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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Temple University's campus offer a wide range of options when it comes to food. For instance, there are food trucks, restaurants, take-out, and popular national fast food places (i.e. Wendy's, Dunkin' Donuts). The prices are reasonable depending on what you order. I know for a fact that I never pay more than $10 for a meal. The food places are within walking distance, which I find to be the most prominent factor.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Temple University offers a wide range of majors that fits any interests. Personally, my major is BioChemistry which is associated with several math and science courses, which may become a bit overbearing at times. To fulfill this major successfully, you must be extremely dedicated to independent studying because professors cover the main topics during class, but it is your responsibility to dissect the information even further.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: BioChemistry is a combination of Biology and Chemistry. However, it requires that the student complete more math and science than ordinary Biology or Chemistry. Compared to my other classmates with a Biology or Chemistry major, I have a heavier workload and my assignments require more time and research to complete. Overall, I would say that I am a science person and I enjoy the extra challenges.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Temple University offers several computer labs for students to work on. However, there are a limited amount of computers available. As a student, I suggest bringing one's own laptop. This way, it is more convenient because there are lounges where you can relax and do your work, instead of waiting in long lines. I have noticed that during finals and exams, is when the computer labs become excessively crowded, which is the best time to bring your own technology to use.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The representatives at the financial aid offices are friendly and welcoming. Although they do not know all the answers to my particular questions, they try with the best of their ability. Additionally, their opening hours are convenient for all students. I have realized that during the beginning of the semester, there is always a long line. However, the workers manage to assist every student in a timely manner. Overall, the financial aid process was a little overwhelming, but it was all worthwhile.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: BioChemistry associates with heavy workloads.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are quiet spaces for those who need it.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The prices are reasonable for all students.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather has little impact on students.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are countless options for everyone.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is always security on duty so you feel safe.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Temple University has several food trucks.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There are countless social events to attend.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: My school is very diverse and very large therefore one will meet a bunch of different types of people. People range from being very athletic to very artsy, to a typical partier.

College Freshman

Parking: I do not drive to school and haven't explored that option so I know little to nothing about parking on campus. I do know that parking in the city is pretty expensive, but there are a few areas on campus that are free, but I have never seen any open spaces there.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Because Temple is in the city the weather can be pretty monotone. I don't mind the weather at all.

5 College Freshman

Technology: Temple is known for it's countless computer labs. The architecture wing alone, has it's own printing and computer lab! Each dorm has a printing station along with computers, as well as the tech center and the library. It isn't difficult to find a computer, unless it's finals week, it may become a little more challenging.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Temple, and couldn't be happier. The diversity is great, and so it the student community. It's a city school, which only adds to the thrill because it's more than just the school that I am experiencing, but also the city itself.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus this year, but I plan to live off campus next year and I love the number of affordable options I have. Although because it is located in Philadelphia, it can get unsafe in certain areas.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love on campus, and I love the sense of community that is built. Also, there are a lot of different activities that are offered through housing and a community is encouraged.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Because Temple is a city school, it's real easy to get around, and public transportation becomes a second nature for students. Long distance transportation is pretty easy too, because it is so accessible.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Events are always going on at campus run by the students. Such as free food and fun friday. Or students can take a 10 minute subway ride into the city

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not know a lot about the Greek life at Temple, but I respect their motives and what they choose to do with their time.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The school always makes sure that the snow is cleared off the pathways. Although bad weather is inconvenient because it is such a big campus

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports and recreation are a big part of the school. People enjoy going to the gym or participating in intramural sports or club sports. As well as going to football or basketball games.

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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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