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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Temple is in North Philly, which isn't the best area. But the University takes many steps to ensure student's safety, such as police officers patrolling 24/7. On campus is completely safe.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: You're in Philadelphia. If you want something specific, you are probably going to find it.

3 College Senior

Administration: I've heard they really crack down on your attendance.

5 College Senior

Majors: There are plenty of majors to choose from. I didn't find any difficulties in getting the major I wanted. All they really wanted was my transcripts, and my SAT/ACT scores, IF I wanted to send them in. They give you the "Temple Option".

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3 College Senior

Local Area: In one direction, it turns into complete slums and I'd be afraid to go out at night. If you go the opposite direction, it gets all corporate and more pleasant.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: When I visited, I only got to see the 1940 Dorm Hall. The rooms were small and dainty. I liked them. I particularly like that there are one-person studio apartments. The best option as an undergrad is probably Johnson and Hardwick; The worst is Peabody. I the costs for housing are average, but doable. I like that even the undergrads get full choice on where they live and their roommates.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's okay directly off campus. If you want good food the you would have to travel to center city and go to the amazing restaurants down there.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not the best, our football team isn't the greatest but they're making progress. As for the other teams I really don't know nor care. Basketball season is approaching.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Terrible. Barely any aid given.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: So far I haven't really had any unbearable problems.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: I haven't run into any problems. North Philly is a pretty dangerous area at times but it is do-able. Just be careful.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Doesn't really matter to be honest. If you're in it, great. If not then that's fine too.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a bunch of scholarships from the school so I don't have to pay loans. The fly in four scholarship comes in handy as well. Sign up for it. There's actually nothing to lose, except the amount of debt you have.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police are ok but health services are pretty good

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not a lot of diversity in Greek system

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Any place worth while is kind of far.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The rules in the dorms are pretty strict. Especially when having visitors.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a psychology major and as one of our course requirements i will have the opportunity to internship at a place of my choice. I want to work at a school because i want to be a guidance counselor specifically but i feel its great that we get to do field work so we can have hands on experience.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are variety of restaurant s both on and off campus that can accommodate the needs and wants of everyone.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you don't mind space with multiple people then 4 person suites are probably better, but for those who want to limit sharing with other people, the best thing would be to get a traditional dorm room at least to start.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: It is an urban area, so that does spark some concern as far as safety. But it provided the atmosphere of the city and business that i love.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Only one percent of the university is involved in Greek Life.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: One thing i ca say that i dislike is the 18+ rule. Your guest must be 18 or older to stay at the residence halls.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football season was good and our teams this year are said to better than last year.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Since I'm really not a party person, i can only go off what Ive heard. The parties here are fun with great music and a lot of diversity amongst students

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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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