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Reviews 4570 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather on campus varies but it usually isn't too cold or too hot and getting to class is a relatively short walk.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is plenty of variety when it comes to dining on and around campus. With many unique food trucks that are relatively inexpensive on campus there are just as many restaurants off-campus that are quality without being over expensive.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: The neighborhood adjacent to the university is usually considered to be not particularly safe. The same can be said of much of the City of Philadelphia. There are some nice sections of the city, but they are relatively expensive. It is probably better to live on campus if you can. The campus is usually considered to be safe.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Bensalem is one of the 100 best places to live, according to Money Magazine’s September issue.The best part of Bensalem is its people and its neighborhoods,” township council President Joe Knowles said. “We have location, history, shopping and activities, but our biggest asset we possess is the quantity and quality of people who care about their community. My family has been truly blessed to live in the Bensalem community for over 100 years.”

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The Student center is always busy, everyone finds something to do.. there are so many activities you can do on campus..sports..or leisure

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: My schools Business school is outstanding, also there is a very large student body that is very devirse

5 College Freshman

Academics: The education that they provide is outstanding, there business school ranks high in the country

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5 College Student

Party Scene: There are plenty of parties around during the weekend and there are plenty of police around to keep the campus safe.

5 College Student

Campus Food: The food around campus is wonderful. There is a dining hall that people may get sick of, but there is always trucks around and other food places around.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Temple University Campus Dining is amazing. Because the campus is so diverse, they surely have all kinds of food choices. In addition to providing a cafeteria, there are also food trucks where students are served with variety of cultural food and on the positive note, it is very delicious!

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Since Temple University is located in the city, public transportation is a wonderful resource to use. Literally, on almost every street, there are buses that runs all day long. Also, there is a subway that would take you anywhere even if it is 2 hours away from campus. However, the cost of these transportation varies. A monthly Septa pass would be roughly $80 while tokens would be roughly $1.50. In my opinion, the monthly pass is very useful.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Temple University's campus life is incomparable. The campus offers endless opportunities for all students, no matter what skin color you are. Its diversity definitely contributes to the friendly environment because it helps you to understand more about different cultures and opens up your mind about the world. In addition to the campus, the campus itself is located in the city. With such convenient factor, it is surrounded by hundreds of jobs, amazing restaurants, and shopping stores. The positive note is, it is extremely convenient to get around the city.

4 College Student

Diversity: I feel like temple actively tries to diversify the student body so an a for this category. They will make you feel accepted and fit in with other students.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: A few good cheap places to eat, but not many specitly, vegan, vegetarian places without leaving campus.

3 College Student

Transportation: It's pretty easy to get where you need to go. There is a subway stop right next to campus, but it can get sketch if you use it too late!!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are blue emergency buttons all over campus if you need it and there is also campus and Philadelphia Police.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants but there are also twice as many Fast Food places.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I have not received the amount of aid I would have liked. We weren't helped that much in High School so I had to do most of the work by myself.

4 College Freshman

Technology: We have regular desktops and we have also have Mac Desktops. The network is great and fast. The only downside is sometimes the printers are broken.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I do enjoy my program very much. The heads of the department really care about the students and give us as many opportunities as possible to get involved.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: No more difficulties than any other college application process and I think the same goes for pretty much all the other schools within Temple. Maybe, except for Tyler and Fox.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am very happy with my program, Strategic Communications. There are a lot of different opportunities to embrace in all of Temple's programs. While many may complain about Temple's GenEd system, I think it is a great way to familiarize yourself with different departments as well.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Only got a little bit of financial aid when paying for college is difficult for my family.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: this school had a wide range of ethnicities that I have never been exposed to and am thrilled to be exposed to now

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The Dorms are great. They are near everything. People are friendly. Its like a small community


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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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