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2 College Sophomore

Administration: Living in a dorm, there are a lot of policies. The guest policy is awful. You may only have one guest stay over at night.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The registration process is stressful when you are a freshman and sophomore because you get last pick on all the classes. With classes with low capacity, it is hard to get in. A lot of students have to be fifth year students because of this issue.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: My major offers to internships that must be completed before graduation. It's great to get hands on experience before graduating college and entering the real world!

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have work study, but cannot find a job to receive it. It's awful.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have the best student section. Temple has a fan based club called "Cherry & White" that most of Temple's students partake in.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Walking in the city in the rain and snow is AWFUL! The puddles are too big to jump over, your shoes and socks will be wet.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I didn't like living in a dorm because I felt like I was always being watched which made me uncomfortable. I didn't like having to sign my friends in when I had friends over and I didn't like my roommate that much.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Temple was pretty easy to apply to but it was waiting that was the worst part! I would say the most important part is how you present yourself in your essay and your SAT score. I didn't do that well in high school but I got a pretty decent SAT score.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan to get an internship this coming summer just so I can get some experience under my belt. I'm an Engineering major so I'm applying to multiple different companies.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Engineering program is pretty strict and there's not really any wiggle room. It's difficult for STEM students to study abroad because our curriculum is so strict. Every teacher is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you succeed.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: When I say that there's a class for everything at Temple, I mean it. There's classes that you didn't think existed. There's a yoga class, a glassblowing class, everything. There are plenty of study resources available and the Tech Center is open 24 hours during the week so getting stuff done late at night is easy.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Temple is really awesome. There's something for everyone here and no one should feel out of place. Temple makes sure that they are there for you and there are so many FREE resources for students like the MSRC (Math and Science Resource Center), the writing center, advisors, the career center, resume workshops, and classes that literally revolve around getting ready for a real job.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Temple police are extremely present on campus and there's the "Blue Light System" where you can press a button on the pole and a police officer will be there within a minute to help you.

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.

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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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