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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.

4 College Junior

Majors: I went into Temple with only the desire to study accounting. Temple offers so many classes that can help you expand your knowledge and insight on different topics. With that, I ended up changing my major to Risk Management and am completely satisfied!

4 College Junior

Technology: The labs could get extremely crowded at time but you usually are able to find a computer

3 College Junior

Local Area: The location is not a great locations and can be dangerous at certain hours of the day.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The dining around Temple' s main campus is horrible. Basically a couple fat food places and some bad sit down restaurants. Thankfully though there is lots of good food in center city but its not convenient between classes.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Temple is very diverse with all lots of different races and nationalities being represented. It does create lots of interesting dialog in classes when discussion different topics.

1 College Senior

Parking: I have to park off campus and am subject to City ticketing

3 College Senior

Majors: I think Temple should work harder at making pushing their students to graduate on time. I believe they are a little messy in terms of sorting paper work and financial aid which is very stressful. They constantly change their policies which is frustrating as well. Temple also does not push having an internship which I feel is essential for the job market today.

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3 College Senior

Majors: I find that the teachers are the best part of the program at Temple. Most of them are very eager to help their students and explain concepts they may not understand. I have only had a handful of negative experiences with professors at Temple. I would say the majority of my teachers in both Sociology and Criminal Justice were awesome.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I think it was pretty easy to get into Temple University's Criminal Justice and Sociology program. I just wrote my easy and sent in my information and high school transcripts.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is not an issue at Temple! On every block on campus, there is a blue pole where police personnel can be reached. They can always be contacted because their contact number is very easy to recall. The number is always reiterated to students, so students know who to go to if they are ever in trouble. In addition, the campus police headquarters is practically in the middle of the campus, so they are easy to locate. I always feel safe on campus because police are everywhere; they're always patrolling on their bikes!

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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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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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