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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Having grown up in New York and being used to MTA standards, SEPTA is pretty sub par. You can get where you need to go, but they aren't outstanding.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm a psychology major. The way they have the program set up, once you are a junior you are able to do field work. That is pretty convenient if you're looking to further your education.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They drill into your head the risks of drinking during orientation. Some people do it, some people don't. It really depends on what circles you belong to. A lot of parties have alcohol at them. I've never seen someone's social life be negatively affected if they don't drink. It's really just a personal choice/don't be stupid thing.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't really follow sports. I've been to a few games though (which where free for students).

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I generally don't dine off campus as there are so many great food trucks and places on campus to eat. There are a lot of places I would like to go eventually though.

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5 College Freshman

Weather: Philadelphia is not known for outrageous weather. We had a snow-day earlier in the semester but that was about it. The last time they had a snow-day before that was "snowmagedon" four years ago. Before that the last snow day was about nine years prior. The rain is never enough to affect classes. We also don't really have to worry about hurricanes all the way out here. You can't ask for much else really.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am in 1300 which is the third newest dorm (after Morgan and the View). It's pretty nice here. A lot of the dorms have some sort of food area. These are usually just a place you can pick up breakfast or a snack, not a dining facility). The exceptions (i know of) would be Morgan Hall which has dining facilities, Johnson and Hardwik Halls which have a dining facility, and 1300 which has a place to pick up foods at obscene times at night (but only to 1300 residents).

You get what you pay for. If you want flatscreen TVs and five-star views than go to Morgan. If you just want a place to sleep, go to white hall. If you want something in between you can find something to suite your tastes. The dorms are also located all around campus so depending on Which buildings you have classes to you can choose what dorm to stay in. Many of my classes are across the street because of planing. None are more than three blocks away.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I get a bit nervous walking around off campus after dark. I chalk this up to the fact that this is the city and i am a girl. Sadly, i feel that this is the norm in pretty much any urban location; you don't want to walk around unfamiliar areas at night. The security is everywhere, even patrolling a few blocks off campus. The ride around on their bikes in bright neon jackets and are easy to spot. They are also rather friendly and approachable. I have only ever needed to approach them for directions and they are incredibly helpful in that regard. The front guards at buildings are also rather pleasant and many are up for petty small talk. Some of the dorm guards have even made an attempt at learning names (i find this rather endearing).

The school is located in North Philadelphia. That means that there are a lot of crimes that happen off campus. In my time at Temple there has only been one reported crime that happened on campus (that was brought to my attention). Because of all of this, i think the school gets a bad rep. I feel like you have a larger chance of getting approached by panhandlers than someone who's trying to mug you.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Although I am not the type to go out every friday, the nightlife at Temple is pretty good. People just like getting dressed up and going out on fridays and saturdays. You can here people filtering back into the dorms as late as one and two in the morning. The parties I have been to have all been good times. There was never any overly risky/questionable behavior and no one has ever gotten hurt. I for one have enjoyed the parties my friends throw off campus quite a bit.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There needs to be more.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always campus police on bikes around.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are cool classes to pick.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The Tech Center is a great place to find a computer to use. However, the wifi in the residence halls sometimes doesnt function at its best.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Megabus is very cheap and easy to book.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are a lot of fun things happening.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Nearest campus are some normal restaurants that serve fast food. Then a subway ride away you can find all types of nice and diverse restaurants in Center City.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: With a Chinese restaurant next door and a falafel stand across the street (along with a variety of ramen shops, convenience stores and more wherever you turn) good food is not far away.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Tokyo is one of the safest cities in the world, and just by walking around you can fell the difference. No one on campus is hostile or anything, and it's almost as if the school is one big family.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The two buildings of the Japan campus are within walking distance of one another, and every other inch of the city is accessible by train, taxi, or bus. The schedules are consistent, and all methods are very reliable.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: At main campus the situation might be better, but here it is difficult to get a hold of any aid. The number of scholarships given are limited, but the process is relatively simple.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: I am attend school at the Japan Campus of Temple University, which is located right in Tokyo. If you like big cities and lots of people, it is amazing. The locals here are really kind and not at all how most people would portray them. The subway system is the best in the world, and there's plenty of stuff to see.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The computers are up-to-date, and they run smoothly. WE have a couple of Mac labs if you're into that sort of thing. Once you get a hold of the Wi-Fi it is extremely convenient and there are no problems that I have encountered.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: i wish i could have more aid to help me pay for school

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: its alot of work but if you worl hard at getting it you will get it

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Always apply for Fafsa and Pheaa. Aid is somewhat expensive.

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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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