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3 College Sophomore

Technology: They are pretty versatile but there needs to be more.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia is one of the greatest cities as far as mixing the old with the new. There is such a history with Philadelphia from the era of the war until now. The structure, age and architect of buildings have such a story to tell. The museums are a wonderful experience. The camaraderie of fans and team sports in Philadelphia is one of a kind. Meeting locals is always interesting. Usually one runs across someone often that has such a great story. Many people are open to share their experiences and give advice.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Fresh grocer is my best friend when I want to have a good meal outside of the dorm and not fast food.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Philadelphia can be a dangerous place if one is not cautious. The safety and security on campus with the police makes living in a city atmosphere comfortable. However, it is not good to walk alone at night. One has to be aware of their surroundings. It is not good to put yourself in danger. Finding a friend to accompany you is usually best.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I did not really encounter any difficulties or challenges in getting into journalism. I started out in communications but was able to discuss with my counselor on what direction to take if I wanted to be a sports commentator. Writing is the key for me. I learned to love writing. I consistently write, blog and provide insight to various topics.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am having the best time of my life right now at Temple University. Exploring all avenues that I can in journalism has been the greatest opportunity. I have joined organizations to enlighten what direction I would like to take presently and in the future. As as sophomore, I have written stories for the newspaper. I have commentated on various sports activities such as field hockey, soccer, football and basketball events on campus. I have completed live segments. I had the opportunity to cohost a radio segment too. I was given an internship for a sports blog where I write about the latest topics for the Wizards (NBA Basketball). There are many avenues to take. I am exploring as many as possible and enjoying the journey.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Temple University is a melting pot of different cultures, economic background, beliefs and ethnic/racial diversity. There is a great tolerance for individual lifestyle and beliefs.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: To be able to unwind with your friends after a long day of studies or exams is always the best. Nightlife is really a time to socialize and meet others that you would not normally meet on campus. I had some of the best nights ever with my friends. We just laugh forever. There is always something to talk about the next day and many memories to never forget.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I would like to see a better varsity athletic program in football and basketball. It would be a great experience if there were top rated athletes drafted to program. Temple University was known for the outstanding basketball league. It has gone downhill over the years. Perhaps, in future years, the standards would become greater as performance and talent is pursued.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Because I live out of state, I have to pay way more than the student's in state. I have a 3.45 average and still have not found the appropriate funding, grants and scholarships to assist with my tuition. I am working real hard this year to try to receive funding. I was raised by a single mom. It has been difficult. I want to continue my education at Temple University because I am doing really well. I hope the following year brings better assistance.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The renovations and redevelopment of dorm facilities is bringing a better and more cleanly experience. I live in Morgan Hall which was built in 2013. The dorm is a modern take on dorm living. Compared to last year, I enjoyed my time at Morgan Hall. I would prefer to live in an apartment next year.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is too brutally cold in the winter. I am from Atlanta, GA. The drastic difference in temperatures is almost unbearable at times. Each year, I adjust better, but I sure do miss those warm and sunny days in the south.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transit system in Philadelphia is pretty simple. It takes 5 minutes from my dorm to the train station. The most convenient of all is traveling to and from the airport without having to take a car or taxi. There is very minimal stress when it comes to traveling in Philadelphia. You can get around almost anywhere one needs to travel. Philadelphia is a great city.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: At Temple University, one has the option to partake in drug use or stay the straight and narrow. Life has not been overwhelming in this department of influence. If one focuses on their education, it is easy to skip this wrong avenue of life.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics offered at Temple University is diverse and a great cultural experience. My professors have been very inspirational and provide real world topics to address their coursework. Many of my professors have become a mentor to me. I am able to get recommendations and references from my professors due to the teacher student relationships that have been built. The guide that the professors at Temple University offer will go a long way for my future.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Temple is located in a very terrible neighbor. Many of my friends who lives in an apartment have their apartment broken into. People gets shots and robbed here and there.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are bars and some restaurant around the place but I do not dine much at campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I do not really have any association with them nor do I know much about them.

2 College Junior

Technology: There were many times the printer was broken and I could not print. You cannot get wireless access everywhere. Computer lab for my major were scarce and during busy hours, it is very hard to get a computer.

3 College Junior

Majors: I have not have one yet. Therefore I cannot comment on this. I will be taking internship next semester because, my program controls my class schedule. It is very inconvenient.

1 College Junior

Majors: No, I wanted to switch major but it is too late. I did not like the teachers, I did not like the materials I am learning.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Half of the times, I do not even understand the funds I am getting and the funds I am not getting. Because I became a part time this semester, some of the funds are cut off. Also, since this is my fifth year in college, one of the state grant is not applicable to me anymore, so I had financial issues this semester.

2 College Junior

Administration: Attendance and lateness policy are very strict in my program. You can get points taken off your final grade for some classes.

3 College Junior

Athletics: It is not of my interest and I do not really follow them.

1 College Junior

Academics: I hate my program, Health Information Management. It is very small, even though it is a growing major.The curriculum is set and if you cannot pass the class with a 73, you have to retake the class, but the worse part is that it is only offer once a year, therefore your schedule will be messed up. Many of the classes seems repetitive, I learned about the same material over and over again.

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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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