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  • 06/15/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    temple has it's own police force that makes sure students are safe on campus. there is a walking escort program where you can get an officer to walk with you from one destination to another. there's also a shuttle that can even take you to your door if you don't feel safe enough to walk. there are always officers around campus and emergency poles where you can get in contact with police directly on the street.

    Food and Dining

    dining hall food is sometimes rough but you can definitely make it work. figuring out the items available and making new recipes is also a plus. meal plans at temple are also very flexible.

    What to do for fun

    there are many organizations that students can join on campus. theres a greek life presence, clubs built for certain majors, and other clubs that are not so serious. there's also plenty of events from bingo with cool prizes to celebrity guest speakers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    temple university has many secret areas where you can sit and study or just hang out with friends. temple is also very unique for their school spirit. once someone graduates temple it never leaves their heart.

    Academic Rigor

    temple univeristy offers great classes that push students to participate in class and study as much as possible. general education classes can be easy at times but there is a lot of work that one needs to keep up on to pass.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at temple is amazing because there are different types of dorms with different prices. resident assistants are very friendly and are there when you need them and dorms are also a great way to meet friends.

    Bang for the buck

    temple is an inexpensive university in philadelphia. all colleges are expensive but temple offers many opportunities that meet the amount of tuition being paid. there are many classes to choose from in all different departments in which the money really pays off.

    Greek Life

    there is a greek life presence on campus which helps people who want to be in them. there is rush week for second semester freshman and on which help students to join them

    Tips for prospective students

    temple is a university which focuses a lot on student interaction in clubs and sports. so get out there and be as interactive as possible but maintain good grades. professors love students who participate in class so sure be interactive outside of class but definitely be interactive where in really counts, which is in the classroom.

    Great for these types of students

    temple is great for every type of student. there are majors, minors, clubs, and events for everyone. being that is in philadelphia, a creative busy city, there are also a lot of things to do off campus which can appeal to any student.

    In three sentences

    temple university is a diverse campus which offers unique oppurtunities. diversity allows people to make different types of friends helping to make your stay on campus as fun as possible. temple's school spirit and overall enthusiasm for learning makes this university amazing.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs to join and you can even create you own with the help of othe students. temple has an event where all temple clubs come out and advertise in order to recruit new people so there are many ways to join.

  • 02/25/2016

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There seems to be always something going on at TU. Whether it be a college party or a function hosted by clubs and organizations, TU is never a dull night. Go out and explore!

    Food and Dining

    The food in Morgan is BOMB.com

    Dorm Life

    The doors are very spacious and allow you to mingle and talk with other roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    Although TU may seem like a party school, the professor really care about students doing well.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Join Facebook groups for your class once you have committed to find roommates or future BFFs. - Say hi and get to know people in your Gen. Ed. classes. You never know if you'll need homework or notes. - Join a club!

    In three sentences

    Fight, fight, fight For the Cherry and White!!

  • 02/12/2016

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere. So many nice students. Football games are a blast to attend.

  • 01/17/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 312

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a dangerous area, but they do have a lot of security around. Still, just be smart, don't be out during the night hours. Take the shuttle if you have to stay out late. Most occurrences alerted to us happen during these hours, so it is better not to put yourself at risk.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many options, the hard thing is to decide what it is you are looking for in an activity. They've got groups for community involvement and professional organizations. Or, you could join a club just for fun. Whatever it is you are after, it is worth getting involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for self-motivated students. Transfer students also have a lot of options, although, it may take an extra semester or year depending on your program because of their specific requirements. But, currently, if you transfer with an associate degree, you no longer need to take any further gen eds here at Temple, so this helps you stay on track.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to many schools, Temple is fairly inexpensive, but their goal is still to make a profit off of you. I recommend not buying any courseware from the bookstore. As for what you get in return, that is up to you and how much work you are willing to put into your education. Learn all you can, get involved, and take advantage of career services and fairs - you are paying for it, after all. Do this, and it is definitely a worthwhile investment.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options to choose from: food trucks, cafeterias, small businesses, etc. Personally, it is more cost-effective for me to cook for myself, so I cannot comment on the quality of the campus and nearby food.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus because the dorms are too expensive, so I don't know much about them

    Academic Rigor

    As with any university, the rigorousness depends on the course and/or professor. More challenging programs require minimum grades of C+ in order to move on to the next classes. Overall, I believe we are prepared well enough for entry-level jobs upon graduation, which is the goal. But, to be honest, some classes I have experienced were sadly a joke. My advice: focus on the information you will need for the job you want and learn as much in that as you can. If a class not really pertaining to your future job turns out to have low expectations, don't worry if you don't get much out of it; simply do the work and enjoy an easy A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to do, and go for it. Stay on top of your course schedule, register early, and keep track of your progress towards graduation. Do not rely solely on the advising office; they tend to be very busy and may not be knowledgeable of your program's specifics.

    In three sentences

    The university provides plenty of opportunity, from campus and community involvement to career services and searches. Their overall academic system can be frustrating, however, due to limited major courses and schedule conflicts. On the other hand, this serves as motivation for students to take control of their own education to stay on-track and gain valuable life experience.

  • 12/11/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 312

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Burger Tank! Burger Tank! Burger Tank! #1 food truck Everyday I between my break, I would grab a burger. There was always a huge crowd with practically no wait. Those little tables by Tyler school of Art are adorable and look over the stretch of food trucks. what a great way to relax at lunch. comfort food, you will live off of it here.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely consider off campus housing! I currently live in Chinatown, Philadelphia PA. It costs a lot less and you get to experience the city in a way you would not have other wise. Because of how involved the students at Temple are, you can still get that social vibe you were looking for.

    What to do for fun

    I eat food! Temple has the largest selection of on campus food trucks and restaurants that allows me to eat something new everyday for a great cost. There are a lot of hang out spots on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food trucks..everywhere I live a Burger Tank. They know me there. The food tastes great and doesn't cost a pretty penny. Since i do not live on campus I never have to deal with dining halls, though I here they are not too shabby.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm so I cant say much. I have visited a couple dorms and they are pretty average in appearance. I prefer living off campus. Living close by to center city Philadelphia gives me the perfect variety of activities.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not gonna lie, the Gen Eds are annoying. My stat class was awful. Honestly you have to troop through it. There was no escaping the Math classes. I tried my hardest and it is what it is. You will hate at least 10% of the courses here and teaching methods. I learned a lot about how to limit myself and how much memorization i can handle a semester. Though i hated the course, the professor was nice and understanding. It didn't take a lot of work just a lot of focus.

    In three sentences

    with a variety of courses and majors, activities, food to choose from, You're almost guaranteed to find what you're looking for and love it. it would be impossible for anyone to walk out empty handed.

  • 12/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 312

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Let me tell you this, Temple is not as bad as everyone says it is. Yes, Temple is located in North Philly. Yes, things sometimes do happen around campus. However, Temple has the biggest college police force in the world! Honestly I feel completely safe here. If you don't feel safe, you can always call temple police for a warning escort. They last from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The only time you might not feel safe is going where you should not be going. Honestly, anything can happen everywhere.

    Greek Life

    There are many faternities and sororities, however I do not tend to join one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities for you to do at Temple! Get involved and have fun! During the first week of school, Temple has Temple Fest where most if not all clubs and organizations come out and explain what their organization does. You can even sign up then too!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a great education. Students who want to learn in the city of brotherly love. Students who want to have a great college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    T for Temple U! U-niversity! Fight! Fight! Fight! For the cherry and the white! For the cherry and the white we'll Fight! Fight! Fight! The bell Tower and Beury beach are good places to chill and hang out at.

    Bang for the buck

    As a in-state student, I say that Temple is worth the money! For out-of-state students, it's really up to your financial situation. There are alot of out-of-state students here, do I'd say it'seems worth it.

    What to do for fun

    You are one subway ride to the city of brotherly love! Spend alot of time there! Also there are a bunch of club and intramural sports for you to join! Temple also has a game room in the student center as well as a movie theater. There is also another movie theater near Cecil B. Moore. There are countless fun things to do at Temple!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good here! If you get a food plan, I recommend eating either at J&H or the Student Center. Morgan hall has a cafeteria, but there food isn't as good. If you ever get sick of eating that food, there are tons of food trucks around campus! And also we have an amazing pizza shop& bar right on campus! As well as 2 Starbucks, a Chipotle, subway, and many more. The only thing I wish was here is a wawa.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm here at Temple! Currently I live at Johnson and Hardwick and I enjoy it alot! J&H is traditional style, so that means that you have to share a bathroom with the floor. However, you will meet most of your friends there, because you are forced to get out of your room. Morgan hall might seem like a college student's dream come true, but living in a traditional style dorm your first year is where it's at!

    Academic Rigor

    It's only been the first semester, and I have learned alot! The professors here are very helpful, and they really want to see you succeed in thier class and in life. Just make sure you study or else classes will become difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a first year student , I recommend that you dedicate a lot of time focusing on your school work. However, make sure that you get involved with club activities and student organizations. If you choose Temple, you won't regret it!

    In three sentences

    The best university in Philadelphia! Work hard and play hard! The right path to success!

  • 09/08/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 312

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Located in the best city in America. Has a great international program. Safety has improved since the past.

  • 08/13/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 312

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Again, don't listen to anything you hear. You'll figure out where to stay away from. Campus security is great and on top of their game. You see them EVERYwhere

    Greek Life

    Sub par, not big in the city. But if it is for you, you'll find that niche too.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything and anyone, and if that's still not good enough, it's easy to create your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous, motivated, city-lover, social and out going

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Food trucks! Get to know em and love em.

    Bang for the buck

    Do your research, some programs at Temple are known world wide. For example, my area of stud sport management, is currently the best program in the country.

    What to do for fun

    You're two miles from the prettiest of cities, your options are endless.

    Food and Dining

    I'm a big eater, Temple has the best on campus dining. Also, food trucks on campus are a good change up. This is my third year there and still havn't tried all of them!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms, Temple offers many options to meet your needs. And if the dorm life isn't for you, you are not required to live on campus even freshman year!

    Academic Rigor

    Ask around about professors and classes, especially gen eds. More importantly, take something that interests you. If you're passionate about the subject, you'll enjoy it no matter how hard it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    DON'T listen to what people tell you, the area isn't that bad. But DO be careful, things can happen on any college campus.

    In three sentences

    Great school for adventurous students. If you want to start a career, this is your first step. You get to enjoy the city while getting a great education.

  • 06/20/2015

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food there is great and there are lots of choices.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple has some good programs such as the nursing and art program, while others might be a bit lacking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple is very big with lots of people if you are a person who like small university then it's not for you.

    In three sentences

    It's a big university Lots of diversity Good nursing program

  • 04/15/2015

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    After being able to chose between Temple and Delaware. I chose Temple University because the opportunities are endless. I visited twice and I fell in love with the school. The students and atmosphere is great.

  • 03/05/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 312

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In a rough area, the patrols do a pretty good job of covering all the bases.

    Greek Life

    Very active and pretty welcoming.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many to choose from and new clubs are made all the time. There is a ton of creativity on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beury Beach is a great tanning grassland across from the library in the spring.

    What to do for fun

    Activities are always happening around campus. But center city is just a subway ride away and all the life of Philadelphia can be just as fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a massive selection of food choices on campus and around. Everyone finds their niche.

    Dorm Life

    Great way to meet new people and bond. Doors are always open and stories are made mostly around 2am.

    Academic Rigor

    Each track is different but definitely specific. They want you to have to skills needed for a successful career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. The buzz of student life will give you the answer if this is the right college for you.

    In three sentences

    Definitely a good experience and taste of living in the city. The opportunities are endless here and there are so many people willing to help you find what fits you best!

  • 03/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 312

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    Food and Dining

    There's nothing substantial to eat inside the school, just vending machines. Go outside to a convenience store or restaurant for something better.

    Dorm Life

    I personally didn't stay in the old dorms, they've switched the dorms up since then, but I heard they weren't that great. They were coed and everything was shared.

    Academic Rigor

    I've found most of the courses pretty challenging, but doable. Balancing my class schedule has been tough, depending on course availability and my major requirements.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to prepare for the cost though. 2 to 4 years of tuition and living costs add up really quickly.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a great school to attend if you want to study abroad. You can switch between the main campus in PA and other campuses in Rome and Tokyo. I attend Temple's Tokyo campus and will receive the same degree as a main campus student.

  • 02/03/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 312

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus is known for being in a sketchy area, but Temple has its own police department and there are emergency call buttons and surveillance cameras everywhere. I've never felt like I was in danger. However, it's still North Philly and there's still an occasional robbery or shooting, which we get texted updates about. Just use common sense, don't walk around the edge of campus alone at night, etc.

    Greek Life

    It's not really a big thing here, but if you're into it there are plenty of options.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a student org for everyone; music groups, student journalism, community garden, clubs for different majors, community service groups, dance groups, club sports, and more. Literally hundreds of options.

    Great for these types of students

    All types! Temple is super diverse, both in terms of ethnicity/nationality and of interests. Artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and future scientists can all find a way to make Temple home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a live mascot (Stella the owl) at sporting events!

    Bang for the buck

    It sucks that I'm going to be in debt about $80,000 (out of state but with a scholarship) once I get out of here, but Temple isn't that expensive compared to a lot of other similar schools. All college is expensive. I'm learning a lot and loving the experience of studying in Philly, so I'd say it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you can imagine, basically! All of Philly is a walk or a subway token away for concerts, theater, museums, shopping, dining, sightseeing, nightlife, etc. There are hundreds of clubs available and also a bunch of frats/sororities, although Greek Life isn't that big of a deal at Temple. There's also a bar on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Temple's food (provided by Sodexo) is probably of average quality for a large public university. It's not food you'll miss when you're home over breaks, but there's a large variety of options to use your meal plan on, including a Cosi (similar to Panera.) Non-meal-plan options on campus include several great food trucks, Chipotle, Subway, Pot Belly, Wendy's, McDonalds, Starbuck's, Saxby's, pizza, Fresh Grocer, and more.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of dorm options -- about 6 different buildings and the option to choose either a traditional 2 person dorm, 4 person suite, single room, or multiple person apartment. Temple leaves all of the choices to you, including choosing your own roommates (unless you prefer to be with a random person). Most upperclassmen live in off campus (but technically on-campus) apartments, which are not owned by Temple and are usually more affordable than dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses I've taken have provided just the right amount of challenge. I haven't felt overwhelmed at any point, but most of my classes have required at least some studying, and I've learned a lot and managed to maintain a GPA I'm happy with.

    Tips for prospective students

    All the GenEd requirements may seem like a drag, but there are a ton of options for these classes, and if you find the ones that actually spark your interest you'll learn a lot and probably have some fun in them. Check Rate My Professor before you choose courses so you don't end up being miserable all semester

    In three sentences

    Temple is a school of opportunities. Its urban location provides constant inspiration and fuels your curiosity. Each Temple student's experience is uniquely theirs.

  • 12/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 312

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am quite comfortable with the security on campus at Temple. We have the Philadelphia Police Department as well as our own campus police/security team. Officers are visible everywhere and at all hours. Some vigilance on the part of students is necessary on any large campus, but the university does a more than adequate job of providing a safe environment.

    Greek Life

    I am not likely to participate in Greek Life though I would recommend it for anyone who is inclined.

    Clubs and Activities

    As a student athlete, I have not had time to participate in other activities at Temple so far. We have a busy practice schedule while in season, and also take various trips for social outreach purposes as well as community service. There are sororities, fraternities and clubs of all types on campus for those who are interested.

    Great for these types of students

    Temple is great for students who are looking for a busy, urban campus life. For myself, the main attraction was the Fox School of Business. Many of Temple's other majors are equally respected. This university is perfect for students looking for a quality education at a manageable cost, combined with social and professional networking that will help facilitate internships and future employment.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple offers great bang for the buck! As a state school, tuition is far less than any comparable private college. Financial aid is crucial for many students, myself included, and the office of Student Financial Services is a helpful resource. The quality of education for the money is top notch!

    What to do for fun

    My first choice for fun is being a student athlete as well as a spectator at our Temple Owl sports events. There are music and drama showings and the Liacouras Center hosts well known professional acts. A movie theater sits on Broad Street, directly across from campus. Our student center has pool tables, computers and video games and provides a meeting/sign up/information gathering place for many campus clubs. Being located in the city provides access to professional sports, theater, museums parks and many other attractions.

    Food and Dining

    Dining options are endless at Temple. There are the usual university dining halls as well as some more upscale cafeterias located in some residence halls. In addition, there are restaurants on campus that accept meal plan swipes, such as Tony Luke's, Pleasant News Cafe, Pacific Kitchen, Wow Cafe, Charleston Kitchen and others. There are also other restaurants on or adjoining campus that will take our Diamond Dollars in payment. You will never struggle to find something good to eat at Temple.

    Dorm Life

    I resided in a large campus apartment as a freshman and found it very comfortable and convenient.Temple offers a wide range of housing options, so you can choose a style of living that appeals to your comfort level. The buildings vary in age, but are well kept and each one has its own character. For my sophomore year I have moved into an apartment just off campus and have been very satisfied with my housing choice and roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman, I am probably not the best judge of academic rigor, but Temple has a great reputation for its program offerings. Some of my course work came fairly easy to me, but in some cases, I found the material to be more challenging, though very manageable. Instructors do well in making themselves available and there are many resources to help students be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very important that you like idea of city living here, though the campus itself has a small town feel. Temple offers a comprehensive list of majors and you will definitely find one that fits your needs. By all means, visit while classes are in session to get the feel of daily life. Take an orientation tour that will answer many questions you may have and provide you a first hand look at the facilities. Investigate travel options to and from home including the great choices in public transportation convenient to Temple. Speak to current and former students about their experience at Temple.

