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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking Does Happen – Drugs are not really a problem at Temple; the most you'll be aware of is marijuana. Alcohol, on the other hand is far more commonly encountered. Technically, it's not allowed in dorms, but some people do manage to sneak it in, and then pregame before heading to a Temple football game, but if a person gets caught with alcohol, Temple does strictly enforce its alcohol policies. There's not much peer pressure to drink though, depending on who you hang out with; most people will accept it if you decide not to drink for whatever reason.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: A Program to Fit Anybody – The academics at Temple are great. The curriculum varies slightly based on which school/program you choose, however everybody has to take GenEd courses. Most of the professors are willing to help when you need it, but some may be harder to understand. The registration process is easy, but it's competitive; you may have to pull an all-nighter to get into the classes you want. The workload is about average, but if you're a premed major, you'll have many sleepless nights. Temple has a massive number of study abroad programs to choose from, and if you plan on doing study abroad, you should start planning early so that you take courses that have credits that can go towards your degree.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Fox School of Business One of the Best – I'm an entrepreneurship major at Temple University, and so far I'm incredibly happy with what I've learned in just my freshman year, despite taking only base business courses and general education requirements. The Fox School of Business is one of the best in the nation, and I now understand why. I've learned the difference between different business dress styles and what's appropriate for each, I've also learned better time management skills, networking skills, and how to build a decent resume, and all in the course of a year! And the professors are incredibly willing to help you if you have trouble with the coursework as long as you're making an effort in their classes.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The Labs and Networks Are Decent – The computer labs at Temple are alright. They have plenty of computers, and only get crowded during midterms and finals. The campus itself is incredibly wired, and you can get WiFi in just about every building on campus. You don't really need to bring you own printer as long as you won't be printing a large amount in a semester; they give you a print allowance of around 300 pages. But, if you want to bring your own printer so you don't have to leave your dorm each time you want to print, you're welcome to do so. And you're definitely better off if you bring your own personal computer; laptops are highly recommended.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, Temple is a great school. It's in north Philadelphia, but when you're out and about on campus, it doesn't feel like it's dangerous. Everybody on campus is generally friendly and welcoming. The financial aid office is hit and miss, but the people in the office generally try to help you how they can if you go in person; calling might be a little less successful from what I've heard. There are usually parties on weekends, but if you're not a partier, on Fridays you can go to Free Food and Fun Fridays. Most of the time those are fun, but it's more fun to go with friends! Academically, the classes are moderately difficult, but if you study, you'll be fine.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Always Get Shut Down – Unless you're in a frat or sorority, most house parties are hard to get into, and most of them get shut down by campus police within few hours. Saturday is the only day that usually has parties, but then again, depending on what time of the term it was, there might still be nothing. One good thing was that girls get in free to most places.

5 College Junior

Weather: All Four Seasons – The best times at temple are during the fall, spring, and summer. You can always find a great number of students hanging outside in between classes and during their lunch break.

2 College Junior

Parking: Mission Impossible – Finding parking on Campus is like finding a needle in a haystack. If you want to make it to class on time, make sure you arrive on campus at least a half hour early.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Transportation is always available. Subways, buses and regional rails stop right near campus. Taxis are also available anywhere, even at night!

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safe but Open – It is an open campus, which means anyone can walk in. That can make it dangerous, especially with a bad part of town 3 blocks off campus, but if you stay in groups and lock your doors you are usually fine.

3 College Senior

Technology: Crowded at Certain Times – The labs can be crowded at times but if you know how to avoid the crowds then the computer labs themselves are nice. There is also wifi on campus if you bring your own laptop and it is limited to students so you do not have to worry about hacking attempts from open wifi

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: First Year Experience – I think living on campus is so convenient at Temple. It's easy to just stop by your room and get what you need for your next class or grab a snack. Then on your way home from classes or the library at night, it's completely safe and secure. I feel like when living off campus, there's less of a connection with the school. You have to rely on subway trains and traffic lights. However living on campus also has a few minor drawbacks, like having to check in all the time or sign in your friends.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it at Temple. The whole atmosphere is just exhilarating. Yea, there are some slow days, but most of the time, the campus is buzzing with students and activities. The food trucks are super affordable and delicious. You get your money's worth with them.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Going Into the City – Going into the city and getting food off-campus can be a bit pricey. There's of course the usual restaurants like McDonald's and Wendy's, but going somewhere a little bit more fancy can be a little bit more for your budget. The food trucks on campus are awesome and super affordable.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Not Too Bad – They review the rules to you as freshman but they aren't enforced too strictly. I've been to a few parties that have been busted by the cops & they just made everyone leave the place that the party was at unless you were so drunk that you couldn't walk. They usually just give you a warning & that's it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Kind of Expensive – I got my apartment at a place called University Village. They have fully furnished apartments including all utilities. But for the most part, rent around here is $400-$800 a month (not including utilities). Word of advice, start the search early because the cheap, quality apartments go fast!

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Average I Guess – It is Philadelphia & Septa isn't known for being the best. The trains aren't a bad option though & they aren't too expensive. Septa tends to be late alot though

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Nice Variety – I'm a girl so I'm happy to say that there is a BEAUTIFUL variety of men at Temple. I've met alot of them in class & at parties during the year. They are all not the same looking & come from different backgrounds. You will be happy with the options at Temple. :)

5 College Senior

Majors: Great Professors and Classmates – The professors mostly know what they are talking about and all of them have great real world experience in the field of accounting. Classmates are very intelligent and push themselves to the point that it motivates you to study and understand the subject matter more.

5 College Senior

Majors: Very Easy to Do – Temple lays out everything you need to get into a program. It's very straightforward and simple.

5 College Senior

Majors: Top Class Program – The Fox School at Temple has consistently excellent professors that do a great job of teaching you what you need to know for exams while also being able to provide real world examples and experience to help prepare you for life after school.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Constantly Building and Improving. Always Helping Students – Temple is constantly putting up new buildings and facilities for the students to take advantage of. In the business school, they also have the Center for Student Professional Development that does and amzing job of putting students and potential employers in contact with each other and setting up interviews.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: there is only so much a school can do but I think Temple does a good keeping it to a min.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I think the people are avg. There are the cute, the ugly, and the ok. Some people might say its a C.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is there its just the cost can get high. However a car would be way more expensive and parking is horrible.


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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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