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4 College Sophomore

Administration: There are not many complaints I have for how strict TU is with said subjects. I have witnessed many of these violations or issues be addressed with other students over the course of my freshman year, and I believe that Temple's campus police handle all situations very well, in an appropriate manner, and professionally. The university is very good with following through with consequences when a student does something against university policy, but they are also very fair with allowing students to plead a case or argue any accusations that may be held against them.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Honestly, it's not only because I am biased to my school, but also because Temple University is constantly in motion to improve everything they can. Only going into my sophomore year, I have already witnessed a brand new Science Research facility that is also considered a "green" building built right in front of my eyes during my freshman year, a new football stadium in the works of being developed, a new housing facility that was just built last year, and two new dining options all within my freshman year. Temple is always trying to better the area inside and out while simultaneously staying on top of new and ever-growing trends, technology, and advances in society. I could not be more proud of the school I go to, because I know and am able to witness first-hand the constant dedication to improve and grow that Temple exhibits.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: If you're in the dorms, it's pretty decent, you can feel at home and everything is in close proximity. If you're off-campus, it's slightly cheaper, but not everything is close to you.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is noticeable on campus, but you don't have to be in a fraternity or sorority to be friends with people. Non-Greeks can have their own social lives, but no one bothers each other.

5 College Junior

Diversity: There is diversity everywhere on campus, from ethnicity to economic background to religion to sexual orientation. It's seen everywhere but it's a good feeling because you and everyone else is unique.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Everyone can get financial aid. But if you're trying to apply for scholarships, it's best to have high grades and activities because they do look at your GPA and what you're involved in.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There's crime every now and then, but not frequent. Personal safety can be seen all around campus, so you feel much more safer on campus instead of off campus.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There's great diversity. Everyone is average, and it also depends on your own opinion on what you like/don't like. The social life is noticeable everywhere and usually everyone can get along if you're not acting like a douche or stuck up.

5 College Junior

Academics: The academics offered is a wide variety, so you can really explore all your options. If you do your best, you can easily pass all your classes. Professors are always willing to help any student in need, and they prepare you for your career choice.

5 College Junior

Academics: Even though I am currently undeclared, I told my adviser and professors that I would like to be in the health professional field. There is a lot of workload, but that's for all majors, so working and studying hard is a must.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The whole campus is involved with any sports event, either playing it themselves or just spectators, the energy is awesome. The school spirit is definitely high in the sky and we show great support towards all our Temple teams.

3 College Junior

Administration: It's not too strict and it's not too lenient. If you take care of yourself and be aware of your surroundings, you'll be okay.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: If you ever need a quiet place to study the student center, libraries and green spaces are the way to go, but when it's midterms and finals week, it will be packed, so it's best to know which spots will be more available. When there's campus events or activities, you'll see it and hear about it everywhere. Join the fun and don't miss out!

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The campus dining halls are okay. You won't go hungry, but sometimes it's better to eat out instead of on campus. I go to the lounge to get food on the go because it was convenient for my schedule. And once in awhile I use my flex to get snacks (especially towards the end of the semester).

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a ton of different places to go to and you'll never get bored! The prices are convenient for any college student and they're close to campus too. I'd say my favorite place to go to (and it's on campus!) is a crepe foodtruck! It's around $5-$10 (depending on what you get) and it is delicious.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Being an out of state student, I prefer on campus housing for the safety and conveniency to classes. The affordability is quite pricy being that I am paying $12,000 more than the average in state student but for the benefits given and the sound mind given to parents it is worth it. The communities in resident halls or on campus living is lovely because your able to meet other people and build relationships.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't personally live off campus. But based on individuals known on campus. Off campus living is descent.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people here from all walks of life, all different ages and backgrounds and states. You really get to learn a lot about different people and their heritages.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You're in a big city, so you see a little bit of everything. You find your people. But if you have a problem with certain people just BEING ALIVE (e.g. you're a racist or a homophobe) then go someplace more...traditional.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Temple likes to do this thing where they lose your paperwork, and pretend like they can't send emails or some shit like that just to piss you off. You eventually get what you need, but its a huge pain in the ass.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Its small, so sometimes you get blocked out of classes you want to take. Being in the honors program helps a lot because you get priority registration.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Getting in was really easy. I like my program a lot.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Its a little pricey, and most places don't offer discounts but they will accept diamond dollars.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: You can get away with a lot, its pretty easy to sneak alcohol into the dorms, and unless you're falling over, the officers will let you go. As long as you're not obvious about it, you can get away with pretty much anything. But if you get caught, the consequences are pretty severe.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I only go to parties on campus, but the ones that I have been to have been fun for the most part.

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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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