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Reviews 4001 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Never experienced or did anything to have to check the school policies. So i'm not sure how strict it was enforcing them.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Drove infrequently. Mainly took train which was easier than finding parking

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Commuted from home. Did not stay in Dorms

1 College Junior

Athletics: I only say it is the worst because off-campus is very unsafe. Temple is not in a good area there are shootings, drug deals, robberies all the time. It is not safe to live off-campus. The houses and landlords are cheap and nice though.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Temple is way to big for it to be able to function properly. It is very mismanaged and hardly cares about their students. The dean on the first day says to stop in and say " hi" that she would love to meet with students and when you go her secretary is rude and says she doesn't have time to see students. People I know at other colleges are able to be on first name basis with their deans and network with them. I have also tried to speak to the president via email for a volunteer opportunity, he never even responded.

2 College Junior

Administration: There is never any parking around Temple. I typically like to try to park on the street because it costs about $20+ a day to park in the garages; however, it takes me about 20 minutes to find a spot close to campus.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Temple makes it extremely difficult to get aid. Most colleges deadlines for aid are may 1st, Temples is March 1st meaning your taxes have to be done way ahead of time. Also the financial aid office is awful. They do not assist with any problems you may be having and the wait is extremely long.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: There are always computer labs available, which is awesome. I have only ever had one issue and that was with an unsecured network for awhile. My laptop said it was too highrisk to connect to, so I went without for a few months and just used the computer labs. The classrooms use power points, but there is no fancy technology. The high school I came from we had smart boards and the classrooms at Temple just have the pull down projection screens.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: If you like food trucks you have a lot of options. I personally only eat at a few places like Chipotle. The line is typically really long, but I order online so I do not have to wait. There is also a few good pizza and Chinese food options.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Temple is located in a questionable area. I feel that I get many alerts about robberies and assaults near campus, which can be scary. I would say off-campus housing can be cheap but can also be risky if you do not find a place populated by fellow students. If you go through school to find a place, it will likely be more expensive.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is MUCH better than campus dining halls. There are definitely more options and the price might even be a tad cheaper than on-campus food. There are a good number of food chains and a lot of food trucks to choose from.

3 College Senior

Administration: Class attendance seems like it is becoming more strict.

College Senior

Party Scene: I don't spend much time on campus, because I commute and live an hour away. This is why I am not able to answer this question.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Campus-run food places like the dining hall an such are decent. The food trucks and food chains are the life-savers.

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College Senior

Campus Housing: I was not able to live on campus during my attendance at Temple University.

3 College Junior

Athletics: There is alot of of people here who love basketball

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: the rents are always relatively cheap which is nice

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Using diamond dollars at local places is convenient

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3 College Junior

Administration: There actually arent really any rules that I can think of

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I didnt apply for much, but there are some easy ways to find scholarships

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: up to date computers and software, but sometimes the tech can be a little crowded

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It would be nice if there were better and healthier options

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They do their best at trying to make rules, and do not care for troublemakers.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am living off campus in the fall and it's a very stressful process! I wish the prices wouldn't be so expensive to live in a ghetto basically!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Temple is overall an amazing school and has really helped me shape myself as an individual. When i graduate I will gladly say I am an alumni!


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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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