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Reviews 3834 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The communications program at Temple is great! It's an extremely close-knit group, and is known for being so. There's a student-run advertising agency, various other groups, lots of stuff to do and ways to get involved.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: they take academics seriously and they school is well balanced in both education and social life as well

4 College Junior

Academics: Business School – Great facilities, challenging and stimulating curriculum.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great, Insightful, Helpful – The Registration process for Temple was surprisingly very easy and the school has a great atmosphere. All the professors that I have had so far have been great and are always willing to help their students with anything they need. My workload was heavy but I was expecting that anyway once I started college. I absolutely love the tech center. It is always open and it is a great environment.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Train or Walk – They offer shuttles around the city, but for the most part transportation is difficult unless you live there. I commute and it is either take the train and walk from the Temple train station or drive and park off of campus. Parking on campus is very expensive. If you live there, you walk everywhere; it is the best solution.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Food Trucks Galore – I really enjoy the availability of food on campus. We have a strip mall of food places, anything from Middle-Eastern to Chinese to Pizza. The main amount of food comes from the food trucks; they're on every block and they have almost anything you can imagine (even a late night cookie truck). Also if you live on campus they have J&H cafeteria, with all-you-can-eat.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Stay on Campus – Campus is perfectly safe and we have 24 hour security, but if you sway away from campus Philadelphia may become scary.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Temple is a good social school. Although it's big Temple has a very close community. In addition to that the education is top notch if you are prepared and take it seriously.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not only are the players amazing but I had the pleasure of staying in the same dorm as them and a lot of them are humble and cool.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: I see a lot of different ethnicities and racial groups at Temple. The school is dominantly white, but there is a great mix of black, Asian and Indian students. I seriously feel that Temple is part of the great melting pot of Philadelphia and that's why I love it here.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Great Police Environment – My school's in Philadelphia, North Philadelphia at that, so it's not in the safest of neighborhoods, but we have one of the largest police community's in the state, so there's never a reason to feel like you're danger. I know that our safety is their top priority and I feel safe knowing that.

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4 College Senior

Technology: The computers at my school are great! There are a mix of Macs and PCs, each of the latest models. I have no models with the computers, it's just that at certain times of the year, the computers labs can be packed and that's why it's always handy to have a laptop on your person.

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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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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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