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Reviews 4152 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Center city Philadelphia is very nice and I really enjoy visiting there. There are plenty of attractions, including museums, concerts, and other events. Overall it is mostly safe and there's much to do. Unfortunately North Philadelphia, where Temple University is located, is not the same. It is located in a low income area, where there are constant occasional unfortunate, sometimes life-threaten occurances between the students and locals. I would like to see a bigger improvement in the satety, as well as condition of the area to make it as enjoyable as the rest of the surrounding city.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: From the experiences of my friends, I would prefer to live at home because I would not want any additional cost

4 College Junior

Party Scene: When you are with the right people anything can become a party.

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3 College Junior

Administration: I love these rules because they enforce a standard of living.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining can become expensive because we live in the city.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I am a Philly native and I love the area.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are a big part of Temple, especially intramurals .

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Divine 9 is a large part of Greek Life here.

College Junior

Party Scene: I am graduate student who lives in the city. I do not engage in the campus party scene. But I will say that Philadelphia has plenty of bars/pubs and night spots for young adults to enjoy themselves. On the other hand, I do enjoy First Fridays for older crowds in the city.

3 College Junior

Local Area: The area surrounding Temple is slowly subcombing to the regentrification process. There are many historic brownstones in the area that have beautiful structures. There is plenty of shopping and thanks to SEPTA getting around the city is pretty easy

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I am graduate student. I do not spend a great deal of time on campus outside of class. However my classes are at night and I feel pretty comfortable walking to my car after class. There is an above average police presence on the campus that leads me to feeling pretty safe walking by myself. They also have an escort program for safety.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I am graduate student, so I do not know much about the athletics. I know that the football and basketball teams get major coverage and the gyms are pretty cool, but otherwise I am limited

3 College Junior

Scholarships: As a graduate student financial aid was easy but scholarship opprotunities not so much so... Would love to see more opprotunities for graduate level scholarships

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of converted brownstone apartments available to students

4 College Junior

Athletics: Games are fun especially football

4 College Junior

Administration: Fairly responsive. Haven't had major issues

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Tons of options. Most people move to a house a few blovks off campus and split rent amongst friends and/or fraternity brothers. Its the most fun time.

3 College Student

Majors: There are all different types of advisors to help with majors and minors. Also, the offices definitely help with internship, research, and volunteer opportunities related to your major.

3 College Student

Majors: Temple is not as strict as other schools to get into for a basic 4-year degree. If you want to enter their pharmacy school or other professional school, then it is definitely competitive and you need to work super hard and reach out to others to assist you in the process.

3 College Student

Local Area: You have to love the city to be here. Wandering off campus, it gets worse, but on campus it is nice and beautiful. There is always something to do in the city!

5 College Junior

Athletics: There's always people on campus heading to an event and wearing the school colors and player's numbers for support.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I used all the financial aid I had and it's really been a hassle trying to get help.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone has a ton of school spirit, especially for the sports teams.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's very close and probably a lot cheaper than what you would pay for a dorm.

College Freshman

Majors: I've changed programs since applying and coming to school here, so I wouldn't be the best person to ask about this. However, my only advice to incoming students is that if then honestly have no idea what they want to do, stay in university studies, it's cheaper.

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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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