    In three sentences

    I am so happy with my decision to attend Temple. If you are comfortable living in a busy, urban environment you will enjoy all that this school has to offer. High quality education combined with cultural diversity and many extra curricular/social activities make this a complete package in university options.

  • 12/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 312

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is a major city and a poor area, so crime rates are sadly high. The area surrounding the school is not very friendly. However, the school is aware of this and takes much time to inform students during orientation and through the email/text alert system they have which alerts of any criminal activity in the area. The campus security is easy to contact by phone or in person. Basic precautions like being aware of your surroundings, especially at night walking alone, are actually simple ways that could have prevented some of the incidents. Although the neighborhood has a bad reputation, it is really not more dangerous than the average American college.

    Bang for the buck

    As a state school, it is not terribly expensive. Compared to some others, even in the city, it is reasonably priced. Although they are not incredibly generous with financial aid, the total cost is fair considering the quality of education, location, and student resources available. Beware that some activities cost extra and that the schools in it you go to will have different prices. For example, the Business school's tuition is a few thousand more annually than the general studies tuition.

    Food and Dining

    This is not incredible. There are many beverage options and some for vegetarians, but do not expect a very worldly or fascinating array. Burgers are still a staple. The breakfast items are decent, offering cereals, fruits, eggs... However, the lines can be very slow and frustrating if you come at a busy time. A line for one station can lead into the next, making things confusing.

    Dorm Life

    This mainly depends on your roommates and the people on your floor. Being roomed with others forces you to interact, so even the shyer folks like myself can develop relationships with others without having to go out of the way. The RA often sets the atmosphere, often allowing you to bring in items that should not be there or goof around, just as long as it is all kept under control. Be sure to lock your bedroom doors when you leave. It is not a major problem, but if an issue does arise, remember that it could have been avoided.

    Academic Rigor

    This of course depends on your major and the classes you take. The classes are mainly reasonable. It only becomes truly difficult when you have to balance a lot at once. If your classwork piles up, your personal life is complicated or your extracurricular activities cause trouble, it can be a hassle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to do you research on all schools and consider what you like in each one. Are the reasons significant or do you think you can adjust? Sometimes people just close themselves off from some things because they do not think they would like it, but they may find that a change was a smart choice. Even if it is not your ideal image of a school, ask yourself if you could be happy and productive there. Also, once you decide on a school, try to find a good information resource. Other students can be helpful, but you may need professional assistance. This may come in handy down the line asking about programs or scholarship information, or even getting a large envelope.

    In three sentences

    If you want a positive experience here, you will have to seek it out. There are many opportunities available for selection, or else you can find your own way. It is not a bad leaning or living environment, and reasonably priced.

  • 12/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Temple is a very lit campus and there are constantly temple police and security guards located all around campus on bikes, in buildings, etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are more clubs than you can even imagine to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who enjoy living in the city and don't mind that urban lifestyle. Or even for people who want to have that experience of what it's like to live in a city.

    Bang for the buck

    They have a lot to offer, so definitely take advantage of every little thing you possible can because you're paying for it.

    What to do for fun

    It is always nice to hop on the subway and head into Center City. There is a lot to explore in Philly and there are a lot of unique places to experience; whether food, shopping, or just site seeing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but starts to get repetitive after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Comfortable and spacious living conditions

    Academic Rigor

    Very prestigious academic school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your way around, learn about the different areas around the school; where to go and where not to go by yourself.

    In three sentences

    Temple has a very good academic program. They offer a variety of different majors, minors, and concentrations. Campus itself is very lively almost all the time

  • 11/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. Each building has a security desk and there are hundreds of officers on campus itself at all hours of the day.

    What to do for fun

    Student center has great movies and cheap even tickets in the philly area for students.

    Food and Dining

    Food trucks are amazing and proximity to 7/11 and other stores is really convenient.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the credit worth for the course it can be a lot to keep up with if you want to take 5 courses in a semester but definitely manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look through the course catalog and highlight what seems interesting before you get to picking courses because it'll make everything much easier.also, son.' the afraid to ask questions if you don't understand something because normally there are more people wondering the same thing.

    In three sentences

    Temple is easily adaptable for freshmen. I find that generally the professors are helpful and patient when you need help, and the resources such as the Tech Center are life savers.

  • 10/25/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I did some research, and even though Temple is in a bit of a sketchy area, they have some of the best security in the entire city.

    Dorm Life

    They have a lot of dorms to choose from and there are also programs in which you can live with people who have the same interests as you.

    Academic Rigor

    I thought that the programs I saw were extremely impressive. They have a huge library and thousands of connections with other schools.

    In three sentences

    Honestly what impressed me most about the school was the amount that I could possibly get in merit scholarships. My family is in a really hard place and Temple was the most cooporative school in trying to help us.

  • 10/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 312

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    Food and Dining

    Don't be afraid to try the food trucks, they are great. The dining halls aren't that bad either.

    Dorm Life

    It's good, you feel safe there is a lot of security and the RAs are friendly and open minded to all kinds of problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Read what you are supposed to, and be prepared for class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay away from homeless people and do not get to caught up in partying or bad influences. Stay focus on graduating.

    In three sentences

    Great school, but financial aid is always too complicated and has a lot of red tape. The professors are friendly and always try to help you understand. If you put in the time you'll have a great experience.

  • 09/28/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I do not go to school at Temple but I am a High School Senior and I just spent my entire sunday running around the campus. There are campus police officers everywhere so I must say I felt pretty safe and if your worried about walking home at night thats no problem because the police work 24/7 and there are lights EVERYWHERE (seriously). once you get off campus is when you may encounter some trouble though

    Greek Life

    I completely forgot to ask about this today.. I saw some greek housing

    Clubs and Activities

    Seemed like they had a lot to offer they even have an open sand pit for volley ball which is nice in the summers

    Great for these types of students

    Though I don't go to school here I really feel like anyone can fit in. There were your nerds, skateboarders, basics, valley girls, jocks, etc. Of course there was great diversity. Im pretty sure I saw a bit of everything today, though majority white and female there are blacks, asians, indians, arabs, etc. (didn't see to many hispanics though). I think whoever goes here needs to balance studying and social to succeed just like in any school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They say the closer you get to the founder's grave the better wifi connection you get

    Bang for the buck

    I will be out-of state so its gonna be a little expensive however the facilities are really nice. Their computer lab is AMAAAZING. I think my tour- guide said its the biggest in Philly.

    What to do for fun

    Center Philly is literally 10 minutes away (car or bus) about 30-40 walking but to be honest I wouldn't walk.. once you get off campus the neighborhood is pretty rough. But besides that there are on campus things like the movies, theater, pool, and other sports facilities, there are enough restaurants to make your head spin. not too many places to shop on campus though

    Food and Dining

    The food was good to be completely honest. No they are not serving you fillet mignon with a creamy truffle sauce and no their head chef isn't Alex Guarnaschelli. However comparing their food to High School food is like comparing the sun to the moon. This stuff is as good as its going to get! And by that I mean its tastes awesome. Its buffet style so theres always something Watch what you eat though I can totally see people gaining like 20 pounds because of all the fatty food

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing..the apartment style as Morgan Hall had me in total awe... it was great but even the suite style or traditional was very nice and I wouldn't mind living in any of the residence halls

    Academic Rigor

    I don't go here yet lol. I'll just assume that its average

    In three sentences

    This is a great school and I can't wait to apply...I think this is the one !!!

  • 07/17/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Different foods available that you'll never go hungry

    Dorm Life

    There's space for everyone and is cozy enough to feel at home.

    Academic Rigor

    There's a wide variety of classes to take so they can offer you a class that will best fit your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple has a variety of classes and majors, so you can explore any major. Apply to different activities and enjoy the experience!

    In three sentences

    Great place for everyone! There's so much diversity and has an active environment!

  • 07/09/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 312

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    Campus Safety

    Temple's claim to fame is that campus is safe despite the location, and overall crime on campus is low. Yes, crime on campus is low, but that's because criminals step a block off campus and then all of a sudden Temple police aren't responsible anymore. Everything bad that happens of campus students don't hear about until it's on the news. Then Temple realizes what is going on and they send out a TU Alert. For instance, a student got her face bashed in with a brick by a group of teenage girls 2 blocks off campus. Students heard it from the news, and temple never told anyone despite knowing about the incident, and the girls that attacked her were still rogue.

    Greek Life

    If you're a female and you're really really interested in greek life, Temple isn't for you. Philadelphia has a law where more than a certain number of women living together is considered a brothel, so there are no houses for you to stay. It's just like a regular club. On the other hand, the fraternities are broad and plentiful, and you all get houses (minus one I think)

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do on campus and there is a club for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple's financial aid was more than a hassle to deal with. They'll make you want to rip your hair out. You wait on hold for 30 minutes to talk to someone who doesn't know what they're doing, and then they refer you to another department and when you talk to the other department, they refer you again and then the third person generally says you have the wrong place or they (again) don't know what they're talking about. Temple would just add money to my bill, take it off, add it again, etc. When I switched majors they told me there would be a slight tuition increase and not to worry about it. When I got the bill it was 7,000 dollars, which is far from slight. My tuition for my freshman year was close to 45,000 dollars, and I felt that the education I was getting was similar to my friends who are paying a quarter of that cost.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do at Temple. They have a partnership with some of the teams in Philadelphia so you can get Sixers and Phillies tickets for ten dollars. It's also fun to go into center city on the weekends. There are plenty of things to do in Philadelphia, and most things are just a subway ride away.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awful for you. There are very VERY few healthy options. If you're on a diet you're stuck eating a salad every day or going to the same place over and over again. They also close many of the food options on the weekends, so you're stuck waiting almost two hours for your food or you have to buy it out of your own pocket. The buffet style dining hall will do weird things to your stomach. The only places worth eating are the SAC and Morgan hall, but they all serve terrible food for you unless you want to eat a salad where the lettuce has been sitting out all day. Another place is Cosi, but again, you'll wait in lines, for a long time. There's really no place to go if you just need something quick to grab between classes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are expensive. Especially for what you get. They're a little cramped, the beds are squeaky, but there are a lot of options for you to choose from. They also lock you into using a meal plan unless you live in Temple Towers. Some people don't want 10 meals a week. It wasn't terrible but it really isn't something I would want to do ever again.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple's academics is the only thing that is holding it together. They have one of the best Business and engineering schools in the country. Expect your classes to be engaging and difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect financial aid to be of no assistance. Expect to hear about something dangerous that happened around Temple from the local news and not the Temple police. In the academic realm, go to your professors office hours. It will tremendously help your grade. Some professors will even inflate your grade for going to them during their office hours for help.

    In three sentences

    At Temple you can get a great education, only if you don't worry about getting hurt, enjoy talking to employees who have an idea of what they are doing, and also enjoy watching your college teams lose. (And get cut in the middle of the season)

  • 06/18/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is no need to ever feel unsafe on Temple campus. Although it is located in a rough part of the city where a lot of crime is known to happen, temple police and security make the campus feel safe. There is a police station located on campus right off of Willington Street. There are also police and security guards walking and biking about campus 24/7. Temple also has the emergency call buttons located in random spots all over campus so that if you feel that your life is in danger or would feel safer with some assistance, you can press the button and security will come and escort you to your destination free of charge. Campus safety is a huge priority to Temple University.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love the hustle and bustle of the city you would love Temple University because Broad Street runs right through Temple campus and there is always a clear view of center city. There is no way any student can get bored, there are always activities to do when you are in need of a study break. From sight seeing in the City of Brotherly Love to clubs and night life, the city has a lot to offer.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to eat that are on campus such as Maxi's Pizza and other restaurants. There are also dining halls that are located on campus; there is one in Johnson and Hardwick and it is open to students that buy a meal plan. There are several different plans you can buy ranging from a meal a day to three meals. There is currently a Qudoba on campus and rumor has it they are putting a Chipotle in in one of the new apartment buildings.

    Dorm Life

    There are many nice dorms to choose from when you decide that you want to attend Temple. Some of them are old such as Johnson and Hardwick and Peabody but they are still nice. There is a new dorm, Morgan Hall that is top notch and is popular among upper classmen and athletes.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple has a very tough curriculum especially in biology and other science programs. Temple also has one of the best business schools in Pennsylvania and it is difficult to get accepted into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and don't lose focus on academics, even though it's very easy to get caught up in your blossoming social life.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a very prestigious school located in Philadelphia, PA. I would rate it a 4 out of 5 stars because their academics are very highly respected. It is also in a good location because in the city there is always something fun to do.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple does have police around the campus. Sign up for the TUalerts. Do not walk alone at night if you're scared.

    What to do for fun

    Head out to Center City or Chinatown. Big city, lots of fun.

    Food and Dining

    Temple does have the Student Center, which is like a food court. The food trucks have delicious food;halal, crepes, pizza, and various cuisines. Also, there are local retail places like jimmy johns, 7-11, dunkin donuts, mcdonalds, wendys, starbucks, etc. There are lots of food places for lots of people with different tastes.

    Academic Rigor

    The major courses are what you'd expect out of a typical college course. Study a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help, seek your advisor, a counselor, professor, anyone to help you. Temple does provide resources, but it is your job to seize the opportunities. Temple is a huge school and you will meet a lot of people. Make sure you balance your time between your schoolwork, social life and time for yourself.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a decent college. There are some ups and downs, but the best part are the awesome people you will meet here and if you pick the right classes, you will learn a lot and enjoy the learning experience too.

  • 06/08/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Have not tried the food here yet but I hear it is alright from current students; meal plans get boring eventually. There is a lot of variety around campus though through food trucks. If you need a new taste for your palate, head out into the city! So many places to choose from there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms are not the largest but it feels like a community when you step in. The people here are friendly and are willing to help if they have some spare time. Seems like there are a lot of events going on thanks to the Resident Assistants on each floor.

    Academic Rigor

    Based off of the students and teachers I have talked to, students get an great education here. I think the honors program really makes classroom learning more focused for the students who are in it; small classes and more individual attention are always pluses when it comes to checking if someone grasps the information or not.

  • 05/28/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is an amazing place

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be smart and be yourself.

    In three sentences

    Temple is an amazing school. I know many people from there. I'm going to be an OWL.

  • 05/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs and explore the city.

    Food and Dining

    Provides students with a variety of cultural foods.

    Dorm Life

    Unique than others due to the fact that the dorms are in North Philadelphia, and very culturally influenced dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are willing to put the effort in you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the university with a open mind, because there are a vast amount of opportunities available to students.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a very unique school located in the heart of North Philadelphia. The school is composed of many diverse individuals from different religions, races, and etc. The school provides many opportunities and has a variety of majors to pursue.

  • 05/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Definitely go to Center City and explore.

    Food and Dining

    The food at school is pretty good. Theres a wide variety of food trucks around the area and on top of that Center City is not too far away making the variety even broader, but beware of Freshmen 15. If you're worried about that, no worries! Theres a gym that is free for students.

    Dorm Life

    My experience with dorm life was great. I loved my roommate and we had mutual respect for one another. Depending one who your roommate is, you life may or may not be a living hell. So may the odds be ever in your favor.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes require a lot of work. Depending on your professor you will either dread or enjoy the existence of that class. Definitely put in the effort to study a couple hours a week. That will ensure you know your information.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT PROCRASTINATE

  • 04/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 312

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good. There always everywhere.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, yet social. you will get the best of both worlds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a grassy area infront of the library that we call the beach'' Once it gets warm, thats where everyone is at! Its the busiest place on campus. Students lay down blankets and towels as if it were a beach.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is seriously not that bad compared to the awesome professors we have. I go to Tyler which has some of the best professors ever...just look up your professor one day and you'll see.

    What to do for fun

    It really depends what YOU enjoy doing. Whatever it is, Im sure you will find it at Temple or near by.

    Food and Dining

    Food food food everywhere!!!!! Literally, the whole campus is flooded with food. We have a cosi on campus, Qudoba, Chipotle, Mcdonalds, Wendys, two Starbucks, thats just the fast food. There are about 10 to 15 places to dine in that the school provides all over campus. And if your not satisfied with that, theres always the food trucks which are great.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in J&H my freshman year. It sucked. But I met some of my closest friends there til this day.

    Tips for prospective students

    if your looking to go here, make sure you choose your housing wisely. It can save you up to 5,000 a semester by choosing to live off campus. Do not sign up for a gagillion meals a week, you will not end up using them When you do get into the school, please make sure you speak to an adviser about what classes to take, and how many to take per semester. I had to figure it out on my own, and now I'll be graduating late.. which comes to my next tip: Do not rush to graduate out of college. Make it your goal to keep your GPA up to a 3.0 or higher .If you know for a fact you cant handle 5 classes, take 4. Temple is pretty tough when it comes to academics. Classes are no joke! Stay focused, and remember what your coming here for!

    In three sentences

    The school is huge, city life. If your a city person definitely visit. If you have heard rumors of the campus not being safe, its not true unless if you live off campus. Its important to always stay aware ad remember where you are. ( North Philly).

