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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have never done off-campus housing selection at my school and do not have that much information about it. However, most of the off-campus housing is relatively close to the campus, making it very convenient for students to access Temple University.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at Temple University is great. All temple students and Staff receive emails about Temple football, and basketball games. The university is known for great school spirit and many fans support many sporting teams at Temple. Every year we have pep rallies for upcoming Temple games and other events to support the Temple athletes.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The student life on campus is great. I enjoy visiting my friends' dorms and enjoy playing games. The people are nice and friendly. The Howard Gittis Center is an awesome place for students to hang out because there are student lounges, a game room, a cinema, a food court, organizations and fun activities to do.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The academic programs at Temple are phenomenal. Although it depends on the professor teaching the programs, I know that many of the programs at the Fox School of Business, Boyer College of Music, and Tyler School of Art are great. The social scene is great too because many students hang out near the Temple Bell Tower and socialize in the Student Center. The campus facilities like the Paley Library, Technology Center, and the Howard Gittis Student Center is are always open for students to use. Temple also provides many scholarship, internships, and job opportunities for students as well.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life at Temple University is somewhat prevalent. I do not hear much about them, but I know people who are in them. Every fraternity or sorority club at Temple is different so I cannot easily describe their overall Greek lifestyle. I do know that most of them live together and often have parties. I do not know anything about Greek housing availability.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The safety and security on campus is great. Temple has emergency alert stations all over campus, where students can quickly contact the Temple police in case of an emergency. Additionally, there are campus police at every corner of the campus to maximize security among staff and students. There are security guards in every residential hall to ensure dorm safety. If there is any campus crime or off-campus crime near the university, campus safety services notifies all Temple students and staff through email. After the incident is cleared, they send out another email to inform everyone that the incident and location is cleared. The Temple police are friendly and respond quickly to any crimes, incidents and accidents.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The atmosphere in Philadelphia is lively. There is always something to do in the city of Philadelphia. In this city, activities range from musicals, live concerts, art museums, trips to the zoo, sporting events, city tours, playing in the park of Rittenhouse Square and much more. The culture in Philadelphia is great because there is a mixture of tradition and modernity. We have a good balance of old buildings, new buildings, historical monuments, skyscrapers, and department stores. There are a huge variety of restaurants in Philadelphia including vegetarian and vegan options that I love so much. The shopping is great because there are many stores and markets you can go shopping for just about anything . There are a lot of area attractions, interactions, activities and events going on in Philadelphia. I am glad to have a school in this city.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather in Philadelphia is great. We normally have seasonal weather and Temple University do their best to accommodate space for students to hang out. Today, the University closed due to inclement weather, but the Howard Gittis Student Center remains open for students to wait for rides, relax in the student lounge, eat, play games, and socialize with others. During the summer, Temple Maintenance put out beach chairs on the grass for students to sit and enjoy the day. The local weather affects my campus experience immensely. Despite unfortunate weather and cancellation of classes, Temple keep some facilities accessible for students such as the Student Center, the Paley Library, and the Technology Center. Additionally, the university make the campus experience fun by providing fun activities for students to do in the fall, spring, summer and winter weather.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food and dining options on campus is okay. Most of the dining halls have the same meal options every day and I get tired of eating the same thing. I am happy that the dining halls have vegetarian and vegan options because I am a vegan. I usually eat at Johnson and Hardwick Dining Hall. However, I heard the best place to eat is Morgan Hall because the quality of the food is amazing. Morgan Hall also has vegetarian and vegan options in which I will eat there some day. There are also a decent amount of food trucks on campus that people love. I wish the food trucks, and dining halls have more vegan options because I need variety. In regards to meal plans, I wish they were more flexible to food trucks and off-campus foods. Additionally, I wish the meal plans were more inexpensive.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have never ate any meals off campus so I cannot rate any off-campus restaurants on cost, health, late-night options, quality, discounts, variety, or vegetarian/vegan options.

4 College Senior

Technology: There are a bunch of computer labs in each of the buildings on campus. It is not difficult to locate a computer and a printer somewhere near. The wireless network seems to always be available, but its really slow sometimes, but there are thousands of students using it, so I would not expect much less.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Personally, the worst of the items listed here is the housing process. I had a difficult time finding somewhere to live my freshman and sophomore years, but I am sure not everyone has had the same problems as I. The dorm furniture was new, but the buildings are older. The cost of things in Philadelphia are more expensive in general, not just around Temple.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Historic landmarks are not hard to find in Philadelphia, and wherever you go, you will definitely see someone supporting one of the home sports teams. Safety: again, be careful when you are alone. Attitude toward students: varies from person to person, but the majority seems to think Temple students are taking over the area (which just so happens to be true).

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I have not received much in financial aid, but I would say being proactive on my part in obtaining that financial aid would have been helpful.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: From my understanding, there are not many people that are bashful about the drugs they are consuming. Although I have personally not given into the peer pressure that is obvious in many cases, I have seen it happen.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Temple has their own police department and they are everywhere. On campus, safety is not an issue, but do not leave your things unsupervised in public areas, they will go missing. There is too much foot traffic to catch all the thefts on campus.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Temple is generally a safe place to be, but be careful off campus. Temple has their own police department that patrols campus well, but their limits only extend a few blocks from campus in any direction. I would not go too far off campus alone, to say the least. Transportation in Philadelphia is very convenient, which makes traveling into the city for a bar not difficult at all. The underage nightlife is the same, easy to get to, but don't go alone.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most guys are looking for quick hookups, not dedicated relationships, which is my turnoff.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The school has a very high party scene, so students who don't take part often feel left out. There is a high visibility of drugs and alcohol within the student body.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: There isn't need for a car on campus. Because it is a school in the city, parking is limited so it's understandable that the price of having an on campus parking spot may be higher than other schools. At the same time, the parking lots are monitored and throughout the campus.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Temple is a school full of diversity in every regard, and the student body is very tolerant and accepting of each other.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There are many clubs and organizations on campus, but with the large school size, it's hard to make a lot of close relationships with regular students.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I really love the Media Studies and Production program. There are many professional, qualified professors that are passionate about the subject. The student body is generally nice and dedicated, and full of school spirit. There's just many connections to be made through the school and the city.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really love my school, but sometimes I feel as if the large size lets some people and problems fall through the cracks. I wish there was more personalized attention available. I love my program and the professors, and attending school in a big city that allows connections to major media markets available. Also, during these first two years, I've mainly only been taking my General Education classes which aren't the most fun. I'm hoping once I get more involved in my major, I'll be more excited.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is guarded off pretty well, but off campus is still dangerous.

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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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