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Reviews 3858 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

1 person found this useful Report
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
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are a lot of police officers to ensure the students' safety. There are also emergency call buttons to the police in case of an emergency.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of students will attend the games even if it's at a different location besides Philadelphia.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students actually try to collect donations to raise funds and awareness for different issues.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: At South Street, there are a lot of shops for people to go to.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are a lot of parties during the weekend. There are always pre-game parties before the Temple Owl's play.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors show that they know what they are teaching for the majority of the time. The class sizes are understandable because of the course they teach.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are a bunch of recruiters from different companies everyday. There is student networking which connects the students to potential employers. The career service center really tries their best in helping the students find a career path.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus does offer knowledge to the students at orientation about drinking and drugs. However, if a student is doing underage drinking or taking drugs, the school will provide support and guidance and not discipline them.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of food trucks with a variety of options to choose from.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: j&h is by far the best place for freshman to live and make friends, everyone i know who lives in suites is always hanging out here because no one in 1300 or 1940 talk to eachother

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The police are so focused on making sure Temple students say safe that they don't care too much if you're drunk as long as you aren't being dumb.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not too many options but there is usually something on campus or just off that takes Diamond Dollars

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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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