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety of Temple students is a top priority. The police division has more than 130 officers. The security division includes 63 Temple security officers, and 250 full-time security officers from a contracted security company

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of on-campus clubs and organizations that provide opportunities for you to join, lead and expand your horizons, make friends and have fun. There is a group for every interestâ??educational, multicultural, artistic, preprofessional, political, athletic, religious, service-oriented and more

    Great for these types of students

    If you are interested in Arts and Culture Temple is the school for you. At Temple, you'll find a city's worth of culture right on campus. Each year, Temple host hundreds of world-class performances and exhibits that nurture the human spirit, open your eyes to diverse ideas and contribute to a rich campus life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Temple T Across Temple's campuses and down Broad Street, the Temple T is the iconic symbol of the university. Designed by students in a graphic arts and design class in the Tyler School of Art in 1983, the â??Tâ?? represents strength and positive character, with open ends that are symbolic of the free exchange of ideas that is the hallmark of a Temple education.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple University School of Medicine is one of the nationâ??s leading medical schools. Each year, it educates more than 700 medical students and 140 graduate students. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, TUSM is the second-highest-ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in Pennsylvania

    What to do for fun

    Philadelphia has the best performing and visual arts centers there always something to do in Philadelphia. From the cityâ??s jazz clubs to the art museum in the county to the storied Avenue of the Arts, the regionâ??s creative side expresses itself through hundreds of music venues, art galleries and theaters. Take a strolll down South street for food, fun or just the sceneray. You will fall in love with Philadelphia.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus dining at Temple is great, with convenient locations, flexible meal plans and a food selection to satisfy every palate. Temple gets an A+ on food options.

    Dorm Life

    Temple's Dorm life is great, I lived in a dorm my first year at the White Hall on Broad street and had a great experience. Many students choose to live on campus because or the convenience of having their meals in the dining halls. No matter your choice, youâ??ll find that living at Temple is one of the most exciting and memorable times of your life.

    Academic Rigor

    Whether you live on campus or commute each day, Temple offers thousands of courses to fit your schedule from early mornings to evenings to weekends. At Temple, they offer hundreds of degree programs to exploreâ??from accounting and engineering to psychology and sculpture. Temple has more than 100 undergraduate programs on nine campuses, including locations in Rome and Japan. The Class Schedule provides you with simple pull-down menus that allow you to easily search for and select the classes you need each semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Saftey is my number one tip because alot of students and parents are discouraged from Temple due to the City's crime. I would just like to remind students you are in Philadelphia and you have to be street smart. The safety of Temple students is a top priority. The police division has more than 130 officers. The security division includes 63 Temple security officers, and 250 full-time security officers from a contracted security company

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a great school with a very diverse population of students. If youâ??re serious about academics and driven to turn opportunities into success, this is the school for you. On-campus dining at Temple is great, with convenient locations, flexible meal plans and a food selection to satisfy every palate. Temple offer something for everyone. It also means a comfortable atmosphere where you can gather with friends, take a break from studying or just hang out and relax and enjoy Philadelphia and all the city has to offer.

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I try to meet new people everyday and make connections with people from class. I also like to hang out with friends from campus and talk and get food to eat.

    Food and Dining

    Well I don't really eat at the dining halls. But I do eat from the hundreds of delicious food carts on campus. And I also go to the Student Center were its a food court and eat there.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter but i hear that living in a dorm is fun and very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not as hard as you think. Make sure you do everything on time and pay attention to your syllabus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to enter the new college life here, people are really nice. Be sure to make friends and network Temple U is a great place to do that. And be sure to be apart of the many activities they have on campus.

    In three sentences

    Good Environment. Great Academics. Fun people.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police offices on campus and a lot of security and emergency buttons on campus.

    Greek Life

    There is a greek life but it does not influence everyone

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 200 clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    This school is relatively cheap compared to other schools and has good teachers

    What to do for fun

    Parties clubs dance clubs

    Food and Dining

    Many places to eat the food can vary there are many good places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    It is very expensive to live on campus especially when you are no longer a freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are tough while others are not pick a class that interest you and look up your professor up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to stay on top of your financial aid and visit the financial office. Make sure to get your housing early. Dont buy books rent them.

    In three sentences

    Temple University has a lot of diversity and many majors to choose from. It is easy to find help around campus. We have an exciting sports team and many clubs.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food carts on campus are some of the best in PHILLY.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple is notorious for its difficult Business and health classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are confident in a major, stick with it.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a proud and diverse school that will you have you in awe with the beautiful student body that is unique of it's kind in the nation. Temple is located in the heart and soul of Philadelphia and represents what being diverse is all about. Temple will have you wanting more from the world and offer amazing study abroad programs.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is absolutely safe. It is dangerous outside of campus. There has been numerous reports of shootings and robberies, only because Temple is situated in North Philadelphia.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to pick from.

    Great for these types of students

    People who appreciate and thrive from diversity. One of the most diverse schools in the country.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap (compared to other schools). You get a lot of education and networking opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    So many clubs where you can do fun activities and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good dining halls from the few times I've gone.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm, but I hear great things about it.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major. Science majors, beware of the massive amount of workload. If you're in an artistic major, you get out what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study abroad if you can! There are so many programs and so many ways to fund your trip abroad.

    In three sentences

    Temple is an excellent school where you can meet lots of passionate, driven people. Although it is a large school, you can always connect one on one with faculty members. There are plenty of great majors to pick from.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is totally safe! However i cannot say the same for off campus life.

    Greek Life

    Pretty Amazing!!

    Clubs and Activities

    AED - Pre - Health Fraternity AMSA - Medicial Club Biology Society Pretty fun clubs

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a gaming or card nerd, the lobby outside of the game room will be great for you because that is where all the other nerds meet....me included sometimes. :)

    Bang for the buck

    Temple's education is worth it from the teachers i have gotten.

    What to do for fun

    Play ping pong, tennis, basketball, and pool. Occasionally i go to parties.

    Food and Dining

    Temple food sucks!!! Go to the food trucks instead...Halal is the best!!

    Dorm Life

    I heard it is pretty good but then again it depends on your interactions with your roommate. Also i m a commuter so i m not to knowledgable about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the teachers...use rate my professor for minors and general education courses that way you do not have to put too much work in. Also pick the harder teachers for your major because you will learn a lot more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack and get into the party life too much. Keep a good balance between fun and work. Use rate my professor.

    In three sentences

    A great diverse school with a large student body. Interesting and passionate professors that never cease to amaze. Overall this school offers a great education for a cheap price. :)

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe during the day and night. The police is always making their rounds and make the university a safe place for students and faculty.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and activities are offered through the university that are designed to meet new people and getting involved on campus. There are plenty of local dining places and even on campus bars that students love.

    Food and Dining

    The food trucks on the roads are extremely convenient. The on campus dining offers something for everyone and there are so many different locations to dine.

    Dorm Life

    There is on campus housing for all sorts of budgets and interests. The newest dorm building Morgan Hall is the tallest building on campus and it is beautiful inside.

    Academic Rigor

    The university has great programs for all sorts of interests. There are resources and opportunities for every major/minor. Make sure to take advantage of the resources available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study for all of your classes, and get involved on campus because it's how you meet new people.

    In three sentences

    The reason why I was so interested in Temple University was the diversity on campus. I have never been to a university with such a high number of international students and different races among the students. It's great to make friends that can show you about their culture and foreign experiences.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Play sports, visit the city, go to a Phillies of Flyers game.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus to get a feel for what Temple has to offer. Talk to other students about their experiences and think about how college is more than just learning from text books.

    In three sentences

    Well suited, diverse learning community. Caring faculty with dedication to helping students in all aspects of learning. Best value for education in Philadelphia.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Temple University is an amazing college. There is a vast majority of diversity. the professors there are willing to help with class work.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students loving the city and loving basketball.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state it is way too expensive

    Food and Dining

    Only good place is the SAC or Morgan and everything is overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    AWESOME

    Academic Rigor

    great and the teachers are awesome

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit and check out the scene, it is awesome, but not for everyone.

    In three sentences

    Temple has great spirit for its male sports. Temple has great support for its students. Temple and its students bleed cherry and white.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Philadelphia Police Department has an office on campus right near the dorms, in addition I've noticed that they bike all around campus to check the surrounding areas and tap their security card on all emergency stations located throughout campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater, pool halls, swimming pools, recreational sports courts and clubs all around downtown and on/near the main campus. Besides hanging out with friends, going out by yourself is just as fun.

    Food and Dining

    Here at Temple University specifically the food selections are once again diverse and extremely healthy. I plan on losing weight and focusing on a better diet for even when I'm around tempting fatty foods after I graduate and return to Los Angeles.

    Dorm Life

    The people here are fun and come from all over the world. The first 20 people I met were not even from Philadelphia or even the United States. Places such as Australia, Rome, Argentina and Japan were the homelands of classmates I met.

    Academic Rigor

    This is currently day two at Temple and day one of class. For the most part I feel comfortable academically at Temple versus other colleges like Cal State Fullerton which I have once attended.

    Tips for prospective students

    Three main tips I have for prospective students is to focus on financial aid, spend less on food/eat healthy and most importantly apply for scholarships for all if not most of your free time. Being a transfer student from Los Angeles and an out of state resident makes it very difficult for me to pay for tuition, though I love the school alot it does not pay the bills.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is intensively diverse and has a very welcoming atmosphere. Fortunately, my major is business management and the academic program here at Temple University is ranked top 15 in the nation. I look forward to staying and graduating at TU.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I personally know a lot of people who don't want to attend Temple because they think it's sketchy and unsafe. Honestly, I'm quite a paranoid person and I constantly worry about my safety, but Temple makes me feel safe. All you have to do is use common sense, like don't walk alone at 3 in the morning. There are police literally every where you go.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events held at Temple, especially for people who don't party. Music performances are held at least every week. The Student Center hosts games every Friday.

    Food and Dining

    I think Temple is really great with variety. There is literally every type of food that you can get on campus because of the amount of food trucks here.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Peabody Hall, the cheapest and oldest dorm hall that the campus offers. Even though we don't get a lot of perks like other dorms do (hot showers, working elevators) I love it regardless. I've made most of my closest friends within this building.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are fairly manageable as long as you make time for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to balance out your social life and academics. You paid to get an education, not to go out to party and socialize.

    In three sentences

    Temple has a great overall atmosphere. I've met some of the nicest people here. Also, it's pretty cool feeling knowing that your professors really care.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to a football or basketball game, the gym, the game room at the Student Center, parties only a couple of blocks away. You're bound to find something to do on campus. Otherwise, plan a movie night with some friends in a study lounge.

    Food and Dining

    Great variety between the SAC, Morgan, and J&H. From bagels to southern barbecue, from pretzels to diner food, from philly cheesesteaks to Indian food; they have whatever you're in the mood for. There's even a Cosi that takes meal plans!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms could be cleaner, but I made some of the best friends in 1300. Keep your door open the first couple of weeks and don't be afraid to introduce yourself to people in your hallway or smile at people in the elevator. You can be social if you want to and venture out to the study lounges or just chill in your own room.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared for some really late nights, especially during finals week. Papers, exams, and readings; I was never expecting to read this much in college, silly me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple doesn't have the great name that other schools may have, but the experience is a real college experience that you couldn't give up for anything. Trust me, I don't even remember what possessed me to apply to Temple, but I sure am glad that I did. I'm having a great time here. Visit the campus during the school year to understand the atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    Temple is close enough to center city to be able to explore on the weekends, yet far enough to feel like you're in a suburb. Students are incredibly diverse in race, economic status, religion, and majors. The honors program is a great experience with opportunities at every corner.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    cops everywhere but in a good way. several police stations around campus.

    Greek Life

    lots of greek stuff, not a greek row of houses. kappa sig is notorious for sexual assault so steer clear. greek life shake cans in your face a lot, just ignore them though.

    Clubs and Activities

    on owlconnect, every club is listed, so just scroll through. i'm part of several, for academic and social.

    Great for these types of students

    if you like the anonymity of having a large student population, this works. but also you'll recognize familiar faces on campus as you start to attend a majority of your classes with the same people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    "smoker's paradise" in the courtyards of anderson and gladfelter. "the wall" of restaurants in front of anderson. "narnia" in the hideaway courtyard of beury. temple hates penn state with a passion, idk why, but its fun to collectively root against them. the bell tower is the hub of campus by the library and a lot of events happen there, also in the sac, aka the student center.

    Bang for the buck

    for instate, it would be ok. more bang for buck if get into the honors program and get a scholarship.

    What to do for fun

    center city is two miles south and theyre a subway stop on cecil and broad. you really have to get off campus to have fun. explore the city and take advantage of free stuff for students. off campus parties are a huge thing from thursday to saturday night.

    Food and Dining

    avoid a meal plan if you can, and try to get the smallest amount but premium if you have to. morgan dining hall is better than j&h, but also theyre on opposite sides of campus. everything is overpriced, so it's cheaper to buy from foodtrucks if you want to buy lunch everyday but not have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    it varies on where you live. the cheapest are absolutely gross do not live in peabody. 1300 or morgan is the way to go if you can afford it. 1300 gives you dorm life with a little more luxury. j&h is typical college dorm, can be rowdy. white hall is way far north for most people. random bag checks during certain times like st. patty's day, etc. security guards in every dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    if you can, be in the honors program. otherwise, you'll miss out on the best teachers and challenging classes. non-honors still have good opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    try not to get lost, especially when navigating off campus. keep on top of your four-year plan here because advisors aren't helpful. go on owlconnect, sign up for the email list for a bunch of clubs, and choose a couple to participate in regularly.

    In three sentences

    a basic school with a large population. college campus surrounded by city. diverse student body.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite popular belief, the campus itself is overwhelmingly safe. It has its own police force and the campus is illuminated by floodlights at night. If one feels unsafe, they can ask an officer to assist them back to their dorm or apartment. And if any incidents do occur, each student is notified by TU police via email/text immediately.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is moderately popular at Temple. There is no pressure to join, though. Frats are responsible for many of the parties that happen on campus. Do not wear nice things to these.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is absolutely something for everyone. You like sports? This school loves them. You love singing? There are like three choirs and a handful of a capella groups. Are you of Asian, Indian, or African decent? Club for you. Religious? Club for you. Theater geek? There's a club that writes, casts directs, and memorizes plays in just 24 hours. Even things you wouldn't think of are offered here.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love city life, if you love Urban Outfitters, if you're artsy and a free spirit, and if you're part of the LGBTQ community, this is an excellent place for you. So much support and acceptance everywhere, for every kind of person. Everyone's a little funky in their own way.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You're going to hear a lot of vernacular - - The SAC, or the student center, is where many career fairs are held and is where one of the food courts and the book store is located. - Beury Beach is not a beach. Beury Beach is the grassy area around the belltower that is scattered with lawn chairs. - Speaking of, the belltower is arguably the main hub on campus. That's where you're most likely to be asked to donate to some fraternity, and where a lot of events happen. - Liacouras could either refer to Liacouras Walk, which is a pavillion lined with restaurants, student resources, and a coffee shop and 7-11, or it may refer to Liacouras Center, which is literally across the street on Broad and is a major concert/event venue. There is nothing better than walking home after a concert. I can vouch for that. - The Letout is a dance club slightly off campus down an alleyway. Not necessarily unsafe, but it is a pretty wretched establishment

    Bang for the buck

    I'm sure for someone in-state, Temple makes complete sense. Tuition is around 12,000 and there are plenty of academic scholarship opportunities for those applying. Out-of-state is a bit trickier at around 23,000, but luckily academic scholarships tend to be higher for those of us coming from somewhere else. Student Financial Services are notorious for being not so helpful. If you must visit them, go in well prepared for what you need to talk about, and expect a wait.

    What to do for fun

    Well, for one, is a bar in the middle of campus. I've seen people going out every night of the week, every week. You are merely minutes away from center city Philly, where there is always something new to see, do, buy, or dance to. Within my first month of school, I had already had a birthday shopping spree on Walnut/Chestnut and went to student night (where 18-20 year olds are allowed to enter) at a gay bar. SO much to do. The school offers their fair share of events as well, obviously including the sports games - they're a pretty big deal.

    Food and Dining

    Two food courts and a dining hall that's open fairly late are offered by the school. The food is as good as any meal made in surplus is going to be, but you also must consider the places on campus not affiliated with Temple: the outside food kiosks, the bagel stands, the numerous food trucks around campus, the Subway, McDonalds, and Wendy's in the heart of campus, and the late night snack dive run by one of the fraternities. Not to mention all the 7-11s, Dunkins, random pizza, Chinese, Vietnamese, and chicken places and bars around campus as well. Seriously, there is so much food here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms have very strict visitation rules (for security reasons!) and you must swipe in each time you arrive. There are plenty of rooms for studying and recreational activity in each building. Room sizes range from small standard two-beds to suites to apartments, and while some buildings are old, they are maintained decently. Really, a dorm should simply be a place to study, sleep, and keep your belongings. Many people prefer an apartment or house after their first year regardless.

    Academic Rigor

    One of the most recognized public universities in the area. Most of the professors are very accomplished (and published!) individuals. Things are often explained in the most understandable way - just because it's not painstakingly difficult, doesn't mean you're not getting an excellent education. It seems like most classes give you plenty of time to complete big assignments as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the biggest issues you will face is your parents/friends telling you that Temple is in a bad area. This is true if you feel like wandering off campus, but campus itself is brightly lit at night and equipped with its own police force. Academics are great, sports are hyped, and there are plenty of places to eat, hang out, and work out.

    In three sentences

    Temple is just minutes away from center city Philly. It's nicknamed diversity university, and rightly so: the student body is overwhelmingly unique and accepting, and there are plenty of places to eat, attractions to see, and places to shop both on campus and just minutes away via public transportation. Despite popular belief, the campus is safe and security is top-notch.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very very safe. Campus police who are trained Philadelphia police patrol the entire campus and surrounding areas and neighborhoods 24-7. I have never felt unsafe!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is present, but not forced upon students. There are people who are interested in it and participate, but there are many more who do not.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many options for clubs, and even the option to start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a city experience but a campus feel at the same time. Great for dedicated, driven, students who work hard and have a lot of fun after class, but there are plenty of people who prefer to live in a quieter way. Full of diversity and amazing for people who want to experience different ethnicities and cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People hang out on Beury Beach, which is a lawn of grass filled with beach chairs by the bell tower in the center of campus. There are also many food trucks with international food, Insomnia Cookies and Maxi's Pizza which are popular eateries around 2 to 3am.

