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Reviews 4137 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Melting Pot of America in Philly – The diversity of Temple University is amazing. Even though one may believe that there are only African-Americans who attend Temple they are mistakenly wrong. I can attest to many different ethnic groups who walk on campus. When I enter the SAC on Temple's campus I see many students of Asian descent, at Bell Tower I see many of Middle Eastern descent, amongst people who are African, Caribbean and many others. So for those who doubt the TRUE diversity of DIVERSITY UNIVERSITY, please open your eyes and witness the true beauty of Temple's campus. Also just because it is an inner city University does not mean that all of the students are the stereotypical African-American inner city student.
So come on down to Temple where any and all ethnics are possible!!!!

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer rooms are large with a lot of computers in them. It is crowded sometimes depending on the time of the day. The speed is very high and printing is also great

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: The faculty and staff at Temple University are very friendly and are willing to help out all the time. It is located down town not too far from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway where there are musuems, water fountain, library etc

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Music Lovers, Come Here! Being in a city can be very hectic and chaotic, but on the weekends, it is perfect. There is always something going on, especially music gigs. There are some well-known clubs and venues in Philly that both local and "big-time" bands enjoy playing at. Never hesitate to get out and enjoy some live entertainment! My personal favorite is Union Transfer, on Spring Garden.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Not as Diverse as We'd Like. There is a large mix of ethnicity that enrolls and attends this school. However, we are a city school, and most students are African-American.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: More Variety! The main dining hall could use more variety within it's selected food. Chicken is almost always a main dish, and the staff assumes everyone loves mushrooms, as they tend to be mixed in with the food. Also, in the student center's food court, more registers could be open, as well as more tables to dine at.

1 College Senior


5 College Senior

Academics: My major has an a some program with helpful professors who worked in the industry!

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Dorm Parties Are Better – Although TU has great on campus security, off campus is scary at night. The best bet is to stay in the dorm if you want to throw a party. Its safer and cheaper than paying for cabs. There are plenty of on campus students to have fun with.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Temple is in the process of renovating a large part of their campus. They have completed the new sports recreation center and the new Architecture building (my major). They are in the process of more projects, probably some that the students do not even know about. For their existing buildings, the facilities are great. The student center amazing. With hundreds of computers and different areas designated to certain majors (such as music), a computer is never too far away. The library is also astounding with its great staff and large variety.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Sight Seeing at TU – Since Temple is right off Broad Street and approximately ten blocks away from Independence Hall, there is so much to do at Temple University. There are plenty of eateries since we are in the heart of our country. Since we are in Philadelphia and have great transportation to get around the city, it makes it easy to see the Flyers or the Eagles. There is never a dull night in Philadelphia.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is really diverse and offers a lot for students, you just have to look for the opportunities that they offer you.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: When it rains it's a pain especially if you live off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Good Looking Guys – a good majority of guys on campus are handsome. there are a variety of different i guess "social groups" but everyone is pretty diverse and converses with everyone.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Describe the Drug Scene at Your School. Possible Topics Include Drug and Alcohol Visibility, Usage, Peer Pressure, and Policy Enforcement. Since I started school, i haven't seen drunk people around or people using drugs.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I commute, so I don't really know how is it going with housing.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Describe Food and Dining Options on Campus. Possible Topics Include Dining Halls, Menus, Variety, Value, Best Places, and Other Ways to Use Your Meal Plan/Flex Dollars. I don't use meal plans from temple, since I commute and I'm not staying on campus for the whole day. However, even if I'm staying late i could go and buy food from the food trucks or some cafeterias.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Race, Culture, Religion – Temple university is very unique. I see so many new faces every single day as i walk the campus of Temple University. I would love to meet every single one of them and how they ended up where they are now.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Temple Police cop are very convenient. They are willing to help student feel safe on campus nonetheless, make them feel comfortable. Temple police just keep an eye on every student and see that they are doing okay and well. If anything ever happen and a student reports that another student that is in danger they will come to the rescue.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Drug Scene – I've never had a problem with drugs, nor have I've encountered anyone high.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus Can Be Dangerous – The apartments closest to campus are expensive and very tiny, but they are the safest. The surrounding neighborhood can be very shady and the locals are territorial. If you're looking for a decent sized apartment and have pepper spray, then choose one about 15 minutes out. They're cheaper and bigger.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Several of the schools within the university are highly regarded such as the business and art schools.

3 College Senior

Majors: I Regret Not Living on Campus/Career – If i could do it all over again, I would live on campus my first two years to get to know people. In addition i would have a different career goal. I really did not think much about my major until i got to college.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Public transportation (Septa) is good and affordable around Temple. The campus have FREE shuttles that takes the students to where they want to go, even to parties.

2 College Senior

Academics: The workload at Temple is a lot!!! These professors do not understand that the students sometimes have 3 to five other classes other than their class.


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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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