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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The student center is great for hanging out with a couple of food choices to choose from. Morgan hall has the best choices while there are other places nearby. There is always something to get involved with on campus with a lot of clubs and activities to choose from. There are a couple gyms students can choose from with zumba, yoga, and dance classes available.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather isn't really a big issue since the school is located basically in the middle of a neighborhood.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Temple is really big on athletics, the students are really involved in supporting the teams and there is great team and school spirit!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is available for students who are interested and they throw parties sometimes but most non-Greek students either go for the parties or just don't care. It's pretty peaceful between the students who are in Greek Life and students who are not.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking around Temple's area is tough if you don't park in the parking garages. It's free but you'll be parking in residential areas and it's not a guarantee that your car will be fine when you get back.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Temple does not seem that strict and has all the general procedures for dealing with underage drinking and drug use.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Temple has its own subway stop, train stop, and multiple bus stops that are all run by Septa's public transportation system. They also provide a free shuttle to get to and from multiple campuses that runs every weekday about every hour from 7 am - 6:30 pm. On top of this, they have smaller shuttle buses that run from 5:30 pm - 6 am, 7 days a week in order to ensure the transportation safety of students who live off campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Temple is not a generally safe area but they really try to provide a safe atmosphere for students and it works. Temple Police are everywhere and it is very unlikely for something to happen on campus.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The Tech Center Computer Lab is one of the nicest I've ever seen at any university and there are tons of computers there. The only time it gets crowded is during finals week. There are also smaller computer labs all around campus in the buildings that students can freely use.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking is miserable! You can never find a spot unless you pay a lot of money.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: It's very vibrant. Lots of bars in the area.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's close and cheaper than dorms. But not always safe.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I like it here, it has a great atmosphere.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: campus is strict, but there is bar on campus

4 College Senior

Academics: not the best, not the worst

3 College Senior

Weather: SO cold and windy in the winter

3 College Senior

Athletics: The football team stinks, but team spirit is good

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Walking is the preferred method of transportation on campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are all very accessible and know what they're talking about.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The music performance track is very rigorous in terms of music studies, but other than that there isn't much room for other subjects.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a wide range of people here of all ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, and views.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is widely advertised and easily accessible.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really eat off campus, so I have no idea what options there are.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus police are very prevalent on campus and willing to assist you.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Temple police are very visible and usually deter most things before they start. However late at night they tend to slack a bit and occasionally something crazy happens.

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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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