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Reviews 4145 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: good health services, sometimes hard to get appointment

3 College Student

Greek Life: not bad, but not a huge part of the school

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: good places because of location in the city, bad because good places are expensive

4 College Student

Diversity: amazing the different people you will meet

3 College Student

Athletics: basketball is big, football not so much

4 College Student

Academics: They provide many opportunities for one to excel in their major.

4 College Student

Local Area: The locals are very sketchy but safety at Temple is really good.

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4 College Student

Party Scene: If you are looking for a great time here you will find it.

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5 College Student

Transportation: The regional rail and Septa train stations are right on campus and they are so easy to take to the airport or to the city.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: We have the owl loop which can take you around campus or to your off campus housing. The loop is mainly most active during the night time, when students come from the tech and need to be taken to their off or on campus housing.

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5 College Freshman

Technology: Temples tech labs have anything you need. There is a Tech center as well as a library. Computers are usually in every building on campus including the residence halls.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can always find a party at Temple University! Since we are a "dry campus", parties are right across the street! We have everything from frat parties to house parties. If you'er an upperclassman, you can take the septa downtown to anywhere you want such as bars, restaurants or anything. There is always something to do in philly

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is a hassle.They act like they cant help you sometimes but trust me, they can do anything. You just have to be persistent

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Its great. Especially football and basketball.They have a lot of fan support form students as well as PA residents

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4 College Junior

Technology: Technoogy at temple is great for the most part. I feel like they are always doing their best to give the students a better experience when it comes to technology

4 College Junior

Diversity: I dont think I know anyone who is not accepting of the various differences among people. The world is changing and if people dont change with it and learn to let others be entitled to their own opinions and behaviors, they will get left behind

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are campus crime issues here and there but it is as a result of the locals around . I think its only a matter of time and then they will all be pushed out . Students who get robbed kind of ask for it.This is a city. Don't walk around with gadgets out if you are alone or the street is not busy. Also lock your doors like normal people do.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Philadelphia is a great city to live in. It's perfect for every kind of person

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing process is weird because they only house freshmen and sophomors for the most part. The restof us live in houses and apartments around campus. I guess its safer in the dorms because it is run by the school but its also really expesive. I havent been mugged yet or anything so for the most part i feel safe and I take the shuttle home when its dark or cold out so how much harm could I face doing that

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife? There is aways something to do at Temple not even just weekend nights. If you want to have fun Monday - Sunday at Temple, its possible M- hit a bar on campus, T- 25cent wings, W- white girl wednesday, TR- Thirsty thursday/ 3wings for $1, F & S- night out in the city/ bar on campus/ house party on campus, S- Caribbean nights at certain clubs in the city. Thats the thing about Philadelphia. You can always have fun whenever but you need to realize you are there for school and pace yourself with the fun . Transportation is always available because it is a city and there are a lot of colleges. We also have door to door shuttles on campus that take you wherever you want to go on campus

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is great. No RAs, no intructions, no shared spaces with strangers, bigger bed, more space, cooking when you want, having as many guests as you want over, being alone when you want. Some landlords are awesome( like the one i had last year). They fix every little problem and the hallways are ceaned every day etc. Some of them are just the opposite but that just tels you your'e not living there the next year(if you have a lease that is). Safety is still an issue in terms of the many locals around but after talking to some alumini, i hear its way better now. There is a lot of real estate activity going on around campus now and the most of the landlords are renovating and renting to students now rather than locals so soon its going to be "owl town". Parking is always going to be an issue;its Philadelphia.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Temple's drug scene is not very crazy. Its not like half the students are high and walking around or skipping classes because they are high. Honestly you cant even tell who uses drugs half the time. With all the cops on every corner of campus, i think people who use drugs dont openly do it. In the case of alcohol, e are supposed to have an alcohol free campus but i honestly dont know what that means because there is no weekend i haven't seen alcohol especially because even though we are all "on campus" more than half the students dont live in dorms( dorms can only house freshman and sophomores for the most part). They are strict in the dorms though but im sure the students get around it. i know if you have a situation that they need to call 911, you are definitely in trouble no matter what age you are because this is supposed to be an alcohol free campus.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I think greek life is great. You dont have to join if you dont want to; no one will look down on you if you dont. Those who join all have their personal reasons for joining. Until you have one, live life, make friends with everyone(greek or not), have fun and study

3 College Junior

Majors: so far my internships have been okay. Im not in love with a particular one yet but im sure i'll fine "the one" soon

5 College Junior

Majors: Im only upset I did not realize ths is what i was meant to do much earlier. I love my major now. I have a ton of entrepreneurial goals but i need to start somewhere and build up some capital. I worry if companies will overlook me because i dont have degree that falls within what they are known for.

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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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