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2 College Junior

Scholarships: There are very few scholarships offered through the school

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There's a lot to do in Tokyo, so it's pretty much nonstop.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: TUJ doesn't have a meal plan. It literally just has a vending machine or two

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are nearly 1 hour away from the campus in Tokyo

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The food is great, it just depends where you get it. I stay to the same places I've been going to since I first started there.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I personally commute to classes via the train or by driving so I do not typically get to experience the closeness of things to an apartment or dorm.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: People have a negative view of it until they actually experience it; it's actually really nice and a way better deal than dorms.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Food in Philly is amazing! It's close, delicious, and most of the time it's cheap. Restaurant week is the best deal available.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: They do their jobs well; all the rules they have in place are for our own good.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The scholarship I received is absolutely amazing; I can't complain. The people who work in financial aid are really nice too; just go see them in person instead of trying to call. Calling never works.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really party. I spend times with my friends but I find frat houses gross and it's just really not my scene.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's not home-cooked food, but it's not bad. Sometime I wish there were healthier options available in general, but it's not bad food.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm in an honors dorm with suite-style living, so I have a roommate and two suitemates. We share a bathroom and a little common area, and it works out great! I live with people in the honors program, but we all have different majors so I get to meet new people that I don't see in class.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not and have not lived on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Get a meal plan if you aren't going to cook. Also get premium because at the end of the week when you realize you have 6 left that you didn't use, you can go to Stella's in Morgan and stock up on cereal, chips, water and things like that (I say premium because it enables you use more than 1 meal at once during a given meal period but the other option does not... So for instance if you have 6 meals left and go down to Stellas during the lunch time period to stock up but you don't have the premium option, you will only be able to get $8 worth of items but if you have premium you can use all 6 meals in that time period). But if you are going to cook, meal plans are a HUGE waste. I live in sucky Morgan and because of my hot plate version of a stove top, I only got 10 meals. I never use all 10 meals, so it is a waste of money.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If there is one thing that you take from this review, it should be this: DO NOT LIVE IN EITHER OF THE MORGAN HALLS if you value your money at all. There is a common consensus around TU that Morgan is expensive and people will often either gawk or scoff at you upon learning that you live there. Living in Morgan Hall, you will pay about $6,000 a semester (over 1k a month) to share a small room with someone, a cook top (not even a full kitchen), a living space with 4 chairs, a bathroom (that you will also share with your roommate), and huge windows that offer a great view but NO protection from the cold. Additionally, there are only 2 washers and 2 dryers (on THE ODD FLOORS ONLY) that you share with the building. Bottom line is, the Morgan Halls are a crime to students. Temple Towers is a lot better. You get an actual apartment feel (much larger with a full kitchen), and the price is so much cheaper. I cannot speak for the rest of the dorms because I have only lived in those 2, but please, do not make the same mistake I did. It is a real rip off. Also the 2 bathrooms I mentioned above are ridiculous. There are 2 to an "apartment" but one is MUCH smaller than the other, the shower in the small one is in this weird triangle form that makes it impossible and you cannot use 2 ply toilet paper in the toilet because it will clog. Please do not make this decision people. I did and regret I everyday I'm here.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I feel like off-campus housing is not in a convenient walking distance to campus and not many spots on the street for parking.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off- Campus dining has many varieties, but does not stay open for late hours.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration keeps an open eye on the campus keeping it safe.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The scholarship process can be very time consuming.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There always tends to be something happening.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are many choices with food from all the food trucks. The food can be expensive and the lines are very long sometimes.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The amenities are not all in an okay condition, some are old and worn down. There is a convenience with campus housing that you do not have a far walk to the campus itself.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I wanted to live off campus, but the cost was too much for me. I need something I can pay for with a minimum wage job. There are many options, but there is the whole process of having a group to live with, working on how quickly you can sign the lease etc. But the school always has off campus housing fairs, and there are always opportunities and posters pasted up.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I like what they've got, but I don't often get the chance to eat at those places, since I haven't got the money. But I like that most places accept Diamond Dollars.

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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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