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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: the buildings are well maintenance, fairly new, and great employees

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: there are plenty of activities to do on the campus and the city is also full of exciting things

5 College Junior

Diversity: my school is very open to opinion

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: it gives you the freedom that dorms do not, and some off-campus apartments may be cheaper then living on-campus. the campus police, however may not be able to get to you.

3 College Junior

Administration: the alcohol policy is strict especially on homecoming and other school events. drugs are banded but cigarets are allowed and other smoke products.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The facilities available of social life on campus are pretty efficient. The student center is a beautiful building, buery beach also provides a great area for students to freely spend time with each other. My suggestions would be to expand on outdoor space for the social scene of college life.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: It is a diverse campus with some beautiful green areas. I would recommend more outdoor spaces similar to beury beach or founders park.

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking mainly depends upon availability off campus. For example, on the street I live parking is free and usually spacious. However, in most other areas parking is either unavailable based on permits or full.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The main issue I have with campus housing is the strictness of visitation policies

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The three 711s now on campus illustrate my main frustration with the dining options; all coporate and not diverse enough.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: I spend the majority of my nightlife at friends homes, attending basement shows (local bands perform in basements that host shows for them), art galleries, or the occasional house party. I have not attended bars or clubs, greek parties are tasteless (what do you expect though, really). Transportation is unacceptable in that 1, subways stop running after midnight, and 2, police officers REFUSE to escort drunk students in need of transport back to their dorms/apartments. While I recognize the ladder as a police issue, it is to be noted and perhaps brought up to the local law enforcement.

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: The greek life at Temple University that I have witnessed is alcohol/drug induced and is not closely related to the positive community attributes it should be. The houses are constantly polluting the surrounding sidewalks and streets with garbage and crude noise. While I greatly appreciate the money and time paid doing volunteer work by the Greeks, I am dissapointed by many of them based on their inability to continue this kindness outside of their greek duties.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My experience with off campus housing has been exceptionally mixed. While it was not difficult for me to find off campus housing, I was displeased with my landlord, frustrated by high heating and air conditioning costs, and aggravated by high costs of local corporate food/health businesses. Proximity to campus and public transportation are the more redeeming qualities. I have also felt safe for the most part while living off campus, and have been fortunate enough to not have had any incidents.

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking on the street can be tricky but if you get there early enough you should find a spot

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have not had any bad experiences while attending Temple, but North Philadelphia can be dangerous. Just be aware of your surroundings at all times and you'll be fine.

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5 College Senior

Transportation: Campus is located right next to the subway and has many bus routes available. Everything on campus is within ten minutes walking distance though.

4 College Senior

Administration: The campus overall is pretty laid-back. You're pretty much free to come and go as you please and do what you want. Just don't do anything stupid or illegal.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Temple is known for its diversity.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Philadelphia has literally a million restaurants!! You can find almost any type of food there!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I personally never lived on campus, but they recently built a brand new dorm tower call Morgan Hall. It's huge and gorgeous! Depending on which building your in the dorms are either big or small.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: You can use your meal plan just about anywhere on campus now which is really convenient (except for the food trucks outside!) This give you so much variety so you are never stuck eating the same thing. To me, the meal plans are a little pricy, but for an incoming freshman its probably the best way to eat due to dormitory living.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Temple University is known for its vast diversity across many aspects of the university. From the ethnicities of the students and faculty to the wide variety of degree programs and student run organizations offered, there is something for everyone at Temple. The networking opportunities throughout the campus as well as the surrounding Philadelphia area are just phenomenal as well.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Temple is in Philadelphia which is a pretty busy city. If not on campus, then not far from campus there is always something to do! The campus itself gives off an urban vibe with its streets constantly full of students and tall academic buildings which is only fitting for its location.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: You are you're own person here.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: It's the city, there are tons of people, and no parking.

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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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