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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Temple is one of the most diverse schools on the east coast, hands down. There are so many different types of people here and there's a club for everyone. There's the rich kid who doesn't have to worry about paying for college and there's the kid who has 4 jobs plus goes to school just to pay for college. Everyone can find a place at Temple.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are only 2 bars on campus but we're so close to Center City that it doesn't really matter. Temple parties are really easy to find.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Temple hardly ever cancels classes so when its snowing, we kind of have to suck it up. The streets get slippery and the sidewalks won't always be salted in the winter which can be annoying.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Do everything a head of time. Just because you meet a "deadline" doesn't mean you'll get the money you need on time. I had a friend that got a loan from Temple that took an extra 3 weeks to go through so she had to really try to pay her rent on time.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: North Philadelphia has only so many safe options for off campus housing but some of the streets are densely inhabited by students, so that makes people (and parents) feel a little better.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Temple is such a diverse school that it's difficult to pick out the different types of people. The nerds hangout with the art students and the athletes can hangout with the science students. Everyone has some kind of common ground.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There's a large lawn where a lot of students sit but there isn't that much green space besides that. There are 2 athletic centers plus a gym in every dorm building. The student center is pretty awesome and there's always something going on on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There's a ginormous tech center on campus that has plenty of printers.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are teams that are put together by the school where you're required to compete against other colleges but there are also intermural sports teams where there isn't as much pressure, its just for fun.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: There is a tech center and many computer labs around so a laptop isn't really needed unless a student wants to bring one. The libraries are equipped with computers along with other places on campus. Each student is given $21.00 in printing money every start of the semester also. Wi-fi is good and available all around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is okay. I don't know too much about the process but there are always flyers posted with selections.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The school is really big on preventing drug/alcohol use but students still find a way to partake on their own if they feel the need to.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is almost every weekend if students are interested with some happening during the week. There's always something fun to do.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I like my major and the benefits that come with it because you learn a lot about others and yourself as a whole. There are research studies available as well as internships and volunteer work.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet but I plan to in the future but it's not hard to actually find one, there are many opportunities on campus that students can partake in. I have a work study job which pays minimum wage and allows you to study and do work if you need to.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse you will find people from different backgrounds and cultures all around.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Temple offers health insurance to students and allows walk-ins for the on campus health center offering shots, check-ups, etc. Safety is good on campus there are a lot of temple police and a police station on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The school police are very helpful and insure safety around campus. I can't speak too much about dorm strictness because I haven't lived on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are dining halls available to students with or without meal plans and a lot of nearby places in walking distance that students can choose from. The dining is one of the best things about the school because of the many options.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love my major being Psychology, the professors either attempt to or make the classes interesting. The work load is okay it really depends on what classes you are taking. There are many work study jobs available for students as well as internships if they are interested. I had my work study job since I started so it's not hard to find opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The advisors are really helpful in the registration process and helping students choose classes that they need to take to fulfill their major requirements. The academics are great with several professors to choose from. There are a lot of interesting classes to take also. If students want to study there are a lot of places on campus including the tech center, library, tuttleman or whatever building they feel comfortable to study in.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are several bus lines and subway options on or near campus and the the school shuttle will take you to where you need to get.

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!

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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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