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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.

3 people found this useful Report
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.

5 people found this useful Report
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.

4 people found this useful Report
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.

3 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.

3 people 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.

5 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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

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

15 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

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

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is easy to find if you know what you're looking for. Watch out for some landlords though because they will attempt to take advantage of you. Also if you're not used to living in an area like North Philly, avoid moving too far from campus. Use good judgement when picking a location

4 College Freshman

Administration: I have no problems with administration or the enforcing of policies.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I've had some issues with financial aid. It's often hard to get them on the phone but they are helpful once you get someone competent.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The SAC is overrated. Morgan is good. J&H will be your best friend and your worst enemy.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus. It presents you with more opportunities for friendships and exploration than someone commuting would recieve. The best freshman dorms would be 1940, Peabody, or J&H only because they're mainly freshman and so it's easier to make friends. From my experience the people in these dorms have closer relationships with their building mates than those who lives in Morgan or 1300.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: Lot of stuff gets by, but they're working on it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options but lots of crime.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Tons do it yet complain about it afterwards.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of options to pick from.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Took a while but I got it to go through.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Avoid J&H, but plenty of great options out there.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not very social, but a decent place to live.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone pretty much minds their own business but are not shy to help others

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some professors are horrible, but most of them are funny and amazing to have as professors. You have to be careful of who you choose and what class you want to take.

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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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