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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are a lot of dorms offered that are brand new or are still in the process of completion. Most dorms are still nice inside and out.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There are a lot of student activities going on all week to keep us busy if needed.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: What the school has to offer makes my experience their great. The only issue is violence and strange locals but the campus police are always on duty.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think my overall experience at this school was fair. Some stuff was fun, some stuff I got bored, and some stuff I just couldn't do it or go because I'm underage but other than that some classes are difficult for second-language speaker, it's okay.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: We have many jobs/internship opportunities, we have a career fair at some point and counselor comes to each class to let us know about it.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I do not like how it's really small but I can live with it. I still think that they should have just built a campus, not sharing a building with some company.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many types of ethnicity and race in our school so it's normal to us, we all accept each other.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live in campus housing so I don't know, but from what I heard before, it seems okay to leave. Maybe gets a little boring at some point.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I think its okay since there are many kinds of art program plus they recently added some interesting subject, the kind that I like.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are many internship opportunities put on bulltinboard and every year at some point they have this career fair. They have various programs for art major and we all start from the beginners class so it's very handy starting.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I think they are okay.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't think we have a Greek life here.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I think it's okay from what I hear from people around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't heard anything troublesome yet so seems fine for now.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are two convenience stores right near the campus and there are tons of restaurants and cafes in a walking distance.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining place is a little small, plus there's no food served other than the vending machines so we mostly have to bring our lunch or dinner. So far, I don't have any complaints, but I wish we had a bigger cafeteria and they had served some food.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The application process was fairly easy, you have to write an essay and do all of the normal things all other schools have on their application. Temple is growing as a school so admission is getting a little more competitive. Tips for admission: do well on your SATs, write a unique and personal essay (be yourself and show who you really are), and make sure to set yourself away from the crowd. Show them something about you that makes you special. Just remember it is a HUGE school and a lot of people apply. You need to stand out somehow.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: So far I really like being in my major. There are a lot if internships and job opportunities that students can find at the Temple Career Center.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Temple is not located in center city where all of the shops and restaurants and museums are located. However a 5 minute ride on the septa will surely get you there. Locally, there are still plenty of great places to eat. There are many things to do around campus, mostly requiring a short ride on public transportation, which most, if not all students use.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: There are police everywhere on campus to ensure our safety, along with making sure students are breaking any rules. Temple is called a dry campus, because absolutely no one, even people over the age of 21, is allowed to have alcohol on campus. You can get a fine for getting caught one time, and then another fine and academic suspense for a second time getting caught, and finally if one is caught again they are dismissed from Temple. So drinking is pretty serious. Same from drugs or any prescriptions that do not belong to the student.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene at Temple is not a huge part of students' lives. Half of students on campus don't drink. But the parties are definitely worth going to as long as students don't let it get out of control and take over there academics.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I really love Temple, however, since there are so many students that are attending, its difficult to get the attention you need from a financial advisor. I would reccomend doing a bunch of research on scholarships, grants, and federal student loans, on top of communicating with the financial aid office as much as possible. For example I called them twice today! They are there to help even though they are very busy. It takes a couple times to get what you want from them though. Just keep trying.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Since this is such a diverse school, you will find a little bit of everything here. Of course there will be people that are stuck up, mean, etc., however there is an abundant amour of students here are are friendly, positive, outgoing, bright, and all around amazing people. All I can say is, if you stick to being yourself, you will find friends, and you will be accepted as a person no matter what.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Really, anyone can fit in at Temple. Anyone can be accepted and embraced at this University. It is very diverse and welcoming, especially since it is in a huge city, where there are so many different types of people. It's a place where you can meet so many amazing people and learn so much about different culture. I am not exaggerating when I say these things. It's such a great school for anyone, no matter who you are.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: At Temple there are plenty of places to study or hangout such as the library, outside on the Liacouras Walk, at the Beury Beach, at the student center, and so much more. One thing that I really love about this school is how many trees and plants it has for being in such a big city. It still has a little bit of nature on campus that makes it really beautiful, especially in the spring and summer. There are SO MANY student activities. Just to name a few: sports events, clubs, Fun Fridays, The Reel ($2 movies), and so much more. Most events on campus are free to students. If they are not free they are very inexpensive. Anyone can find something that they will love to do at Temple, there are so many activities to chose from.

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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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