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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Temple is not the best place for safety and that is because of the surrounding area. There are always police and security on alert with is satisfying but it is best to always be aware of the environment around oneself.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: There are sunny days and down right depressing clouds at times.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are attractive and fun and i have no interest in guys.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If one puts in the effort, then they will find great things at Temple University. Some will complain that Temple is boring but is it is there fault for not attempting to be part of the college experience. Many opportunities will not just arrive at your footstep. Instead, one needs to try and see the path that lies ahead. With this mindset placed, life in Temple is a memorable experience.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: With Temple being a city college. It is predictable that parking will not be the easiest to find.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Temple has a great technology center where most students come to study. The support is great but there is the occasional lag of the speed and the reliability of the network at times. Not many of the classes require the use of computers but it is a great method to save notes and research.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Temple offers a wide range of majors with great programs within each. It will not be difficult for one to fit in and join with the others within the same major.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus dining can always be better. Besides the rich diverse foods there are, there is not one solid food place that stands out. All of the campus dining close at 8:00 P.M. which is a bummer for those who are late-snack eaters.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Temple is a city school and with that there are the perks such as the nightlife and social atmosphere. But along with that, Temple is not located in the best part of the city. There are many crimes an violent acts occurring a lot in the surroundings at Temple.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Besides the parties, there is not much special about the Greek life. The sororities thrive more than the fraternities as they have many students who rush each semester.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: At Temple, one will see different people. They are not only from around the state, but also from the world as well. There are those who are newcomers to the United States and find Temple as an opportunity to study and live.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: There is a great force of strictness in Temple. There are time when one cannot bring in drinks of any type into the dorms. They are also bag-checking and occasional room checks as well.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: With the city come the night life. From Temple, one can see city hall and all the attractions and club the City of Brotherly Love has to offer. There is so much to do during the nightlife!

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: With Temple University located within the city. There many forms of transportation ranging from buses and cabs, to the subway and train. The location of Temple makes it very convenient for student transportation.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Temple provides great resources for students. This all ranges from the gyms to the technological centers. There is a great student center with much opportunities for one to excel.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: It is a school with great diversity and opportunities. There are many clubs and events one can join to be part of Temple University.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Many sports programs were cut this year and so many of the athletes are either focusing on transferring or just on academics.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is not in the safest area. off-campus housing is located in an area where crime and violence is common.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Students mostly use weed and drink alcohol. Some students can find a way to get it into dorms, but I don't think either are highly accessible on campus. I don't think there is much peer pressure circulating campus, at least not in the crowds I've been around.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Temple is located in the northeast so we endure the four seasons like most. There is definitely a more celebratory atmosphere when the weather is nice and there are places students can relax outside during these times. The weather mostly affects a student's decision regarding nightlife.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I think the school is very diverse compared to most universities. I come from a very diverse high school and wanted the same in the college I attended which is part of the reason I selected Temple. Students generally embrace this diversity and I think this diversity is what makes most Temple students so interesting and unique. I have also seen very diverse groups of friends on campus. Most students seem to be middle class or upper lower class.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a number of off campus dining options such as McDonald's, Qdoba, Munchies, Wendy's, Chinese restaurants and local eateries. These places don't offer student discounts, but around half do accept Temple payment, referred to as Diamond Dollars. There is also a Fresh Grocer nearby.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Temple has two subway stops right on and next to campus. There is also access to Regional Rail. Students can take a bus or the subway to get into the city. Biking is also popular around campus and there are bike racks for students that do choose that method of getting around. Temple now has partnered with Septa for a student discount program which is long overdue. A lot of students use the subway rather than the bus to travel to and from the city.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greeks on campus and could only name a few Greek organizations. I think non-Greeks don't understand the purpose of Greek organizations and think they are rather pointless and shallow. There are some chapter houses around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I did have difficulties in my freshman year making friends. While Temple is diverse, I think it's slightly more difficult for African-American students to socially acclimate. There are a lot of students at Temple so it can probably be overwhelming for people from small towns. I think the school's proximity to downtown Philadelphia and its diversity and the unique experiences those two cultivate when combined create for a one of a kind atmosphere. If I were a high school senior again, I would choose Temple. I've also had an overall positive experience with professors. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach. Some are more intimidating than others, but they're all accessible.

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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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