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Reviews 3884 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

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.


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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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