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Reviews 3845 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: great place to be with many student activities. Wish the sitting facilities throughout campus were a little bit more sanitary.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Places on campus are a bit costly.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: it gets the job done and more

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have no financial support from my parents and still I am forced to take out loans to pay for college.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Easy access with public transportation but again, high crime area makes it unsafe to travel.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everyone bleeds red for temple owls

3 College Junior

Majors: It was very easy to get in, I just wrote an essay and kept on revising it. It took a little while to hear back from Temple so i would suggest doing the application and submitting it as early as possible.

4 College Junior

Majors: I enjoy my program because you start to understand your field more and it gives you a chance to network with other students and alumni once you know your specific program at school.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: There's parties for every age group

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We get student discounts at some places.

5 College Junior

Local Area: There's always something to do.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: They make sure we are all safe.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Whenever I would have a problem with my financial aid I would have to wait an hour tops just to speak to someone.

5 College Junior

Transportation: The campus shuttle is one of the best transportation option here at Temple because it's free and it takes you right to your door step, it's a good safety measure.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: The students really do have a good support system for our athletes. We make a pretty big deal when it comes to home games.

3 College Junior

Technology: The internet is very fast here on campus but there are so many students who use the library computers that sometimes its hard to come across a computer easily.

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5 College Junior

Weather: The weather here is amazing in the spring and summer. It gets very warm considering it close to the beaches. Having nice and warm weather on campus brings a lot of students outdoors to just sit outside and study.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere literally depends on the people in the dorms your year. Thankfully I was a part of the Healthy Lifestyles LLC and that greatly impacted me for the best! The atmosphere was nice, but while staying at Temple Towers I realized the quality was very poor. You're telling me I'm paying almost $5,000 to be staying a place where the wall is hollow and fragile that scotch tape can rip the paint off or moving your bed can create a hole in the wall? The housing looks great but the quality is not up to par at all. Looks like they just wanted to quickly have it built so they can get more students and of course, more money.

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.

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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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