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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience at Temple University has been average so far.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've learned many new things which is important.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is lovely and I am excited to check out my classes. The only negative so far of my university is that it appears certain departments are not clear with each other. For example, the Office of Orientation and Office of Honors gave contradictory information.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely enjoy school. I have had the opportunity to make a diverse group of friends, get involved in many activities and take many interesting classes including Politics of Identity, Shall We Dance and the Environment. I was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education I have also had the chance to participate in many service activities and travel abroad twice.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have been exposed to many new experiences and opportunities at Temple University. I find that this school gives you a true, real life experience, and that the faculty here wants you to succeed as much as possible. This school has a unique blend of professors and aids and because of them, you learn more about the real world then you could ever imagine. Utterly blessed to attend this school.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the school environment the people and the city I love it and wouldn't trade my experiences here for the world.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Temple is a great school, with an excellent reputation especially for the over all cost of tuition for in-state students. The university has a great knack for hiring exceptional faculty and professors. It also has a ton of resources for students and a great library!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There's a diverse and exciting atmosphere. Plus it's in the city so there are plenty of places to visit with friends.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The location of Temple makes it perfect for my major

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I attend Temple University and the diversity and homely feeling on the campus is just simply amazing. There are so many opportunities in the city of Philadelphia. The classes, different organizations and clubs are endless. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year at this university. I made the right decision choosing to attend this school.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: its not the best but its definitely not the worst. i like Philly Style pizza! but its so expensive. i've had awful food from Temple Star, but i just go to China House now over on Cecil. There are tons of food trucks everywhere, so getting food quick and cheap isn't very hard, as long as you have cash on you.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Administration: i wouldn't say temple is very strict. i know people that have smoked weed out of bongs on beury beach before, and they never got in trouble. there are bike cops everywhere, but its just for protection basically. they don't usually cause any issues, but they make me feel really safe.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Campus Food: its not very good. the only good thing about on campus dining is the food trucks and Cosi, but the Sodexo employees are the absolute worst!

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: it's sort of hard to get scholarships (in my experience) here, because everyone is applying for them. its a university in a very poverty stricken area, so most people need the money.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: i lived in a suite style, and it was a little hard sharing 1 shower but not too bad. i was in White Hall, so it was a little bit of a walk to campus. They recently built Morgan Hall which is a lot nicer than all of the other dorms.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You need to be careful how far you're going off campus, but if you can get a house in a good location then you're good to go. There are a lot of apartment complex options as well.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's usually a party every night of the weekend and on Thursdays, either at frat houses or at houses. You can find this out on Twitter with Temple Party Owl. Frat parties are fun for girls if you want to have casual hook-ups and dance with random people, house parties are more for bands and such.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We have a ton of options apart from dining halls, like food trucks and chain restaurants. most are open late, especially the pizza places and Insomnia cookie truck. Almost all the places around Temple will take diamond dollars, restaurants in center city will not do any student discount.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: If you have a lenient RA you can get away with pretty much anything, as long as you're aware of how you are acting and how loud you are. Police have a lot bigger things to be concerned with than drinking as long as you're not obvious about it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I like having a ton of options, either from food trucks or dining halls. If I didn't have a meal plan the food would be grossly overpriced at dining halls. I like the salad bars and the main entree options are a hit or miss - usually more good food than bad.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received the highest financial aid package from Temple because of my grades in high school. Its automatically based on GPA and SAT scores so if you have good numbers on both of those you will be good to go financially. It is difficult to find a work study job though, if you have that option allotted to you.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved the people I lived with and around in the Honors Living Learning Community. I think living in LLCs is a great way to make sure you don't have unruly or annoying neighbors. Best dorm options are 1300, 1940, and Morgan because they are suite style - no communal bathrooms in those dorms.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: They don't allocate enough money for students to comfortably live on campus without taking out a lot of loans so i commute.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's always something to do around campus. Temple's campus is lit.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food in philly is great no matter where you are.

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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