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Reviews 4229 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I don't ever really feel unsafe on campus no matter what time it is

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I always knew Temple was for me and I'd do it all over again! It's a city school filled with amazing diversity, school spirit, and amazing opportunities for new possibilities.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's how you meet other people!

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: In need of healthier options vs the Chinese, Fried Chicken and McDonald's. A lot of places are in walking distance though.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on where you want to live - best bet to live closer to campus but the negative side of that is potentially having to pay more. Sometime you can get lucky and find a nice apartment for a good deal, others times cheap places that are crummy or too far away for your liking.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The best parties are always at the frat houses. Don't wear nice things.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a bar in the middle of campus. I actually think it's next to a counseling center. It's great.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's just a place to sleep and keep your belongings. Most people do tend to look for apartments or houses after their first few years.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So much great food all over the city, but there are plenty of dining options right on or near campus as well.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: When it's cold, it's freezing. When it's windy, it whips through the buildings and smacks you right in the face. When it's hot, walking to class is like trekking the Sahara. But Philly does get great storms, and lots of snow, which is exciting.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There's definitely someone for everyone. But there's a good chance that someone is wearing Urban Outfitters - everyone is particularly trendy.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: It's Philadelphia: great shopping, a subway, taxi, or bus always near, so many museums and parks and attractions, and lots of delicious food, all just minutes away from campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Being in the city has its benefits, as there are plenty of career and internship opportunities nearby with whatever career one may pursue.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Student Financial Services is notoriously not that helpful; I did however receive a pretty substantial scholarship for being out of state

College Freshman

Parking: Parking for visitors is expensive and a hassle, and parking for students on the street can be dangerous, but fortunately walking is the main form of transportation on campus and everything is at most 10 minutes away on foot.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any other creed - there's a niche for you. Temple is nicknamed "diversity university" for a reason.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's one of the most diverse campuses I've ever been on. I've only spent one semester here, but the classes are top-notch, the school spirit is through the roof, and there's always something fun going on.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Printing is sometimes a hassle if you don't have your own printer. The ones in the dorm lobbies are often broken, and the tech center is often full.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are plenty of gyms, plenty of (delicious!) places to eat on campus, lots and lots of clubs and absolutely one of the most diverse campuses in the country. There is a niche for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The staff in almost all of the facilities are consistently friendly and kind. Security is top-notch as well.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs do not have a huge presence on campus

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although people have their doubts about Temple's safety, I have never found myself in a life threatening situation. Campus police and security are always present

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live off campus but i usually visit my friends on campus and i like the social atmosphere.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: i personally dont live on campus but my friends say that the campus has very good housing.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: off campus restaurants have discounts for students, i usually get chinese food they are very cheap and fresh

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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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