    What to do for fun

    Fun activities range from Free Food and Fun Fridays, exploring the city, clubs and organizations and sports games to plays and the Reel movie theater on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 dining halls and many options for different types of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very convenient and includes styles ranging from communal to suite to apartments. There are many options for on-campus living, and students should not have an issue finding something that suites their taste and budget. There is also a large area full of off-campus apartments for undergraduate and graduate students in all universities in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are of high quality. They range from an average amount of rigor to very rigorous depending on the subject, course and professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If possible, visit a college classroom to put yourself in the position of a current student. Search in depth for the value that temple puts into teaching a subject. Search for information, reviews and ratings on professors, students, coaches, syllabi, course textbooks that will be used, the activeness of clubs and organizations etc. All of this will give a good idea of how the school is for its students because one visit does not show all. Visit several times if possible!

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a genuinely comprehensive college education that motivates and inspires while teaching, transfers knowledge of the past while imparting new thoughts of the present and strikes new ideas for the future. It creates a seemingly magical experience for students to cultivate their minds in. Temple uses the world as a classroom for its students and broadens the perimeters of its students minds to open the doorway to success.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Temple University is a good school, especially the Fox School of Business. There are many resources available to help you. It is a very diverse campus.

  • 12/22/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    nice

    Dorm Life

    nice

    Academic Rigor

    nice

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food offered at Temple University is amazing. There are a wide range of selections that range from food trucks to nationally-known fast food spots. Additionally, the prices are reasonable, and I have never paid more than $10 for a meal. The overall quality is satisfying.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I do not dorm, but I have asked many of my fellow colleagues how they view the dorm life and I have gotten several different responses. The one that I have found most prominent was that it is important to remind everyone to keep the space clean, for the benefit of everyone as a whole.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally, I am currently fulfilling a Biochemistry major. My major consist mostly of science and math courses, along with General Education courses. The workload gets heavy as the semester progresses, but through determination and hard work, anything is possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students should consider joining clubs that suit their personality. It helps you get used to the social environment of Temple. You get to meet new people and you begin to fulfill your leadership potential.

    In three sentences

    Temple University serves as a great social environment, yet it also promotes good study habits. Students are always welcoming when it comes to visitors on campus. I would definitely recommend this University to anyone.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While we're known as an unsafe campus in Philadelphia, I do not usually hear about bad things that happen to Temple itself. The police are always around, so it's a very safe environment, and the university is always filled with people, so its hard for something to go on unnoticed.

    Greek Life

    I am unaware of the greek life, but I know it is busy and many people are in love with their sororities and fraternities. They host many events too, so its always fun to see what's new with them.

    Clubs and Activities

    All the clubs are absolutely amazing, from the random ones, to the serious ones.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who like freedom, and have enough independence to choose what they want out of their college life. Although people hope you'll try your best, it's all up to you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are these cats inside an inner courtyard that people like to visit often.

    Bang for the buck

    Because of a new scholarship program implemented, if you work hard, getting almost full tuition from scholarships is not impossible. It's a very good deal if you ask me.

    What to do for fun

    There are too many clubs, too many events, concerts, and presentations to see. There's the night scene too, but I'd say the events during the day time are always fun to experience! The game room at Temple is always lively for gamers as well.

    Food and Dining

    Food here isn't too great like most places since you get sick of eating at certain places all the time. Around Temple though, the restaurants are affordable and very good, and the food trucks present loads of variety as well. Food courts are the only thing I have to complain about really.

    Dorm Life

    I am not dorming, but I hear the only downside to it is the price, and the food. Otherwise, if you're looking to live with many people your age and know how to have fun, you'll have a blast.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a pre-med student right now, but because Temple is so large, they offer a very BIG selection of classes. You can either choose to start out very easy-going, or go all out and try some of the higher level classes. Some classes are easier than others to give you some free time, but it is always easy to find some more challenging classes that definitely pay off. The professors here are on par with any other $50K+ university too.

    Tips for prospective students

    If possible, I would recommend living off campus at an apartment, or better yet at home. While the social setting is big, the housing is pretty expensive. Otherwise, if you're not familiar with Philadelphia, go out into the city! Temple offers many ventures into the city, so it's always good to go out with new people. Take advantage of the money Temple gives you for printing too, as it resets in amount each semester, and any leftover money on there will not roll over!

    In three sentences

    It's a very large school with many types of people. Temple's very affordable, and well worth the money since they offer so many programs and opportunities. Whether you're looking for a more social setting, or an extremely competitive academic setting, Temple can give you the best of both words.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Events are constantly happening from time to time. Sports matches take place, concerts, pool tournaments, and even a gaming room are accessible to all students. Tickets are sold at discounts to students in order to encourage Temple Owls to enjoy these events to the fullest.

    Food and Dining

    The food is of a high variety whether in the cafeteria or from stores and street vendors. The cafeteria is an buffet with a wide selection of food and drinks. But for students who eat less often and don't want to waste money on a meal plan, there are places to eat all over campus and the food not only taste good but the vendors are also friendly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms have the traditional idea of having a roommate and it's up to the two whether they want to interact with each other or be indifferent with one another. Guests are allowed to come over and a person can spend the night with a student for up to three nights.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors for any college want students to do their work and the same applies at Temple. But it's the students who truly support one another and push each other to write that next essay or study for that next quiz while at the same time understand completely the stress that comes with it because everyone deals with stress together.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage due dates for assignments properly and procrastination is the first thing that a student must get rid of.

    In three sentences

    Temple may be located within an unsafe neighborhood, but that doesn't apply on grounds. The environment around Temple is comfortable and friendly while Temple police are around every corner. The professors seem to enjoy teaching and the classes tend to have their fair share of enjoyable moments.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food was actually really excellent. I loved the food trucks and the food that the school itself offered.

    Dorm Life

    From talking to students on campus and looking up pictures, the dorms seem to be top notch. These two girls were ravign about their dorms when asked and many other people said they had positive experiences. Check out the virtual tours, they speak for themsleves.

    Academic Rigor

    Seeing the school as a prospective student, the school really showed that it cared about the students' education and that is the most important thing when attending Temple.

    In three sentences

    Having only visited it once, I'm probably not the best to get information from but I loved campus and the environment. All the students were really friendly and polite. I'm really excited to have been accepted here.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    greatly improved for students although incidents still happen with Philly residents

    Greek Life

    eh. bunch of stuck up people nobody cares about

    Clubs and Activities

    If you love sports, join the Cherry Crusade and you won't regret it

    Great for these types of students

    adventurous curious go getters urban outgoiung

    What to do for fun

    Anything your mind can think of. Subway station right on campus so you can go anywhere

    Food and Dining

    food around campus is great with a variety, but the J&H dining hall of the school is pure crap

    Dorm Life

    The new Morgan Hall gets 5 stars, the rest bring it down to 3 overall

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't feel like you have to dorm since most decide on an apartment after as little as a semester at Temple. Join organizations and read your emails. You'll get a lot of opportunities just sent to you

    In three sentences

    With Temple you get the city life without feeling overwhelmed. They're an academically respected school and great diversity on campus. You'll love all the activities on campus as well as the ones the city of Philadelphia has

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You're in Philadelphia, there is so much to do! Go into the city to see a show or go to dinner! Every friday night Temple has free food in the student center. You can also see movies on campus for 2 dollars.

    Food and Dining

    Temple has amazing food and dining, especially at Morgan Hall. Temple even has its own Cosi.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing! Great chance to meet so many different people.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major, it can be very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Take language classes, Temple has an awesome language department. Try to be outgoing and put yourself out there. Join clubs!

    In three sentences

    Temple University has so much diversity! There are so many different types of people here, that everyone has the chance to make friends. Temple is also amazing because it is in Philadelphia, there is so much to do!

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Lots of options. J and H for all you can eat. Morgan and the student center for meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Temple vary. Morgan Hall is amazing, but other dorms like Peabody are lacking.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes aren't too hard. It ultimately depends on the teacher you get.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a great and diverse school. Tons of people to meet and the education you recieve is amazing. I couldn't see myself going anywhere else.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are parties every weekend. If you're into house parties people throw them all the time. There are a few clubs in the area and there is a bar on campus called Maxi's which is really popular among students.

    Food and Dining

    There are MANY places to eat at on campus and around campus. Two of the residence halls have dining halls on the first floors but sometimes campus food can get tiring after a while. Although you cannot use your meal plan at places like Subway, 7 Eleven and Wendy's on campus you can use Diamond Dollars. Diamond Dollars go on your Owl Card and can be used at places all over campus including the bookstore. I've used them to rent books several times.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be cool but it depends on where you stay. Choose wisely lol! All of the dorms are available to view on Temple's website. There are also apartments like University Village and Oxford Village that work with financial aid. They have their own separate websites.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are in a hard major then of course some of your classes are going to be difficult and require a lot of work. If your major is not so tough, don't expect to have hard classes but always expect a lot of work. Hard work pays off in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and if you're a transfer student I highly recommend attending Transfer Decision Day. Someone will review your transcripts and resume and will let you know if you were accepted on the spot. I did this when I transferred and I'm here now. :) For more info on Transfer Decision Day visit TU's website.

    In three sentences

    I transferred to Temple my sophomore year and it was definitely an awesome decision. Temple is a great school, prestigious and has many majors to choose from for any type of student. Out of all the colleges/universities in Philadelphia, TU is the best! :)

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety at Temple is top notch. There is security patrolling the streets at all hours of the day. But be careful for one of those drunken nights. ALWAYS be with other people. You may wander off campus to a location temple police do not patrol, and you will be at great risk of danger.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In Temple there are restaurant stands on the streets called food trucks. These places are unique and inexpensive. The most outstanding and creative place to try if the Crepe Truck. Many trucks only serve pizza, burgers, and coffee, but the crepe truck is one of a kind, serving incredible flavors on a crepe.

    Bang for the buck

    In State tuition students get the best bang for their buck. As for me, an out of state tuition student has some trouble making the payments, but with everything Temple has to offer, the loans and time spent to acquire grants and scholarships are all worth it when you see what Temple has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    Besides partying and making bad decisions, Temple has many clubs and organizations that hold their own social gatherings to meet new people and expand your network.

    Food and Dining

    The food and meal plans can be expensive, but the best place to eat is in the newly built dorm hall called Morgan Hall. The food is much like a food court style and the quality is incredible. If the prices were not so expensive, eating there would be more frequent for me, but nonetheless food at Temple is top notch.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a fun and exciting experience. Besides my Resident Assistant being a careless person, you will still be submersed in the true college experience of meeting new people and gaining so much social experience from college, you will be a completely different person when you finish school at Temple University.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple is a school that can distract students very easily. But once a student realizes that there will ALWAYS be time for partying and having fun, it becomes rather trivial. Students often forget that they came to school to learn, but once this thought escapes their mind they will succeed academically. If not, they will fail out of Temple University.

    Tips for prospective students

    The Fox School of Business is the school for all students who want to make money. I can only speak about the Fox School, but if you do not know which major or school in which you would like to apply, come to Temple. Temple has a career center that puts you through multiple personality tests and guides you to the perfect major for you, a major that will suit you best.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a large city area with a diverse group of students. If you apply yourself, you will meet new people everywhere you go. Temple University is the school to make your voice heard and your absence noticed.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for commuters.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Temple is a great school. It's in a great location and it has a welcoming environment about its' campus!

  • 11/02/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and enjoy learning about life in the big city!

    In three sentences

    Temple is the school I want to attend because it is located in the very center of my favorite city. A school of over 36,000 students, I feel that I can blend in smoothly and do well there. It is well equipped with millions of new resources and tools.

  • 11/01/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    It looks neat. A lot of people say that the faculty make things interesting which is always a plus. I'm pretty sure I'll be applying for this college when I'm a junior.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Owls. Owls everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    museums, games, clubs

    Food and Dining

    I bring my lunch to school, but the cafeteria doesn't look too bad. There's also vendors everywhere

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but everything is near you

    Academic Rigor

    If you apply yourself, you'll get the hang of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Begin projects at the beginning. Get to class early. Study vigorously.

    In three sentences

    The classes aren't hard but aren't easy. There's a feeling of hospitality on campus and faculty members are very helpful.

  • 10/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It seems fun!

    Great for these types of students

    Join things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bell Tower is the main hub.

    What to do for fun

    The center of campus is always buzzing! Just walk around.

    Tips for prospective students

    be careful of stepping off campus.

    In three sentences

    Temple has a beautiful campus. There is a large police force and I feel safe on campus. Students are very nice.

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go shopping in Tokyo and play tennis during my spare time.

    Food and Dining

    There is no Dinning at Japan Campus.

    Dorm Life

    Since we have to move out of the dorm after our first semester it is difficult for some of non-Japanese speaker to find an apartment. Dorm is pretty safe and quite. One thing I like about this dorm is that we have our own bath and restroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Our college's academic is great but that isn only in main campus. At Japan Campus there are not much option to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take four classes on your first semester to get used to college. At Temple University, Japan Campus, there are a lot of opportunity for internship in Tokyo and some does not require Japanese skills so don't be afraid.

    In three sentences

    My campus is in Tokyo Japan and the environment is great but its hard to get use to Japanese customs and culture. Our campus has less selection of courses but if you want to become fluent in Japanese this is the place to be. Club are not active as much but volunteer and trip will let you explore Japan.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple is located in North Philadelphia so of course that puts anybody on edge since it has a high crime rate. But Temple has its own police force, security guards in every building, escorts that will walk/drive you home late at night, and bike cops patrolling the campus and the outer edges of the campus as well.

    Greek Life

    I am currently a pledge for the theater fraternity Alpha Psi Omega. There are also non-academic, ethnic, and religious fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many student organizations. I'm a representative for the Temple Improv Club and I love it more than anything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Cherry Crusade go to all of the football and basketball games completely decked out in Temple gear with giant heads of the football/basketball players.

    Bang for the buck

    As an in-state student, I'm very fortunate with my tuition being cheaper than out of state and financial aid helps me as well, but college is way too expensive. Especially for students like myself who have to pay for food and rent as well, it's just insane.

    What to do for fun

    Temple is so conveniently located that you can take a subway ride right into Center City and explore Philadelphia! It's so much fun and pretty economical as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 main areas where people can use they're meal plans and they're really good. Temple also made sure that many of the places are allergy friendly which is great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are safe and conveniently located to campus. With the brand new dorm being built, there are even more chances for students to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I've had such incredible classes in my department. I made Dean's List freshman year and I learned more in both my major courses and GenEd courses than a ever could have dreamed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple has so many strong schools for each major so even if you come in undecided, you have so many choices and opportunities to make up your mind; just make sure you major in something you're passionate about. The money will flow from there.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a great community because the student body goes to Temple simply because they love Temple. It's not the most academically prestigious, nor is it in the greatest location. But, people go to Temple because it's a great school with a great faculty and an incredible atmosphere.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We are located in one of the safest cities in the world. So campus safety is rarely an issue.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life at TUJ

    Clubs and Activities

    There are very little clubs or activities at TUJ. However the student council does sponsor some Japanese cultural activities.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for adventurous students who are keen to live in a new environment as well as for independent studiers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus isn't necessarily big enough for traditions nor locations. Most of the social life is split off into little groups.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a student visa in Japan and that's basically the only immediate benefit aside from an American degree.

    What to do for fun

    Well the school is located in Tokyo, so there are a lot of interesting ways to entertain yourself. I suggest going to Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku, and Ebisu.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't any on campus food nor dinning. However there are convenience stores near by.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life only lasts for one semester. After that you have to find your own accommodation.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not necessarily difficult if you keep up with work. However don't aim too high above your level for Japanese classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try a semester at Main Campus, or at the London Campus as well.

    In three sentences

    Temple University Japan Campus is very is a little disorganized. While it's a great option for international students studying in Tokyo, it could run a little smoother. However, I am looking forward to graduating.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    They are making newer and better dorms now but I had to stay in Peabody Hall which is basically a project.

    Academic Rigor

    My major was not particularly challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to advising every semester and make sure you are on track! If you want to graduate on time, you must do this.

    In three sentences

    temple university is a progressive school with very good teachers, a vibrant social scene, and ALOT of students. At times, too many students which sucks when it comes to picking classes and getting into classes.

  • 08/15/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The security around Temple is phenomenal. Police staff are always willing to help you, even if it's a question about which direction you're supposed to go, to helping you with larger issues. You can almost always see police staff patrolling on their bikes throughout the day. Their main office is also very easy to find on campus. In addition, there is a blue pole located on every street on Temple, in which you can call for help and help will arrive immediately. So safety is not an issue for Temple.

    Greek Life

    Temple has had many fraternities and sororities since 1906! It's been nearly a century! So many take part in these, to feel welcomed, to meet new people, to become a family! There, people gain experience, do community service, and other leadership activities while at the same time build friendships! Isn't that killing two birds with one stone?

    Clubs and Activities

    Many people already know about the notorious football and basketball sports teams, but what about the Temple Student Government (TSG)? They are here to serve the student body, they are the voice of the student body. They are the representation of a government and advocate for students.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student who loves to plan big events, go for the Main Campus Program Board (MCPB). The MCPB is a student organization that plans large scale fun events for the student body. Just recently, they organized events such as a ski-trip for a reduced price for students. They also plan concerts and Home-coming. So if you're bright, fun, and a big planner, come join the MCPB!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a lot of fun on Fridays at Temple. There are carnivals that go on and you get to have free food all the way up to 1 am! There is also a weekly parade that goes on at and students where their Cherry and White colored shirts to support the football team that has games. Temple is also known for having something called a Bell Tower, which is pretty much a landscape on campus. There is also something called Liacouras Walk, which is basically a long street inside Temple. This too, is a landmark for Temple.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple offers discounts for their students to see certain movies and even sports games. For example, Temple's Football Team even plays at the Eagles football stadium. So if you love sports, you can purchase something called a Cherry and White Pass where you have reserved seats that are better than others, to any game.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities one can do for fun! There are game rooms at Temple, where you can watch t.v. play ping pong, etc. There are also gyms where you can lift weight, run on the treadmill, or exercise for fun. There are even sports facilities that are open to those who want to have a good game of badminton or something. There are also many club activities that you can opt for, such as joining basketball or football.

