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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Its Cool – Greek life is low profile to a certain extent, but it does present a relevance as far as black greek organizations. They tend to focus on community service and things of that nature so its cool.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its Okay. There are a lot of houses in the area being newly renovated and they're nice and relatively inexpensive but the further away from campus you go, the sketchier the neighborhood.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Its great to be an Af Am at Temple because the professors there are emersed in a city filled with historic relevance as well as current day struggles as philadelphia is widely populated with black people and consequently involved in the struggle nationwide and abroad.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Just Be You – Guys and girls at Temple do not dress to impress. They just dress the way they want to. It's not about the positive or negative comments from someone else, its all about dressing a way to express who you are.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The Many Varieties of Food Trucks – Upon Temple's campus, there are many different places to eat at. There are many different kinds as well, such as chinese, korean, japanese, italian, american, and more. One is not restricted on the choice of food they can make. The good thing about these places is that they are all in walking distance. So it is not difficult to attain any of the foods on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The vast facilities at Temple University are really great. There's so many that a lot of the students like to stay on campus to attend one of these facilities. There are areas for athletes to play sports or to exercise and workout their bodies. The library is one of the most popular amongst the students. It is a good resource center if anything is needed. There are many computers for students and there are plenty of books for students to use.

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3 College Student

Campus Quality: I love temple's campus, although its summer I still love to go back and hangout with some friends, however everyone is mostly home now. Despite it being summer I still like going down there, but during the semesters the social life is very diverse. There are so many different types of activities and race, its amazing. However, one thing i dislike about school are often the teachers they hire. I don't understand why Temple chooses the worst teachers ever, they may have there degree and such, but they are unable to teach. Sometimes i wonder if they hire these teachers to make us fail and perhaps make us retake those classes for more money. Just be smart in picking your teachers, those are most important. And another reason i dislike temple is the lack and unavailability of courses, they get taken up so quickly during registration week. That's pretty much what I have to say.

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2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Possible to Live Under – Depending on how close you want to live to campus, there are several choices you can live maybe a 10 minute walk from school or a ten minute drive from school. The apartments within a walking distance is alright, some are actually nice houses, but the only thing that worries myself and perhaps other students is the safety of these homes, as it has been notified by school emails, that some homes and apartments have been broken into. On the other hand if you plan to live off campus its a bit different because one you need a car, and driving to school is a pain in the neck because finding parking is so difficult, and paying for parking spots cost almost 370 just to park in a lot. However driving to school, you are a lot safer then those in walking distance to school. So if your're lucky you can find a decent and safe apartment near campus.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Shocking Freshmen Year – Temple University is a beautiful place, however the area surrounding Temple University, is one place you don't want to be walking outside alone by yourself. Temple university is very good with there security, it makes me feel safe to walk amongst campus, But the minute you take foot outside of Temple's campus, you better walk with caution. This year there have been several crimes and murder near campus, almost a block radius away from campus, however none of them involved Temple students. Overall Temple University is campus, but nothing surrounding Temple is...

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Campus Is Very Diverse – the campus if full of diversity and it is pleasant to see

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Athletic Sporting Events – the school has an excellent athletic program and visiting the basketball and football games are a lot of fun

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food is good and there a variety of choices, but it's pretty expensive without a meal plan. I recommend going to the trucks.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Pretty Good Atmosphere – Alot of options for activities during the week/weekends. Good sprots teams. Alot of cultural activities and events. The only negative thing is the surrounding community of the campus isn't the safest place to be.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Bland and Dreary Architecture – The architecture is very ominous and depressing. The surrounding area is very ghetto and resembles a third world country. The classrooms are pretty high tech though. There are projectors and wi-fi everywhere. The student center always has stuff going on, including the weekly "Fun Friday."

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I came to Temple as a transfer student and I am so glad that I did. Philadelphia is an awesome place with so much to do. I also think since Temple is so diverse it's a place to get out of your comfort zone and experience something new. What really drew me to Temple was their internships and opportunities they offer. You know that if you come to Temple your going to get a great education and have a lot of fun along the way.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on Temple's campus can be a tough one not to mention the locals love to break into your car to steal things. There are parking garages/safe parking options but it does come with a hefty cost. Other than that, you can take your chances parking on any of the side streets just make sure you dont leave your i-pod or valuables hanging out for people to see.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The student body loves to get involved in the sports at Temple. The football team plays at the Eagles stadium which is pretty cool so students love to go to the games and cheer them on. Not to mention the Temple football team has gotten better over the years so students are more proud to be a Temple Owl fan. Basketball is huge at our school so many students attend those games. As far as atheltic facilities they are excellent. There are two well-kept gyms with a variety of classes and machines to use.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Temple has an extremely strict drug and alcohol policy on campus, but off campus anything goes. Weed and alcohol are extremely popular and many of the people who smoke pot are interested in psychedelics. Mushrooms, LSD, and even DMT are available is pretty sizable quantities. Being in north philly, whatever else you could want but shouldn't (coke, pills, and heroin) are available from what bassically feels like street vendors a maximum of seven blocks from school, usually closer. People that want these things know this and take advantage (its never safe don't do it) and the people that don't will never know it goes on. I give drug safety a C- because The school itself holds it as a very high priority, i've just never been many other places where heroin is a short walk away.

4 College Junior

Administration: Not Strict – I would say our police are quite lax with drinking. The University usually just gives you a fine if you are caught with alcohol in the dorms.

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There really aren't many places to eat off campus nearby. There are a few sandwich shops and 2 Chinese restaurants. That is about it.

4 College Junior

Academics: Fox School of Business – I have found all my my professors so far to be very experienced in their fields of study.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather doesn't really affect anything at Temple. Occasionally in the winter when it snows, classes will be cancelled, but other than that the weather doesn't affect our campus.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs, mainly alcohol, is prevelant at Temple but doesn't really cause a lot of problems; as long as people drink responsibly, the campus police are pretty lenient. As far as other drugs, such as marijuana and adderall, they aren't hard to find either. Peer pressure on campus isn't as high as it is on other college campuses because there's such a diverse student body and a city atmosphere. Being in the city, it's easier to find more activities to do other than just drink, whereas at a school like Penn State or West Virginia University there is nothing else to do but drink.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The nightlife at Temple is pretty decent. There are usually multiple parties going on throughout the weekends, and there is always at least one frat who has a party on Fridays and/or Saturdays. The bar scene on campus is not that great, being that there are only three bars to choose from. Transportation to and from parties is not a problem because things are always in walking distance; however, getting back to campus from nightlife in Center City, Old City, or Manayunk can be tough at times because the subways and other public transit close around 12:30 or 1.

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5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is fine. No problems. Even if it rains, the classes are close.

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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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