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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: As a vegetarian, I often go to a local smoothie restaurant. Meat options are often so I am limited.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I would recommend the "quiet hours" be enforced.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not had a sexual assault within my group of friends, so I do not know much about how the program truly helps people.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is lacking, but scholarships/grants are somewhat available.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Entering dorms with others is tricky with younger siblings who may not have ID cards yet.

2 College Junior

Local Area: Students tend not to venture too far off-campus. The surrounding neighborhood is not a safe area.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking alone on campus most of the time. There are security personnel and the blue light/police phones all over campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had some negative experiences with professors and clinic supervisors. Overall, my courses are challenging and interesting. In such a small major, the variety of courses and flexibility in scheduling is limited, which is to be expected.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: Temple University offers no scholarships to graduate students.

3 College Junior

Administration: I have not experienced any administration issues.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Temple students show a great amount of school pride.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Great place for young people, much cheaper living expenses than most cities, has a lot to do for entertainment, but is quite smaller than most of the main American cities.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Not many real restaurants, mostly fast food and quick pick-up places, not many student deals either and not many places which deliver stay open late into the evening (past 1 am)

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Frat parties are not really my thing, there are a lot of them, but I really don't want to wait an hour for low quality beer. House parties and house shows are much better, usually shorter waits for drinks and the crowd isn't as wild (this depends on the house though).

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: For the most part off campus housing is the way to go, it's cheaper than dorming, way cheaper, but there can be security issues and some landlords can be a nightmare, but for the most part it is worth it.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: They just expanded the Temple Police's range so now it is quite safer off campus, even so there is a lot of criminal activity that happens only a block or two away from these areas which can spill over onto campus, I personally was a victim of a robbery one day before the range was expanded. We also have a large number of homeless people that are usually quite benign and humble but some have become quite aggressive with me and will follow me when I say that I do not have money to give them.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dorms are average sized for the most part, fairly good access to suite style dorms which means no communal bathrooms. The overnight policy changed recently, which people aren't happy about. You can only have one person signed in past midnight, which I think is silly, but other than that they are not bad.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am currently looking for an internship, the school does provide a career service to their students.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Scholarships: All schools are pricey, but my tuition jumped about 10% this year due to becoming an upperclassman and the tuition hike. This was the first time I fell short on funding and I was told there was nothing more I could do.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants on and off campus, but many of them serve the same or similar foods.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Party Scene: Frat houses can get a bit crazy and tend to get shutdown quite often, but they are a good time.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Very nice new dorms! Better to live on campus to avoid the danger of North Philadelphia streets, plus great views!

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many incidents that occur off campus. North Philadelphia is not safe, it is best to live on campus, at least for one year to learn the layout.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Policies are usually emphasized when they coincide with recent hot button topics in the news. Strictness in other aspects are about average.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I like the program I am in at my school. However, it's expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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