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3 College Freshman

Majors: The process of getting into my Journalism major was relatively easy. I didn't have to do a special application process when applying to the school. Once I was there, I just enrolled in Journalism classes and I will eventually declared my major during my second or third year.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: As a Journalism major, I knew that the job market would be a tough one going into college. But, I've always wanted to be a writer and Temple has one of the best Media and Communications schools out there. If this is the field of study you want to get into, Temple is the perfect place for that. The professors know what you're going through because most of them have actually been Journalists or still are! Everyone is super helpful with finding internships and everything else you will need. My goal is to work for a magazine like Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan or anything like that, and I know by going to Temple I can achieve my goal.

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: I received financial aid based on merit, and there are many opportunities for scholarships if you take the time and effort to look.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: There's plenty to do in Philadelphia if you're 21 or have a fake ID.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is what you expect in that if you choose to do drugs, you can find them.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Considering that most of students commute to campus by train or subways, weather affects students to commute to campus. If it snows most of the trains will stop, most of the students will be unable to commute. In Japan, typhoon hits during summer and fall which will cancel all the class.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Our campus is located in the middle of Tokyo, which grants students to interact with Japanese students and citizens. Taking trains and subways to commute gives great opportunity for many students to learn to live in a foreign country, allow them to give the experience that no other university in the United States will give. I believe that our campus will allow students to build strong characters and develop foreign language skills that they will need for future.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is not many drug seen in the campus, but many people smoke and if students do not fall under peer pressure students are pretty safe. Some students go out to the city to clubbing, and there some student got spiked in their drinks. Drinking and smoking are pretty popular in Japan campus since, Japan's drinking age is 20 it is legal for many students to drink and smoke.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: Since, Japan Campus do not offer a Greek Life our campus's atmosphere is pretty safe. Even though our campus is safe, students tend to go out parting in the cities in Tokyo. Parties in the club is not the safest, considering that drugs are always involve, but safe thing in Tokyo is that they will not allow underage to enter which allow underage to be in a safe place. Since we are focusing in learning in a international environment, we tend to forget that there is a Greek Life in Main Campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are places everywhere and some in fact accept the school flex cash. There are really convenient places like Dunkin Donuts, Wendys, McDonalds, and then some actual nice restaurants. Things are relatively cheap for the city. The city also offers a restaurant week twice a year where anyone can get three course meals from really nice restaurants for like 35 bucks!

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Unfortunately, you have to walk to all your classes which is on average a 8 to 10 minute walk, at least it always has been for me. I think this is pretty common though for any college campus. The weather is not bad at all. Winters are cold but it hardly ever snows that much, and if it does do not expect classes to be cancelled. Temple rarely closes!!! The most recent time was last year and that is because there was a hurricane. Srping and Summer are nice and warm though!

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: This is a campus located right in the heart of the city. Unfortunately if you want to keep your car here in the semester its expensive to have it. It is hard to find parking, especially on moving in and out days. However, there normally are places somewhere. Not always the safest spots but they are there. Overall, I had the option to bring my car and I declined it, it is just too expensive to have your car there. Luckily, there are many places you can walk too. On another note parking authority is crazy. If you go over your meter time, definitely expect a ticket when you return.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are several places to eat on campus. There are three main dining halls which have decent food, nothing worth celebrating, but not bad. The meal plans kind of suck though. You can only use them during certain time periods. This can change if you are willing to pay more though. Thankfully there is a grocery store really close to campus so whatever you dont like, there are alternatives!

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4 College Junior

Academics: Fox School of Business is fantastic, Honors faculty in all schools and colleges at Temple are fantastic.

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5 College Junior

Transportation: There are plenty of options, SEPTA, TUrdoor, Owl Loop, you can get to regional campuses or just travel around main campus easily.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Temple seems no more or less extreme than the average school when it comes to partying. Some students do it more than others, but there are many options for students who want to have sober fun.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Temple University is one of the most diverse Universities out there. We have students from over 25 U.S. States and plenty more from foreign nations all around the world.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: At Temple there are a wide variety of Greek-life organizations, including some co-ed. They are advertised well on campus. There are even specialty ones for students in pre-Professional programs or different ethnic/racial backgrounds.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a campus shuttle, though I don't think that many people use it. There are services to take you to your off-campus living at night if you feel unsafe.
Your public transit options are mostly SEPTA. Either the regional rail from the stop a few blocks of campus, the subway, or city buses. These options are fairly reliable and not too expensive, but leave some extra time just in case.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's not perfect, but weather is generally fairly mild. Fall and Spring are liable to significant day-to-day temperature differences. Hurricane Sandy last year cancelled class but didn't have any significant effects.

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: The amount of Food Trucks on campus is amazing, there are so much different types of food from all over the world for relatively cheap. As for dining provided by Temple, large buffet style that is almost same everyday which gets old, and two other places where there are independent food places; there are a few but it can get old as well. I didn't enjoy having a large meal plan, I would prefer to use that money at food carts or groceries.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: There is Greek life at Temple but it definitely does not dominate. They throw some parties, have their step shows at times but I don't think it is of real significance for people not involved. The good things is the choices that there are on campus e.g. Asian, Latino, Black, White, Jewish frats

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4 College Senior

Diversity: For USA standards, Temple is very diverse. There are people from all over the world, different ethnicities, religions, SES statuses, and political affiliations. I do find that people tend to stick to their groups but everyone should be able to find group in which they fit in

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The girls overall are "something else." When the summer is out you see a mutitude of fine-looking women. They are dressed scantily with their crop tops and bottom-hugging shorts or skirts. Also, most of the girls are into fitness.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing Outside the Campus – The amount of housing is plentiful since there is no on-campus housing for transfer students. Some off-campus housing locations are newly renovated. Also, there is a lot of variety of spaces for people who have vehicles.

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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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