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Reviews 3834 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are treated as non Greeks.

5 College Senior

Majors: Neuroscience professors are great with conveying the lessons clearly and effectively.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Party Scene: Very organized and a lot of fun!

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Campus Food: The food is expensive. I don't have a meal plan.

3 College Senior

Administration: I feel safe around campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: Applying for a greek community is greatly advertised around school.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It was not a difficult process.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid wasn't enough, I have to continue seeking outside/private loans.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Temple University is located right in the middle of the city, so it's usually always busy and something to do. Whether it be grabbing a bite to eat or finding a relaxing area to do work. It has a good social atmosphere as well, which is good for others to socialize with each other.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus because of the amount of security guards on campus. They are usually easily spotted with their bright yellow coats. Students feel welcomed to ask them for help if needed, which is always a plus because they are approachable and there to help.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I got a very limited amount of outside scholarships by applying to a ton. Temple doesn't offer a wide range of financial aid from the university (as far as I am concerned).

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3 College Junior

Administration: I feel pretty safe on campus because there is usually a good amount of security guards on campus. Outside of campus and inside the buildings to check our identification cards.

4 College Junior

Majors: Temple University has a wide range of majors. From medicine to law to political science. In general education classes, there is always a wide mix of students. When we play ice breakers, it is nice to learn about the person and their major because it is usually something different than mine.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Personally, I have never lived on campus. However, when I ask my friends about their experiences, they usually say it provides a good atmosphere and they enjoy living there.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I usually see tons of posters and banners regarding sports and upcoming sport activities. Sports are definitely an important aspect to Temple University because so many students are passionate about the sports that they participate in.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Personally, I have never lived on campus. However, I have asked my friends what it is like for them and they like it a lot. They say that the social atmosphere is good and there are usually a lot of events to attend. For example, parties and cafes to get a few snacks for late night study sessions.

4 College Freshman

Majors: It's challenging. I need to work harder to get what I want.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: I only commute. I'm not sure what it's like living there.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I love everything about this school.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Don't get me started. Temple is definitely an attractive campus. Walking down Liacouras Walk is always a great affair because of all the hot people I get to pass by. Not everyone dresses up for class so there's no pressure to look your best all the time. But there are people who are on point all day, every day. I'm a straight female so my eyes are usually on the guys. There's no "typical" attractive guy though there are "stereotypical" attractive guys, if that makes sense. Like, there's the European models, the athletes, the frat guys, the fashionable guys, the tortured artists, the music majors, the cute geeks, etc. There's someone for everyone.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: I am African-American (my parents are African but I was born here) and before Temple, I have always gone to predominantly minority schools so going to Temple and being among a lot of white people was a culture shock for me. Even so, I haven't had any serious issues regarding my race since I've been here. But I'll admit that some of the friends I've made at Temple have said ignorant things about race and gender and these same friends are those who came from predominantly white areas.

Even though Temple is mostly white, it does boast a diverse population. I've been heavily immersed in the Indian culture because of the friends I've made here and I love it. I've also made a lot of gay/bisexual friends. I have never had such a diverse group of friends before I got here and it's amazing how much I've learned about the world just by living in Philadelphia.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've had a great time at Temple so far. I feel like I'm overwhelmed with opportunities. My only issue is deciding what to do first.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not very informed about Greek life on campus. But it's not THAT big of a deal here. I've only been to a few frat parties and they've been fun. I may rush for a pre-med fraternity next year. But there's a great possibility that I won't.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Me and my friends go into the city all the time. I've explored Chinatown and the Gayborhood. I've thrift shopped and window shopped at many of the stores downtown. I've been to First Friday, an event on Second Street where artists come out and display their work. I've gone to OutFest. I've looked at the murals placed all around the city. I've eaten at a fancy restaurant. And I've made a fool out of myself so many times. It's fun being young and stupid in the city.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm a CIS major/Pre-Med and took 15 credits my first semester but I have only taken one class in my major (a 100-person lecture-style into class) and two of the classes were Gen Chem and Gen Chem Lab. For the most part, I had pretty good professors. I used RateMyProfessor before choosing my classes so that helped. My hardest class was Honors General Chemistry which I would've probably done better in if I was a little more pro-active in my studies such as actually reading the assigned chapters, doing homework problems early, and going to office hours at least once or twice. The professor blessed at the end of the semester and somehow by 72% became a B so I wouldn't worry TOO much about that class.

My workload wasn't too bad. Homework is usually due a week after it is assigned and most of it is online. If you are a bad procrastinator like I am, you'll end up doing homework for 5 hours on Sunday. But usually, it never even gets that bad. Homework was never really a problem, just studying. I like studying where there's good scenery and not a lot of people so the tech center and the library have never been my go-to places but they are popular choice. In 1300, a good place to study is on the fifth floor study room (as long as you don't bring your friends). Starbucks is also a favorite place to study if you go at the right times. The new SERC building is also a good place to study if you know where to go.

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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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