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3 College Freshman

Weather: Being an open campus with few hills and slopes, the weather has little affect on transportation or availability of resources.

4 College Freshman

Weather: I'm from Wisconsin so the lack of snow is a little depressing, but it's good for walking around campus

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Lot's of house parties, I know people who party every weekend, and there are many different options. Not sure about bars/clubs since I'm still underage, but it's downtown Philly so I'm sure there are plenty of choices. As usual the public transportation is great so that will never be a problem

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't heard of too many people dying of drug overdoses, but it's a pretty wild off campus life so I'm sure it happens

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's pretty expensive to live off campus, but it's worth it because the dorms are obscenely expensive. Even as a freshman I wish I had skipped the dorms and gone straight to an apartment

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You have to take the subway to get anywhere good, but in center city there are thousands of great restaurants for all cost levels

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I'm pretty antisocial so I'm not sure, but others seem to like it

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Facilities are very good, high level of technology, three large workout facilities, and many high tech classrooms

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Extremely diverse campus, one of the most diverse schools in the country

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't really pay attention, but apparently our basketball program is big

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: I hate having a meal plan, no healthy options are available, it's expensive, and the service is poor. You are better off grocery shopping

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The Fox School of Business is one of the most well endowed colleges on campus. The professors are incredibly dedicated, and there are innumerable resources for students in every business major. The Center for Student Professional Development is another great resource which helps students find internships and develop resumes, among other things. The workload is high, but I enjoy the challenge

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4 College Freshman

Academics: As a member of two honors programs, one through the university and one through the Fox School of Business, I can say that I have been very well challenged, and I enjoy the challenges and opportunities the school has to offer

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys are pretty nice in general, I have a long distance serious relationship with a guy at home though, so I don't really pay attention to the dating scene at all

3 College Freshman

Technology: The only complaint I have is with the slow wireless on campus

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The subway and trains will take you almost anywhere around the city, and they are very reliable and frequent. The only downside is that the school does not provide any sort of discount or free public transit deals like schools in other cities do

3 College Freshman

Local Area: The school itself is smack dab in the middle of the ghetto, there is nowhere to walk off campus unless it is to house parties. There are also very few parks near campus, not very pretty at all. I value scenery a lot and near the school there is little to no scenery. However, if you take the subway ten minutes into center city, there are a lot of nice restaurants, cafes, shopping, and other attractions that make up for the ugly area around campus

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College Freshman

Majors: For the School of Media and Communication, there's no additional application or qualifications.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Temple is known for its diversity. There's a huge mix of all different types of people. Unfortunately, I have noticed that people tend to only hang out with people of their same race/ethnicity.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Very distinct seasons. Very cold and snowy winter, but beautiful spring and fall. Hate the summer though, super hot and humid.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I've heard horror stories about financial aid, but personally I have had a very easy experience. I received a large grant and scholarship, and loans. I've never had any issues. If you have at least a 3.5 in high school and a good SAT/ACT score, you will definitely receive some sort of scholarship, since last year they started awarding automatic merit scholarships. That's one of the main reasons why I ended up going here, because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to afford the out-of-state tuition.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Subway and regional rail stops on campus. Public transportation is very convenient.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's not like Temple is an extremely attractive school, but you can definitely find some cuties. Lots of hipsters and frat bros. Mostly everyone is looking for casual hook-ups, but I know plenty of people who have gotten in a relationship after arriving to college.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I can't be completely objective since I partake in party behavior and activities, but from my standpoint most people drink. But I've also been in a drinking atmosphere where certain people don't drink and aren't treated any differently.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a million restaurants in the city and there's also a good amount extremely close to campus. There's also endless choices of cheap, delicious, delivery options.

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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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