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Reviews 4420 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Cute Guys but Be Alert! There are cute guys on campus. You can find any kind of guy you want from athletic to artistic. Some guys dress pretty nice and other wear just a plain t-shirt and pants but when it comes to personality i've met really nice and outgoing ones. Compared to my town, Temple's guys are definitely a lot better but you have got to be on the lookout if you want to find a match for you.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Not Very Helpful – They could be a little more attentive to your personal issues

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Center City, Old City, ANYWHERE – Anywhere you go in the city, you're bound to find your new favorite place to eat. Just go explore!

4 College Junior

Transportation: Broad Street Line Is Best Option – Temple University conveniently surronds Broad Street which facilitates multiple modes of transportation. Many students utilize the bike lanes, SEPTA buses, taxi cab companies, but most of all the SEPTA subway Broad Street Line. The Broad Street Line can take students from north Philadelphia all the way down to south Philadelphia where all the local sports complexes are with stops along center city and South Street.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Very Lenient Professors – I've attended this school for one year and the professors that I have had so far have been very lenient about the work in their classrooms. Some are very strict about missing classes because it can effect your grade drastically. The curriculum requires several gened requirements that must be fulfilled to obtain your degree. Registration is very easy as there are a wide range of classes to choose from as well as a variety of class times.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The availability of off-campus housing is very easy to find. There are several buildings being built near campus as well as buildings available near campus. The prices vary based on number of rooms and roomates. There are many fliers that go around to show students of the off-campus housing around the campus.

5 College Junior

Majors: Great Variance – There are all different types of majors and all majors have great opportunities for students to take advantage of.

5 College Junior

Technology: Tech Center – Our Tech Center is equipped with more computers than I have ever seen in my life. Tons of macs equipped with latest software and is open 24 hours for our convenience.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Somewhat Out of Reach – The greeks are very introverted and they all know each other but it seems that they do not attempt to get to know the student body.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's Pretty Good – University Village is where most of the students want to live in versus living at Kardon. Avoid Kardon at all costs.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are different kinds of restaurants. Your typical fast food places or just places that have Asian or Mexican cuisine. Also, the food trucks have some pretty good deals for on the go students

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: I wouldn't recommend going to the student health center, because they use medical students who are still very rusty at what they are doing. So go at your own risk.
Also, the campus is safe, because of the many police cars and guards that patrol the campus. However, it is always better if you are aware of your surroundings.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone Is Different. Very diverse. Not so much of "cliques". Good & Bad

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Defiantly Not Going Back on My Neurons – I absolutely love neuroscience and do not regret choosing it has my major. Future plans for me are to either attend med-school, if I am good enough or work as a researcher, then later go to graduate school so then I could one day be a professor of neuroscience. I have two options that seem pretty feasible to me, so I am not that worried about my future in regards to getting a job. I love this subject so much that even if I were paid minimum wage to teach it in an university environment - I would.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Neuroscience Is a Great Major – Neuroscience is really interesting and I doubt that I would change my major to any other major, particularly because the Neuroscience professors really now how to teach such complex topics as neuronal functions and plasticity. The professors themselves offer numerous opportunities to better your performance in their class, chances such as office hours that are negotiable to your schedule and Student Teachers, who really take their time to help you with your studies. I enjoy my neuroscience major particular because some professors hold research directly under their supervision, and this opportunity is great for someone who is simply interested in expanding their horizon with opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Not to Diffcult – The process of applying and being accepted into the school was rather easy especially because it was a common application. Then once your in you simply have to follow the suggested course schedule (provided on temple undergraduate bulletin board). If you manage to get descent grades, you will be easily accepted into your major.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Get It Done Quick and Then Blame the School – I am a planner, I planned out all my courses for the four years of school the day I decided on my major and received my admissions.

And with financial aid, one must not fool around or drag the process in any way - Plan Plan and Prepare. I personally got all my paperwork done the week I received my tax papers. Then I followed my application and if I was missing something, I just took my tax papers to the financial aid office and made sure all mistakes were fixed and as promised I would get the correct amount, if not more financial aid.
Temple does this awful thing were they cancel your classes if your tuition is not paid, this can really hurt you, especially if your classes are taken by someone else and there is no room for you to attend that class; therefore, I urge incoming freshman to complete their paperwork and prepare themselves for a rocky ride, that has a flat river bed at the end of it.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Temple tries to be as diverse as possible. There are a good amount of students that are studying abroad at Temple and it is cool to connect with them since they have a different culture.

4 College Junior

Local Area: City Living – Temple is cool because you live fairly close to the city but still away from all the hassle of the city. Depending on who you are that may or may not be a good thing. However, there is plenty to do in the city that may interest you, as long as you know where to look. There are free music shows, plenty of great places to eat, and of course the sports complex.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The IBC is a great gym because it is fairly big, it has more hours of operation and has all the weights and machines in one place! It is the biggest of the two gyms that Temple has for undergraduate students. The downfall though is that both of Temple's gyms are both located on the south side of campus next to each other.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Since Temple University is located in the city, the best way to get around is by train, subway, or bus. Temple also provides discounted passes for train and bus for people who commute which helps save money. Driving sometimes is not bad, but it can be hard to find parking.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Finding an Internship – As a psychology major, I do plan to find an internship before I graduate. My reason for this is to get me into the field and see what my options are in my career path. At Temple University, psychology students can participate in research labs to get hands on experience, and we can also conduct our own research experiment.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living in the North Philadelphia – Off-campus housing at Temple University is not hard to find. Most of the houses have been remodeled and have new appliances. The problem with the houses are that the closer to campus the houses are, the more expensive they are. Also, they are not furnished when the houses are closer. If you wanted something a little cheaper and furnished, then you would have to go a little bit further from campus. The problem with living farther from campus is that the area is bad and has a lot of violence.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe If You Think Smart – Temple is a nice school, just located in a bad area. Campus police are always located on campus, and they respond to call very quick. There are lots of lights at night. If you walk around campus and you are not being smart about your surroundings, then bad things may happen.

1 College Junior

Drug Safety: F or a Depending on How You Look at It – Lots of drugs and alcohol. This is good or bad depending on your personal opinion on drugs and alcohol.

Also, the cops in Philly have way more serious things to worry about than you smoking pot, so it seems that you're less likely to get in trouble. A friend once told me that he actually saw a guy smoking pot while having a conversation with a police officer and he wasn't getting arrested or anything.


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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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