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Reviews 3994 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: Dining Options – they are several places to eat all around the campus. There is a good variety of food,but it could be greater than that.Most of them are fast food. Need more healthy places to eat and should be cheaper for students.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: When its summer and Spring everyone come out so many students just sit around and just have fun being with their friends and so forth. When it is winter the campus turns into a beautiful scenery.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I say having Greek life on Campus is awesome. That there are so many events that happen on a regular weekly notice and also there are so many different kinds of Greek organizations that it is so multicultural to attend Temple University at Philadelphia. Highly recommended to explore the different kinds of organizations there are not just Greek but knowing and being affiliated is a great and interesting day of any student.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lacrosse Walk – Basically has everything you need in one whole block. From different kinds of food to your everyday daily using. From Chinese food to Italian a great variety. A great place to relax and talk and have fun with your friends and eat and study while getting ready for your next class.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Shuttle buses takes you from one campus to another for free!

3 College Junior

Local Area: As long as you stay on campus its great you have to be very cautious when you wonder off campus as in any big city always go in crowds.

5 College Junior

Academics: Academic Offered – Excellent school wonderful reputation for its wide variety of academics offered

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartment Living – Philadelphia apts near college are about 6,000 or less insane prices but if you have a lot of roomates its ok still high when you factor the cost of education food and survival.

3 College Student

Athletics: I don't know about team performance but school spirit is pretty high. School color wear is often shown

3 College Student

Campus Quality: Generally Average – Campus is generally clean. But I guess there is more needs in number of computers and library ceiling is too low. downgrades my will to study.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I bleed cherry and white! I love everything about Temple: basketball games, parties, classes; it's all just great! If you're looking for a great time, in a big city, where you'll NEVER be bored...COME to TU!

2 College Junior

Parking: Very Tough – Parking in North Philadelphia is pretty tough. If you get lucky enough to find a spot, DON'T MOVE!

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Not Bad, but Gets Old – Temple's choices in food sometimes get a little old. I think that once someone discovers the row of restaurants on 11th Street, they can find some diversity in food. If your looking for a late night snack, Maxi's is the place to go.

1 College Junior

Weather: Rain Rain Go Away – Whoever came up with "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" must have never lived in Philadelphia. It rains all of the time. Most students walk everywhere so getting to class on a rainy day is miserable. Not to mention the how ridiculously windy it gets when it rains. Umbrellas don't last more than five minutes.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Hot Stuff – Honestly, I think Temple is a very good looking university. Students are physically attractive and since there are so many professional organizations on campus, most students are dressed their best on a regular basis.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I think they are great. We have Philadelphia Police and Temple Police on our side. It comforts me when I am walking home to see a cop riding his bike around the area. The police station is right on campus and they are very helping and understanding.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Melting Pot – I fell in love with Temple when I looked around and notice that there wasn't a majority when it comes to race and ethnicity. Statistics might say otherwise but it is very hard to tell while walking around campus. I never got that feeling with any other school I went to during my college choice process. There are so many different kinds of people and it just adds to the learning experience. Learning about other people and their cultures helps students become more diverse.

5 College Junior

Transportation: No Need for Walking. Temple is in the heart of Philadelphia. Public transportation is the cheapest way to travel. Buses stop on practically every corner and trains can take you anywhere you need to go. A car is just another unnecessary worry for students. Temple offers a University Pass that allows students unlimited access to public transportation. For late night walks off campus, Temple offers the Owl loop which picks up students on campus and takes them to their doors off campus. Safe and convenient.

1 College Junior

Administration: Harsher Security Than an Airport – I understand Temple has a strict no alcohol policy in the dorms to eliminate underage drinking but it gets pretty ridiculous sometimes. On big "drinking" days like football games or holidays like St. Patrick's Day, dorm security checks all bags for alcohol and doesn't let anyone in with any open containers. Not even water or juice or drinks from the Student Center. I have been forced to eat my meal outside the building just so I wouldn't waste my drink. To college students that dollar spent on a drink means A LOT.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug Scene – Not much hard core drug use but alcohol is available and easy to obtain

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are many different sororities and fraternities on campus. All approachable and nice. they don't nessesarily dominate the scene but do throw nice parties.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computers on campus are nice, the macs are better then the pcs which run a little slow. Getting a computer at the tech center during the day is extremly difficult because it is always crowded but eventually someone leaves.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Pretty Popular – Drinking is pretty popular at my school just as most colleges are but i would not say it was a big problem because Temple constantly has police monitoring the campus. If Temple catches anyone drinking underage the person is put on probation for a year and they have to pay a $200 fine. As far as peer pressure and drinks it does not really take place as my school, I am sure it happens but very seldom

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Temple is 5 minutes away from center city which has a great variety of restaurants you can practically get anything you want and they prices vary depending on where you go. The city of Philadelphia has an excellent transportation system so its easy to get around

4 College Freshman

Academics: Pretty Average – I have not really be able to get into the main courses for my major until i start this semester coming up but so far the workload and curriculum has been pretty stuff. They need to redo there Psych building and they have alot of opportunities for research studies

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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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