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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: More fun not too far

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's here and there every so often

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: When you find a party, it's out of control awesome

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: I know little to nothing about Greek Life

4 College Junior

Diversity: I absolutely love the diversity here at Temple. it is one of the main reasons I chose to apply here!

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Scholarships: I hardly ever receive enough financial aid to be able to relieve my single mother of tuition and book fees. Books are very expensive and I also work a part-time job just to assist which can be very difficult to manage my studies at the same time.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is okay. It can be a bit expensive for us college students.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, but I do plan on attaining one. I think an internship will really prepare me for my professional career.

5 College Junior

Majors: There is great variety of majors here at Temple which is good for those undecided students.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I don't really have a major review on the guys on campus because I think there is such a variety of them I cannot say anything biased.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports life is very exciting here on campus and pep-rallys are a common thing.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I think the facilities provided to use by Temple are great and are extremely useful to us students.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing's quality is very excellent but the environment is just as dangerous as living on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Local Area: As far as the cultural events and attractions it is very entertaining. Downtown is a great place to spend the day or night, but as far as the safety on campus goes, it is very dangerous due to the neighborhood and locals.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have a program called HEART, which is specialized in sexual health for students.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I enjoyed living in dormitories for my first 2 years of college. It helped me make a lot of friends and become aware of the social activities around campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally am not a member of a sorority but I do have several friends that are. They enjoy the sisterhood and organization that it holds at Temple University.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I absolutely love the diversity at Temple University and it was one of the main reasons why I chose to attend. The LGBT community is very prevalent on campus, and one of my best friends is an international student from Kuwait.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although my campus is located in a dangerous area, Temple University does a lot to keep its students safe. We have an extremely large police force (3rd largest in the state of PA!), and blue lights are located everywhere. We also have buses that transport students to their dorms or even off campus apartments. On campus, I feel very safe, but off campus still requires one to pay attention and be every aware of his/her surroundings.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship yet! Because of my major (architecture) I still need to more learn design programs before I can work for a firm.

College Sophomore

Majors: I really do not know any of this yet, but hope to soon!

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Honestly, I do not know much about Greek life. While it didn't interest me, I know there is a lot of options for people who want to join a frat/sorority.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Immediately off campus are a ton of fast food places, chinese food restaurants, pizzerias, and great breakfast spots, however, only a subway stop away is a huge variety of different places to eat. Because of Temple University's proximity to Philadelphia's Center City, I always have access to fun places like fondue restaurants, hibachi, great italian and mexican cuisine, and other great restaurants unique to Philadelphia.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Temple University doesn't have enough dorms for its large population, however Temple just recently built a huge new building that now houses over a thousand students. While this helped, it was still extremely expensive to live there because of the amazing features they included. The older dorms however are pretty standard, I was lucky enough to have a corner room, which meant much more space. The cable and internet connection were great, and the bathrooms were always clean if you had a communal style floor. To actually get housing, however, you must apply very early, or else the rooms fill up fast.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is one buffet style cafeteria on campus and also two large eat-in/take-out dining halls with great options. The food trucks on campus are also exceptional, with really fun themes and great prices. Besides a ton of different real plans, Temple University also has "diamond dollars" that you can spend both on and off campus at restaurants or grocery stores.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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