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Reviews 3834 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: This is such a diverse campus there isn't a specific way to describe a typical Temple student.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: So many choices for off campus housing. The added freedom is worth the walk back to the lecture halls.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. Temple police do a great job of making you feel safe.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: With the bus, subway and train you can pretty much go anywhere. Not 10 mins away from City Hall with lots to do in that area. Always something to do on campus or in the city. Also, lots of sporting events that Temple does a great job of promoting and giving tickets out for.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The Fox School of Business is amazing. The advisors are always available to help. Alter Hall is beautiful and I have learned a lot thus far.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a very diverse school but in some classes you might be a minority depending on the class you are taking

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm an English major and I wish there were more internships available or options to get started when you are a freshman

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are officers that ride on bikes and you see them in all the buildings

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depends on where you dorm. New dorms like Morgan are gorgeous and the location is great because it's next to a SuperFresh.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There's fairly average focus on sports but it's not discussed as much as other colleges

4 College Freshman

Administration: It's good if you just follow the rules.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek houses are awful and their reputations are even worse.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They tried to help me the best they could. Although, one of the representatives told me I'd be receiving $2,000 more in grant money and when the last bill was due he then told me I was only getting $700. So I had to pay all the late fees and come up with $1200 more that I didn't have.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The local environment isn't the best. There is a lot of crime and local residence aren't fond of Temple students. Although, the subway is very accessible and can allow you to go almost anywhere in the city at any time. So shopping, restaurants, etc. is all available and great!

4 College Freshman

Majors: Psychology is a difficult major in many ways, but I knew that. The intro course that I took at Temple is much more in depth and involved than the intro course that I took at Penn State DuBois. Being involved in various activities in high school and having good references was important for my admission.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the most expensive building (5,000 per semester) and it's very nice and very spacious. Although, I hate the hassle of signing people into the buildings every time we come in. ESPECIALLY when we're trying to move in or come back from break. Overall it's nice though.

4 College Junior

Academics: Academics will vary with every professor, though I am pleased with what I have been exposed to during my three years here.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: I just recently joined Greek life in my third year at my school. I never felt dismissed by Greeks before joining but I did see them as somewhat cliquey. After joining, I do not feel any different than I did when I was a Geed. There is fraternity housing available but city rules restrict sorority housing.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many small local convenience stores throughout the off-campus neighborhoods. They vary in quality so you just have to find your favorite, and all are extremely cheap.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of off-campus housing opportunities at my school. Most are reasonably priced. The biggest con is not always feeling safe.

5 College Junior

Local Area: My school is located in a major city, so there is always something to do. If I ever need a break from schoolwork I am just a short subway ride away from Center City, so it is very easily accessible.

3 College Junior

Majors: I have never had an internship. I would like to have one before graduation but I am not sure how to go about finding one. I feel it will provide me with a valuable learning experience.

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4 College Junior

Administration: My school is not located in a very safe area, so campus officials have created strict rules regarding dorm access, which made me feel safe.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Be sure to get necessary paperwork and information filled out in a timely manner to ensure the best funding for you.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I really don't know how the parties are because I have never gone to one.

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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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