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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall if I had to choose a college again I would consider Temple. The diversity alone at the school is a huge selling point. But there are downsides about TU that I don't like. My biggest gripe has to be with the administration and the campus employees who on average have some of the worst attitudes ever. Not every Temple employee is a &%$# there are truly some gems here who will go beyond to help you, but they are in the minority. Everything at Temple involves a long wait, and then someone who seeing someone who seems agitated that you are seeking assistance from them. The academics are ok some professors really care others are blah. But the best part about Temple is the city itself. If it weren't for Philly I would have decided to transfer long ago instead of waiting until after this year to leave. Temple is good school but it just ain't for me.

3 College Freshman

Weather: There are four seasons in Philly. In the beginning of the school year its blazing hot with stifling humidity, then the fall comes with cooler relief. The winter is freezing and its snows, but the administration rarely closes school because of the snow. We had our own "Snowgate" this past winter with the administration deciding to open school when the city was basically shutdown. Then spring comes and so does the rain; seems like its been raining everyday.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball Most Popular – The basketball team at Temple receives the most attendance of any sport followed by the Football team.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Love the New Gym – I love the new gym that was built at the Avenue. But as with anything at Temple its always crowded and sometime you have to wait for a machine.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is popular, but not very well announced if anybody was interested.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Pain the the You-Know-What – Its nearly impossible to get through on the phone to sort through any sort of financial aid issues - which there always will be - so you're forced to go to the financial services office and wait for 45 minutes along with all the other miserable students in the waiting room, only to talk to a financial aid worker with an attitude.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Temple's location is what makes it an interesting place to go to school. Once you step foot off campus its quite the experience, and sometimes you have to really be sure to have your guard up. But being so close to Center City Philadelphia has got to be one of the greatest things ever; not only are there opportunities to go to concerts, eat at cool restaurants and bars, but being near the city has been tremendous for students looking for internships and real world experience.

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4 College Senior

Academics: So Many Majors – At Temple University, there are so many different majors to search from. Most of the Professors I have had were very helpful, and most of the work we had to do was very hands-on. The registration process was could definitely be worked on. Staying online until midnight on a certain day is sort of annoying. If it were at noon on Saturdays that would be perfect. I feel very prepared to graduate come May.

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4 College Junior

Technology: Club Tech – Lots of computers at the Tech Center, sometimes its difficult to find an open computer but for the most part the amount suffices. Around finals time you have to arrive at the crack of dawn to get a computer, but I'm sure its like that at any school.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Location plays a huge party to the Philly scene. One thing that makes Temple unique is its location. It literally take 10-15 minutes to get anywhere you want to go. Art Museum, Old city, the Gallery. Its terrific. There is so much to do here that no one is ever bored on a Friday night.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: In Philadelphia there are many options for transportation. The subway, taxi, regional rail, Temple shuttle, bus, or walking. It does not cost much fr anything and you can basically get to where ever you want to go in 10 minuted or so on the subway. Every form of transportation is right here on campus and it goes everywhere. Many students commute which is not bad but when students travel home for breaks it is very convenient to take the subway to a bus station or a train and just go home. Convenience is the key at Temple.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Temple University is big on its diversity. It is one of the most diverse schools in the country. People come from all over the US and the rest of the world to come here. People are really accepting and open to meeting new people here. There are many clubs that bring people together be it religion, sexual orientation, hobbies and etc. I would say one thing Temple knows how to do is be unique. Everyone is different but together we make Temple University.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: Not to Bad – I do not drive to my school because i use train, but some of my friends that do said that they have experiamced some difficulties while looking for parking. Some even missed a good portion of their classes because of the parking problem.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Smell of Weed Smoke – I have not encountered major drinking around the campus, but now and than fresh air is disturbed by smell of weed smoke.

2 College Senior

Drug Safety: Smokers Are Jokers – i know that a lot of people drink and i'm sure do a lot of drug experimentation because the school is in north philly. i've never done drugs and rarely drank when i ever stayed on campus so i just never felt the need or interest to get involved.

1 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The Diversity University – the school is so diverse that i often feel out of place. you'd think it would be easier to identify with others but instead there are so many it's hard to latch onto a single group. i don't really fit in and the social life always seems so focused on drinking and crazy partying. i don't like it.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I Don't Always Feel Safe – i would never walk around campus at night alone and rarely walk around with others. even during the day i often feel stressed about getting off the subway even one stop passed cecil b moore in an effort to be at a closer stop to my classroom building because i'm afraid to get robbed

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5 College Freshman

Administration: temple does not allow underage drinking they don't promote drinking period

3 College Junior

Weather: The weather is great during the summer/spring and some fall months it is beautiful out people spend time outdoors or in center city, however the winters are cold and the snow causes alot of headaches because the snow removal system is not effective

4 College Junior

Diversity: Temple Is one of the most diverse campus's that you could possibly be at, being in the heart of Philadelphia. Also there are students from all over the WORLD, not country WORLD, we have many international students and students of different race and ethnicities

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Inside Scoop – Having an urban atmosphere with public transportation to get you around the city is very unique to Temple University and other urban schools.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love being int he city and being able to learn and explore one of America's oldest and most historic cities. Temple has also allowed me to experience all sorts of different cultures and backgrounds of people.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Koja - Korean Japanese
Subway
Wing Stop
Draught Horse
City View
Plaza Pizza
Noshery
Temple Star - chinese
McDonalds

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls Are Pretty – youll find some dime's the majority are taken. alot of sluts.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Ok on Certain Days – the food is good on certain days especially around thanksgiving. After a while it could get very old and boring though.

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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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