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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Honors program is very prevalent and makes a huge impact on the experience.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is very diverse here-- anyone can be satisfied because anything from house and backyard parties to indoor concerts are thrown.

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College Freshman

Athletics: I don't take part in any.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's tons of options for off-campus housing; I currently live at the View which is a luxurious apartment building in association with Temple-- not a dorm, but it's located on campus minutes from classes.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety off-campus is more of an issue; on campus it's very safe and even girls can walk on their own throughout campus at night without being threatened.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I never lived in one of the dorms.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Sororities don't officially have their own houses in Pennsylvania due to being considered "brothels", which heavily impacts their role in Greek life here. Most of the frats are alright; they're really only good for being the backup option or last stop of the night for people who go out on the weekends due to how small, cramped, and unclean they are.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being in a city, there are plenty of places to go anywhere-- most noticeably are the Chinese fastfoods (great for a late night), Jimmy John's, Dunkin' Donuts, or one of the pizza places.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Situated right in Philadelphia, Temple University is the closest a school can get to the center of the city retaining its own shape of a campus, distinct from NYU in New York City. However, the few streets surrounding Temple before reaching Center City are considered dangerous after night; students shouldn't travel alone far off-campus without bringing a friend or two.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: They are not very good

3 College Freshman

Local Area: There are alot of malls, places to shop, casinos

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Like being in control of your own life. An experience ill never forget.

4 College Student

Local Area: Maybe its just me, but I love city life. I am an owl myself, and so nightlife is great here.

2 College Student

Party Scene: If you want to see a real party come to my parents restaurant hosting. You'll re-question everything you ever called a 'party'.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Not bad, feel pretty secure.

3 College Student

Campus Food: Chinese stores are everywhere; they seem to be the 'fast' and 'convinient' food. Then there's fast food places.Everywhere. Then you got the food trucks, with tacos that are made under a minute questioning how on earth they got the meat ready that fast. Anyhow, if your lucky, you can find a tiny veggie store, but you have to cook yourself so you swear to god hoping you have time, buy the veggies, and cook them in your dorm. But if you ever feel like eating greasy food, they got that.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I ate home-made food all my life. My daily meals consisted off boiled vegetables, rice, buckwheat always accompianed with an entry of fish or some sort of chicken and a spring salad. Now, I have to change that menu. First, a salad is more expensive then a burger. Trying to keep up with healthy options, i cannot seem to find a place where there is actual boiled vegetables that dont add a bunch of other fattening foods into it. "Freshman15" is the real deal

4 College Student

Athletics: Our school is absolutely great. Although we are on a budget, still, we have the most team spirit and sports became the talisman in our school. Not just the fans, but even the staff and school participate and it creates this glowing school spirit. I would say the events of any sport in our school are recognized and acknowledged as a big part of what makes our school so great. It's very lively and extremely fun to watch and participate.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Don't really have any concerns with safety. Coming to a city university, it's just a matter of keeping your wits about you and sticking together in groups.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: People think that Temple is unsafe but coming here I actually felt safer than I did back at home. Cops are always around and there are security polls almost every block. There's always fun stuff to do in the city; it's all a SEPTA ride away

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek scene is not a big deal on campus. As a member of a fraternity, I can't say that others see me much differently than before I pledged. some Greek organizations have a worse rep than others but that is typical.

College Freshman

Majors: Still being introduced to my major and it only recently started here in the college of engineering. More details as the semesters go by

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: At first I experienced some trouble regarding financial services but it helped a ton to go to the student financial services office on campus--they'll fix any issue on the spot.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The basketball games and football games are big news around campus however intramurals and clubs are often overlooked as a result of it. Pretty fun atheletic scene though

4 College Freshman

Administration: Enforcement is pretty good however there are cases where it slips through. Academic integrity and attendance are important.

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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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