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4 College Freshman

Local Area: It is a busy neighborhood, there is always something fun going on such as fairs, contests, concerts, and so on. Many food or clothing stores are located around the campus, the local residents are pretty nice toward students.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Subway is literally right outside my dorm.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I love my major, can't wait till I graduate I want to be a sport broadcaster. Is alot of hard work but it will be worth it

3 College Freshman

Academics: Professor's are nice and very helpful

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is freezing over here.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: temple is a bad neighborhood, they do have alot of security but you shouldn't go to far off the campus.

4 College Freshman

Technology: there are alot of computers and printers, if you don't have lap top is ok temple is very equipped

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i love living on campus, social atmoshere is nice everyone gets along it is very expensive, if i don't get scholarships i might have to drop out, i'm so sad and distrought about that

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus i really don't know about off campus living, but i have seen the buildings and there ok and has security

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: i love my student life, everything is so good. I like the events the campus organize

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I really don't party like that

3 College Freshman

Diversity: everyone just does there own thing, and we all respect each other's beliefs

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: i don't feel peer pressure everyone is nice no one pressures me

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love attending temple university

5 College Senior

Majors: I like being part of the Sport and Recreational program at Temple. The make sure that when we leave school that we are professionally ready. The program demands so much from the students. We are involved in so many activities off campus and connected to some many professional organizations in the area.

5 College Senior

Majors: I completed my Jr. Internship at Temple recreation. It was a great experience. The staff made sure that I learned about recreation and not just there to complete my hours. Even though there was no pay I was dedicated to coming there on a daily bases. I did some marketing, and also managing some recreational events.

3 College Senior

Weather: Temple is close to New Jersey so we get coastal weather. The streets are narrow and it is hard to plow the snow.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: Temple is in one of the largest cities in the country. There is always some place to go.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The train is a simple 20 minute ride. It's fast, quiet, and convenient but fares are highly expensive, especially for students who need to get to school daily.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The city has a variety of restaurants to choose from. There are plenty of ethnic dining options as well as a Chinatown conveniently located nearby.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Admission is fairly easy for anyone to get into at Temple. Students have average SAT scores

2 College Sophomore

Majors: I currently have not experienced an internship yet but I would like to sometime in the near future. It would provide good work experience and help me find what kind of job I may be looking for.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Temple is located right in the heart of Philadelphia. There are always events or activities going on in the city, which is only a train ride away.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school does not offer enough financial assistance, the faculty are not wee-trained enough or well-mannered enough (mostly). The Japan location adds language immersion but I would not suggest it for a person with very limited funds (there are ~$1,500 mandatory dorms for the first semester) or someone who does not want the headache or struggling while on your own in a foreign-language environment. Not enough classes of differing hours are offered per semester, making a needed impossible to get unless a different needed class is cancelled. Classrooms are allowed to become far too noisy and inconsiderate actions or comments are either not noticed or not penalized (even if the professor is nice and an effective teacher, it is a stressful learning environment).

2 College Junior

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity, so perhaps that would give it a high score. But from the angle of the quality that comes from the diversity, I rate it low. There are many people who behave loudly and wildly as if they want attention. Many of those people have brightly colored clothing and tattoos. Some people - with or without being the loudest people in class or seeming desperate to be noticed - say offensive comments about someone's hair type, hair length, or hair style (happened to me) and perhaps assume that someone is uncool or unlikeable because they are shy or quiet/considerate during class. Loud class clowns seem to be a majority or at least a moderate and encouraged category here. It is quite discouraging and inconsiderate in a paid learning environment of many people. I have been asked/hassled about why I am quiet. But I was more considerate than to reply "Why are you loud??" I was taught to be quiet and considerate in class and I don't care to make friends with ill-mannered, bold people.

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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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