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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.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Philadelphia is a beautiful city, and with a subway right on campus it is easy to go into the city. This makes going to Temple that much more exciting. However Temple is located in North Philly which is a tough part of the city. Despite this I don't feel unsafe in campus with the heavy police presence. Going out to the city is great with Drexel and UPenn also nearby, it truly makes the city of Philadelphia feel like the campus.

3 College Junior

Majors: The majors at Temple are great majors; although most of them you need to pursue grad school afterward. There is a diversity where you can choose from but in the end the main three factors at what helps you decide your major. Some majors are a huge challenge, you are bound to change your orginal major at least once.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There are plenty of options around and on campus but it's reptitive so you'll get sick of it. Dining options all depends on where you stay the some dining halls have great food and some don't. I don't use the dining services so I'm not sure. What is good about temple is that it's only a subway ride away from center city or south street where there are plenty of restaurants to eat.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Student life is amazing. I haven't had any complaints yet.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus. I use to attend an HBCU and Temple is a good experience for me to open up my eyes and mind to the different races and political beliefs. The acceptance is fair, if you didn't do to well during a semester at your previous institution it won't hold you back.They look at your overall experience.

4 College Junior

Administration: TU is a great institution in general. It is located in what I wouldn't call the "best" neighborhood but it doesn't stop the learning environment.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are a million ways to get around Temple/Philadelphia for super cheap/free.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: If you want to find someone from Australia? you can. China, yep. You can find someone from every corner of the earth on Temple's campus.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: This really depends on where you're from and who's your type. People from all over come to Temple, but most boys tend to be suburban meatheads, and the girls are usually pretty, but not very special or interesting. There's also a huge skate scene in Philly, so if you like guys OR girls who skate, you can definitely find someone your type here! Honestly, there are all kinds of people, but most of them are just your average northeast-americans.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Temple is right in Philadelphia, which means we have acces to tons of public transportation! Temple even has its own regional rail station, and two subway stops- one at each end of campus, so it's convenient no matter which dorm you're living in. The stop at the south end of campus is MUCH safer though, as opposed to the more local-oriented Susquehana station, where I've personally seen multiple phone snatchings, and where there was a shooting during my first year at school. We also have super easy access to multiple bus stops, though I've never taken the bus. Also, subway fair is only $2.00 if you pay in cash, or you can buy tokens for even less, but in bulk.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are great parties, but they can be extremely crowded and run out of drinks fast. You have to leave relatively early to have a safe bet at getting in anywhere. On the plus side, girls get in free most places, or 2/$5, and boys usually only have to pay $5. Also, almost every party has a backyard and a dance space, which is pretty nice. But they're also in the off campus houses, which are extremely run down and dirty, pretty much falling apart. Definitely don't wear your favorite party dress out at Temple! Or heels! It's a fairly dressed-down party scene, which is a bonus or a flaw, depending who you are.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are tons of computers, just not enough. Temple is a huge school, and though we have computers in almost every academic building, and a tech center chock full of Mac computers with tons of useful programs on them (hello, iMovie and Photoshop!), there are just too many students competing for the quiet and focused study space. The computer rooms are always full, not just of people studying, but of people waiting for computers to open up as well. Definitely bring your own computer!

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Temple is in a food desert. There's a Qdoba and a Dunkin Donuts at one end of campus, but hardly anyone eats there. On the same blog is a food mall with some horrible wings places that no one goes to, hardly even the locals. Closer to the main area of campus are a few better places-- Munchies, every Temple student's favorite restaurant, The Owl's Nest, and the Jewish Deli (which is off campus but takes meal plans and is AMAZING). Munchies serves insane burgers; there's one with syrup on french toast instead of buns! They also serve wraps, "loaded" fries (think buffalo chicken and bleu cheese on top of fries!) and sell candy and dutches. Owl's Nest is a pretty average pizza place and rarely crowded, and the Jewish Deli is a kosher sandwich shop and soup place. It's really good, and definitely a deal! But other than that, there's nothing-- no diners for three miles!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Despite police, the neighborhood is dangerous. Temple is known for being in a horrible neighborhood- one that's infamous nationwide for its crime rate and poverty. And a school full of kids "wealthy" enough to go to college is very tempting for people are more than down on their luck. The area has 7 police forces (Yep, 7!), but you still get a few horror stories a semester, be they student related or not. Not to mention, phone snatching is rampant in the area. However, we have the blue light system and tons of bike cops, so the students are pretty safe as long as they have their wits about them. And on the bright side, the cops in the area have way more important things to worry about then college students drinking at house parties, so even if they do interrupt a party, they'll rarely give you more than a slap on the wrist or a request to quiet down.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a person for everyone, whether it be relationships or social life! Temple is very diverse! Students rarely judge each other, and if you don't get off on the right foot with someone, you'll find others who will accept you! If you can't find someone, it is always easy to join a community of people with your interest. Aside from the main sororities and frats, there are really at least one for each ethnicity! There many different kinds of clubs that you will get to see during welcome week at TU! If you're talking about looks, I think everyone have their own tastes! My friends from others schools have visited and said that students at Temple are pretty good looking! Social life is great at Temple, it is really hard to not fit in!

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation depends you. If you're talking transportation from school to home, then that is on you. It depends on how far you live and if you bring a car down to school. Most students leave their cars at home. They either have their parents come pick them up, or they can take a cab, septa trains, etc. I usually have my parents pick me up or take septa and the station from temple to Kolmar, it's only 7 dollars. But other than that, everything is in walking distance so you really don't need a car. If you are up late studying in the library, they have little white busses that can take you to your dorm or apartment.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in a sorority, and nor will I ever plan to join one... but I think that even though most people think sororities and frats are annoying.. I think it's part of the college life and it makes it better. They host fun fundraisers and always gets the crowd going during them. Without greek life, I think campus would be really boring and dull.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's awesome, but it does depend on what you like to do... I'm going to be a sophomore this fall and I'm a girl and loved Kappa Delta Rho or KDR. I became friends with most of the guys in the frat and I go there often. I don't like random parties so i rarely go to them but I am always at kdr or a friend's house party. So it really does depend on you and what you like. But there are basically always parties, it's hard to not find one.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: The city of Philadelphia is great in some parts and terrible in others. Unfortunately, right off campus around Temple is one of the terrible places. However, it is extremely easy to take the subway or train in to center city and there is always something to do there.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a Biology major and it is pretty difficult. Many science majors start out on the pre med track like myself so the first year is a weed out year. I do not like the advisors in the CST but the faculty is great. Also the pre health advisors are great. The world is heavy since they want t weed out the other pre med people and the labs are old. They are building a new science building though. There are always job and research opportunities.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: I love to comment on the green space at Temple. We have a very small but well loved green area in the middle of campus. There is a great park nearby. Temple Owls share the foot ball stadium with the Eagles but we have our own basketball gym. Most students hang out in their friend's apartments. Each dorm has a workout center and there are great gym facilities on campus.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Ethnic diversity. Temple is in the middle of Philadelphia which has so many opportunities. They wrote the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, a history majors dream.

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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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