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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is tolerable, but I wished that more places took meal plans like how Cosi takes meal plans. For example, it would be nice if Tropical Cafe Smoothie took meals plans. Other than that, because it's pretty limiting as to where I can go, I usually go to J&H. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not. It depends on when you go.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of places to live, but the good ones are gone quick.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to eat and they know that broke kids are coming there

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5 College Freshman

Administration: There are plenty of cops around, but not for the students

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Anytime I go, they answer my questions, but I never get enough.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't live at temple so I have no clue about parties

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are plenty of options around. The food trucks are great.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I commute to school. I do not live at Temple. My friends there enjoy it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I got an apartment for next year, the hunt to find the right one was long and hard but we did it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: ugh there's so many amazing food places around here. Philly Style and Munchies.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Temple kind of lets students be adult when they come here, they're not here to baby sit us. We make our own decision and we all live our own lives.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Eh, it was kind of very confusing at first, it still it. I wish i understood it all better.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Temple parties are always so crowded, but if you know the right places to go they are so much fun. You should find an older buddy when you come here to show you the ropes a bit so you don't get into trouble. I dont go out much but when i have i never regretted it and always had fun.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Really it's all hit or miss with the food around here, I personally always go to J&H for dinner, but the Student Center is nice too and the wall. I just wish the wall took meal plans. Some of the dinning hall foods are sketchy, they "always some shade of yellow".

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living here on the Temple University Main Campus was probably won of the best decisions i've ever made for myself. I've grown so much as a person living in this sort of environment. It's like i live in the city, but the campus doesn't feel like it. The diversity is my favorite thing about Temple, theres a place for everyone to go, a group for everyone to be in, and a vast amount of information you can gain from everyone around you. The dorms are nice, the bathrooms are cleaned everyday, i have no complaints. I call Temple my new home.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many off campus housing options with rent that can break the bank if you are looking to live alone. Most off campus homes are guided toward 5+ roommates. Not very safe on some streets, many students have been getting robbed. The temple class page however does advertise many apartment options

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places along the strip of brad street and into the city. City life dining can be expensive, broad street strip fair. Not many student discounts, pizza shop called plaza pizza however takes diamond dollars, check them out.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are strict about the things that are not important and lenient on the things that should matter, example- drinking in the dorm rooms.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office workers do not do their job to the fullest extent to make sure you get your aid that you were awarded credited to your account. They will answer questions tat you did not ask just to tip toe around what your initial issue is. If you do receive any scholarship, grants,etc. make sure you are on top of everything and know exactly what you need to ask and get taken care of. The office is also always packed in the beginning and the end of the semesters.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not really the party type, but it is not hard to go down a street and find a party.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not the best options when you look at it from the health aspect. Majority of the staff are very rude and act like they hate their job, which makes your experience unpleasant. The value just is not worth it along with the fact that your meals don not roll over if not used.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus (dorming) is just okay. With many dorms to choose from, Temple does in fact give many options. Morgan Hall is the newest addition for campus living, which is very beautiful. 1300 dorm, Johnson and Hardwick, White Hall, Peabody, and 1940 are also located very close to campus. All of the dorms have all the necessary amenities, however 1300, White Hall, and Morgan give you the option to have a suite in which you would share with 3 other people.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The Finacial Center is great help to those that have issues

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't live on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Fast food. Great to get when on a time schedule

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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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