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3 College Freshman

Administration: Some of the administration staff are nice and willing to work with you but other like the security Allied Burton is horrible.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial Aid tries to help you if they can but sometimes the people working there do not want to do their jobs and they make you do it.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I didn't party to much, but i had to say i think that off campus housing is better for parties because there are no distractions or restrictions.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Some of the food isnt too bad, but some of the other are not the best things I've ever had.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in 1300, and the rooms were really nice, very spacious for two people and even four. The bathrooms are nice and big and the programs that they provide for you in order to get you to meet other people is really nice.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The architecture department at Tyler School of Art is great. I was taught by very interesting and knowledgeable professors, who are very passionate about their academic fields.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Career prospects at the university depend highly on the major. A degree from Fox, Tyler, and Beasley usually leads to recognition among potential employers. These three schools also have a great pool of alumni resources. I receive numerous emails about internships and full-time employment opportunities from the department of architecture every week.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Students who choose to live off-campus often reside in Center City, Fishtown, and South Philadelphia, all of which are highly accessible by public transportation. Some, however, stay in a 3-4 block proximity to campus, however, I never considered it a safe and reasonable option. I have many friends who got robbed on their way home from a late night at the library.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: If students want to get some off-campus dining experience, they have to take the subway or a cab to Philly's Center City (a 5-10 minute ride). Wandering off the actual campus is not a good idea - the neighborhood outside of campus is dangerous and there is nothing going on.

Philadelphia, however has a great restaurant and bar scene with an incredible beer selection, diverse cuisine, and overall great night-life.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Temple University is is located in a very unfortunate are (North Philadelphia), so campus and city police are always highly alert. This sometimes adds tension during weekends, when students go out and party-crawl.

The ID policy is, however, not as strict as I think it should be - although everyone entering any campus building is required to present a valid TU ID, it is fairly easy to sign if you don't have one. The only exceptions are the Tech Center (Computer labs and printing services) and the gym, where you actually have to swipe your ID. I've always considered it to be a weak spot.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The school is generous to students that are academically successful and to those, who are in need.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food trucks is what really makes the campus food great. I tried the student dining rooms a few times, but was never a fan of the food. The trucks, however, are of high quality and variety: crepes, sushi, tacos, veggie burgers, 24/7 cookies - you name it! The trucks are all well-maintained and clean.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's really easy to find an apartment close to campus and at a good price. There are even companies affiliated with Temple to help students find affordable off-campus housing. My friends and I were able to find 3 bedroom apartments under $500 that were at a safe neighborhood, 3-4 blocks away. You may only need a bike if it comes down to it, but it's still not bad. Living off-campus is definitely much cheaper, and you don't have to deal with roommates or communal living spaces and there are no limitations as to when you can stay in your apartment. For example, if your dorm closes during break or you can even stay during the summer because you want to take summer classes and what not. The process is kind of long and tedious, but once everything's done, it will feel nice to know you have your own space.

All in all, I can honestly find a few cons that may only concern certain apartments you look at, but there are more pros than anything. The on-campus housing process is much more complicated and tedious than off-campus as well.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's nice to have other options other than on-campus dining, and it's especially convenient because they accept Diamond Dollars (or at least most of them do). They're all pretty close to campus though they are placed at the far ends of campus, but it's still not bad at all. There are also Chegg coupon books if you ever want a nice deal. My favorite place to go is Tropical Cafe Smoothie which have really nice, affordable and healthy food if you need something to fill you up, especially after a nice workout.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Applying for financial aid is a hassle, and it always will be. I am still dealing with it now. My advice for anyone going through with it is to always keep track of loans and grants and deadlines to apply for the financial services you need. You will really regret it if you don't.

The good thing though is that you receive the services

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is tolerable, but I wished that more places took meal plans like how Cosi takes meal plans. For example, it would be nice if Tropical Cafe Smoothie took meals plans. Other than that, because it's pretty limiting as to where I can go, I usually go to J&H. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not. It depends on when you go.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of places to live, but the good ones are gone quick.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to eat and they know that broke kids are coming there

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5 College Freshman

Administration: There are plenty of cops around, but not for the students

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Anytime I go, they answer my questions, but I never get enough.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are plenty of options around. The food trucks are great.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I got an apartment for next year, the hunt to find the right one was long and hard but we did it.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: ugh there's so many amazing food places around here. Philly Style and Munchies.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Temple kind of lets students be adult when they come here, they're not here to baby sit us. We make our own decision and we all live our own lives.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Eh, it was kind of very confusing at first, it still it. I wish i understood it all better.

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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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