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3 College Freshman

Local Area: I do love Philly and I don't live far so I visit Philly a lot, but it does have it's negatives like parking and safety (too many areas are becoming very dangerous!) Philly sports are great, (even though the teams have their ups and downs).

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is their own person, its a pretty acceptable school.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I do love it here, the atmosphere is great! and this semester i am starting to enjoy my classes! Just a few things to fix, but that is every college!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: First semester was rough, my advisor really confused me with picking class and i picked classes that i didn't even want to take and it was a mess. Then they couldn't get what class i need to take right, they kept saying i need this class but changing their minds and saying no its this one. Then they seem not to know which class fulfills what. One told me human bio fulfills both psych science and science and tech gen ed, when really that was bio 1.

College Freshman

Overall Experience: Haven't got to that yet

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think its ok, don't know much about sexual assault

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really participate in it but you see it and hear people talk about it.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Doesn't apply to me yet

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I am too broke to pay for off campus food

3 College Freshman

Administration: I mean I see underage kids walk into 1940 completely wasted and no one ever stops them. You ALWAYS smell weed! and nothing is being done. It's loud a lot after quiet hours and none of the RAs do anything.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: It is such a headache, you have to wait forever to even talk to anybody and when you do they seemed to not know what they are doing! I hate dealing with the financial aid issues!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The staff are rude and take there time. Sometimes they would be too busy on the phone, playing with their hair or conversing with each other about non work related things. They shouldn't have time periods and they should roll over or do something about the left over meals. Offer more alfredo stuff!!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The cost is a bit high and it seems like the RAs don't do much, but other than that I like it. It's a headache with the housing process! and the Dining plan is required, which I don't agree with.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about social greek life

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's great because of the freedom but you have to pick the right place and be careful, a lot of north philadelphia is not safe.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Depends on where you go and what time. If its 1-3am, enjoy terrible Chinese places.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Police will show up at parties to make sure there's no actual problems but they won't shut the party down. Underage drinking and weed isn't their issue. North Philadelphia has more important problems the police have to deal with.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene here is great. There's always a party to go to and they're usually pretty good parties. You just have to be careful getting to and from the parties. They're not always in the safest places.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Depending on where you go and what you get, the food can be either really good or really bad. You learn after time what is the best and what you should stay away from.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus is great. The dorms can be sort of frustrating because you constantly have to sign people in and out (if you wan to have people over) due to the security policies. Although, that's not a huge issue because most people move off campus sophomore year. The social atmosphere is great. There's so many people, it'd be impossible to not make friends.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There's a lot of violence around Temple University

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am both a computer science major and pre-med so I am taking a very wide variety of classes. My carefulness in choosing classes and my honors status may have predisposed me to have better professors but if I disregarded that, my quality of education has been great. It is my second semester in college and I can wholeheartedly say that I have not had one professor that I disliked. I really enjoy being able to mix gen-eds with my major because it is nice being able to study arts among all the science and technology courses I have to take. I never had any problems with class sizes. I have been in lecture-sized classes and 30-40 sized classes and I think the sizes fit the courses.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I am a computer science major and this semester was my first taking a class in my major. My professor is great however, he may be one of only a few. I have heard many disheartening comments from students about professors in the classes to come. I still have high hopes for my education and the department does a VERY good job of making known the job/internship opportunities that arise.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship at this school. I don't think I will have any trouble finding any since the CST department constantly emails about new and upcoming opportunities, leading me to believe that there are a lot of offers

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: A lot of it isn't that bad, including the wraps at the Student Center, Cosi, Chipotle, and the Einstein and Auntie Anne's options at the Student Center as well. However, there are little to no options for those on a diet, which can become very irritating. It is virtually impossible to eat healthy, in my opinion, and the fruit and salad bars can only go so far. Morgan is great with it's variety, but the food at Johnson and Hardwick is just a recipe for disaster.

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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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