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Reviews 3874 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Diverse, Intelligent, Awesome – Temple wants you to succeed, and has a variety of resources to ensure this right at your fingertips. They have a variety of events and organizations catered to help students with finding jobs, internships/scholarships, studying abroad, and tutoring, advising, health and name they have it. Depending on your degree program, your email is a constant source of information about these events and programs, it all just depends on you and what you make of it.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: All Backgrounds Coming Together – This campus is very diverse and accepting of a variety of backgrounds. It's amazing :)

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Relatively Safe in a Bad Neighborhood – Generally, it's where the campus is located that is a problem. Even so, with the high amount of campus police patrol, email and text alerts regarding safety, as long as you do not leave campus or act careless, you'll be perfectly fine.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I haven't seen anyone who is really my type, but guys are OK here. I haven't seen many guys actually on campus that I would talk to.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: My Review – The location of the school is definitely a benefit. However, if you don't want to take the Broad Street Line or any other form of transportation, there isn't much to directly off campus. Housing is definitely an issue! I am a freshman living off campus (in Temple-owned Student Housing), so I feel like I miss out on many on-campus events, as well as welcome week, which is somewhat of a big deal for freshman. Temple admits more freshman than they can house AND do not guarantee housing for any student that aren't freshy's or sophomores if I am correct. But other than that, I think its a pretty ok school. Def visit before you come here so you get a feel.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's Pretty Good. Most of what security does involves picking kids who are already drunk or high or whatever off of street corners after they've passed out. Officially there's an incredibly strong series of strict policies against drinking and drugs or whatever, but in reality it doesn't exist.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Temple offers you that typical College Experience with a much more diverse twist in a inner-city setting! I've been in love with this school since I began. Just being on campus will make you feel right at home. Grab a bite in the SAC or head over to the tech center to get some work done. You'll never feel like an outsider at this school.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Temple U is a melting pot of EVERYTHING. Race, culture, beliefs, poor kids, rich kids, in between kids, gay, straight, bi, transgender, republicans, hipsters-- you NAME IT, temple not only has it, but also has a club or activity supporting it.

2 College Junior

Local Area: Locals NOT Friendly! The issue with locals in the Temple U area is that many of them are low-income based and/or have been living in their neighborhoods for decades. The influx of temple U students in the North Philadelphia area is seen as a threat to them. They dislike college students. There have been many incidents where locals and Temple students get into altercations. Just know where to go and where not to go. Too many blocks off campus at the wrong time of night could result in a mugging.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Terrible. Avoid the bursars office. They choose who to work with. Its all abbout money. Have your parent with you.


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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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