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Reviews 4236 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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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5 College Senior

Majors: Lots of options and networking opportunities.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I would pick a different major!

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4 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics is huge in our school.

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: Not decent for the price.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It is confusing to use the term "off campus" when referring to Temple housing because unless you are in a dorm, you are already off campus. Only freshman and some sophomore can obtain dorm accommodations, and then students move on to row homes around the surrounding blocks of campus. Master-Dauphin/ 18th-Park Ave are about the proximity of "off-campus housing." I do have friends that are truly off campus, living in Fairmount or South Philly. If I were a graduate student I would opt for this because you are most likely not as connected to campus life. Besides class all day, I also work on campus so it only makes sense to live closer.

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3 College Senior

Weather: When it rains it pours, when it snows it's a blizzard. The weather can really affect your whole day and mood because you have to walk around to class in it. Philly experiences all four seasons so if you're coming to Temple pack your snow boots AND sandals.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: Most people bike around the city or to class. Having a car seems a bit pointless unless you drive home on the weekends for some reason. Septa can get you basically anywhere. It's hard to snag a taxi from campus but not impossible.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Philadelphia is a great city to live in if it is your first time living in a large city on your own (without parent's I mean). I had considered applying to Manhattan School of Music and am thankful I didn't. I'm sure I would have been able to figure out the ways of NYC but Philly seems like a big city with training wheels. There are plenty of restaurants, parks, clubs/bars, and concerts going on ALL the time for everyone to participate in.

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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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