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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Temple is one of the most diverse college. So, it is kind of hard to come up with a grade. But, if I have to grade, it will be B+.
Many people I met in Temple are very friendly and nice.
Some people are defensive no matter what you try. However, most of the students are fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The police force can be pretty strict about underage drinking and drug use. Especially after some heartbreaking fatalities that have happened over the past few months. I'm not sure but I think that depending on the issue the offenders get a letter send home, and second and third time offenders are liable to lose scholarships, grants or honors status.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Temple provides busses which are located in between the library and tech center. The Owl loop, as they named it, is convenient but because they only have one pick up location and maybe 4 busses most students who need transportation use septa, which is the cities public transportation system.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive much financial aid, and it was a difficult process. I made multiple phone calls and trips to the financial office in order to answer a question. I suggest starting communication early with the financial office to ensure that your funds are processing and to answer any questions you may have; the office becomes extremely crowded as classes begin.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is decent at Temple University. SEPTA is a viable option, but Temple really comes in handy with their shuttles around and between campuses.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I had to have a high gpa and apply early. I also had to make sure I found an apt nearby the school, because housing is not awarded to transfer students. I had to figure out what my major was going to be, because the classes for each major varies. I would say that make sure you write an essay which is precise, consistent, and free of spelling errors. Make sure you proofread your essay and stick to the word criteria. Also, try to make sure you have joined organizations. Try to speak to other students you know about the experience to know if the school is a good fit for you.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The buildings have great aesthetic value. They also are very purposeful. The student center is a place for socialization and interraction. The campus activities are great because the school has a very diverse population. There are student hangout spots on an off campus. Many people hangout near the library, the student center but mostly liacouras walk. The athletic centers offer machines which are intended for use by Temple University students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The schools offer many resources including job search informkation, networking events, professional organizations and on-campus recruiting, which is why it is a bit more expensive. There are many facilities to get aquainted with including Tuttleman, the library, Pearson-McGonicle gym, the math and science resource center, the health center, and financial aid office.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: This school offers a multitude of programs, including health, business, engineering, the arts and law. Most people primarily major in a business discipline however biology is also very popular. The school does offer courses for honor students. However, the professors are somewhat tough to negotiate since this is a four year school. With that being said, it has to compete with Penn State, UPenn and Drexel, which is nearby. The amount of work can get overwhelming after your junior and senior. The best way to do well in your classes is to make connections with other students so you can help each other out.

2 College Freshman

Weather: It is VERY windy even if it is not really that cold. It usually doesn't snow heavily, but it if it does, classes never get canceled. When it gets hot, the buildings and concrete absorb the heat so it is even hotter.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: On campus housing has too many rules at too high of a price tag and you're never sure if your space is going to be nice, but you do have security, maintenance, and utilities included in your price and you have a chance of being closer to class.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: There are a lot of activities- it is a city afterall! The train station is just a block off campus, and the subway is ON campus so you can get anywhere in the city in a flash, including phillies or eagles games and downtown to museums bars, and . Max's on campus is a great places for a slice of pizza and a beer between/after classes. In good weather, you will also find events on campus with free stuff and games.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Parking: If you are able, TAKE THE TRAIN! There are places to park, but the spots that are open may not be somewhere you would consider leaving your car. I got several flat tires while there. There was a free dirt parking lot when I was there but people block you in and you often have to drive out of the parking lot via the sidewalk. And when it snows, this is where the city puts snow, so that's 100-150 lets spots. So take the train, ride your bike, walk, take the bus- easier and you will probably get to class on time!!

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: It's ok...For a large university, it could be better.. and if you don't live on campus or in the immediate area, good luck with assimilating with the other students

2 College Freshman

Local Area: It is well known that North Philadelphia is a rough area. It is such a shame because it threatens students and they are too afraid to come to Temple. Temple's campus is gorgeous and is a great place to receive and education. The local atmosphere should not stop a person from attending school here. Whenever a person would like to go out a town, a perfect place to do this is in Center City Philadelphia. There are many attractions located here.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Temple University is about as diverse as it could possibly be. The city of Philadelphia is full of possibilities as well as the campus. There are many clubs and student organizations that could create opportunities for anyone. The surrounding areas of North Philadelphia tend to be African American, and many of the students are Caucasian. This may seem like there is not much diversity, but Temple University is very accepting of those of different ethnicities.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It is very tough being a chemistry or even a biology major for that matter. If you are really committed and dedicated your free time is reduced a minimum. With that being said I couldn't ask for a better staff of Professors and TA's. All the educators in my major are extremely helpful and only wish to see you succeed. They are always available for help, wether it is in office hours, after class or through email.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Campus has never been drastically affected by the weather. We don't receive much snow during the winter season. In the past two years I could probably count the number of snow falls we've had on one hand. If it weren't for the cold temperatures, usually around 30 degrees, the winter would be just as lively as the fall and spring seasons.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Temple and provided me with limited financial aid. The most part I received mostly subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Most of the money Temple has to offer to students is divvied to the honors students. The best advice I can give to get the most out of financial aid a temple is to apply as early as possible. The earlier you apply the more money you are likely to receive.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Since I've attended Temple i've met people from an assortment of places all over the world. I've met people from Vietnam, Haiti, Spain, England, Portugal, China, Jamaica, Mexico and Canada. Needless to say, this wide array of diversity implies an even wider array of religious and political views. Temple is a very accepting and tolerable campus. I have never seen someone alienated or discriminated against because of their differences.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Though Temple has many bike cops constantly circulating around campus , it has not stopped Temple students from feeling unsafe, or even robbed at gun point. I can say, however, that Temple is very upfront about any robberies that occur. What we call a TU alert is sent out immediately after the event occurs, telling what happened and what areas to avoid for the time being.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: At this moment, we have one buffet style dining hall and one food court style dining center on campus. There are plenty of great food trucks located on just about every street that have reasonable pricing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a very nice mix of cuisines offered around campus. The only downfall is that they are usually a subway ride away.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The access students have to computers on campus is a definite advantage. Our Tech Center alone houses over 700 computers that are available for student use daily.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia is very diverse bringing difference cultures together. South street is so funky and different I love the shops and the food. And Philly is known for its cheesesteak because their so good!

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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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