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5 College Senior

Athletics: I don't participate in sports but it seems like it's a big deal around campus, especially since we're in the process of constructing a new football stadium for the team.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful. My classmates are very kind and friendly. I would always choose to come to Temple as I've only been here one year and my view of the world and myself has changed for the better so dramatically. I don't think another school could teach me so much so quickly.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A few professors I had are fresh graduates and did not really teach me anything nor did their job right. The ones with experience really did teach me a lot and got along with students very well.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Due to the large amount of police around and within campus, I feel very safe. Unfortunately, outside of campus is when I do not feel safe.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, but I have entered one of the buildings and seen one of the rooms. Some have rooms with two bedrooms and a tiny kitchen. I'd say that the building is very clean and comfortable. I have heard rumors that the cheaper dorms do not have air conditioning.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Personally I have not involved myself in any athletics of the school, but the university takes pride in their football team and it is considered a very important school spirit activity.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have never been more grateful towards teachers, however the school needed a lot more funding and most of the students did not care about their education.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My Campus: Breath-taking and Vibrant.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I am excited to start my first semester as a college student. I am confident in my teachers and know that they will help me do well. However, I have had issues with getting information. There have been times that I have not had questions answered by multiple people. I know Temple has an amazing music program, but I did not receive any financial aid. Overall, I would choose the school again.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've liked all of my professors so far, even those in my Gen Eds.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the theatre program, we are all on a email chain that sends us daily if not weekly emails about job opportunities in the city.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: If you're like me and don't go out much past midnight, you'll be fine.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't know why people bash on Peabody, it's one of the cheapest options and it gets the job done.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life at all, but the one frat for my major seems pretty friendly, even if I don't plan on joining.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I grew a sense of school spirit within two weeks of coming here; back in high school I would refuse to wear school colors.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like Temple, I described it to my friends as a great "stepping stone" into a large city because there are close-knit communities but you can also go out and explore.

4 College Junior

Academics: I have learned so much about Philadelphia and the world since arriving at Temple. It really has enhanced my learning experience and made me hungry for more

4 College Junior

Diversity: We are considered a diversity university and are ranked as one of the most diverse universities in the country. There are challenges but overall everybody is equal regardless of beliefs.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are very available but if you do not choose to partake in them nobody cares. Peer pressure varies from friend groups but most people do not care if you choose not to do it. Policy enforcement is strict if they catch you in the act but if not they don't really care.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel like I have learned so much since I got to Temple. Most class sizes are intimate enough that you can forge a relationship with any professor. Class styles vary which is good because then people can find what works best for them. Courses are typically very good and interesting.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: We have a ton of networking opportunities and internships get posted on our school's internship portal. Our career services are very helpful and I am very confident that I will find a job out of school.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have the third largest police force in the state of Pennsylvania and they work tirelessly to keep us safe. Our campus is brightly lit and I feel safe on campus at any time of day or night.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is good. The best dorm is Morgan hall, which was opened in 2014 and is a high rise dorm 25 stories high. The worst is probably Peabody Hall. The cost is okay, it is a bit pricey but that's college. The social atmospheres in the dorms are very enjoyable.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek Life but I do know that the Frat houses are much nicer than the sororities. Greek life really does not affect campus very much and people judge the Greeks

3 College Junior

Athletics: People at Temple don't really care about sports unless the team is playing a national recognized team. We struggle to get more than 40,000 people at Lincoln Financial Field for football, and just recently cut five sports. The soccer, field hockey and lacrosse teams are really good but seldom get very large attendance at their games. Our athletic facilities are very nice and up to date, but there has been a debate raging about whether or not to build an on campus stadium.

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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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