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Reviews 3883 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Temple Police are the second biggest police force in PA. They're everywhere. North Philly is not a good neighborhood and the school is aware of it. They notify you of crimes that happen to student through emails or texts if you give them your number and they are continually reminding you of safety.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A lot of kids smoke pot on campus. You'll smell it. Temple really doesn't take action unless you're doing it out in the open or in your dorm room. Don't do it in your dorm room.

1 College Freshman

Parking: You can find street parking, but the parking lots on campus are horrible. Unless you get here at 6 AM, you'll driving around for a while trying to find a space.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are some professors who are very knowledgeable, able to make the class entertaining, able to teach very well.
However, there are some professors who can't teach at all even though they are knowledgeable.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: It is VERY diversed especially in ethnic/racial wise. People are usually acceptive with different racial, economic, politial, and sexual orientation/diversity.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Sometimes it's rainy, windy and snowy. But mostly it's sunny.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I am biology major and currently taking Biology I class. Chemistry department is so much better than biology department if I only compare the intro courses.
But there are a lot of internships. Facilities are moderately good.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It is very easy to go to the center city and shop, go to museums, go to movie theater, and do much more.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Since Temple is at the North Philly, it can be very dangerous to walk around at night by yourself in certain places.
However, there is Owl Loop which can drive you to whereever you need to go past 5:30pm.
There are a lot of security guards and police officers around Temple.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is good but little costly.
It is needed for students who commute. However, since it is in the urban area, it is really easy to hand around.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: It is highly diversed. So, it gives farily good experience for the real world because some point in your college life, you have to work with people from different background as you.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not know much about athletics at Temple.
However, there are very good basketball players.
Most of the students support big sport events.

3 College Freshman

Administration: If under age drinking was caught, it will be bad. However, it is very hard to be caught as long as somebody got so drunk so he/she get unconscious and faint in the middle of hallway or somebody report it.
There are some classes professors do not care you come or not. But mostly, they do take points off if someone is constantly not attending.
Other than drinking and attending classes, Temple is fairly strict.

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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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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