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2 College Junior

Scholarships: I didnt receive any scholarships and only a very small grant. Then again, I am in graduate school, so that has to be taken into account. You have to stay on top of things, because the financial aid office has too much to do and not enough time.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is nearly impossible, but it is not really necessary to have a car anyway since everything is so close together. The parking lots are pretty expensive and cost around $400 a semester to park. If you are a commuter I would suggest taking early classes in order to find a parking spot on the street.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school has an amazing student body. All of the buildings are newly renovated and there is a ton of places to hangout with friends, meet new people, study, or whatever you are looking to do. There is three gyms located sporadicaly around campus which all offer group exercise programs. There is also a ton of fast food places around and shopping since it is located in the middle of the city.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school is one of the most diverse schools in the area which makes it easier to explore what you want to do when you graduate. It is in the heart of the city, which makes it easy to get around and meet tons of new people. I love being able to walk everywhere, and public transportation is also available.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Temple University's professors are commonly very strict on the attendance policy. If you are absent three times, you are forced to withdraw from the class and lose all credits. If you are late twice, that counts and one absence. This encourages students to go to class on time every day and increases the amount you learn.

4 College Senior

Majors: I am very happy with my program! (Psychology). My career goal is to help the public with marriage counseling and counseling in general.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't see drug use around that often since I don't stay late at night on campus. However, I'm aware that students use it at parties. There's cigarette smoking around campus, which is pretty normal. I have not seen any drug or alcohol activity around campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Since Temple is not in a great neighborhood, it is certain that there are police everywhere. I always see security driving around in their cars or even on bikes around campus. There are even emergency spots around every corner in case a person is in an emergency, they press the button and the closest officer will come for help.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school's diversity of people is great. Everyone is kind and are always willing to help. I have never met so many nice people in my life. I feel really comfortable around everyone. You can instantly connect with the people there. With the diversity there, you'll quickly find people who you can relate to. Overall, the people at my school make my college experience amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Temple's campus is amazing. I love everything about it. The campus is full of diversity. That's why Temple is called DFiversity University. There are many places to eat. The food trucks and stores are all around campus. There is always something to do. If you're sitting outside enjoying the weather or playing some ping pong in the game room, you'll be easily entertained.

3 College Senior

Transportation: There is a free shuttle that takes you where you need to go off-campus, especially used late at night. The subway system has Temple as a stop, which is convenient. Not sure how frequent or reliable the subway system is however (because isn't very much of either), but it is pretty affordable. And late at night the subway closes and buses only come once and a while. As a result, you will need to buy a taxi, which can be expensive, unless you are by the city center, which isn't too far away from campus.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options are not very expensive and are healthy for the most part. The variety is okay, but not great. In order to get a greater variety you would have to go closer to the center of the city and to spots very possibly more expensive.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Temple University is a big school and people are so involved with the sports, especially football! Thousands of students come out to cheer on our teams wearing cherry and white, yelling out the school's theme song! It is a very fun experience and I wouldn't miss it!

5 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs at Temple University are amazing! There are so many computers and so many different computer labs. It does get a little crowded during mid-terms and final exams but there are always a computer one can find eventually. There is WiFi all over campus for anyone's personal laptop. There all also printers in every dorm which is very convenient!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus but I do not like all the homeless people who are constantly there. I also advise no one to walk alone if they want to avoid getting robbed being that we're in a dangerous neighborhood. Other than that, there are lots of emergency phones and cops all over to protect us 24/7.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Sports at Temple University are a big deal. Students are normally involved and attend games accordingly. Also, we have workout facilities.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is known for its parties. Personally, I never attended one. Its just like every other party on campus. It does not matter if you are part of a frat or sorority.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Temple University is located in an urdan area of North Philadelphia. Drugs are accessible just about anywhere, depending on who you know. Weed of course is very common, but majority of students drink on occassion.

5 College Senior

Majors: I am very happy with my program, though I wish I hadn't wasted so much time with gen-eds. The hands-on film courses are the best. You learn so much and you have a ton of fun doing it. I do have concerns about finding a job once I graduate. I wish the advisors at Temple would sit down with you and figure out career options. This should be mandatory.

4 College Senior

Technology: At Temple University we have Dells and Macs, both work really well. There has only been a few times where a computer hasn't been working properly, but by the next day it has been fixed. The only problem is that trying to find an open computer during exams time is a struggle.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am an accounting major so it does become boring at times. However, I would never change it. I am happy with what I chose and I think I will be happy in the future. I am not concerned with finding a job, despite the economy accounting is a very high demand major and they are always in need. I am however sometimes concerned with whether or not I will get bored sometime will just punching numbers. But life is not about work work work, it's about making a decent salary so you can explore and enjoy life.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I have not spent much time on campus but the view times I was there, there were actually a lot of different diversities. Whites, african americans, asians, etc. It does not seem to be a college that is picky in it's races.

3 College Junior

Majors: As an accountant major it does get pretty boring, however I enjoy math a lot so it can be quite rewarding when I learn new things. I am always excited to learn and keep going forward with my degree. I am satisfied with my education thus far.

5 College Junior

Majors: The process of getting into Temple's Fox School of Business did not seem to difficult for me. I applied just as any other transfer student. I prepared myself for anything but I was equipped with a great GPA that I worked very hard for. My hard work paid off so I was accepted into Temple.

5 College Junior

Majors: I currently do not have an internship but I fully intend to have one by next semester. It will be very rewarding considering I will be learning things hands on, which will definitely be super exciting for me so I cannot wait to get started with a career.

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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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