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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of truck food on campus which makes food options plentiful.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is really nice here that I have met and talked to.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Philadelphia is definitely a place where good food can always be found. Temple is close enough to center city that getting there is so easy and once you're there, your food choices are incredibly vast. There are soo many good places to eat and its always fun to try different ethnic food that can be found all over Philly. Chinatown is definitely one of the places to check out if you get the chance

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are plenty of computers available but they go fast. You really gotta get one quickly or you may have to wait or go to a different building to find one. Several buildings offer computers for our use and that's really good, but around certain times of day, they are all filled. The printing is reasonable priced and easy. Wifi is available to all students but doesn't always cover everywhere on campus, so certain spots will have bad connection or none at all.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you have an issue, get to the office early, because waiting in lines can be extremely tiresome.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Cold and hot whether tend to keep me indoors. It can get too hot or too cold way too easily in Philly so whenever that happens everyone hangs around indoors and it can get kind of crowded and harder to find good lunch/study spots. When there is good weather though, everyone is outside so enjoying the outdoors then isn't the most pleasant either

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I have had a few great professors and a few bad ones so it averages out. The broad variety of courses offered is great for someone still trying to find a major like me, I get to try out all different courses from all different programs. Some teachers like to assign a lot of work especially at the end of the semesters when finals are coming around soon. I like the private rooms in the library for working in groups. Tuttleman is also a good place to do some studying. The lounges in Morgan Hall are also nice and quiet places to work.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus police are there, they're noticeable but not all up in your face which is good. I haven't done anything to really have to deal with them and I haven't had any policies really affect me too much since I don't dorm.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The costs are quite high, but understandable. I live half an hour away or if I take the bus an hour and fifteen minutes, so driving is the easier way. Spaces are usually hard to find unless you use the parking lots. Carpooling with friends who live nearby is always a good option too, so that the costs is split between several people and is lower.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have only been at Temple one year and I have spent most of it with my friends, which is why I would definitely pick it again. I could not imagine going through college without my close friends with me and if Temple is where they are, it is where I am as well.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: I live in the city so I have always used the public transportation so getting around is incredibly easy for me. I love that there are several buses and subways that go to Temple so I could switch up the trip there and back whenever I wish easily. Free shuttle buses from Ambler to Main are also great.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Once I decide a major, I will definitely be looking forward to an internship. It seems like a great opportunity to get more of a feel for whatever I may be doing after graduation and will be a good way of deciding whether I think I'm ready to graduate and move on to the next part of my life.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I myself have not felt pressured into using any, but a friend of mine who lives with a few seniors has been pressured into drinking with them. It really depends on the kind of people you end up being around, most people are fine though.

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4 College Student

Technology: The tech support on campus is great. They are usually able to resolve any issue.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: The campus have cracked down on underage drinking.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: The nice areas where crime is low can be expensive.

3 College Student

Administration: The campus is only strict when someone gets out of line.

2 College Student

Health & Safety: Right outside of the campus is not somewhere I would want to walk alone at night.

3 College Student

Diversity: The campus has some diversity. It is a pleasure to be around a diverse student body.

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4 College Student

Transportation: It is fairly easy to get around without a car. Public transportation takes care of most things.

3 College Student

Athletics: Sports isn't huge for Temple. The basketball team is ok.

4 College Student

Party Scene: There are a lot of universities in the area, so the nightlife is great.

3 College Student

Local Area: There is a lot to do in the city, however somethings are geared towards professionals not students.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: The city of Philadelphia has a lot to offer, however it can get expensive for a student.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Good areas, just could be more affordable

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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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