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Reviews 4158 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Rules Are Not Really Strict – I mean their is a lot rules they tell you in orientation but none are really enforced. My roommate has been caught smoking weed like 2 times and nothing happened to him so basically they give you a slap on wrist and tell you not do it. When they are really supposed to send letters to your parents kick you off campus and stuff like that.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletic Facilities – The quality of our athletic facilities are great but the environment surrounding them not so great. For example, the practice football field is right across the street from a housing project.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants in downtown Philadelphia are highly accessible in many ways. Taxis, trains, and buses are a great forms of transportation for poor college students. The only problem with the transportation is the quality of some of the buses and trains. The train stations and buses are usually always dirty but they get where you need to go for 2 dollars.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: INSIDE SCOOP – Temple is in a great area because it is besically between Drexel, Upenn on the west side and Lasalle on the North side along with Philly U. Temple has many great study abraod opportunities which allow students to expand the typical academic aspect of a classroom.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking in philly is always difficult due to crowding. Unless you are a commuter, there is no real need for a car on campus. It is nice to have access to one occasionally for grocery shopping or going into the city and surrounding area, such as fairmount park. There is a good amount of parking around temple, some paid lots, other street parking, and a few free areas. Just do not try to find parking during the peak hours of the week!

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Campus Rec Rocks! The facilities at Temple are great and easily accesible and in good locations. They just added a new fitness center which is really nice and are re-doing McGonigle Hall which is the old Gymnasium and it will bring a lot of vibrancy to Temple's Campus. There are amazing cultural food trucks that are fairly inexpensive around campus along with a few bar and restuarants. Center is city is just a sub-way ride away which is extremely convenient.

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: Go Big or Go Home – There are a couple on-campus bars that are fun for a chill scene. A lot of places to go in the city. Frats will always have parties. There is a good nightlife, you just have to know where to go.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Be Smart! The school has security all around campus. I have personally never felt unsafe walking around, even late at night. Obviously because we are in the city, there are locals walking near campus. Its up to the student to be smart about where he or she walks, to lock doors, watch his/her belongings. The school is no more dangerous than any other college campus

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3 College Senior

Academics: Temple's business school and kineseology schools are very strong. There are some good professors, some not so good. Its up to the student to make the most of his or her education

3 College Junior

Weather: No Snow Days – It is a rare occasion when Temple cancels classes.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Race Doesn't Matter! I love the racial and ethnic acceptance at Temple. Color does not matter, everyone hangs out with everyone regardless of where they are from.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: this is a very diverse campus and people have an array of styles; a lot of artsy people as well as athletic people mixed into one crowd

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Live at the Edge – the edge is great for its location on the corner of cecil be moore and broad...however it is way over priced and the rooms are too small. i would like it if freshmen could all be placed in one hallway instead of all different ages to get more of the "freshmen dorm experience"

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Needs More Cops – From the recent news about temple students being robbed and held at gun point I feel the security needs to be a lot better...however I am glad there are the boxes with security gaurds in them..there should be more in off campus housing though

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is easily accessible for all college students.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is cheap if far from campus and expensive if close. Convinced to be close. Not much experience.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There aren't a lot of fraternities and sororities for such a big school, but on the weekends they are heard.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Great Nighlife – Temple University has a lot to do for both students that are under 21 and 21 and older. The city life offers a lot of options on the weekends for students.

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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

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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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