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2 College Senior

Greek Life: The greeks are very cliquey and make up the majority of people on campus who act stuck up and entitled. They lock all their members in the tech center and monitor them during mandatory 'study hours' so that they can brag about their average gpa's, which would be fine except that this usually results in large groups socializing disturbing most students who are actually trying to do work. As far as the 'alumni network' is concerned if you're in the business school you're going to get a job anyway, I can't speak for the other schools. Anyone who thinks that frats are the only parties at Temple really has no idea what they're talking about. We've recently had several houses disciplined for 'unsavory activities' which the student body has always known about. I'd say lots of universities have a big greek life, Temple isn't one of them. If you plan on greek life being a big part of your college career I'd suggest looking somewhere else.

Of course all the greeks will disagree, it's fair to say that we agree to disagree. We don't like them and they don't like us.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: For the quality of academic programs and level of career placement compared to the cost of tuition there is no beating Temple.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Temple has always been a basketball school, and we make frequent appearances in the NCAA tournament. Although it used to be infamous recently the football team has been on the rise, and is starting to be recognized nationally. Other sports on campus tend to be overlooked unless you are connected to them somehow, either interested or know someone on the team. Games are always a fun time whether you go alone or in a group, Temple has amazing tailgates and students tend to invite their friends from other universities for the experience.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: No complaints. They alert us immedietley if their is an issue surrounding the campus area.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some of them I question how they are teachers in the first place, not because of their teaching, but how a select few care only about the course and the paycheck.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: the value of a degree from Temple is great.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I felt comfortable around the people I lived with and the RA's were efficient at what they did while providing a fun atmosphere.

4 College Junior

Athletics: No complaints. I'm simply not a sports person though.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Don't be an idiot, and you'll be fine. Don't walk alone, especially North, especially if you are a girl. Sad but true.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class size and professors really depend on your major. All of the big lectures (Anatomy, Accounting, Bio/Chem) have not the easiest course load. Overall, the professors LOVE when students go to their office hours.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wouldn't want a degree from anywhere else. And because there is a campus in Rome and Tokyo, Temple is everywhere.. Thus having alumni everywhere, making jobs easier to get if the hiring company has Temple grads in it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It depends where you live. Morgan is basically a 5 star apartment while J&H is dingy but the social scene is amazing!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are more for academics and community service. They aren't talked about much. The frats are basically the only people who throw parties. (Sororities can't have houses)

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Temple has such a huge fan base! Also the football team is up and coming so that is a HUGE plus!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am so happy I am a part of such a diverse, up and coming school!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's a call booth almost everywhere you go that the police will come in about 30 seconds. Campus is really safe no matter the time, it is off campus that you should be worried about.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some of the courses the professors are well known and know how to teach. But there are a lot especially in the science department that do not know how to teach and you end up relaying on the curve or no curve and fail. They don't really explain well or teach well honestly

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center seems to have a really good grasp at getting students jobs and the research available is great.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It depends on which housing you picked, but i Lived at morgan and it was the newest building that had suites. So it was really expensive and I hated walking to class because of the wind tunnel that the architecture had and whenever it was really cold it was far from my classes. It was also too expensive

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life is pretty average, it's not a major club to get into. It's also fairly small since there aren't a lot of greek life here. They throw parties but they're okay. There isn't any housing for greek life if you're in a sorority.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone is has a lot of school spirit especially when it comes to football and basketball. All the other sports are still shown school spirit but not as much. We have our own club that is based on the football and basketball team to encourage fans and bring support to the teams.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's really hard to make friends and the advisors aren't helpful. I would change my major if I had the chance and I would try harder to get better roommates.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Temple football and basketball are huge but they dont force support, you can just tell that they have the support of the students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Temple has made my first year of college as comfortable as possible There are some rough times since we are located directly in the center of North Philly but I enjoy being here. My school is definitely one of the most diverse schools that I have been to.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A lot of my friends stayed in dorms and had no complaints.

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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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