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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.

3 College Junior

Transportation: How to Get Back and Forth – The transportation at Temple University is reasonable. The transportation adjacent to the college is fast and runs on schedule for the most part. Temple's location is nearby the SEPTA bus and subway systems. For example, there are shuttle buses that go from the main campus to the Ambler campus at Temple University. However, the shuttle buses to Ambler campus don't run during hours after 5pm---so if you are looking to get back or closer to the main campus it's best to catch a ride with a friend, take a taxi (which is very expensive....i don't recommend it), or simply drive yourself.

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3 College Junior

Campus Quality: The school has lots of activities and opportunities you should explore. Getting involved in clubs is key. However, they dont do a good job of advertising when they meet. There are bars nearby which you can choose to explore.

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2 College Junior

Local Area: The school is not exactly located in a homely setting. Sometimes you may see mentally ill people or homeless people in the neighborhood.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of fried food places. Their is variety at the trucks but they are only open during the day.

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather is average honestly. The weather is basically the same as the city except when it rains there are rather large puddles, and it gets really cold down here depending on the winter. Last winter didn't reall get cold but it may get cold this winter.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: It's extremely diverse at Temple University, a lot fashion statements, beliefs, and things of that nature are accepted. On a not so positive note, sometimes I feel because I am an African American I get judge sometimes, but that is because the neighborhood surrounding Temple isn't all that great. In the end I try not to take it personally.

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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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