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Reviews 4237 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Majors: Great, networking with other passionate students.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Great variety. Wish there were healthier options.

4 College Senior

Technology: So many computers except during finals though.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Hard to say when I only come for work.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's only a problem when you live off campus or dorm. As a commuter, I think it's great.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Security is great on campus. Definitely scary when you go outside of the Temple bubble, especially at night. Should always have another friend with you if you are off campus at night.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most people seem to be very accepting. I've never seen anyone get made fun of for their beliefs or anything like that.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are small and it can be annoying living with another person, unless of course you get along well then it's great. They let you pick whoever you want for a roommate which can be really nice.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of places open it just depends on how far you want to go out and how much you're willing to spend. Most places are cheaper than staying on-campus anyway.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe almost always on campus, when I get off campus I can almost always count on seeing one or two bike cops patrolling the area. Most of the locals are very nice. The only times I would seriously worry about being robbed or hurt is at nights walking alone.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There should really be a deal between septa and Temple do allow students a cheaper rate on both the rail and subway. The cost can add up and makes it hard for students to see all that Philly has to offer

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Advertising is a great major, there are very few tests and it's more about getting a good grasp of the material than anything else.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my major, most of the teachers enjoy teaching their subject and they all want to help us succeed

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are places but don't expect much in north Philly

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.

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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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