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Reviews 4149 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is either expensive, dangerous, or a bad quality apartment.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: SEPTA as well as a cab can be expensive but the free shuttles are pretty good.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly fast food and unhealthy places.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I walk with Jesus so I am safe, and I have not really tried the health services.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Temple is trying to better housing, but it is very expensive, they need to keep trying and make it more affordable.

3 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many majors, but the programs are not te best.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather has been all over the place, but I manage, work must be done.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: More and more housing is getting built.

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3 College Junior

Academics: There are many classes to choose from. Registration can get hectic.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It is not bad. There is not much to choose from.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone is different and being here opens your eyes to different things.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is not much off-campus housing.

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4 College Junior

Administration: The security here takes care of everyone. Temple University is in a bad neighborhood, but they do their best to keep everyone safe.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Mostly everyone drinks alcohol. I am not sure about other drugs.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There really isn't a difference if someone is a Greek student or not. Temple has many commuters, so Greek life is not a huge deal.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Great but very dangerous at night.

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2 College Senior

Parking: Too crowded and expensive parking.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: Difficult but you get there eventually.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Although I do receive financial aid and some scholarship money, it is not enough to cover my tuition. This year I had to get a full time jib over the summer to afford my tuition that is not covered by financial aid. Because of my income I will receive even less financial aid next year. This makes it very difficult to afford college since my parents are not helping me pay tuition. Also, since u am a transfer student, temple only offered me a $1,000 scholarship a year, despite the fact that I was originally offered full ride when I first applied out of high school.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Since Temple University is by center city, the amount of night clubs and bars in the area is amazing. This makes the nightlife very entertaining by campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Although I am not in a sorority, I do not get treated differently by members of Greek pcs. Also, I often see fraternit he's and sororit he's doing fundraising on campus. Therefore, I think they are a positive part of temple student lifestyle.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most students on campus participant in drinking at parties. Also, adderal usage is a huge issue for college students recently.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Since Temple University is very close to center city, there are so many opportunities to go out and embrace the the urban culture of the city.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Since I live in northeast Philadelphia, it is very easy for me to commute from home to campus by public transportation. Also I am very close to traveling buses for whenever I want to visit friends that go to State college or Pitt.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Since Temple University is located so close to center city, there are tons of food choices off campus. The variety in cuisines is amazing. Also, there are all ranges of cost. Therefore you can find cheap, great quality food establishments and five star restaurants within a few miles of campus. Also, restaurant week makes it affordable for students to enjoy high quality food.

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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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