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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I wanted to live off campus, but the cost was too much for me. I need something I can pay for with a minimum wage job. There are many options, but there is the whole process of having a group to live with, working on how quickly you can sign the lease etc. But the school always has off campus housing fairs, and there are always opportunities and posters pasted up.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I like what they've got, but I don't often get the chance to eat at those places, since I haven't got the money. But I like that most places accept Diamond Dollars.

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College Freshman

Administration: I think it depends what you're getting into. The school understands that everyone that attends Temple is an adult, and therefore issues tips for safety, and warnings about the rules. You cannot drink if you're underage and live in the dorms, alcohol is not permitted, etc. However, the students here are pretty resilient about that. If they WANT to drink, which not everyone does, they will get their drinks through security. The rules about that, being caught, are very strict, however.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received clear instructions about what I was supposed to do, but it was a hassle to go back and forth when the financial aid office misinterpreted my paper work. Also, trying to go through the process again is going to be much worse this time around, since I have no idea where the paperwork is.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The 'party' scene depends on who you know and also depends on which house is throwing them. There are always great options before 11, when parties are free for women. I don't drink or do drugs, so the best places are where they have great music and enough room to dance, either alone or with someone else.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I like how much my meal plan encompasses, and how much I can fit on one 'meal.' However, sometimes I do not think I can fit enough, and if I don't have diamond dollars, I cannot buy more food if I need it. I often need more food, because I only have ten plans, and that does not cover weekends, at all.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is quite convenient for me- but that is with the included factor that I am an out-of-state student. It's very convenient getting to my classes. The process to get into the housing was a little more difficult, but I think it was worth it. I like living in my dorm, and I like the social events that the staff have for its residents every week. There are things such as movie night, Superbowl Night, Valentine's Day card making, etc.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's a city so it'll be more expensive

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of different options around

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: All the bars in the city are fun..there are so many, you'll never get bored

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: So many different food trucks around to choose from

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Small because you're in a big city but great environment to meet other students.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had to take the prerequisites as a continuing ED. student so there was no difficulty getting in. I did have to wait until Matriculating students chose courses before I could register but was able too get in. When applying for the Graduate program I was told acceptances were limited so i was excited to be accepted. My undergraduate work at Penn ST. ( deans list every semester) and all A's and one B plus in my prerequisite, plus decent Grad record exam scores got me admitted.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The prerequisite courses were enjoyable and interesting. The speech pathology program is limited to a number of students unlike other Majors. The prerequisite workload was spread out over 3 semesters so was not unbearable. Not sure what the workload will be in the graduate program but it is spread over 6 semesters and includes clinical work

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I was taking prerequisites for a Masters in Speech Pathology. This course work was spread over 3 semesters so the work load was not unbearable. I was accepted into the Masters program which is rated one of the best on the East coast. Graduates of the program have 100% success at Job Placement. I'm looking forward to it.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am happy with all the Professors with whom I came in contact. I look forward to attending Graduate school at Temple since the department and professors have a great reputation.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Temple is constantly building and upgrading facilities

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia has a lot going for it and campus is just a short distance from Center city where there are numerous restaurants, theaters, athletic events and places to meet people.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: My short time on campus observes most students dress casual;jeans etc. and stay to themselves as they move from class to class. Not aware of what it's like in dorms or cafeteria.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a commuter I didn't experience much of campus life. I arrived ,went to class and then headed home. My time on campus was limited to the classroom which was well worth the time.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Had some great and very helpful professors. Some encouraged me to pursue the graduate work in my chosen field.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a continuing ED. student taking prerequisites for admission to a Masters program. I found my experience worthwhile and look forward to attending Temple as a graduate student

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Can only form an opinion based on visiting students who lived off campus. I commuted.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Never dined on/off campus except for a snack or coffee from a food truck

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Never experienced or did anything to have to check the school policies. So i'm not sure how strict it was enforcing them.

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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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