have become best friends and we share alot of good times together. My favorite experience was traveling to ceter city for outfest, a big parade in the city. You have to study to stay it's not easy. If I could afford it I would stay forever.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Sick Activities – We have several athletic centers, our biggest is the Liacouras Center, where most of the basketball games are held. The library and tech center are near the middle of campus for easy access to everyone. Campus activities and free give away are always going on on campus. They really get the student body interested and involved.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and Safety – Campus crime happens requently on and off campus. We get emails that notify us where and when a crime was commited so that we know where to stay away from. We have 60 emergency buttons on campus. If a button is pressed at any time a cop will be there within seconds. There are also high tech cameras on the lamposts, and bike cops that secure the campus. I feel safe on campus, but when I leave I am sure to bring a group with me.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: It's Beneficial – There are all different types of greek organizations on our campus, African-American, Asian, Indian, Hispanic, Caucasian. They sometimes work together to put on shows and different programs. It seems that only Caucasian greeks have housing on campus though. They do not seem to create a negative atmosphere on campus. You can gain a great deal of friends by participating and have the chance to volunteer, etc.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Temple is known to be a very diverse school in terms of the number of different ethnic groups that attend. When coming to campus, everyone can find what group they fit in, basically no one should be left alone. Different groups have different hang out spots and there are several different clubs and organizations that cater to different groups, although they are accepting of everyone.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's Okay – The campus is smack dab in the middle of north Philadelphia so there have been several different crimes that have taken place. Campus police are very good though. There is always an alert when something does happen so I do not really feel unsafe. Students who are robbed or harassed are often walking the streets alone late at night, which certainly is unsafe. There are bike cops, security boxes with people in them on the corners. And they also have these blue telephones that automatically call the police and are spread throughout campus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: SCT Welcomes Opportunities Fulfilling Ambitions – The Temple University School of Communications and Theater (SCT) is rated second in the U.S. (behind UCLA). Journalism, Broadcast Telecommunications and Mass Media (BTMM), Film, Theater, and Communications Studies fill the ranks. By the way, there are music studios and television productions studios of hands-on qualitiy that students can use on their own. In terms of activities: "Temple Update," "Owl Sports Update" (weekly Temple spoprts highlight show), OWL ACCESS (Temple University student-produced sports broadcasting online network []), and theater productions. Scott Samuel David Weiss applied to Temple University (no where else) because the school has a valued reputation of success through the programs and facilities, considering that current Philadelphia Eagles radio play-by-play announcer Meril Reece graduated calling Temple games.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: NO FACE – Both has their individual style that make them unique.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is a diverse community as well independence.

3 College Junior

Local Area: City Life – Temple is right in North Philadelphia. The plus is that the campus has something always open and ready for you to have a great time. Problem is, that Temple is in North Philly, on of the most dangerous parts of Philly, but stay on campus and you are is one of the safest locations in the city hands down. Grab a quick train ride into center city and you have all of the best parts of Philly right in front of you.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Being told you have been given a scholarship or financial aid is easy. All you have to do is check your online account, but trying to get a hold of any one in the Financial Aid office is impossible. They do not respond to e-mails, and they almost never pick up the phone. Trying to see some one in person is just as hard if not worse, since now you are sitting in a room with a bunch of people waiting for the same exact help.


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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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