    Food and Dining

    At Temple, there is one very large cafeteria located on the ground floor of a residence hall. There, students enter and there are a variety of foods, served in a all-you can eat buffet style. There is always a salad bar in the middle of the cafeteria, and then there other options that changes daily. For example, there is always a different main menu and soup. One night they could be serving lasagna and other night chicken nuggets. But something that never changes is that there are always: potato salad, cole slaw, veggie wraps, hoagies, pizza, burgers, fries, and grilled cheese. There's always a countless number of cereal options, drink stations, ice-cream, and cakes. But besides this, Temple is also known for their food stands that are all around the school! They are located on every street you cross, lined up! They have everything from Asian cuisine to Mexican. It's delicious and did I mention cheap?

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, I am not dorming at Temple, but commuting. But from what I see, dorm life is extremely enjoyable. Temple is special because for our orientation, it is a two day, one night trip. So students were able to experience dorm life (even though it was only for one night)! Another reason why Temple is special is because each dorm is special in its own right. For example, one dorm, has the cafeteria on the ground floor whereas others do not. But by dorming that one night, I was able to meet a nice roommate whom I got along with. She was really my first friend that I met at Temple before I even started! I also got to meet and befriend others on my floor and we all traveled together in groups to do activities so it was amazing to know such friendly people in a short amount of time!

    Academic Rigor

    Although I have not begun my classes yet, I know I will have to work hard. I know that classes are particularly tough, and procrastinating will be not be wise. Therefore, I want to try my very best from the very beginning. I want to form a good basis, but still not slack off near the end of the semester. I want to be able to finish strong! And from what I hear from other students, classes (particularly science) are extremely rigorous! They say that students from the school of Science and Technology have relatively lower GPAs compared to students of other schools because the concepts are difficult to grasp. But I am not too worried, because I have developed good study habits and there are always academic resources around school if I am ever having trouble.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student myself, I hope to in the future do something in the medical field. At first, I did not know what I wanted to pursue. So when choosing my school senior year, I wanted to go to a college where I could still explore my options, even though I was primarily leaning towards being a Biology major. And because I know that Temple has an incredible program for those interested particularly in that. In addition, although I have yet to become a student who has, let's say been on campus for two or four years, I know that prospective students must stay focused and work hard. It is alright to go have fun once in a while, but it is important for these students to weigh their priorities. I know what I want in life, and it is crucial for me to keep that goal in mind.

    In three sentences

    Upon setting foot on campus, I thought it was beautiful! The students there are extremely friendly and outgoing. I cannot wait to start in the Fall Semester of 2013!

  • 08/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is extremely safe with blue emergency call boxes all over campus. stadium lighting keeps the campus well lite and safe. temple PD, security guards, and Philadelphia PD all patrol the campus. also tons of cameras everywhere!

    Greek Life

    Over 36 fraternities and sororities

    Great for these types of students

    any student will feel right at home at Temple, the campus is extremely diverse. high population of middle/south eastern and Asian students.

    Bang for the buck

    temple offers a lot of free stuff both events and material wise, (you just have to look) and the quality of its gyms, buildings and dorms if worth what you pay.

    What to do for fun

    there is always Free Food and Fun Fridays. as well as several concerts for free of discounted prices. Temple is close to the city to sports games are a usual thing. night life is great lots of weekend parties, and the city has tons of clubs and lounges for you to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the all you can eat dining hall is not the best, but it also depends what you eat. pizza, hot dogs, and pasta are usually the worst options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, it was everything i hoped for and more. all the dorms have study lounges and game rooms. Suite style floors are all co-ed. all the dorms are within walking distance of great campus attractions such as the bell tower, the gyms, the tech center and more.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple classes require a fair amount of work, if you don't study or take notes in class, you won't do well. the Biology department is a little unorganized, but the professors teach you the material very well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to start checking your email constantly, you never know when a class has been canceled. Always go out in groups at night, there is strength in numbers. Don't be afraid to pull an all nighter, eight hours is plenty of time to learn new things.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a great school to go to, its still expanding and getting bigger. Its incredibly diverse and opens you up to tons of new experiences. Campus is beautiful and you get the perfect mix of college and city life!

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always many opportunities on campus through various clubs and activities that gives students the chance to explore other aspects of the college and not just within their major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to class and learn to have fun at the same be top all the other student duties,

    In three sentences

    Temple University is very diverse. Temple University is where the individual colleges train you for the future ahead with different kinds of programs and student organizations. In Temple University you can always meet new people everybody and also increase your networking skills.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Great food options

    Dorm Life

    not dorming

    Academic Rigor

    very prestigious school with helpful professors

    In three sentences

    Good school. Very helpful advisors. Urban location

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Temple has it's own Springfest every year and they have a band that plays while there are different activities go on around the campus. A lot of the Sororities and Fraternities sponsor events during the school year. When the weather is nice out, there are sometimes spontaneous games of Frisbee on the front lawn and/ or jam sessions by students.

    Food and Dining

    The food trucks are the best on campus. The food at the Student Activity Center are good but they don't have the variety like the trucks do.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live on campus, but friends of mine who do dorm on campus say that dorm life is great and fun and you get to meet lots of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the rigorousness of the classes varies. Average is about 3.5 stars. This all depends on how organized you are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club or if you're a Fox Business student then an association. Try The Creprie truck, the crepes there are delicious. Make sure you have all your Financial Aid requirements settled, because Temple's Financial Aid Office isn't that great.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a diverse place where students come together to study and socialize. The professors here at Temple are very interactive during and out of the classroom. There are a variety of food trucks that surround the campus, so you always have choices.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple University strives to keep students safe, especially in a city like Philadelphia. To learn more, go to http://www.temple.edu/safety/.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Center and Fitness Center both have many activities for students. Also, many student clubs and activities are always occurring across campus. Plus, you're in Philadelphia. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM and go EXPLORE a FINE city of the USA.

    Food and Dining

    There are two All-You-Can-Eats, one food court, and a bajillion other restaurants where you can use your Meal Plan.

    Dorm Life

    Temple just added a huge new dorm complex with single rooms all the way up to multi-person suites.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic quality here is very good. Temple even has it's own hospital.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is no need for a car. Temple offers a shuttle service for most off-campus destinations.

    In three sentences

    They have many options available for many topics of study, do it's okay to change your major. There is a great football, basketball, and hockey team, all of which have pretty good records. The are so many Graduate school options here as well.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food isn't that bad, but there are little to no healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    There's a lot of drinking, but it's easy to avoid if you aren't into that.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm in the honors program, and the curriculum isn't incredibly hard. It's very interesting and the professors are great, though.

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I hear its good

    Dorm Life

    I am commuting, I hear it is expensive

    Academic Rigor

    looks good

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's these blue colored stations/thick poles at every corner and if you feel that you are in danger or see someone suspicious just hit the button and security will arrive!! Plus there are campus securities on bicycles all around the campus in yellowish/green neon colored jacket so just approach them for help.

    What to do for fun

    There's the game room in the student center and plenty of games to keep you entertained!

    Food and Dining

    Temple have like awesome food and dining. Student center food is awesome especially the home made meal station. Feels like you are home!?! haha seriously! Also, there are awesome truck foods around and they are the best of the best!! Food is no problem at Temple. :)

    Dorm Life

    I cant really give my perspective on dorm life because I am a commuter. But what I can say is that majority of my friends dormed and it helped them out a lot because sometimes you would have to meet with study groups and they can only meet later at night and living on campus helps out so you dont have to travel at night.

    Academic Rigor

    Like all colleges/universities, yes, Temple University classes are hard and classes get harder as semester progresses but trust me if you put your best into it theres no reason to fail a class. If you dont make it the first try well take it again. Its not the end of the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have any questions in one of your classes, don't hesitate to ask. I know sometimes you maybe shy or maybe you aren't but having to ask a question in a big lecture can be a little uncomfortable or fearful; i understand that. Exactly why there are office hours for each professors so you can meet with them one on one. If you are having trouble in a class just please go tell the professor. They are more than willing to help. Its better to seek help earlier than never at all and fail a class. I promise you they will work with you. That's my #1 tip for you new incoming students.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is one of the best schools with the most diverse students. As to this reason, everyone fits in perfectly and don't need to worry about being left out. There's countless amounts of organization you can join in on according to your unique interests and hobbies. You can even start your own group/organization; you just need three other students who would like to join. Furthermore, Temple has one of the best and friendliest professors. Majority of the professors end up being one of your friends because they are just that friendly. That's one of the things I cherish here at temple as a student.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple is located near the ghetto, but the campus police go to great lengths to make sure students are safe. Be smart. Be attentive. Don't do anything stupid. It's really not that scary!

    Greek Life

    I've personally never been in a sorority but there are tons on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to be around a lot of people, around a lot of hustle and bustle. People who are street smart.

    What to do for fun

    Nightclubs! The Philadelphia club scene is so hot right now.

    Food and Dining

    There are food trucks lining the streets serving food from all over the world: sushi, American, Pakistani, Chinese, gyros, hoagies, anything you want!

    Dorm Life

    I live at home but I hear the dorms are okay.

    Academic Rigor

    I used to go to Rowan University in Southern NJ... Temple is soooo much more demanding than my old school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to factor in hidden costs (like subways). Know how to walk around at night to protect yourself in the city. Study, study, STUDY.

    In three sentences

    It's a large campus in the heart of the city. It's much more difficult and demanding, but it's worth it. There are so many opportunities and clubs to participate in.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Obviously it's not in the best area but I have never felt that Temple isn't doing all that they can to make the students safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life isn't really for me and we don't have a big Greek life at school but it is still very active. Frat parties at Temple are actually kind of fun, just don't be a frat rat. I have some friends who love being in their Fraternity/ Sorority, though.

    Clubs and Activities

    MCPB also has cool events with discounted tickets for trips to Phillies games, the aquarium, etc. I even went to a broadway show in NYC for $15. There's also just a ton of clubs and things to do. Tomlinson Theater always puts on really good shows. There's so many clubs to join, don't let the size of the school stop you from joining.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all

    Bang for the buck

    Temple is one of the best underrated schools in the area. People around here don't always think of it being a school because it's so close but Temple is an amazing school with great teachers and great programs. I have only been at Temple for one year and I have already learned so much.

    What to do for fun

    Go to south street, have lunch in Rittenhouse Square, see the Magic Garden, go to a concert and the TLA or anywhere really, go to museums (the art museum has a pay-what-you-want entry fee on Wednesdays) and try to find cool, funky whole-in-the-wall restaurants. Temple also has the best parties. It's a big school so there is always stuff going on. Be a freshmen and just meet new people and go out and dance. Temple is amazing, make the best of it.

    Food and Dining

    Johnson and Hardwick is buffet-ish and is actually good compared to other schools. You will learn what tastes good and what doesn't, and most of it is very good. But it does get old quickly and after your freshmen year students don't go as much. I like the SAC better. It has everything from flatbreads to burrito bowls to sushi (my personal favorite). There is also a good juice bar in Pearson-Mognagall and a lot of other little places. This year they will be opening up the Morgan dining hall which should be good too.

    Tips for prospective students

    New students will be worried about being in North Philly but it's completely fine. Yes there will be incidents and you have to use your own common sense but I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Spend as much time in the city.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school. I have always been a city girl and this school is so perfect, even people who might be hesitant about living in the city will love it. I just finished my first year and I can't wait to go back and have an even more amazing and exciting sophomore year.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although many people have heard that Temple is not a safe campus because it is located on broad the Temple police are always monitoring the students and keeping their students safe. Temple alerts go out whenever anything occurs on campus that students should be informed about, police officers are always biking and riding around, Temple police have their own number to make reports if they feel unsafe, and their are telephone poles that students can reach the police if they should ever be without phones. At night Temple lights shine so bright you can see them from space making Temple comfortable even in the dead of night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Temple pretty much has any club and activity that you could ever want to join or feel any passion for. If there is no club that a student wants to join and they wish to form it is super easy to start a club making Temple one of the best schools for clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Temple is a wonderful school for students who are ready to take on the world with the knowledge that change is going to get us where we need to be. Many other institutions stick to traditions, and forget that the world around us is constantly making improvements and is looking to find the people ready and willing to make the changes necessary to continue advancing in every and all fields, and change is something Temple truly embraces. The institution is constantly looking to modify itself whether it be through attaining the new software that comes out on computers, or some new medicinal practice Temple is always keeping up with whats going on and working to be ahead of the curve.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of college has skyrocketed in our economy but one thing is for sure Temple makes every single dollar spent well worth it! The diversity at Temple makes the university one of the very best, and most definitely prepares its students for whatever the future may have in store for them. Temple is so rich in academics, faculty that cares for their students, opportunities, and it is so close to the city allowing a wonderful opportunity for internships, work experience, or for those students who come from more humble backgrounds a chance to live the city life.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do at Temple from rushing for a sorority/ fraternity, to working out in one of Temple's three gyms, climbing the rock wall, to joining one of the myriad of clubs/ sports that Temple offers there is never a boring moment at Temple. Almost every afternoon at the Bell Towers there is something happening just like there is almost always some event or other occurring in the Student Center, especially in the game room. If not any of these things, a student can always use up their free ticket to any one of Temples football/ basketball games to get in on the action.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining experience at Temple is vast, pretty much anything you have a craving to eat the school offers. Not only does Temple offer the traditional Americanized food (hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza etc.), there are plenty of out of the border places to eat at, for example, many of the food trucks provide Japanese, Chinese, French, and Mexican food options, along with some trucks providing a vegan menu. The Student Center provides sushi, salads, pasta almost anything one could crave and Temple offers cultural activities where students can make foods and share with their classmates many times a year.

    Dorm Life

    Temple's dorm life allows students from all over, within and out of the country, to come together and get to know one another, by living with a whole group of people, from a plethora of different backgrounds, who see the world in different ways. Dorm life not only allows students to learn how to coexist with people who see things differently than they do, but it teaches students how to respect other backgrounds, beliefs, values, etc. without having to change the fact that they may not agree or approve of those beliefs, values, backgrounds etc.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework at Temple is intense, coming in one would think that the classes and homework would not be as time quenching as it actually proves to be, but that results in causing students to work harder to attain the grades they feel they deserve.

    In three sentences

    Temple University opens ample doors for students of all backgrounds, whether socioeconomic, gender, and nationalities. The school provides a myriad of activities, and classes that allow one to pursue passions beyond just their field of study, ultimately transforming each individual person, into well rounded members of their community.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Bike cops everywhere you go, so you never feel unsafe. They are all very friendly.

    What to do for fun

    Explore the city, there are soooo many fun things to do and places to go that you will always have something to do.

    Food and Dining

    I wasn't a huge fan of the food, but other people really like it.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't think I would like living in a dorm, but suprisingly I did. I became close friends with many of the people on the floor I was living on and even the building. The only thing that sucks is security at the front desk and bag checks, but there are ways to get around that.

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Managing your time will be the most difficult. Write things down, do your homework and attend class and you won't have any problems. But most of all, have fun, and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a very diverse school that gives you many opportunities. Living in the city not only gives you fun things to do, but teaches you how to live the city life. Out of all the schools I visited, Temple is definitely the most friendly, upbeat, and best campus I've seen.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The game room is always a good way to kill time. Walking around campus with friends and hanging out at the Bell Tower is always a great time.

    Food and Dining

    They have endless food possibilities. They update their cafeteria's every year according to the feedback they get from the students.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorm life, everyone is so friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here really know what they are doing. They assign tough assignments, but the outcome will benefit you in the long run.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention and go to every class.

    In three sentences

    Right in the heart of Philadelphia, Temple University is the best, most diverse school. This university has taught me so much about my field, with a highly qualified and experienced staff. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are incredible! J&H is what we call the cafeteria building, and it has a huge variety of great (and even healthy) food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great and offer many different room styles. Each Living-Learning Community can live with their own community in one dorm. For example, the Honors LLC all live on the third floor of 1300. Great community.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are extremely helpful but can still be tough, just to make sure you learn. I've never met someone who wasn't willing to help.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great and on point. They attend to mostly everything. They don't show favoritism either.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a big part of the university. They put on shows and do charity work. They are very open to students not in Greek life as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities at Temple University. There is a club for every major down to religious belief. The meetings for the clubs are at reasonable times not during class hours and no one is forced to be apart of one.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Liacouras Walk is a place to sit back and relax when the weather is gets warm. Students come together and sit all along the walk in between or after class hours. There is also a tradition called Spring Fling. Spring Fling is a single day where activtities are going on through out the whole day. Roads are blocked off and tents and booths are set up all around campus. Later that night is the annual Greek Step Show.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, students can attend sports games which are free for the students. Also, they are a numerous amount of academic, leadership and cultural groups that are fun to occupy ones time. Last but not least, Temple University hosts a generous amount of school block parties and fun ceremonies to attend.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide selection of food on Temple's campus. There is a major dining facility that serves as a buffet for one affordable price. There is also another food area that is a collection of food places in one building. Along every inch of the campus, there are trucks that serve food which is convenient in order to grab a bite to eat on your way to class. The food is awesome at Temple, full of variety and wonderful taste.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here at Temple is also great. There are so many dorms to choose from that can fit the life of every student and make them feel at home. The dorms are pretty spacious. You are never bored when living in a dorm due to the fact that there are over 1,000 other students within your building.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple is a perfect place to get an education from. The classes aren't what you describe as easy but they are reasonable. The teachers give students enough work or things to study so that they are never really bored. Education isn't boring but it is something that students want to be engaged in in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with an open mind and ready to learn. But also, don't stress out because education can also be fun too. At the same time, organization and timing is key.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a very diverse university that welcomes all races and majors. Temple's Gen-Ed program makes it so that students step out of their element and learn new things about themselves, which is great. Temple University has great school spirit.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple has great security due to its location. Temple has it's own police force with a headquarters on campus and police phones everywhere

    Clubs and Activities

    Owlcapella is an awesome Acapella group. There are many other groups and clubs in Temple that everyone is bound to find somethin

    Food and Dining

    The food was ok, It wasn't great but it wasn't bad

    Dorm Life

    I love the matching system that Temple has to offer. I found my roommate using this system and we have become really good friends already.

