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4 College Freshman

Local Area: I am a city person so im biased but there is always something going on downtown or on campus or down west philadelphia.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many different options and prices range from 500-800 dollars a month. Be wary of Security as it close to dangerous philadelphia neighborhoods

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1 College Freshman

Weather: East coast weather in general is pretty horrible. Its humid in the summer and in the winter its cloudy and cold and depressing but if your from the east coast your used to weather like this

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics so far (from a freshman's perspective) are pretty good. The professors are there to help and are easily . accessible. Im a Information Technology major and the classes Im taking I actually feel like they are going to help me tremendously in the future.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most students wont do drugs straight out in the open but at a party drugs are definitely being used. The Resident Assistants depending on how strict they are will report students who use drugs. I personally haven't felt the pressure to use drugs but some students may have and Temple has help for those who feel they are feeling the pressure.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Temple will give you the amount of aid that they fell you deserve and also that they feel you need. Currently i owe money but there are scholarships available for me and if you feel like your unable to pay ask for the scholarship opportunities people at the financial aid office will be willling to help

2 College Freshman

Administration: The campus pd and residence hall security people are pretty lenient when it comes to students coming in drunk. However if a student was really messed up and needed help then they would report them so its lenient but to a certain point.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Temple university has the best nightlife for college students in the entire city. Students from west Chester to Rutgers come to Temple's campus just to party thats how good it is. And also their are options, for example if you were asian there are asian frats on campus to attend conversely if you were Caucasian but wanted to attend a black frat they throw parties as well.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I wish Temple University had an intramural baseball team that would be great! As far as the other intramural teams go they are very accessible and many students participate in them.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Havent had an internship yet but i plan on having one in the future and im hoping that it will be very beneficial to my progress academically.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I have some concerns as to whether or not i will be able to find an internship while i'm in school. Overall though Im fairly optimistic about my chances.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its secure and lives up to expectations.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some spots to eat overall its pretty ok.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse both economically and racially

5 College Junior

Majors: Very easy, I just applied, but I have great grades!

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5 College Junior

Majors: Criminology is a great program, many interesting courses taught by great professors!

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Temple University Police are the third largest police department in PA, you cannot miss them!

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Temple University is amazingly diverse. There is a little bit of everything!

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3 College Junior

Weather: It is cold and there is a foot of snow outside! Brrr!

5 College Junior

Administration: They are pretty tough for visitors, but as long as yo have an ID you will be alright.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The city has great food and restaurants. Why would you go anywhere else!

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Not safe by any means, in the middle of North Philly, but the city is great... tons to do!

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have no idea about off campus housing. I guess it is good

College Junior

Party Scene: I am too old for that type of stuff! But have fun when you find one!

4 College Junior

Academics: The professors are great, challenging and open to engagement!

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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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