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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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5 College Freshman

Technology: We have a great computer lab that is accessible at almost all times. The computers rarely fail and are of high quality.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are some restaurants and pubs near the Temple University Main campus. Prices are reasonable. I liked the Q'Doba which has Mexican cuisine. Also 7-elevens and Dunkin Donuts are around. Couple of Starbucks cafes also present.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Temple University Main Campus is somewhat dangerous are to be. It is in the middle of the city mostly surrounded by poor neighborhoods. Even though there's police district office close to Main Campus and active Campus police, we hear robberies of student houses and shootings close to Main campus at least once in 3-4 months. Day time is well for freely walking around but night time is somewhat shaky.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: well, Temple people are good to get along. Even though there are some wierdos lots of them are friendly and respectful. I have never met any bullies or bad people. Girls are good as well, lots of good looking ones as well. I see athlete girls a lot and asian people a lot they look very nice.

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5 College Senior

Majors: I would definitely do the program all over again. I would have started as a freshman and possibly taken classes like Sign Language and Real Estate, but because I am now a Senior and only have one minor class left to take, no electives, and only my major classes, I'm a little stuck. But I do love the major and the only concerns I have with finding jobs with this career is if people know what the major is before I explain it to them. The program offers great internship and fellowship opportunities for for-profit and non-profit sectors, therefore, I'm not worried about that part of the program.

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4 College Senior

Majors: The process for getting into my program is easy, you just have to have the time to meet with your advisor and plan out the way you will handle the major. Any electives you have from previous majors or classes go towards graduation and all you really have to worry about is getting good grades in the major classes. You also have to have a 2.8 or more GPA. I would say if you want to take this major, try to take some electives and major classes together because it's difficult when you are taking all major classes with no electives, because A.O.D starts to blurr.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but working in the non-profit world I don't plan on receiving big pay incentives for my volunteer or internship work, but I do hope that I can find an LGBT community center that can show me the ropes. I haven't held any professional training positions except for Peer H.E.A.R.T Health Educator at the Wellness Resource Center at Temple University.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I like program that I am in because it involves a lot of help with communication and emotions. You learn to deal with conflicts in group settings, one-on-one, and in organizations through verbal and non-verbal ques.
It's good for me because I want to have my own LGBT non-profit community center.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Temple prides itself for its "10 minutes walk" across campus. This means that you can get to your class from any location on campus in less than 10 minutes. Don't let it fool you into thinking its a small campus because it is not. I am talking mainly about the Main Campus because that is where I lived in dorms. However, if you need to go outside the campus, you have many choices. There are shuttle services available with presentation of a valid TU ID, trains, and subways. You can get more information at http://www.temple.edu/facilities/shuttles.html

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of variety in an urban campus such as Temple. Lots of different ethic foods. Tons of food trucks roaming around which is also nice

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There's a fair share of everything at Temple. It is an urban campus so it is very diverse. There seems to be an increasing number of hipsters, but that's the times, ya know? Also there is a great guy to girl ratio which is just about equal.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Temple has a strong emphasis on athletics. You can tell that the administration and the students take their sports very seriously, and they have to in a city like Philadelphia. The athletic programs, both academic and nonacademic, are amongst some of the best. Temple creates some great athletes and athletic trainers.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: They are a variety of food places around the campus and we are not too far away from downtown travel to get food.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received a decent amount of money, but they do not handle things well. Forms are lost or hard to attain. They often do not email you about your status on time. I suggest calling regularly.

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Temple is very diverse. That about says it all. You will find all kinds of people with all kinds of interests. Temple is in the heart of Philadelphia.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Some students use drugs. It depends on who your friends are. After freshmen year most people live off campus. Don't room with druggies and you will be fine.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: It's Philly baby, what's not to love? Ok, North west, stay away from there.

3 College Freshman

Academics: We arent an ivy league, but we are getting better each day.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Peabody is quite old. There is not much more to say about it.

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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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