    Academic Rigor

    I have seen from other people in my major that temple's chemistry program is top notch. It is really difficult and is a well respected school to get a degree in chemistry

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love temple university! It is close to home and offers so many extracurricular activities that there is bound to be a group or club for just about every student.The financial aid department is also exceptionally helpful.

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would say these security are on the job all the time. If you need help with a problem like finding a building these are the people to go to. Once you are there long enough you might feel comfortable in chatting with them.

    Great for these types of students

    All students are welcome but you might see those that identify as LGBTQ. We have Asian, Hispanic Black and White and mixed.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of things to do for fun and you may see some of these things in the Temple News. One of these is to go see a Temple University football or basketball game. We have a great Philadelphia city also, so you might like to take in the site here. Get a Transpass and get moving.

    Food and Dining

    Get food at one of the many food stand or trucks scattered around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know about the dorm life as I live far off campus. But the school is building a new residence hall that is over 20 stories tall.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough courses come at every stage, come prepared the first day. Some teachers will not allow computers in their classrooms so bring paper and pen with you. Some teacher give you extensive note via powerpoint or just talking. Good note taking may mean good grades

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to this college with an open mind. Do not think that some teachers will not help you just because they seem busy all the time. There are quite a few help centers and these are usually free. Also if you have to get financial assistance go to the Student financial services office in person once you have registered for classes. Do not wait to find out about any refund due to you. Get the refund fixed up for Direct Deposit.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a great place close to the city. The place has a good security force. The teachers that I have had are very concerned about you and sometimes will give you a break if they can.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Temple has an amazing atmosphere, with a highly diverse student body. The professors are incredibly friendly and approachable, and you feel very safe on campus. Temple University has a lot of opportunities available for everyone to pursue.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple has the third largest police force in all of Pennsylvania, behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. If you stay around campus, you will have no problem.

    Clubs and Activities

    Snowboarding club is a blast

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to experience city life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to You Got Munchies

    Bang for the buck

    It is in Philadelphia so tax is higher, but you can always trust a bodega for a $3 cheese steak.

    What to do for fun

    Center City Philadelphia is a 10 minute subway ride. Endless activties

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. Typically college food beside the J and H cookies, they are unreal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was a blast! I met my best friends and current room mates in the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple is becoming harder to enter every year becoming an academically more gifted university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple is a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of work. As long as you study and stay on top of your school work, you won't become stressed and you can do well in classes

    In three sentences

    Temple is a excellent school. It's full of diversity that prepares students for real world decisions. Temple is a learning environment that teaches students values for life.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like to go to NYC on my spare time as Philadelphia is only 2 hours away. Also there is so much to do in the city and some areas such as Ritten House Square are very nice.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options in buying food on campus and off campus. There is JnH, the big cafeteria, the SAC, Anderson food court and many food trucks around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm can be fun and very messy at the same time. Depending on who you live with, you need to make sure you set up rules and boundaries at the beginning.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on every major. From what I have heard, business programs are easy for the first 2 years and then begins to pick up with much intensity for the following 2 years. The science programs here are very challenging and do expect much studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to make friends from upperclassman as they can help you in your class by providing textbooks at an affordable price and tips.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a very diverse school and has many ethnic people here. It may be placed in a bad area of Philadelphia but it is really safe on campus. The people you will meet here are wonderful and you will make great connections.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just be aware of your surroundings

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is where it is at, get off campus and go explore, but be safe

    Food and Dining

    Dining on campus sucks, get the small dining plan possible

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life depends on the dorm you are in, but if you can avoid the dorm do so.

    Academic Rigor

    There will always be hard and easy classes so you just have to power through it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the student activities.

    In three sentences

    This diverse university offers everything as long as you are willing to search for it. Get involved with the on campus activities and downtown city center and you will have the time of your life. The campus life is great, the campus itself is large enough to be spacious and small enough to be able to walk in 10-15 minutes.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security guards everywhere. The entire campus is brightly lit all day, every day. Also, there are blue emergency buttons just in case anything goes wrong. Cops show up in seconds. The OwlLoop also delivers students right to their doors from late nights at the Tech.

    Greek Life

    As I said, I am a part of Greek Life. It is something that I can't even explain fully. I love being a part of it. Not only is it a great social and philanthropic activity, it also helps develop better academic and leadership skills.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a proud sister of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority on Temple's campus and we do so many great things for the school. Also, there are over 300 clubs to join. You could even create your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student really, unless you hate the city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our Spring Fling is legendary. Also, Temple squirrels are crazy possessed.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple gives you a top-notch education without charging you insane rates. Of course college is expensive, but I can get the same education at Temple as Drexel and pay much less.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much you can do for fun. You can join a sorority or fraternity. You could also go see a $2 movie at the Reel. It never really gets boring at Temple.

    Food and Dining

    The food gets a little old sometimes, but most places on campus that don't accept meal plans, accept diamond dollars.

    Dorm Life

    They have very strict guest policies and other policies, but the dorms are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple challenges you without giving you more than you can handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure of what you want to major in, go in undecided. You don't want to fulfill requirements for a major you're unsure of.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is the best possible school for me. I love the diversity and the large city atmosphere. There are many majors and activities to get involved in as well.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's North Philly, so it isn't a very safe area, but Temple Police do a great job at making it as safe as they can.

    Greek Life

    Not a part of a sorority

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't joined any yet

    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous, spontaneous, hard-working

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When the weather is nice, my friends and I usually love to lay out on Beury Beach and do our schoolwork.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a cheap, state school, but a good education.

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING. You're a short subway ride from Center City. You have the world at your fingertips.

    Food and Dining

    It's not the worst..

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were fine. The resident assistants took away your freedom, and the guest policies were ridiculous.

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently a biochemistry major, but I am switching to neuroscience on the pre-medicine track to study developmental pediatrics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't neglect your schoolwork-there's always SOMETHING that you want to put before it, but make sure that it is done before hanging out with your friends or going to a party.

    In three sentences

    My first year at Temple has been the greatest year of my life. I have learned more in this one year than I ever did in high school. The experiences that I have had at college have taught me more about myself than I ever thought was possible, and I have made lifelong friends.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food and dining service is amazing, it has one of the best coffee shop for students who want to do all night study session for mid terms or finals

    Dorm Life

    Temple University have a variety of dormitory with different style. The apartment style dorms are tecnology friendly with wifi throughout the dorm. It's great.

    Academic Rigor

    The academia at Temple Universtiny is rigorous but it is achievable because of their available tutoring programs

    In three sentences

    Temple University has a great campus and student life. It is a good school for students intrested in science an business, however, there are other programs. It is a great school

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple police are good a what they do!

    Greek Life

    A lot of Active Greeks on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Division 1 Sports Wide Range of Student Organizations Greek Life

    Great for these types of students

    strong academically open to large environment prefer to live on campus or close to campus rather than commute

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Key sights: The Bell tower Buery Beach Liacourse Walk

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that this school is affordable but this could differ for other people

    What to do for fun

    Athletic Events, Theater Shows, Social Clubs, Movie Theater, Concerts, Parties, Social Organization sponsored events and 10-15 mins from center city from extra dining, shopping, bowling and extra fun.

    Food and Dining

    Since its in the city there are a wide range of dining options aside from dining halls!

    Dorm Life

    On-Campus living is usually guaranteed to freshman. Parking is not always available unless you pay to park in garage. Dorms always have social events (game nights, talent shows) and academic events (tutoring and workshops)

    Academic Rigor

    Temple University offers a wide-range of majors and some great minors as well. Classes are flexible and Professors are very knowledgeable when it comes to their field of study and classes they teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple University is a great University for you if your looking for: Large Campus Urban Environment Diversity Prestige Greek Life Division One Sports Endless Social Events On and Off Campus Living

    In three sentences

    Temple University presents an diverse environment to network both on a professional level and also personal. My university of study equips students with tools and skills to prepare them for real world situations. Temple University also presents students with endless social events and clubs to help balance students college experience.

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very innovative and active

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, hardworking

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student center, the TECH center, the Library, the Bell Tower, the Liacouras Center

    What to do for fun

    Visit the city, it has so much to offer

    Tips for prospective students

    Seek for your Profesors whenever you need assistance

    In three sentences

    It is very large and diverse. Professors are always readily available to assist students A place anyone could call home

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus and local police do there best to patrol the Temple surrounding area. Due to this patrol Temple feels like its own community within North Philadelphia.

    Clubs and Activities

    Most information in reference to parties are through word of mouth or social networks.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every spring semester Temple has Spring Fling which is a campus wide event full of games prices and music. Every year I enjoy what is offered.

    What to do for fun

    For fun participate in a school organization or volunteer. Students should also attend networking events to meet others and participate in school wide social events.

    Food and Dining

    For nights out on the town I tend to Google local restaurants and check out their reviews. Philly food and cultural scene has much to offer.

    Dorm Life

    I only lived in a door for my freshman year and the experience wasn't as bad as I thought it would have been. The door advisors try to make all of the residents feel welcomed and like sort of a family.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved in school activities and networking as early as you can preferably spring semester of freshman year. By networking you will be able to figure out what sorts of things interest you throughout the university. Its also ok to stick to who and what you are most familiar with but it wouldn't hurt to try something different once in a while.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a very diverse and school spirited educational institution. The professors are very passionate about their professions and are very eager to teach, mentor, and assist their students in succeeding in their educational careers.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 94 of 312

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    Campus Safety

    Since Temple is located in North Philadelphia, a notoriously dangerous neighborhood, Temple has a ton of security measures in place. From the Temple cops trained by the Philadelphia Police force, and the security guards stationed 24/7 in all dorms and residence halls, and almost all day in the academic buildings, to the TUAlert system established to text and email students with emergency updates, Temple has a done a great job maintaining the safety and security of its students. However, the campus is still located in the city, so things can happen...especially once you stray too far from campus.

    Greek Life

    There are numerous sororities and fraternities on campus, but they're not so present that they're overbearing. Many students partake in Greek life, but the majority of students do not, so there is not much of a pressure to participate.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can find clubs for nearly anyone, from Harry Potter fans, to recreational sports leagues, to community service-based clubs. And if you can't find a club right for you, it's a fairly easy process to create a new Temple-endorsed club!

    Great for these types of students

    I think Temple is a great school for any student. It has over 300 majors, lots of Study Abroad options, great opportunities within the city for internships, recreation, the arts, and more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bell Tower, a large cement statue-like structure, is located in the center of campus and serves as a common meeting place for students because of its prevalence and visibility from all over campus.

    Bang for the buck

    For the quality of the education, Temple's $13,000 in-state, and $23,000 out-of-state tuition is very good.

    What to do for fun

    Temple is in the wonderful city of Philadelphia, full of arts and culture. The subway is mere steps away from campus, as well as the city buses, so there's no excuse not to go into the city and explore all that it has to offer. There is always something to do if you look for it.

    Food and Dining

    There is an extreme variety in food around campus, from the Temple dining halls and student center dining options, to the food trucks and stands stationed all over campus. You can always find something good to eat, regardless of your taste and preference.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are a bit old, but many newer dorm buildings are around campus now, and they provide a great living environment. The only problem is that these newer, nicer dorms come with a higher price tag.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many bright, intelligent students on campus, who are extremely focused on their academic experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply for housing as early as possible because the rooms fill up quickly and you don't want to dislike where you live for an entire year.

    In three sentences

    I love the environment and community aspect of Temple University. Campus is diverse, from the backgrounds and ethnicity of the students, to the more than 300 majors, to the dozens of food trucks around campus. It isn't in the safest neighborhood of Philadelphia, but I love the campus and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I have never felt more like myself now that I attend this school.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities students can engage in, whether it is on campus or in the city. Sports, clubs, random fun events, classes at the gym, and a whole other set of places and things to do in Center City.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take some time to explore the new city you are now living in. There are so many historical monuments to experience and learn about. Utilize the public transportation to see what Philly is really about.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love my school. The academics are great and force you to work hard. Living in a city has also helped me grow up and see the real working world.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    their are events planned throughout the year and clubs and organizations to join

    Food and Dining

    the food can become boring at the cafeteria but their are a ton of food tucks and restaurants on campus

    Dorm Life

    All dorms are accommodating and include all the common necessities

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers and faculty are very hands on and helping

    Tips for prospective students

    the campus is mice but when you step outside of campus it can be dangerous because it is not the best part of the city.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a very big friendly campus in the city of Philadelphia. there are many different activity's to do and food places to eat at. overall I would give it a 9 out of 10 rating .

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 97 of 312

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    Campus Safety

    campus security and temple police do the best they can! North Philadelphia can be sketchy but campus police are always on the move trying to keep Temple students safe! There is even an text messaging alert system - TU Alert - that informs students of potentially dangerous situations

    Greek Life

    didn't participate

    Great for these types of students

    artist (Tyler is full of em) engineers (who needs Drexel and their expensive programs) business majors (Fox School of Business is one of the top programs in the country)

    Bang for the buck

    Temple is a cost effective institution if you are from Pennsylvania. Out of state tuition is too much!

    What to do for fun

    -temple parties are A LOT of fun. just be careful and aware of your surroundings where walking to and from parties (stay together!) -there's lots of student run activities for the weekend like Free Food Fridays where you can hang out in the student center with your peers, eat free food, and play games -a few bars on campus if you like to drink -temple is minutes away from the rest philadelphia where there are plenty of music venues, bars, and restaurants to tickle your fancy

    Food and Dining

    campus dining facilities suck. meal plan is a waste of time. get the cash you'd spend on a meal plan and head over to fresh grocer - most dorms have a kitchen set up, you just have to ask your RA

    Dorm Life

    I had a horrible dorm experience. I roomed with three girls I had never met before and it was a disaster. They were the type of girls that would sleep with everyone in the dorm, and then some, not clean up after themselves, and be drunk/obnoxious all the time. I realize that not everyone's experience will be like that. Just beware. Get to know the people you are going to live with for the next year

    Academic Rigor

    Temple wasn't that challenging academically. Every teacher wants you to do your very best. Educational objectives are clearly outlined in the syllabus which is given out on the first day of class. Teachers are very helpful and will meet with you after class to discuss any potential issues/concerns and to ensure that you're doing everything needed of you

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework. Temple University is in the middle of north philadelphia. It isn't the best or most safe area of the city. Therefore girls should not be walking around campus by themselves at all hours of the night. You should never walk by yourself late at night and should always pay attention to your surroundings.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a diverse institution where you can meet people from all walks of life. Temple University strives to make a difference in the surrounding community through numerous volunteer initiatives Temple university has allowed me to become the person I want to be.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 98 of 312

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    Campus Safety

    There are hundreds of campus security and police that patrol Temple University's campus every day. In addition to that, there are blue help phones located on every single street corner and even at the train station. Needless to say, there are a great deal of safety measures in place on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are like me then you are very club oriented at school. Temple offers plenty of different clubs and activities including student government, fraternities and sororities, recreational sports etc. You just have to know what you want to do and ask about it. I can almost guarantee that any club you are interested in you can find at Temple. If not, you can always start your own club and get people to join!

    Bang for the buck

    The best places to eat are definitely inside the Student Activity Center. There are plenty of popular places to eat and it is all at a fair price. When it comes to saving money, I suggest you commute to campus if by any means possible. Living expenses can be a little on the expensive side, so try to avoid living on campus if you can.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of things to do for fun on campus. You can participate in recreational sports, or you can even play games and host activities by the Bell Tower. Since Temple is located in the city there is plenty of bars and clubs you can find nearby. Also, the Philadelphia Zoo, Convention Center, and sports stadiums are not far either.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large building at Temple where students go to eat and dine. It is a multi-level hall called the Student Activity Center. Not only are students offered the ability to eat, but they are also allowed to attend events in specific rooms on other levels. If you choose not to eat at the Student Activity Center (SAC) then you can always eat at one of the lunch trucks located on almost every street at the University. All in all, there is a wide variety of places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I commute to Temple University by train. Therefore, I do not know much about the dorm life. From what I hear, the dorm life is a lot of fun. They offer the chance to study for exams, and even hang out with friends on the weekend when class is not in session. If you are planning on living somewhere while attending Temple University I suggest you live in one of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Temple University are challenging, but it's nothing you can't handle. I believe the classes are fair when it comes to content and assessment and it's up to you to study. Contrary to popular belief, college isn't always about partying until the sun comes up! Sorry if that wasn't what you wanted to hear but it's the truth. You have to study hard to succeed in any college. The ability to succeed begins with your drive as a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to Temple University make sure you have a plan for transportation. The city of Philadelphia is always busy. Therefore, traffic and parking can interfere with getting to class on time. The good news is that if you live off campus there is a train station that stops right at Temple. Not only is taking the train cheaper than living on campus, but it also extinguishes the worry of traffic and parking. Another tip for prospective students is to try to have an idea of what major you want to claim before getting accepted. It becomes increasingly more difficult to stay focused at a University especially if you are just taking classes to go through the motions as they say. Having a major in mind will help you stay focused and better understand the career path you want to follow.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a great school that has so much to offer. From sports and recreational to research opportunities, I can assure any student that attends Temple University will be satisfied. In addition, Temple pride makes the student feel truly part of one giant family!

