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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You have to remember you're living in North Philly! If you can process what that means then you are fine.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Philly is an amazing city there is so much to do and explore you will never be bored here.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is so much at Temple I feel athletics are sometimes overshadowed.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Temple's campus is actually quiet small so on-campus transportation is almost nonexistent. Everything is extremely close and there are two subway entrances, one on each end of campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Go into the city and eat!!!

4 College Freshman

Academics: There is literally a class for everything here and if you're unsure of what to major in come to Temple

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's only okay because of the area. Walking around in North Philly isn't safe, but as long as your with a group of people you will be fine. You're never bored here and there is always something to do.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: One of the best schools for diversity in the country

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Absolutely freezing during winter, and being in the city when it snows accessibility on the roads is impossible to get through. Roads and side walks are very slippery and slushy. Most days are sunny and nice around campus, so overall fair.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: One of the most diverse schools, and open to all kinds of people. Incredibly accepting of all different races and sexuality.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Only the frats have houses which are very run down and abused, used for parties. Very expensive with limited opportunities. Most students choose not to partake in joining but many go to the parties.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many Chinese and pizza places. There are chains close by, and the prices are average, but there is not many healthy options close to campus being in the city. Also, next to no sit down restaurants, most places are grab and go.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Students are not very aware of the financial processes, especially freshmen. Many people have had problems, but as college students money is always a huge problem.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Many people go crazy at the frat houses, underage drinking is pretty abundant depending on the student. However, since the parties are on campus it is safer for the students to get to their dorms safely.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The tech center is a great resource since it available at all hours, but during the day it becomes next to impossible to find a computer because of all the people that come in for classes and do not live on campus especially close to the end of the semester. The wifi needs to be continually connected in the dorm, but around campus it is available in most areas. Printers can often become crowded in the library, but at the tech center it is great for computer graphics with a wide range of printing options with the best software.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Depending on your major your workload can vary. Science students are swamped while many of the art students have a fair work load. The study abroad programs for science students are slim to none because of the required courses each semester are not offered, but there are programs for language and architecture students.

3 College Freshman

Administration: In the dorms, many people come back drunk/high and it is possible for substances to get into the buildings. The RAs will not get involved unless someone is throwing up, really disrupting other people, or they see someone blatantly using in front of them.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The application process is pretty standard, and is very obtainable to a variety of students. More of an emphasis on GPA/AP credits and course load. SAT is not that much of a determining factor.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Most of the professors are very accessible and approachable, and there are many other resources available to the science/math majors. Help is always available, but textbooks and other expenses are always a difficult and expensive subject.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Age and quality of the buildings can vary, but the newer dorms are way more expensive than the older buildings. Campus housing is easier in many respects like the proximity to classes and to other people. Certain dorms are also more a party atmosphere and are close to the frat houses, so this could be positive or negative depending on the student.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Going too off campus in certain areas is risky and may not be the best choice, but the further off campus the cheaper the houses are. Most of the main developments suggested are fair.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Within Philadelphia, so septa is the main source of transportation around the area. However the area is not the greatest so public transportation is affected by this as well as the high cost of septa tokens.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity at Temple University is amazing. They people I know are very accepting in religion, heritage, nationality, people with disabilities, and sexual orientation. Most of the people I know have friends who are gay and respect their sexual preferences. My school has some Homosexual and Transgender classes for students who are interested in these studies. The university also respects people with disabilities and have classes that permit people with special needs to enroll in a course. The people at Temple respect people of different ethnic backgrounds and respect international students. Temple is also diverse in religious backgrounds. They have clubs and activities for religious group to come together and socialize. In general, the students at Temple are friendly and are respectful towards each other.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at Temple University are great. Most of the guys I know are very friendly and attractive. They are also interested into sports and enjoy working out at the gym. The guys at Temple University like to party and have fun! Many guys are hardworking in school and some are not. The girls at Temple University are smart and hold great conversations. A decent amount of girls are hardworking and some do not really care for school that much. Most girls do yoga, aerobics and also work out in the gym. Most girls are also into partying and having fun. Overall, there is a great balance in guys and girls who enjoy academics, athletics, religion, and having fun. I would say that the guys and girls at my school are great because the social life is awesome and we have a balance of everything.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process at Temple University is fair. The process is easy to understand and the financial aid office counselors are great in providing information and financial needs to students. Additionally, they provide good information about applying for aid, paying off loans, applying for scholarships, applying for grants, receiving reimbursements, and other financial inquiries.

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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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