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2 College Sophomore

Transportation: The convenience of Philadelphia is great but at such a high cost. Also, the campus shuttle is free but it's very limited. A lot of aggravation from that happened to a bunch of my friends and I during freshman year once we found out the fine print...

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The convenience of having an apartment off-campus is okay. I like how it is near campus, but it also does suck having to kick out "locals"/ the neighbors of Temple. I understand it happens, but it is creating a huge division between students and them. The safety gets pretty sketchy where more apartments are, but we are in North Philadelphia. The cost is totally overpriced; I understand that it's the city but I also feel like the landlords build such poor/mediocre quality apartments that isn't worth the amount they are trying to sell it for. Since we are just students they do use it to their advantage. Parking is very limited as expected somewhat.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: It rains quite a bit in Philadelphia, but for the most part, it's absolutely beautiful on campus when it's all sunny! Especially when the days are going by and the stress of school begins, the beauty of Philadelphia definitely helps lighten me up!

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a lot to say dealing with Temple Athletics because they make the athletes feel like all stars, when in all actuality they are not. If you're not on the football team, you are at risk of losing your sport is basically what Temple made everyone realize. No one cares to go to athletic events because there has been a lot of skepticism on where do they get the money to go on private planes across PA to attend a game, or how they seem to get everything handed for. A lot of students are fed up because the fitness facilities are nice, but the way the athletes get specialized is pretty ridiculous. Win at least a few games, in a row, and how about not pay for an overpriced stadium no one attends anyway to see their team get spanked... just saying. Also, fans are parents or visiting family/friends. Student involvement requires going to a game and luckily being chosen in the crowd. The students are pretty much fed up with the athletics and more about the clubs and intramurals, which should get some funding since they're students and all.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: School policies are pretty ridiculous when it comes to guests and the guest card. I understand the importance but this new policy of only having one overnight guest sucks. Especially if you have visitors who don't visit alone... Also, a roommate had my guest card to give to me so I can move out with help from my mom, but since i didn't have my guest card I had to move all my things out of Towers by myself, while my mom had to watch. It was irritating and very cruel. My mom isn't some random person, she was there to help and move out easier and quicker. Thanks...

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Well it's college and no matter how hard people try to deny it, students can find some way to get alcohol. I feel it's inevitable. But as for the usage, not a lot of people will actually do it on campus, even though I saw or smelt it a few times. And like I said it is college and so everyone will probably feel obligated to try something more than once, but it's all about the mental strength and staying true to you.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It does have a lot of options, usually around the same types of food Temple has. There are some really different places to eat, but there are a lot of over-priced food options. As college students, both the price of a meal plan and off-campus dining are expensive. If you want to go to a somewhat sketchy area for cheap food, than it's a hike.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I genuinely feel safe when I'm walking around campus. I always seem to see TUPD around riding past me. The campus feel is nice but if you step out a little off campus especially around/past the turf field or around UV, it gets very sketchy. You don't see a lot of TUPD there and more shadows.

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2 College Sophomore

Technology: Network reliability comes and goes as quick as sneeze. Depending on where you're at, it can be great but mostly it has to literally be on campus. I say literally on campus because I lived on campus the past two years and my dorm's wifi still had a lot of reliability problems. Everyday was a test...

4 College Freshman

Athletics: fan support could be better but you get prizes for attending games.

3 College Freshman

Majors: make sure you turn in all paper work on time and keep your grades up.

3 College Freshman

Majors: workload is quite time consuming.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Temple is very diverse, however it is also very segregated. minorities are not always welcome to all events based on the music played and event favors.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't had a chance to explore this area of Temple but I have several friends that say that they love the off campus housing life.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife at temple is the scene to be apart of. It is very lively and it is a chance to be sociable and makes tons of friends.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Computers are a big part of campus and Temple makes a strong effort to supply each student with a PC for their educational needs

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not sure about the greek life and culture yet. I haven't really paid that much attention to it.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Having a car on campus isn't really necessary because Philadelphia has a great transportation system. Everything you need is here.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't mind the drug or drinking scene on campus. I'm there for my education and to just have a great time socially.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like the campus housing. The rooms are very spacious and innovative.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is pretty average. I been to all the place in Philadelphia for the most part before so it didn't surprise me.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I appreciate the diversity at Temple. It reminds me of Bishop Mcdevitt when I had a variety of people around me. I prefer that.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It wasnt good or bad with me. I just wished I would have gotten more aid because college is expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I mean it ok to be honest. I dont really have any problems with it.

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5 College Senior

Campus Quality: So much to do and so many people to meet!

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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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