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Reviews 3905 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Student

Local Area: Overall Good Atmosphere – There is so much to do on Temple's campus. There are stores everywhere you look, food stores at every corner, bars, clubs, movie theaters, grocery stores and drug stores. All though the neighborhood isn't good, campus security is. There is always a guard outside. The students are very friendly and there is always someone outside. Also an upside is that many days of the week there are company's outside who try to promote their products and you get free stuff.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities that students are entitled to are endless. Temple is packed with state of the art libraries, outside hangouts, gyms, and fitness centers. The possibilities are awesome!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Secured – On Temple campus I am always under the security of police officers. They are always swarming the campus to make sure all the students remain safe. I have never gotten a sense of doubt that would change my mind about my safety.

3 College Junior

Transportation: I Wish the Subway Ran Later – The subway is a major convenience. It gets you to the major parts of the city for a decent fee. The only bad thing is that it stops a little after midnight. Cabs are an option late at night, but they could cost a fortune. Driving is fine, until you have to find parking. You can spend 20 minutes driving around campus trying to find parking. If you can not find parking and you have to pay to park in a lot, you have to pay $12 a day which is rediculous.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Died Down Since I Was a Freshman – When I was a freshman, it seemed there were constantly parties every weekend and multiple to choose from. This past year, parties kept getting busted and people were afraid of getting introuble. There were smaller parties with close friends this year. Transporation would be much better if the subway ran all night. Cabs can get too expensive.

3 College Junior

Academics: Psychology Major- Criminal Justice Minor – My psychology classes have mostly been lectures, which is much more difficult to learn in rather than a smaller class. There is much information jammed into one class and tests are very stressful. Most professors have to give curves. My criminal justice classes have been the best, though. They are smaller classes and many of the professors have been or are lawyers. They answer your questions very well before/during/and after class. They try to help you learn every aspect of the law.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I never had any trouble acquiring financial aid at Temple. The financial advisors are normally more than willing to help you on your search.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Literally the Most Diverse Campus Anywhere – I think Temple University may be the secret location of the UN. There are so many different religions and races represented on campus, I'm encountering new kinds of people every day. I didn't even know there was this much variety in this city, you know, the one I was born and raised in.

3 College Junior

Academics: Temple is a nice school, for certain areas of studies. Business and Med students should have no problem finding the materials they need. As for other majors, you may have to do a bit of searching and asking around. The curriculum is flexible and advisors are helpful. The registration process is easy with the help of advisors. Depending on the field, the workload may or may not be difficult. Temple makes international study in Europe and Japan quite easy, but there will be a little work for other areas of the world. The professors come in a variety, I have had many wonderful professors, but then, I always read the reviews.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Tyler School of Art – the tyler building is amazing and has wonderful facilities open for students use. i love it.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Future Goals Accepted – I am going to Temple because of it's incredible atmosphere and because of the great science program and excellent medical school.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: It Is Good – I do not know much about athletics at Temple but it is good.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Diversity in Students – At Temple the girls are very friendly and easy going. And the guys are relaxed and outgoing, but know when it's time to buckledown and study.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: A Lot of Echnology – Temple University has one of the most hi-tech facilities that I've ever seen. In every building there are computers and labs. There is a library, which has late hours, sand a tech center. You can always find a computer to use.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Wide Variety of Programs – I came to Temple University to be in the great Boyer music program, but I decided later that I wanted to switch to engineering. It's the diversity in the programs offered at Temple that gave me the option to be able to switch to another major, and still be recognized as a great program.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Some Very Smart and Some Pretend to Be Smart – The majority of the students at Temple University is great. They are bright and eagle to learn. Occasionally I run into students who are highly independent to whose who comes from safe environment. Diversity is the key word at Temple University.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Dangerous Around the Campus, but a Great City! Temple University offers great programs and has a strong police presence, but the area still remains to be unsafe place in the evening/night time. The school offers a taxi service at night. Nothing has happened to me, but often students receive emails from the police department regarding minor incidents to major accidents. You have to be cautious at all time, but the city of Philadelphia offers incredible cultural activities and events.

4 College Senior

Academics: Consistently ranked among the top programs in the US, Temple Department of Dance graduates have become leading artists educators and administrators in the community and beyond.

Past cross disciplinary efforts have included programs such as Anthropology, African American Studies, Women's Studies, American Studies and there is great interest in and commitment to future ties with other arts departments, in particular regarding interdisciplinary work.

The university has excellent resources including recreation center, technology center, writing center, etc. However, the department is underprivileged and not sufficiently fund to invite guest lecturers from outside.

1 College Junior

Parking: Backseat Driver – While I take Philly transit, I do have many friends that drive to school and they always have trouble parking. The lots cost too much and my friends always have to park off campus in bad neighborhoods.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Clubs and the Bars > Frats – The bar and club scene around the Temple area is good. There are many bars very close to campus, in fact, there is even a bar on campus. The clubs around the Temple area are great. I love that the clubs have such a great variety of techno and hip hop. Most of the DJs are very nice and the covers are not that expensive on most nights. I was not ever the biggest fan of frats or house parties so I did not mind waiting until I was 21 to hit the bars. However, I was hitting the clubs since I was 18 so nightlife was always there for me.

4 College Junior

Academics: So Much Guidance and So Many Activities – In my opinion, Temple has a vast variety of different majors that are all superb. I am enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts as a Psychology major and all I have had is good experiences. The advisors in CLA are so helpful and there are many tutoring facilities that help with any class you may be having trouble with. There are dozens of organizations to get involved with, and Temple helps teach students how to network for careers. I have just started to team up with a program on campus to help start clothing drives for rape victims so that they have clothes to wear after examinations. I believe networking is one of the best skills you can learn in college and Temple teaches it well.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are numerous transportation options. I commute and I either take the bus or the El and the Broad Street Line. There is an option for a student semester trans-pass that costs around $300, which I have been getting since freshman year. Without public transportation, I could not attend Temple University.

4 College Junior

Academics: Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media – I'm a broadcasting, telecommunications and mass media major, and Temple University has one of best communications program in the area. From Temple Update to TU TV, there are numerous ways for students to get related experience to their major.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Hardly Any Punishments – I have never heard of anyone getting in trouble at Temple University over drinking and drug use. Many of the RA's frowned upon the idea, but there were parties going on next door to my room and I don't think they were ever spoken to.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: A Great Overall Learning Experience – I came to Temple University because I heard great things about the English program. The campus is big, and there's always something to do if you're feeling bored. All of the professors I have had so far are incredibly knowledgeable in their respectable fields, as well as kind and understanding.


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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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