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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Computers are pretty good. Wi-fi in dorms tend to fade in and out sometimes, but not often.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Temple is a cool place

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Temple is right in the middle of North Philadelphia, which is a rough neighborhood. We get advisories all the time about robberies and shootings. If you carry yourself the right way and mind your business, you'll be fine..

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is usually nice for the most part.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys are friendly for the most part, they aren't afraid to strike up a convo. But they do seem to be into certain types of girls. I really don't find a lot of the guys here to be super attractive but they're cute I guess.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: If it snows your going to need some good boots because the sidewalks are barely even shoveled. Some of the dorms are a little out of the way so be prepared to do some walking and crossing busy streets.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It is extremely diverse here. You are liable to meet someone from across the nation or a different country.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Be sure to get to campus at least by 9am to get a good spot and avoid parking lot fees.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A good variety of spots to find really good food

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Living in Philly allows you to have access to a large variety of restaurants all over the city.

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5 College Student

Diversity: There are so many different type of people from all over the country and even the world. Whenever you walk by someone you can tell because everyone is different in their own way.

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5 College Senior

Campus Food: My favorite thing about Temple is the food. It is hands down the best food you will ever find at any university. The crepe truck is not only very cheap but the food is AMAZING. Richie's is also great food but even better service. It's a staple of the university and if you've never eaten there then you are not officially an owl. No one shows Temple pride like Richie. Lunch trucks are scattered all over campus and the variety is superb. You can get Jamaican food, Korean, Middle Eastern, Mexican. Even after I graduate from Temple I know that I will frequent campus to eat.

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3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Temple is widely renowned as a diverse university with a rich range of different ethnicities making up the student population. This is great because diversity enriches our experiences amongst each other. Temple celebrates differences with more student unions and activities than one can even count. You can always find some event celebrating culture on campus. My favorite is Hispanic Heritage month.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Temple continues to improve and develop its facilities. The Tech Center is one of its greatest assets, making computers readily available for a large number of students. The fact that you can sign out a laptop is also helpful in circumstances where all of the other computers are taken.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife at Temple is awesome, especially to those who do not go to Temple. Many people ask me where the parties are at Temple all the time. Though all the parties are practically the same and I do not attend them as much they are still a good time when I do decide to go. Because Temple is in the city there are many other things to do at night besides go to a party, you can go to hookah bars, clubs, and plays or even shopping.Public transportation is a great way to get around takes you nearly anywhere and it is cheap.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Originally I applied for the College of Health Professions hoping to go into nursing. I was not accepted directly to Temple I had to go through a program called summer bridge with the Russell Conwell Center. Admissions prior to this program were a little difficult, having to write an essay... my first college essay at that. After going through summer bridge i was taught how to write an essay at college level. After the long six weeks i reapplied and was accepted. The second time around was much easier thanks to being an RCC member!

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4 College Junior

Majors: I am in the College of Health Professions, specifically social work. I recently declared social work and this college is wonderful. There are so many welcoming people who are within the college and share many opportunities to get ahead and more involved with social work. As a new member to this field as well as social work classes I have already learned about two jobs that are looking for people within my field. Overall the College of Health Professions is great and makes me feel that I have made a good decision on choosing social work as a major.

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2 College Sophomore

Administration: Dorms are strict with alcohol- they do bag checks. Make sure you hide your alcohol - it is possible. Bag checks are random but mostly close to the weekend Thurs-Sat. Temple Police is called the first time you stumble in super drunk, but it's a warning just to make sure you can still function. There are many times people don't even remember how they made it though security, so it's not impossible. Cops have cracked down this year on parties, but normally they don't care at all.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many off campus housing options available. Realtors are open to your needs and stick to that. Most housing is apartment style or apartments. A lot of the housing is close together and very close to campus. Cost is average, for most places it ranges from $450-$625 per month per person, but in the end, it is a little cheaper than living in the dorms.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Happy with most of my professors, although some I have really disliked. Most, however, care about your education and want to see you do well. I feel that the required gen-eds are some that are pointless, but as long as you get them out of the way, you won't have to worry. Many times people say by going to a big school you don't have a relationship with most of your professors, but I don't believe this is true. Professors have always been great at answering any emails on time and know me by name (except for lectures)

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Tech center is great when you need a computer. However, around midterm and final time, it is almost always filled up. Printing is simple, and every student gets a certain amount of free printing. Inside of the tech, there are break rooms which enables a group to have private conversations and work on group projects.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: It's easy to walk anywhere around campus. There is a shuttle bus and many people ride bikes to and from. Public transportation is great- there are always buses running and taxis when you need them. The subway is also right on Broad street which is right when you step out of campus. Also, if you ever feel unsafe, police will escort you to where you need to go.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's always sunny in Philadelphia! Not really, but sometimes it seems that way. The weather is nice until it gets to be around winter time. Since its a relatively big campus, you will be doing some walking, and you want to make sure you dress warm because it can get pretty cold.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I think temple offers great academic programs and I have been happy with many of my teachers. Campus life is amazing. There are so many things you can get involved with and people all around all the time. It's also a few subway stops away from Center City which is awesome.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have only lived in the dorms for 1 year as a freshman. I lived in Johnson Hall. Not a huge fan of it. I loved the people that lived on my floor, it's a great place to meet new people and make friends. 1940 and 1300 are nice dorms, but Morgan tops them all. There is also apartment style living on campus as well. The cost of living in the dorm is quite expensive. I live off campus now and I pay about the same amount to live in an apartment 3 blocks from campus, but it's worth it for the first year or two.

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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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