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Reviews 4229 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

4 College Freshman

Weather: All four seasons take place here, so the weather is different all of the time. The fall was beautiful and pretty warm. The spring and summer are typically warm as well. This current winter has had a lot of snow and ice, but the groundskeepers have maintained everything to the best of their abilities.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved with Greek life on campus, but there are quite a few Frats and Sororities. Greek students are viewed a little snobbier by some people, but it doesn't really change anything.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Grades, test scores, and supplemental information are important to getting admitted. My program is a typical application process and people are there to help.

5 College Freshman

Majors: My program is great. The classes are challenging, but there are people willing to help. I love this major. They also keep people involved with volunteer and job opportunities. The building is also relatively new, and it is so nice!

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is so convenient as we have two subway entrances near campus and bus stops all over. There is also a train station close and lots of cabs.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Obviously the drinking age is 21, but many people partake in it. As long as students are responsible with it, there is not much of a problem because there are much larger problems to deal with in the area.

3 College Freshman

Technology: There are a lot of computers and there is wireless internet almost everywhere. The labs just get crowded quickly so it is best if you have your own laptop.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our teams do so much to get students involved in the games/meets, and students love to watch.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: The area this school is located in isn't the best, but it is very safe. There is also public transportation to almost anywhere in Philadelphia to go to many attractions.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always something to do, whether it is on campus or in the city. There are also a variety of options to choose from for things to do, so everyone can always have fun.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process that I went through, compared to my friends, was basically the same. The people try to do what they can to give you the right amount of money and make everyone happy, while trying to be fair.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food options offer a variety of choices at almost any time of day or night. The prices are usually right for college students, and if the price is higher, the portion is usually bigger.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Don't see it too much on campus.

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3 College Student

Weather: It's isn't too bad but it can get real cold in the winter and hot in the summer and spring.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It works like this: the closer you live to campus, the more expensive it is. The farther you live from campus, the more dangerous it is.

The general, unspoken rule for Temple's off-campus housing is to stay as close to campus as possible. North Philadelphia is the not the ideal place to be walking around at night no matter where you are or who you're with. It is better to play it smart and take precautionary measures; stay within Temple's boundaries, walk with a group, avoid certain streets (you learn that from being here), carry pepper spray, etc.

There are a lot of options, though. Every year, off-campus housing affiliates throw themselves at you. I still get emails from other campus-affiliated housing even though I have been living off campus for two years.

It is more affordable to lease an apartment that is not associated with Temple, but Temple does have a few well-known affiliates (Oxford Village, Beech, Kardon, etc.)

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College Senior

Majors: I've never done an internship during school, but I'm a theater major and have had opportunities to work with several theater companies in Philadelphia during my time here.


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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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