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Reviews 3887 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Good Variety of People – There are a lot of different races and religions at Temple University. There are people from all around the country and world. I find myself meeting a lot of unique people from all over the place with many distinct backgrounds.

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3 College Senior

Academics: Hands on Experience – profs really help with preparing your resume for employers

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Temple is leader in global diversity and makes our campus in North Philadelphia fun. It's work load is challenging but gives you plenty of time for extra activities. Temple is the place for you if you like a stress free, fun work environment.

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1 College Junior

Weather: Pray It Doesn't Snow – Temple is the worst with school closings. Over my time here at Temple, it's only been closed twice for snow. The president keeps the school open so the school gets a ton of money from the state. This making a pain to get to class.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Rabid Owls Equal Wins – Sports at Temple are huge. All of our teams have winning records. We have new revitalized football program that is about to crack the Top 25, while our basketball program is always on top in the Atlantic Ten and NCAA top 25. The fan base is rabid and really into the games.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is ok.It's nothing like home cooking, but what do you expect?

3 College Student

Campus Quality: Almost as Good as Cuba – American medicine is akin to the dark ages. You people need a Cuban touch to your medical facilities. Some of you bastardos think we still should use leeches and other homeopathic medicine

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Getting Around – Being in the city, transportation is key. Temple has many means of transportaion including an on campus train station stop, septa stops, subway stops and also Temple has their own bus to transport you to center city classes. Septa and the subway are around two dollars a way, and the train depending on where your taking it to and from averages around 6. Temple is a very commuter friendly school

3 College Freshman

Administration: Temple as most know is not in the best area of Philadelphia. So there for to keep you safe there are cops on bikes, security walking, watch towers, cops in golf cars,Philadelphia police and also Temple has their own police force. At Temple I feel very safe and protected. When going to parties the fact that their are so many cops can be overwhelming. But just play it safe and dont be dumb. Parties are busted sometimes but most when they are, people are just asked to leave and are not given underages.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Social Interactions – Leaving in a dorm one of the best experiences. I love my coed floor, we are like one big family. We all hangout together, watching movies and having family dinners. The downfall to Temple housing though is most of the dorms are freshmen only dorms, which is a great plus getting us to being in college when everbody is going through the same situations as you. But when its time for upperclassmen housing there are only 2,000 spots reserved. And off campus housing while an option is often expensive in Philadelphia. It is a very safe campus with campus police and Philadelphia on gaurd 24/7. And just a subway ride to south street and center city. Its a great place to live with everything in close distance.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: With being in a rough neighborhood, it is hard to establish too many good off campus eateries

5 College Freshman

Technology: Tech Center – We have a beautiful tech center where it is so sophistocated and great place to get work done.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Scholarship process is very good at Temple. Temple looks into your profile and awards you money on how well you have done. They offer more money to students who need more help, which is comforting.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I believe the parking at Temple is a bit steep, especially finding one by the roads. Ticketing and fines are strenuous also. Many signs are unclear about handy cap parking and can be easily misread.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls – There is a wide diversity of students, boys and girls. Depending on social life, looks, interests or relationships, there seems to be an even mix and a group that everyone feels comfortable in. If everyone was on the same page, it wouldn't be Temple.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: there is a lot of public transportation, as well as a few long distance public transportation options.. Amtrak is a great, but overpriced train that runs very long distances

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Little Shabby, but Well Lit – it's in a sketchy area, but with lots of college students around, they would help you in a flash if there was trouble.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: It's Ok – there are bake sales and stuff like that... normal college things

1 College Freshman

Weather: Considering we just had a major snowstorm, and no classes were canceled, it seems to me that the people in charge of deciding when classes are canceled didn't bother to wake up....

the spring and fall are wonderful though :)

2 College Junior

Campus Quality: Going to college in Japan and living in Tokyo is a great experience, but TUJ does not quite live up to what you would expect from a major university.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I had to "fight city hall" to get what I deserved. I received the run around numerous time and I had submitted everything on time.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Temple has a lot to offer in all areas of life. However, if you don't know to ask, you won't and you will miss something. Advocate and ask questions, even when you feel you are bothering someone. They are there to help you and sometimes they need reminding of that.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus Is Cheaper! Living in a place off campus not only saves money, it also gives a student real life experience. Temple has many dorms available, however, they double your tuition costs when you choose one. The dorms come with many amenities of home, which does not give the student a sense of real life, when these extensions of home are not provided to you because you pay rent.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Plenty of Resources – I came to Temple not only for athletics but also because of their great Kinesiology department. They have a whole staff of highly qualified and helpful people and many on campus resources that really assist in my academic progress.

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5 College Senior

Parking: i have seen that the parking at temple university is very good and it is not as bad as others may think, also, since there are lots of people in philly, they make sure to provide you with sufficient parkng space.


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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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