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4 College Freshman

Technology: There are a countless number of computers at Temple students' disposal. There are also seems to be a limitless number of computer labs that offer printing, although there may be times where the number of people who are waiting for a computer is overwhelming. There is always wireless access, so students always bring their laptops to school and use their phones on campus. The network reliability and speed is above average, and you can always count on using a computer.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: From my observations, the males and females at Temple are predominately Caucasian, with a raging majority of females attending Temple. Although, the diversity is a bit limited, both the males and females dress very fashionably. They dress in bright colors and they're all very friendly and outgoing.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Temple University has over seven dorms on Main Campus. Each dorm offers its own feature. For example, the Johnson and Hardwick Hall is famous for having its own cafeteria. Each dorm has 20+floors, accommodating to the needs of every students. There are male, female and even co-ed dorms. In addition, the dorms are very spacious and clean!

3 College Junior

Majors: At Tyler School of Art in Temple University, I chose the newest major, Visual Studies. This major, which is a Bachelor of the Arts, allows for more than just a single concentration: as opposed to being limited with one medium, students are encouraged in this major to branch out and to take a variety or courses, such as sculpture, painting, and graphic design. While the major provides diversity, there are many bugs. Because it was a new major, classes and requirements often got switched around, making registration nearly impossible at some points. Tyler, however, recognized these mistakes and immediately held meetings for the Visual Studies students so they can hear feedback and suggestions. These meetings provided a great amount of help. Many of the problems were fixed, and new and unique classes, such as animation, were introduced to the curriculum.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Temple University's main campus is located in North Philadelphia, which is an area that has a very bad reputation. Because I am a commuter, I take the subway to class everyday. During my commute, I always feel safer once I enter Temple's campus. Police are everywhere, reaching out and watching over the students. Temple also has an alert system, which will automatically text or email the students if crime has happened in the area.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's temperate, snows only a few times a year. When it gets warm outside everyone is outside, and the campus is beautiful with flowering trees.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Be really safe here. You cannot walk around at night alone if you are a girl without worrying a lot. I heard many stories of girl's being mugged and I'm very lucky I never had to deal with any of it.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are very available at Temple because of the area. Marijuana is typical, but I had many friends get sucked into such things as cocaine and nitrous oxide. No bueno.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms such as Morgan Hall, 1300, and 1940 are great because they are so new. But older dorms have mice and can be very small, and the walls in Johnson and Hardwick are paper thin. But they're very safe and highly supervised, if you're worried about it.

5 College Senior

Technology: There are thousands of computers available for students that are always updated and very simple to use

4 College Senior

Party Scene: During the week before the age of 21, you won't be finding parties except possibly a frat or if you have friends that are upperclassmen. But people don't party unless it's Wed. - which is Draught Horse night - usually packed, and Thursday through Saturday are typical parties days in general so those are the nights you can be out looking for parties around campus. Bar life - it's Philly so there's tons of places to go - just use public trans. Just need to know where the deals are on which nights.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: They have an extremely diverse array of courses and majors, as well as many professional schools which open future options if you want to attend graduate school.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: i love my off-campus apartment. its pricey but in a safe part of campus and the freedom make it worth it

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Temple have some great buildings as well as some bad, old apartments for students. Safety is an issue at Temple because it is not a good neighborhood. Parking is somewhat hard to find since it is in a city. Cost is somewhat reasonable. However it is convenience to get food and go shopping at supermarkets. It is a walkable distance.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is diversity in Temple and are all accepted. Most are either white or black, but there are other minority races like asian and hispanic as well.

5 College Junior

Majors: If all you want to do is make movies, this is the right program for you. Definitely fun.

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5 College Junior

Majors: They accept absolutely every one. Apply and you will get in.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Basically, internships are whatever the student is able to find and commit to. The hours and pay could be anything. There are no requirements.

4 College Junior

Majors: The Film program is very well rounded. I am happy with it.

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3 College Senior

Local Area: The local atmosphere isn't that great. So, make sure to always walk around with a buddy. NEVER ALONE! There are plenty of bars/clubs around so you dont have to worry about always seeing the same people out. There are so many places to shop meeting any need you have (food, clothes etc). If you want to see attractions: Love Park, The Philadelphia Art Museum, Franklin Institute, Penn's Landing, Independence Hall...the list goes on. For sports you got the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, Sixers...any sport you wanna watch, we got. Safety is big at Temple, but like i said always travel with a buddy.

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: I'm 22, so I prefer going out the the clubs and bars. I don't mind a small get together at someone's house drinking with my friends. Some house parties get ridiculous and a bit too crazy for me. The cops always seem to show up and most of the time charge people with underage drinking. However, if you're a party person, I'd say skip the bars and clubs and just hit up the party scene either here at temple, or any of the other local colleges. The cover charges aren't horrible $5 here and $10 there. Cabs are always available. However, if you don't know exactly where you are headed, the cabbies like to take the long way so you have to pay more. So always know where you are going. The bar/club scene is fun for me. I love dancing on the bars, bullriding, meeting new people etc.

3 College Senior

Parking: I do not live near Main campus, however, I do live near the Ambler campus and parking there is great! There's always plenty of parking space no matter what time of day it is and its easy to get to. It doesn't matter if you're a freshman or a senior, there's parking for everyone! It is a bit of a walk to and from your classes so make sure to leave your house extra early (maybe give yourself an extra 5-10 mins). The parking fee is only $75 for both semesters and $50 for one, so I'd definitely just pay for both. I never received a ticket or a fine, but they always have signs up warning students about it. In addition, if you need to get to Main campus from Ambler, they conveniently provide bus transportation so you don't have to drive and worry about parking there.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Temple is known as a "party" school but I dont believe there is significant pressure there. Drinking is an activity people take lightly and it doesnt seem to be of great concern because it is so common. Anything else people would do is smoke but that also is generally taken lightly.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I don't go out at all. I stay to myself a lot, but some of the females I have seen are generally friendly and helpful

3 College Junior

Technology: Some are desktops for PC users others maybe for Apple users or Mac. I don't use them unless it is absolutely important.

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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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