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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: My school isnt a cheap school and they barely offered me anything, which was frustrating especially because I am an out of state student. I recommend going to the bursar's office, explaining your situation, and trying to get the money you need.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The school is up north so you can't expect the best weather, but at the same time you cant expect the worst. It varies & at times it is annoying, but at others it is fine.

5 College Junior

Majors: Dr. Gratson, Communication Studies Director, is the best. end of story.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love my program, I transferred into Temple bc of the great Comm program.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Walking is good for you. Commuters may have difficulty getting to class in bad weather or have a hard time finding a parking space. Subway (broad street line) & Regional Rail lines are located very close to campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: best, and most expensive: Morgan

worst, or so I've been told: Peabody, J & H

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Student Financial Services is a nightmare to deal with 90-96% of the time.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's North Philadelphia, of course there's drugs in the area. Alcohol is easy to find. Be careful about open drinks at parties- not so much someone pouring you a beer from a keg but after a bad experience that could've been potentially REALLY BAD, I say no to shots unless it's in a well-lit spot and I know at least two people around me. Most the time shots will be offered to you in a dark, sweaty basement and you can't really make out what the "bartender" is doing when he turns around to pour it... Red flags. And if a lot of other guys at the party are also encouraging girls to do shots.... Double red flags.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus past Broad street can be a lot cheaper than at the school-approved University Village or Kardon but the walk is longer to campus, with more locals to bother you. Yes, There's more food and nightlife on that side of campus but I'd argue that the UV side is safer- until you pass under the train tracks. It's a trade-off. I live at UV, price is OK and I could definitely save money on the other side of campus but I like being closer to the Tech.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Underage nightlife is great. During the semester, there are always parties to go too. Except for the first weekend after classes start,which is crawling with hoards of freshmen, it's not hard to find something to do.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not many sorority options. I'm not in Greek Life but I go to the parties sometimes. Pi Lam is my favorite. Most of the guys are really cool. As for the rest of Greek Life, yes they have big parties but I know a lot of them actually do community service and raise money for causes around campus. Generally there are good people in Greek Life but there are also some frats that have bad reputations.

3 College Junior

Weather: In the summer and through much of fall it's hot or pretty warm, in the winter- it's like you woke up in an arctic tundra.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation options at school is great. Temple University is partnered with Septa Transportation Service and provide affordable cost for transportation. Means of transportation include buses, subways, trolley-lines, campus shuttles, and trains. Subways, buses allow students to gain access to Center City Philadelphia and train allow commuters to commute from long-distances. Our school supports public transportation and does a great job providing the needs of Temple students and staff.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I love being a philosophy major at my school because it is one of the most powerful programs at Temple University. It has enhanced my critical thinking skill, writing skill, problem solving skills and creative thinking skills which are essential in any kind of profession. This major is also open a variety of careers and occupations, depending upon the career path of the individual. These careers include teacher, professor, enterprise, marketing, advertising, law, medical doctor, musician, actress and so much more. The workload is fair and the philosophy department offers internships, jobs and scholarships opportunities.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics offered at my school is the best because there are many programs and academics that students can apply for. The professors are fair and willing to help students about essays, homework and projects. The registrations process at Temple University is easy. There are many study areas at the university including in residential halls, the student center, computer services and the library.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Many departments at Temple enforce academic policy on a regular basis. Academic policies are enforce in classrooms and in many Temple academic departments.

4 College Junior

Diversity: This is the one place where I feel real safe. Since I "came out" years ago I have felt a little scared but not at Temple. I also feel like I am among friends of a sort of support group for my Diabetes also.

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3 College Junior

Administration: They have rules about a good deal of things like plagiarism and student behavior towards other students, and teachers.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The atmosphere is so thick when the Owls are playing their football games. GO OWLS!

2 College Junior

Weather: It's snowing a lot this winter. Which maybe alright if you like snow But it makes it difficult to travel.

4 College Junior

Local Area: You have everything from the Liberty Bell to the Franklin Institute. and a lot of places to shop if you are willing to travel to them. You have the Gallery at market east, All the way up to Franklin Mills and even the King of Prussia Mall (think Nordstrom and JC Penney).

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: you can use your Diamond Dollars which is on the ID card. Simply add money to the card and use it at a variety of places including eating places on and off campus.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I chose Temple in part for it's diversity. There are so many different kinds of people that you can meet. Even the professors are from all over. It's pretty great.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: North Philly is an interesting place. While the atmosphere on campus is great, don't stray to far on foot. If you want to get out and explore take the subway or busses. Philadelphia is big and beautiful and it awaits.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Just get your FAFSA in. If you have a good GPA and test scores you'll get a scholarship with your admission. I don't know what the Athletic scholarship route entails.

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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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