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Reviews 4170 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school itself is good... but the university is very selective in who they decide to help. I went to the bursar office for financial help paying my tution with no avail. But someone else was allowed help y the office

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe around campus and in certain ares of campus....

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I haven't been to any games thus far but there are so many games are always fun, but there are field hockey games, soccer games, rugby and other things to do. Also, there's a ton of club and rec level sports to choose from. People have pride, though not as much as another school, but everyone usually has a good time when they go to the games.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's alright, there's always a variety. As for the actual meals (that you get at J&H or the SAC), theres a pretty good variety, but it could always be better. I'm getting bored with the food here. There are a lot of other options though, such as lots of food trucks and a few restaurants around.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There's so much to do in Philadelphia, you just have to want to go out and do them. There are museums, concerts, sports games, etc, so you can always find something to do.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is very convienent and easily accesable. You can get almost anywhere in the city by using it.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is very limited at Temple. If you want to park in a garage it is also very costly. It is frequent to get parking tickets and it is hard to find spots to park.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Tech Center – The tech center is a fantastic place to get all of your work done. There is always a computer available for use and it is a great place to study. For group projects this is one of the best places on campus. You can reserve a break out room (with a computer) and all work together in a quiet room.

3 College Junior

Academics: You Make the Most of Your Education. Professors are good for the most part. Some professors can be very outdated in terms of technology. Registration has improved over the years. Some of the core cirriculum classes were not helpful at all. Financially- Temple is horrible. You can never reach anyone in the office and there have been a ton of mistakes on my account. The Social Work program has proven to be excellent, and many of the professors are very passionate. Overall, it is my opinion that you make the most of your own education.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Broad Street Dining – A great variety of stores available; the most recent addition has been a grocery store!

4 College Senior

Technology: The computers seem to be updated every 5 years. Screens are huge and do well for student workers. As a filmmaker, I find that two screens are essential in the editing process.


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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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