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Reviews 4559 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: The greek life at Temple University that I have witnessed is alcohol/drug induced and is not closely related to the positive community attributes it should be. The houses are constantly polluting the surrounding sidewalks and streets with garbage and crude noise. While I greatly appreciate the money and time paid doing volunteer work by the Greeks, I am dissapointed by many of them based on their inability to continue this kindness outside of their greek duties.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My experience with off campus housing has been exceptionally mixed. While it was not difficult for me to find off campus housing, I was displeased with my landlord, frustrated by high heating and air conditioning costs, and aggravated by high costs of local corporate food/health businesses. Proximity to campus and public transportation are the more redeeming qualities. I have also felt safe for the most part while living off campus, and have been fortunate enough to not have had any incidents.

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking on the street can be tricky but if you get there early enough you should find a spot

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have not had any bad experiences while attending Temple, but North Philadelphia can be dangerous. Just be aware of your surroundings at all times and you'll be fine.

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5 College Senior

Transportation: Campus is located right next to the subway and has many bus routes available. Everything on campus is within ten minutes walking distance though.

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4 College Senior

Administration: The campus overall is pretty laid-back. You're pretty much free to come and go as you please and do what you want. Just don't do anything stupid or illegal.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Temple is known for its diversity.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Philadelphia has literally a million restaurants!! You can find almost any type of food there!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I personally never lived on campus, but they recently built a brand new dorm tower call Morgan Hall. It's huge and gorgeous! Depending on which building your in the dorms are either big or small.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: You can use your meal plan just about anywhere on campus now which is really convenient (except for the food trucks outside!) This give you so much variety so you are never stuck eating the same thing. To me, the meal plans are a little pricy, but for an incoming freshman its probably the best way to eat due to dormitory living.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Temple University is known for its vast diversity across many aspects of the university. From the ethnicities of the students and faculty to the wide variety of degree programs and student run organizations offered, there is something for everyone at Temple. The networking opportunities throughout the campus as well as the surrounding Philadelphia area are just phenomenal as well.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Temple is in Philadelphia which is a pretty busy city. If not on campus, then not far from campus there is always something to do! The campus itself gives off an urban vibe with its streets constantly full of students and tall academic buildings which is only fitting for its location.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: You are you're own person here.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: It's the city, there are tons of people, and no parking.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of truck food on campus which makes food options plentiful.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is really nice here that I have met and talked to.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Philadelphia is definitely a place where good food can always be found. Temple is close enough to center city that getting there is so easy and once you're there, your food choices are incredibly vast. There are soo many good places to eat and its always fun to try different ethnic food that can be found all over Philly. Chinatown is definitely one of the places to check out if you get the chance

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are plenty of computers available but they go fast. You really gotta get one quickly or you may have to wait or go to a different building to find one. Several buildings offer computers for our use and that's really good, but around certain times of day, they are all filled. The printing is reasonable priced and easy. Wifi is available to all students but doesn't always cover everywhere on campus, so certain spots will have bad connection or none at all.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you have an issue, get to the office early, because waiting in lines can be extremely tiresome.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Cold and hot whether tend to keep me indoors. It can get too hot or too cold way too easily in Philly so whenever that happens everyone hangs around indoors and it can get kind of crowded and harder to find good lunch/study spots. When there is good weather though, everyone is outside so enjoying the outdoors then isn't the most pleasant either

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I have had a few great professors and a few bad ones so it averages out. The broad variety of courses offered is great for someone still trying to find a major like me, I get to try out all different courses from all different programs. Some teachers like to assign a lot of work especially at the end of the semesters when finals are coming around soon. I like the private rooms in the library for working in groups. Tuttleman is also a good place to do some studying. The lounges in Morgan Hall are also nice and quiet places to work.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus police are there, they're noticeable but not all up in your face which is good. I haven't done anything to really have to deal with them and I haven't had any policies really affect me too much since I don't dorm.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The costs are quite high, but understandable. I live half an hour away or if I take the bus an hour and fifteen minutes, so driving is the easier way. Spaces are usually hard to find unless you use the parking lots. Carpooling with friends who live nearby is always a good option too, so that the costs is split between several people and is lower.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have only been at Temple one year and I have spent most of it with my friends, which is why I would definitely pick it again. I could not imagine going through college without my close friends with me and if Temple is where they are, it is where I am as well.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: I live in the city so I have always used the public transportation so getting around is incredibly easy for me. I love that there are several buses and subways that go to Temple so I could switch up the trip there and back whenever I wish easily. Free shuttle buses from Ambler to Main are also great.

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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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