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    THERE ARE OFF CAMPUS PARTIES AND WHEN YOU GET TIRED OF THOSE IT IS EASY TO ENJOY A NIGHT IN THE CITY RIGHT DOWN THE BLOCK!

    Tips for prospective students

    MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW THE REVIEW OF YOUR PROFESSORS, THERE ARE PROFESSORS THAT ARE HARD TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE OF THEIR ACCENTS.

    In three sentences

    TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS A SCHOOL THAT HAS A LOT OF DIVERSITY AND AS A RESULT THIS IS WHY I LOVE MY SCHOOL.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Crime all around off-campus but on campus there are cops and security everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Many Greek Organizations on campus so plenty of options.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and Activities for everything literally.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of kids really, you see a mix of all types of people and very racially diverse also.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spring Fling.

    Bang for the buck

    Enjoy the time at college at Temple University.

    What to do for fun

    Many activities always going on around campus, also have 2 gyms and basketball courts along with beach volleyball court.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is not good at all but plenty of other places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is great, security checks and also very safe place for being in the city.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes continue to get more hard as each year passes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved from freshman year.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a great school. Always stuff going on for school pride and academics are also great. Easy to make friends and many great professors.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come to temple make sure you are ready to work.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a very good school. Teachers are wonderful and the work is very challenging.

  • 05/07/2013

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    In three sentences

    I love how close it is to the city.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You're in North Philly... If you're in trouble, that's cause you went looking for trouble. So stay smart and you'll be safe! Ps there are securities out 24/7 though so you should be fine!

    What to do for fun

    There is never a dull moment at Temple. You can always find something to do! Temple is great with activities!

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is not bad. But you can't be asking for too much because the staff does what they can. They are amazing people. Always say thank you cause they're always there to serve you!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing of course! The roommates you have your freshman year, will be with you for the rest of your time at Temple! Dorm is awesome! Your TA is great! Yes dorms suck at times and being around other people might be too much at times, but once the year winds down to an end, you'll surely miss it cause it'll be one of the few best years of your life with many amazing people you'll ever meet in your life.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will love Temple. Like I said before, Temple is super diverse. If you find something you don't like, there are many other things that you can find to satisfy whatever you need. Everyone accepts each other at TU. If you don't fit in with a group of people, there are always others out there who will take you as you are. Even the education is diverse. You'll love it at Temple !!

    In three sentences

    TU is amazingly diverse. You'll find what you what, who you are, and what you need at Temple. Once an owls, always an owls!

  • 05/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They are really serious and strict about their security here.

    Bang for the buck

    Its totally worth your money as long as you keep your priorities straight.

    Food and Dining

    They always have different kinds of food here.

    Dorm Life

    You should look for dorms as soon as you get accepted.

    Academic Rigor

    Its very hard here.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are Philadelphia Police and Temple police roaming around campus to ensure safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many intramural sports are offered at Temple.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to explore Philadelphia.

    Tips for prospective students

    The city of Philadelphia has much to offer, historical landmarks, professional sports teams, and ethnic foods.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a great school for people who want to live in a large, diverse city. Philadelphia has many historical landmarks for anyone to visit.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It has constant potroling bike cops, but people still are being robbed and stuff. We are in a bad neighborhood. Those bike cops don't have guns.

    Greek Life

    Crazy fun parties

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of parties and extra-curricular groups to join to stay involved and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of food at Temple University. Not only do we have 2 cafeterias, but we also have food trucks parked all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are okay. They are a bit small unless your willing to spend some real money.Just be careful about roommate decisions. The dorms always have something going on every weekend.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't hard they are just a bit tedious. They ask for a lot of independent study but not much higher level thinking than high school

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to do your reasearch before choosing this school. Study hard early on so that you can relax in later years. Try to find as many scholarships as possible.

    In three sentences

    It is a very open and diverse campus. The people are friendly but the school is in the heart of a bad neighborhood.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is ALWAYS lit and campus police are the absolute nicest people ever. They're also everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    Exploring the city never gets old. There's so much to do in Philadelphia.

    Food and Dining

    Pepsi products. Make of what you want with that.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to make friends and gain new experiences, especially during your first few years.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are definitely challenging, but the professors do care. They are very helpful and willing to help any student who asks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple is what you make of it. If you want fun, it can be fun. If you want academically focused, it can be academically focused.

    In three sentences

    Temple has so far been the best experience of my life. I absolutely love the atmosphere.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are everywhere and they're good at their job. They only harass the people who deserve to be harassed. If you're acting stupid, expect to be told so. If you're just having a good time, they'll leave you alone.

    Greek Life

    Lame.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have no experience in these, I'm an engineering student, we don't get to have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a University degree while paying for a community college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spring Fling every year the week of April 20th, big block party. That's about it.

    Bang for the buck

    I suppose for the cost of the school, the level of frustration the average student goes through is on par with the price. I can't imagine other schools being any less frustrating.

    What to do for fun

    This is a dry campus, with a bar in the center of it. Use your imagination ;)

    Food and Dining

    Awesome but expensive. Food trucks are amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I have no experience living on campus, but they just built a new dorm that is the tallest building in North Philadelphia

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging to a decent level, but in most cases if used common sense it would be more engaging than challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need to take math for your major, do it at a community college first. You'll save yourself money and get a better GPA because of it.

    In three sentences

    Temple Univ. is probably the most diverse college you'll ever attend. The math dept. is out of control and has ridiculously high standards. The state of the campus is in shambles.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple Police is all over the place!!

    Greek Life

    Lots of Greek Organizations for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs to get involved with on campus, arts, improv, dance, you name it,as well as Greek.

    Great for these types of students

    Young, non traditional or in between.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bill Cosby and President Clinton came to visit, always something to do!

    Bang for the buck

    Great Price for the school!!

    What to do for fun

    Concerts, downtown Philadelphia, theatre and arts are available and many places to volunteer if you want to be creative and help the community too.

    Food and Dining

    Food everywhere, no one will starve!!

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of dorms and apartments within walking distance to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but fun too!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask your professor or anyone on campus for help, and you will get advice on any subject. The Library, and Jill for research, awesome sources.

    In three sentences

    I like Temple University because the staff really work with you as an undergraduate student. I am an older student and have faced some difficulties returning to school, but Barbara in financial aid, Patrick my advisor in the School of Media, and Lee R and Marla B in the Theatre department have all been great. I can't for get about Dr. Silk, Dr. Palzcynski, and my favorite TA Laura I in the Art History Department or Dr, Gholston in Education. All professional and helpful.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will be living in one of the safest cities in the world, in one of the safest countries in the world. While Japan (like any other place) has its share of odd folks, you would still be safer here in this major city then wherever you live now. That isn't a personal boast, but purely fact.

    Clubs and Activities

    The vast majority of on campus clubs seem to be very similar to the traditional clubs you would find at universities in the US. However, if you and some of your class mates wish to create a more nontraditional club, that option is available as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in learning Japanese language or about Japanese culture. Might also be suitable for someone who has only ever wanted to try living abroad in a unknown foreign land.

    Bang for the buck

    While the tuition may be expensive, the experiences you will having living and attending school here far outweigh the cost. If you decide to be adventurous and assimilate to the Japanese way of life, you will find that the cost of living is substantially lower, than say buying McDonald's every night. Over all, a very good investment in your future and your present!

    What to do for fun

    Having one of the world's best integrated train, subway and bus systems; you can easily reach famous clubs, restaurants, temples, shrines, or other landmarks without ever having to get into a car. If you can think of it, you can probably find it in Tokyo! There is always an event or festival going on somewhere in Tokyo and you will never run out of things to do or places to go!

    Food and Dining

    The best food in the wood is in Japan, bar none. You will find fresher meats and vegetables no where else in the world, and Tokyo is the culinary hub of Japan. With access to specialty Japanese dishes and foods from all over the world, you will definitely NOT be disappointed with the food or dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    As I was not required to stay in the dorms, I cannot comment on the dorm life at TUJ. However, from the fliers and brochures I read, they looked quite comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying at any university can be stressful, and attending TUJ is no different. While you will be living and surrounded by the excitement of living in Tokyo, you'll still be required to take regular tests, write essays and create presentations and speeches just as you would any other university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tuition for attending Temple University Japan Campus can be really expensive. To complicate matters, the cost of living in Tokyo is comparable to that of Los Angeles and New York City. Be sure to exhaust all scholarship and grant options available!

    In three sentences

    Located in the best city and country in the world, Temple University Japan Campus offers anyone with an interest in Japan or Japanese culture the opportunity to spend 4 years immersed in the Japanese way of life while earning their Bachelors degree. With an extremely helpful English and Japanese speaking staff, some of the more stressful aspects of living in a foreign country can be handled with ease. The curriculum and educational environment is top notch and I highly recommend this university to anyone interested in studying abroad!

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Wasn't involved

    Great for these types of students

    Resourceful and self-motivated

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Seventh Floor of Fox is great to study

    What to do for fun

    Go out and visit the city!

    Tips for prospective students

    As an incoming student at Temple University you should be proactive about your course schedule and other academic resources. Be sure to visit advising in order to help you make the most out of your education

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a huge university will many facilities and resources. It allows it's students many many options to tailor their education to their specific needs. Temple offers many opportunities to be involved in student organizations and internships in order to prepare one for professional life.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 112 of 312

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe. There are security guards absolutely everywhere, and you need a student ID to get into all buildings. Be careful when going off campus, though. Be aware of your surroundings and travel in groups, especially after dark, because North Philly is not considered a very safe area. If you're smart and careful, though, you should be fine.

    Clubs and Activities

    Temple hails over 300 student organizations. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and engage with our large and diverse student population.

    Great for these types of students

    Organized, street smart, self-motivated, and open-minded.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a beach. Okay, it's not a real beach with sand or anything. But when it's nice out, students all lie out on towels and hang out on the lawn by the bell tower. It's actually kind of funny.

    Bang for the buck

    Although tuition has unfortunately been going up every year, in state tuition is still relatively low, compared to any private school. Temple has a lot to offer for what you pay (a fitness center, rock climbing wall, tech center, counseling services, student health services, games, activities, advising, you name it!) so as long as you take advantage of these resources, it is worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, Temple has several gyms that are free for students, with both cardio and strength training equipment. The gym is a great place to go when you�re stressed with finals or need a study break. One of the gyms even has fitness classes, such as Zumba, yoga, Pilates, and spinning. There is also The Reel, Temple�s movie theater, which plays two-dollar movies every month, and can be a fun, relaxing night with friends. If you want to get involved, there are hundreds of student groups where you can try something new and meet students around a common interest. If you are into sports, Temple usually has good football and basketball teams, depending on the year, but regardless of how we do, the games are a lot of fun, not to mention free for students. For the partiers, there are parties off campus all the time. Personally, I�m not into the partying, and I still find plenty of fun things to do, but if you want it to be a party school, it can be. There is a lot going on in Philadelphia, so be sure to get off campus and check it out, because that is where the most exciting things happen. The advantage of living in the city is that you are a short subway ride away from all kinds of museums, theaters, parks, and events. Take advantage of being a student- there are discounts to most museums and shows around the city. There is tons of shopping, a wide range of restaurants, and plenty of historical and cultural sites. Philly has a little of something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    Temple's dining services are expensive, a bit inconvenient, and not too tasty. However, there are plenty of other options. There are food trucks all over campus, just steps away from any given building. The best is probably the crepe truck, but there are tons of other choices, like sandwiches, subs, pizza, Chinese, breakfast foods, fruit, and even a cookie truck. The trucks are wide ranging, delicious, and cheap. Also, if you are interested in cooking, there is a Fresh Grocer store right down the street from campus, and plenty more grocery stores around the city if you are willing to make the trip for something more specific, like Trader Joe�s, Whole Foods, or Walmart.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms vary in size and quality depending on how much you are willing to pay. However, even in the cheapest dorms, you can have a great living experience. The least expensive dorms provide even more opportunities to meet other students and make friends. The buildings with communal bathrooms definitely have their advantages: you don't have to clean your own bathroom and the trip to the bathroom usually involves running into a friend and hanging out for a while. It sounds weird, but it's a definite perk! There are also Living Learning Communities, if you want to live with students with a similar interest. I lived on the Music and Dance Major floor my freshman year, and it was super helpful for me to get to know the other students in my class. There are more living learning communities based on major, and then others centered on common interests like sustainability or healthy lifestyles. I think these definitely help give students something to bond over, and would highly recommend them. The disadvantage to the dorms is that there are not enough of them. Most students only live there for their freshman and maybe their sophomore year, but after that move off campus. There are plenty of affordable apartments a short walking distance from campus, just remember that it is not the safest area and you have to be careful. If you pay attention to your surroundings and look confident, though, you should be fine. There is also a free bus service that will take students to off campus apartments at night.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, classes range from an easy A to rather difficult and time consuming. This mainly depends on the class, instructor, and student. In many cases, the class is what you make of it. If you want to just slide by, you can do that. However, if you want to apply yourself and really grow from your college experience, the classes provide more than enough challenges to make your education effective.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a non-traditional college experience - one that teaches you as much about street smarts as it does book smarts - then Temple is your school. Living in North Philadelphia drastically impacts student life. It is not a sheltered college campus like other schools. Temple, and Philadelphia in general, has a lot to offer, but you have to be willing to give up that idea of college life where you are relatively closed off from the rest of the world and living in a college centered town. As long as you are smart and safe, Temple will teach you more about the real world than any other school. However, I cannot emphasize the �be safe� aspect enough. North Philadelphia can be dangerous if you are not careful, so please be aware and always travel in groups.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a huge, unique, urban-style university situated in North Philadelphia. The school has a lot to offer in terms of its wide-ranging academic programs, diverse students, real-world campus, and community involvement/activities. Not to mention, Bill Cosby went to Temple (�nuff said, right?)

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Readiness to help one another succeed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students are more approachable than expected and the professors are also available at all times

    What to do for fun

    Tennis and playing soccer

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Students must stay focused, and keep the midnight candle burning

    In three sentences

    Temple is academically challenging. The environment is friendly but seriousness is our goal It is accessible from many parts of Philadelphia

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of entertaining programs, tours an group works.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, keep your GPA high.

    In three sentences

    It is one of the big universities in Philadelphia. Students can get lots of scholarship and can pay fee which is low compared to other campuses. Temple gives proper knowledge to the students and mold them to a perfect person.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't explored the clubs yet, but I've heard they have a gaming club!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to study abroad!

    Bang for the buck

    It's around $20,000 just to get to Temple's Tokyo campus, but a little over $8,000 for every quarter after that (if you attend full time).

    What to do for fun

    I've heard you can just start a city exploration party by going down to the dorm common rooms and asking who wants to join.

    Food and Dining

    TUJ has a vendeteria where you can eat or get something from one of the toonnnss of vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    As far as I can see, TUJ has three dorms, including an all-women's dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard it's not too bad, you can pass the classes if you take notes and pay attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always click the 'contact us' button. I did, and they assigned me an admissions counselor to help me figure out the steps to applying and getting my visa figured out.

    In three sentences

    I'm excited to be applying to Temple University's Japan campus in Tokyo soon!!!

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    peabody hall

    What to do for fun

    the subway can take you to theaters, stadiums, and shopping centers

    Tips for prospective students

    there is help at every corner

    In three sentences

    challenging, diverse, promising

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go home?

    Food and Dining

    Can't say anything, I do not eat there but the food trucks are great!

    Dorm Life

    Can't really say anything, I don't dorm there but I heard it was great!

    Academic Rigor

    It mainly depends on your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off. Take your classes seriously.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is the best school. Campus is really nice. Easy to get to and easy to get around.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    YOU HAVE THE CITY TO YOURSELF!

    Food and Dining

    Could be better.

    Dorm Life

    The best way to get accustomed to a new school is having no choice but to. Living in a dorm will help you meet some of your greatest life friends

    Academic Rigor

    Course loads vary greatly depending on the instructor. Not much of an all across the board grading system.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be smart about coming here. If the city terrifies you do not attend Temple. But if you are fearless and truly want to be Temple Made I wish you luck!

    In three sentences

    Temple is a diverse school right in North Philadelphia. It is a great school with amazing opportunities. The amount of growing you will do in a short 4 years is an experience worth living!

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The SAC The Pearl Movie Theater Travel to Center City

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and there's a lot of variety.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your hardest. The work may seem like a lot but if you manage your time wisely, you'll be fine.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is the epitome of amazing universities! The staff are great, the teaching is wonderful, and the students are phenomenal. Temple is the best university in the city of Philadelphia.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is always lit up and being in philadelphia has some parents worrying, however there is no need. Campus is 100% safe.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in center city! Shopping, movies, concerts, museums, first friday! You have to get involved and there is really cool stuff to do!

    Food and Dining

    It gets repetitive however everything is really good!

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm! However, I cannot wait to lie off campus next year!

    Academic Rigor

    I have had classes that are challenging but not so challenging that I could not keep up, if that happens you can easily drop and switch clases to suit your own needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid! Keep an open mind! Be smart and safe.

    In three sentences

    I love Temple University and its central location in philadelphia. There is a diverse student body. All of the teachers truly care about their students if the students care about their education.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many misconceptions about campus safety. Since Temple University is in North Philadelphia, many people think it is not in a good area and students are not safe. This is not true. We have our own police department on campus and they constantly patrol the area. There are multiple security guards in booths and on bikes and in every single building. I've been a student here for almost 3 years and absolutely nothing bad has happened to me. I live off campus too! You just have to be street smart. I believe our campus is one of the safest spots in the city.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition rate is grate compared to many other schools of the same quality. It is cheaper for in-state students, however the out of state price isn't outrageous either.

