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Reviews 4001 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: When its snowing outside, its very hard to walk to class and therefore you can be late. Samething with the rain, although in high school classes would be cancelled, its not the same in college.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are two main places to eat on Temple campus, the SAC and Johnson and Hardwick. Both are great places to eat especially because Temple students are offered meal plans and $150 diamond dollars every semester.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As far as I know, all they really do is standing on campus asking for change/donations. My friends who are in frats say they don't do much community service and mostly just party.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It all depends on what you can afford. The dorms at J&H are small and cramped. I would recommend just renting out a place and living near campus.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: As far as drugs weed is pretty easy to fine. As far as coke acid or pills they can be found on campus if you snoop around long enough but its far from a normal thing to see. There's very little peer pressure including in the greek life. Cops dont care much about weed but harder drugs they're strict on

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Temple is all about basketball season. Every game there's a great student turn out and is loud esp nova and st joes games. Football is the other sport at temple due to the fact that the stadium is a subway ride away

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: just like the student body the girl scene is very diverse. You have lots of locals from around the philly area so typically they're black or none whites. Overal theres lots of hot blonde girls all who tan

4 College Senior

Technology: Temple University has a computer lab in basically all of it's buldings. In addtion, it has one of the biggest computer labs in the country that has hundreds of computers. All of the computers are updated to Windows 7. The whole campus has wireless access(except for certain dorms). If you don't own a computer, it definitely won't be a problem.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: On Campus Parties – There are a lot of on campus or close top campus parties. Some provide transportation or are in walking distance. Everyone is included and there is little outsiders apart of most parties

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive Vs Dangerous – Temple is not in the best area but they are constantly building new apartments and the neighborhood is slowly being consumed by students. My block itself is almost all students which makes it a little safer as we are all looking out for each other. It is very expensive to live off campus is a descent place. It is cheaper to live further away from campus but also more dangerous so its either pay the price or live somewhere undesirable.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: State of the Art Gyms – The gym facilities at Temple University are great. There are enough machines and room for an influx of people so it is not that bad when it is busy. This year they have added another gym which just gives you more places and a new scene to work out it. I enjoy working out on campus.

5 College Student

Campus Quality: The professors at Temple University are a variety of cultures and come from a variety of locations from around the world. A benefit from this is helping students understand different cultures that will help them succeed in the working world after graduation.

5 College Student

Academics: Study Areas – Temple University's study areas are extremely peaceful and quiet at all times. If you want to get some studying or reviewing done between classes you are able to do so anywhere on campus. There are also many places you could go whether it is the library, computer labs, or simply outside on the grass for example.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Temple is a very diverse environment! The staff and students area all of different ethnicity. People are sometimes clicky, but it is not hard to make friends.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Don't even bother driving to school. Public transportation can be alot easier and cheaper. You waste more of your money on gas just for driving around campus 100 times, than actually driving!

1 Niche User

Health & Safety: Rent a Cops – I don't really think campus safety here is all that its made out to be. I noticed plenty of security the first week or ten days, but lately I hardly ever see them and I definitely do not feel safe. Also, I live in White hall, which is a bit disjointed from the rest of campus and very sketchy. I haven't seen safety officers around it since the first week. Clearly Temple rents cops for the first week of term and open house days.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: We've got 2 subway stops right next to campus, and a train station not 3 blocks away. The buses run late and early right by campus.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Pretty Liberal – The only thing I've seen really cracked down on is graffiti in the dorms. They charge the entire building for the cost of repair instead of trying to find the person responsible, which kind of sucks if the same idiot trashes the place over and over.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Large Vairety – Temple has many different communities active on campus.

1 College Senior

Parking: Take the Train – Dont waste your time- take the train or bike to class. Parking can take up to 30 mins.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: As Safe as It Can Be – Temple is in a pretty scary part of philadelphia but campus police does a fairly good job of keeping presence.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: For years Temple has been one of the most diverse univerities in the country. If you remain open you have the opportunity to meet a lot of people from different cultural backgrounds and experience a lot of things that you otherwise would not have.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Temple University has been a great experience in my first 3 years. I have made a lot of what I consider lifelong friends and enjoy almost all aspects of campus life. There are a multitude of campus organizations and activities to do, and the nightlife is the best in Philadelphia. It also offers a rigorous academic course and has one of the best business schools in the nation. Some of the requirements seem somewhat overbearing at times, but overall Temple has proven to live up to all of my expectations and more.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Could Be Better – The campus is in the middle of Broad st. so it's bound to not feel as academic or student-life-central as other campuses. Otherwise, it's very good!

3 College Sophomore

Academics: More About Gened Than Anything Else – There's is room for improvement. The classes pertaining to your major aren't dull, but they aren't comprehensive enough, or there isn't enough variety of classes to choose from. Additionally, the stress professors put on the GenEd classes takes away from your major and there are so many GenEd classes that it takes away from the time you can spend on your major classes.


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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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