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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Fall of 2015 was an amazing time to be a Temple owl, and that is mostly because of the football team. Prior to coming here, I wasn't very involved in sports (both watching and playing). When I came to Temple, I decided to attend some of the football games and that has changed my perspective altogether. Sitting in the bleachers of the Linc while chanting the "T for Temple U" song made me feel like I was a part of something amazing. Especially after the Temple Owls beat Penn State, you could feel the pride and excitement on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My first semester at Temple U has been, to say the least, an awesome experience. The campus is diverse and filled with things to do, people to meet, and clubs to join. I had many doubts before coming to Temple regarding safety, if I'll fit in, etc. but just one week in and all those doubts went away. I've never felt unsafe on campus (even at late hours), and there are just so many different people from different walks of life that it is very easy to fit in. At this point, I honestly could not imagine myself going to any other school.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are options to live hall, suite, or apartment style so you will find your best fit. Depending on your building you could make lifelong friends in your building or barely talk to anyone.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is low-key so you do not have to be Greek to have fun on campus. Greeks do a ton of work on campus and in the surrounding area that other students respect.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are beginning to boom on campus with the success of this years Football team. The successful season was fun and brought school spirit to an all time high. Other sports such as basketball, volleyball, and field hockey have had good seasons and fun games, too.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Temple was not my first choice school but it has become my second home during my time here. I love the diversity on campus and abundance of resources that will help me be successful in my field. My classes are interesting and engaging. I feel as if Temple is giving a well-rounded experience.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: It is very diverse, accepting and liberal.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All my classes are a good size. I felt that some of my teacher's didn't make the most of the course they taught. I felt that some of my teachers put all the actual grading work onto the T.A and which mean students only interacted and corresponded with T.As. Most gen eds are pointless because they are not taken seriously, they really don't have anything to do with your major.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in J&H the rooms aren't a bad space, the bathrooms are kept clean. Morgan is probably the best but most expensive option. I was placed in a room last minute after being told there was no housing left.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Diversity of programs, diversity among professors and student body. Ease of registration, manageable workloads and flexible study options and various study areas.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Look at my previous answers concerning the professors.

Quality & Variety of courses-faculty is consistently reviewing the diversity, practicality of courses and always seeking to improve on both.

Class sizes are adequate though with more professors the class sizes diminished to provide a more intimate, personal experience for the students.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Temple University is a top 150 school in the nation and improving with every graduating class. Receiving such recognition serves to improve all networks and open doors for all its graduates.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Since Temple is a city university it is open to the public, so like BU or NYU, which provide its own security it is not possible to control everyone and everything. Yet, Temple makes a great effort to create security visibility to all within the campus.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Since I commute I cannot give a first hand response on the housing experience. However, I have not heard no complaints whatsoever about housing.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: What made my Temple experience great was the faculty. They're are truly interested in the success of serious student, and such seriousness is respected by all professional at Temple. I found the professors to be flexible with a student's lifestyle, work/study schedule. I perceived that not only are they trying to graduate students, they're grooming people to be successful in the working world or the next generation of Temple University administrators, professors, researchers, etc.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: While Temple has reached national spotlight in basketball and football, the overall success of the athletics program could improve with higher level of recruiting and incentives. The more successful those programs become the more interest the school will draw for other sports and academics. As the programs succeed due to the rising level of talent recruited the greater the involvement from the campus and surrounding communities. Currently the programs are competitive but not with the top programs in the nation.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Temple is located in North Philadelphia which is an area with high crime rates, thus, it's not the safest place to go to school. However, the security measures are very high here and I've never felt unsafe walking through campus by myself.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of the professors should be retired because they are not as knowledgeable as they should be.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've really enjoyed it over the past 2 years! Optimal safety, optimal proximity to classes, really nice buildings, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is a lot of Greek life but there is also a lot of non-Greek things to get involved in. I think the Greek life is good for their community service and frequent fundraising for charities.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football games are one of the most fun events a student can attend. After a successful 2015 season, there is a lot of school spirit and student involvement.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Temple's reputation is pretty bad because when I say that I go to Temple, people always ask "Do you ever feel unsafe?" And I never have. There are always police around and you have to be smart about where you go and when. Obviously if you walk around at 3 am off campus alone, you're asking for trouble.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most professors really do care about you and your academics; they usually have office hours multiple days a week, which is very convenient for almost everyone. Class sizes are great, lots of variety.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Temple has become a big school in recent years, and networking in the city is great

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Temple is good about having a lot of different options for students when it comes to dorms. You get what you pay for though

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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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