    What to do for fun

    Since center city Philadelphia is just a short subway ride away, there are plenty of things to do. Many places in the city have purchase and admissions discounts for TU students. On campus, there are always tons of events going on. The Liacouras Center holds many different concerts and shows.

    Food and Dining

    There are a cafes in most buildings, one main dining hall, and a food court/dining hall area. In addition to this, there are multiple local restaurants and tons of food trucks. If you are craving any kind of food, you are likely to find it on campus, and it's delicious too!

    Dorm Life

    There are a variety of residencies on campus and a brand new building has just gone up, Morgan Hall. It is the tallest building on campus and filled with rooms for students.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a variety of course and each college is different. The academic rigor varies for each college and program of study, however the university as a whole has much to offer academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't know what you want to study, do not be afraid to apply undecided. Many students change there major and there are advising centers for each school to help with the process. Since there are a decent amount of general education courses that all students have to take, going in undecided for your freshman year will do no harm to your graduation date.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a well-rounded, expansive, and diverse university where you can study just about anything. The campus is wonderful, close to the city and completely safe. There are always plenty of opportunities at hand and things to do and get involved with.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple has taken care to ensure the safety of their students, from cameras and well lit streets, to police panic buttons and easy to spot bicycle cops. You will feel safe no matter what time of day or night.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs here are always willing to accept more members and some clubs are interconnected as well so you will see familiar faces all around. The activities are pretty fun to parttake into as well, as long as it is something you enjoy, you cannot go wrong with either choice.

    Great for these types of students

    This establishment is great for students with a purpose, anyone who knows where they want to go, especially in the business fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a giant owl that I use as a reference point for finding friends and places, this owl is in its place in commemorations for its Alumni. The Egg within Alter Hall provides a great study area and sometimes there will be free food as well.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, Temple is a great university for the education that you are given. This is a school that once you have attended it you will say that you have been able to learn many things of value and take it beyond your college years.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do within Temple: from Free Food Fridays, to The Reel, and Karaoke Tuesdays at Maxi's. Most of the Student Professional Organizations will have a booth or something going on and will bring guest speakers, snacks, and sometimes even entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    There are more than enough choices for students' food cravings at Temple, if the Student Center is not the place for you, then there are dozens of food trucks available as well as Maxi's if you are craving pizza and a beer. If you are in need for a quick coffee and a muffin, almost every building has a place where you can buy something for a quick pick-me-up before class.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on Campus surround the school and are conveniently located near shopping areas to help promote ease of access to the necessities a student might need at any given time. The buildings themselves are constantly being updated to ensure the best comfort possible for everyone living inside.

    Academic Rigor

    In the beginning of each semesters all of the teachers will explain that it is important to know the syllabus and the grading scale. Another important thing is to take advantage of the teacher's office hours, they are here to help you out, and will make you feel better for stopping by and slowly explaining any difficulties that you are having with the class material.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to apply to Temple University, I highly suggest you take one of the school tours beforehand. Another big help is to speak with one of the counsellors to see if this school is right for you. In the beginning, both your advisers and your teachers will stress that it is important for you to know if Temple is the best place that will help you go were you want to in your future.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a great place for someone who knows where they want to go. Willing to help you along the way the faculty and staff are always willing to help you with your questions and concerns. The students here are also very friendly as well as welcoming to new faces.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Huge variety, and food is great but the lines are long and the eating area is crowded.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics carry a large workload but you will learn something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to take morning classes and get there early if you do not want to park 8 to 10 blocks away.

    In three sentences

    The staff and students at Temple university are wonderful and helpful. The parking situation is confusing and cause one a lot of stress. The professors are smart, understanding and grade fairly.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going into center city!

    In three sentences

    Diverse, Alive, incredible

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, shy, friendly, want to have fun type of students.

    What to do for fun

    There's tons of activities to do everyday. There's plently of parties to go to. There's a lot of shopping you can do downtown. It's so much to do, you just have to be willing to find it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just stay focus on your goal and don't let any outside obstacles distract you and you'll be fine. Don't ever give up!

    In three sentences

    Temple Univeristy is very diverse. Temple University is the cool for you if you love the city life. I love being at Temple University because of all the opportunities it has to offer.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for adventurous students that like to go out and do different things. Not a school for everyone though, students have to get used the the hustle and bustle of living in the city.

    What to do for fun

    Temple house many school events throughout the year that are lots of fun to attend with friends. If you're looking to get away from school, taking a short subway ride into Center City allows for many different things to do. Also, that party life at Temple is allows booming. Frats and house parties are always going on.

    Food and Dining

    Temple University has one dining hall in Johnson and Hardwick hall. The food is typical college food, but if you get sick of eating there, the Student Center has a lot more choices! Howard Gittis Student Center has many different food stations where you can use your meal card to eat!

    Dorm Life

    There are many options when it comes to living on campus. Temple offers communal dorms, suite styled dorms, and even 5+ person apartments. All buildings are taken care of and run respectively.

    Academic Rigor

    From Fox School of Business to Tyler School of Art, Temple's academic programs have won national awards! Students receive a quality education from professors who love what they do and know what they are teaching. Work load can be demanding, but what else would you expect from a respected university!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of living in the city! Center city is just a subway ride away from fine dining, great shopping, and even historical sites!

    In three sentences

    Temple is a high quality university in the heart of Philadelphia. Academic programs are nationally ranked and professors are very helpful. Being in the city gives every student endless opportunities!

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's way too much to do for fun. Temple always has something set up around the bell tower. For example, today a truck full of snow came on campus. The snow was dumped and then made into a skate board ramp. If this isn't pretty awesome, I don't know what is.

    Food and Dining

    There is a food truck on every corner on campus. If you find yourself walking on a street with no food truck, you've ventured too far off campus. The cultural melting pot is evident when trying to find something to eat. On campus you can find any type of food from Greek rice and curry chicken to Jamaican beef patties.

    Dorm Life

    I've never dormed on campus but I've heard it's a pretty amazing experience. Dorms have parties and activities for students on a daily basis.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at Temple are extremely dedicated to teaching and expanding the minds of their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I could sit down with my freshman self I'd tell her to branch out and seek help when needed. Temple offers an immense amount of assistance in almost any area you could think of.

    In three sentences

    Colleges don't come more diverse than Temple. Temple is melting pot of cultures. The campus is extremely friendly and inviting.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Overall Temple University is a good school to attend. There are teachers there that are willing to help you as best as they can to make sure you succeed.

    What to do for fun

    Because I don't live on campus I am not there for activities, but I hear there is a lot of cool things that go on. There are the basketball and football games that a lot of people are into. Haven;t had the chance to attend any, but I hear they are good.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of affordable food trucks on campus which I prefer over the food inside the dining areas mainly because I do not have a food plan and I've had experience with campus food and it wasn't the best. Some places are expensive so I would pack a lunch.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm or on campus to answer this question.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are going to attend or are thinking about attending I would like to say that it is a welcoming community. There are a lot of things to do especially if you decide to live on campus and off campus housing isn't too far from what I've heard. There are a lot of things on campus to accommodate you and Temple's security seems to be top notch.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a large university. It is close to home, so that is a plus. I am enrolled at the Tyler School of Art and so far it is interesting.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Very diverse campus. Urban environment. great food!

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple's police force is said to be number 1 in the nation. You see them almost everywhere and they have all of campus covered. There are blue boxes to call for help in a lot of places and TUAlerts are e-mailed or texted to you if something happens on campus regarding anything unsafe, to let you know to avoid a certain area, or to be on the lookout for someone suspicious.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities to choose from. All of them are involved on campus with fundraising or selling shirts for big games.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities. I am in the Running Club, the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, Temple University Community Service Association, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. There are clubs for athletics, hobbies, academics, and almost anything else you can think of. To give you an example, we have a Rock, Paper, Scissors Club and a Harry Potter Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Go here if you are ambitious and are willing to explore, or if you maybe did not grow up in a big place like Philadelphia and want to get out of your comfort zone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual location on campus is Founder's Garden. It is really pretty and lies next to Speakman Hall. What makes it strange is that school founder Russell Conwell is buried there with his wife. I have been told that if you go next to the graves, sometimes cell phone service gets messed up.

    Bang for the buck

    I think Temple is definitely worth every penny you would invest into your college career. It has so much more to offer than an expensive, small private school would and it has a great reputation.

    What to do for fun

    Almost anything you can think of is available nearby. We are a Division 1 school and with your ID, you can go to all home sporting events for free. There are also many options the campus makes available, like different trips, a fall festival, a spring fling and more to entertain students. If somehow you cannot find something interesting on campus or if you want to explore, we have a subway and train stop right at Temple that will take you to Center City or a suburb for something to do. Philadelphia is a large, historic city and there is no limit to what you can find to do. My favorite things in the city are Eastern State Penitentary, the Reading Terminal Market, Penn's Landing, LOVE park, and Boathouse Row. If you have friends at a college in the city, there is no problem getting to visit them.

    Food and Dining

    I cannot stand when people complain about Temple's food because I have been to a lot of other college campuses and have sampled their food and nowhere has come close to how good it is here. The usual complaint is that it is the same thing or nothing good today. There are tons of options. The regular dining hall J&H is right under the Johnson and Hardwick dorms and has a wide variety of food, including vegan, salad, oriental, traditional, a cereal bar, deserts, soups, sandwiches, pasta, and more. There is also another place you can use your meal at the Student Center also known as the SAC. This offers sushi, mexican food, wraps, hoagies, cheesesteaks, Chinese, southern food, pizza, salad, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and wings. If you do not feel like using meals, there are tons of food trucks sitting along the streets of campus, the best I have had so far includes Insomnia Cookies and the Creperie. There are also other places on campus that accept Diamond Dollars, like the Fresh Grocer, Subway, Qdoba, Chinese and Japanese restaurants, pizza places and so much more. Our campus also features many different kinds of coffee including big names like Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and Saxbys.

    Dorm Life

    Go for 1940. I lived there my freshman year and it was great. It is in the heart of campus on beautiful Liacouras Walk within a short walking distance of food. It is suite-style, which means there are 2 rooms with 2 people each and the 4 of you share a toilet and shower that are in separate rooms. 1300 is also suite-style and just as nice, but it is on the edge of campus. Johnson and Hardwick are your average 2-person dorms with a shared bathroom per hallway. DO NOT get Peabody. It is the oldest dorm option available. If you like the idea of having an apartment-style place with a TV, microwave, oven, and refrigerator, check out The Edge.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple has some highly ranked programs and I will not lie, things can get challenging. But if you keep your head up and work hard, you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am not saying you should not care about your classes, by all means, definitely do try your hardest, but do not try to get so worked up about grades and caught up in all of the stress that your first year can bring you. It is a big change for some people, especially people who are not from the city like me. One of my most valuable pieces of advice is to get positively involved with the campus as much as possible because it does help you meet new people and have something else to think about besides academics.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a great place for college students and is full of wonderful opportunities. You will never get bored between your work load, all of the things to do in the city, all of the clubs and organizations to participate in on campus, and going to Division 1 athletic events. Even though Temple has a large population, it can still sometimes seem like a smaller college because you do see many faces around frequently and if you try hard enough, you can get more one-on-one time with your professors.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    Not granted housing for all four years

    Academic Rigor

    The Library was really big !

    In three sentences

    When I went there it had a city campus kind off feel for it so if you want something like that then i say go for it.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As rumor has it, Temple is not located in the best possible location. However, the security present is amazing. Temple has its own police sector as well as security guards. There are blue emergency telephones all over campus in case of emergency. The cops are always around at Temple and the fact that I see them constantly makes me reassured that I am safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Temple has an endless amount of clubs and activities ready for each student to join. Students are also able to start up their own clubs if the specific one they want is not already present at Temple.

    Great for these types of students

    Temple is a great place for students who have the urge to branch out and discover themselves. Temple has a diverse student body, many things to do, and a great support system of teachers and staff who want to help students succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bell Tower is one of my favorite places on campus. It sits right in the middle and is a place where a student can sit outside and just hangout in between classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple University is not overly priced for a college. I feel as though I get the right amount for my money by attending there.

    What to do for fun

    Because Temple is located in the city, there are many things students can do for fun. Various clubs and organizations have been founded at Temple so there is almost always something for each student to identify with. If students are interested in starting their own organizations, they are permitted to as well. Getting into Center City Philadelphia is really easy considering it is just a short subway ride away. Students can get away from campus for awhile and explore city life.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Temple is pretty good for being on a college campus. There are many places such as Subway, Maxi's Pizza, and Master Wok which accept Diamond Dollars (Temple's form of currency). The Howard Gittis Student Center also has a variety of locations which provide all different types of food. The Student Center accepts the University's meal plan. In one of the residence halls, there is a cafeteria which accepts the meal plan. Each day brings about a new menu and options for students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Temple is pretty average for a college campus. There are different style rooms students can choose to live in and they vary based on what each student needs particularly. Typical 2-person dorms are available along with 4-person dorms and suites as well. All the dorms are pretty big and allow for students to meet new people and start new friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor present at Temple varies from program to program. However, I would definitely say it is not an easy school to attend. In order to receive good grades, the students have to be willing to put in effort and study consistently. Getting behind in classes can happen easily, especially during the first and second semesters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work. Being a student at Temple is similar to any other college and students need to be willing to put in the effort to receive good grades. Don't be afraid to ask for help or talk to your professors. Although they may seem intimidating, they really do want you to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a place where students are able to make a name for themselves in different ways. Temple consists of a diverse student body which allows each student to grow as individuals both socially and academically. Temple gives students the opportunities of a lifetime and has something to push each student to achieve their goals.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a few instances where I reconisder the safety of the area but overall I believe that if you are smart and conscious about your surroundings you will be ok. Mischievous events generally occur in the late night when someone is walking by themselves, which in and of itself is a foolish thing to do anywhere in Philly. The school has security patrolling the area 24/7 and there are emergency booths situated around the campus in case something happens.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Student Activities Organization is very well organized in this school. A student has a wide array of options in clubs and activities and can look them up on the Temple website. Very rarely are clubs not doing something on their own and rather often one can see clubs working together for certain events.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love an urban setting, who are very social, cosmopolitan,

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, yes I would say that Temple is one of the cheaper universities in the area. Other schools in the state tend to be rather expensive. It is a widely-renowned university in a large metropolitan area so it is not like one is attending an obscure college. This facilitates networking and furthermore a student gets access to many services and programs on campus. The Career Center is a good example of this and it has proven very helpful- in my case- in attaining a professional career.

    What to do for fun

    A student can join group activities to keep themselves preoccupied. There are also always on-campus parties rather often but those usually aren't very fun (contrary to popular belief Temple isn't a party school). I would instead take the subway down to Center City because it is only 10 minutes away from Main Campus. There are a million things to do downtown and the fact that I now live so close to it makes things easier.

    Food and Dining

    In my experience I did not like the food options available on campus. The two cafeterias available on campus have food that does not usually taste good. Luckily there are food trucks but those are never a very healthy food option. There were times where I was left feeling very sick for whatever reason so that was unpleasant.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Peabody which was the cheapest option. I would advise dorming in a more expensive complex because my experience was less than enjoyable. The people overall were pleasant but the building itself had many sanitary issues.

    Academic Rigor

    Many individuals advised me to attend a small, liberal arts college but I was surprised with the academics in this school. A lot of the material can be challenging but luckily many of the professors in my field were rather helpful. There were never really nights where I had to pull on all-nighters so it was usually manageable. Classes aren't as individualistic as I'd like them to be, but that's all part of the experience of a big school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to be as fully aware of your financial aid situation because the financial administration is not as helpful as it should be. If you happen to get in any fiscal problems, make sure you deal with them as soon as possible. You may have to visit the aid office more than once. Get involved in school if you can. Join group activities to meet new people and get familiar with different environments. It really can be a refreshing experience. Just be sure not to overload on activities because you have other responsibilities as well. If you want to apply for work study do it as soon as you can. A lot of people try to enroll in work study at once so space is really tight. Upper classmen usually have a higher chance of getting a job in work study.

    In three sentences

    Temple is part of a great inner city atmosphere and so it has a lot to offer to its students. The academics can be challenging at times but it is never too overwhelming. The experience overall depends on the student and whether or not they are willing to take advantage of certain opportunities.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safe on campus not so much off campus

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a music major and the possibilites are endless.

    Bang for the buck

    You get so much interaction with the students here that is worth the money to consider this school.

    What to do for fun

    the city has endless offerings as well as campus life

    Food and Dining

    great food especially the food trucks.

    Dorm Life

    the best ever

    Academic Rigor

    very challenging classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for admission to Temple.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for anyone who loves to be in the city. The professors are top notch. You get a lot of personal attention.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't let the fact that Temple is located in Philadelphia turn you away from applying. I always feel safe on campus. You will almost always run into a police officer wherever you go on campus. Dorms are very safe with security officers sitting at every door.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do in the city. You can go to a sporting event, go to some of the museums around town, or go see a movie. The reel is a theater available to students on campus. $2 movies are perfect on a college student budget.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options on campus for food. Not all places accept meal plans, a lot of them do accept diamond dollars. There are also many food trucks on campus and of course there are many options off campus too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fine. I live in 1940 our dorm is clean and the other dorms that i've been to are kept very clean as well. The only downside to living in a dorm is abiding by the rules.

    In three sentences

    Great school with a beautiful campus. Attending Temple will open up many doors to endless career enhancing opportunities

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    two of my bosses graduated from here, I am really looking forward to visiting this school. I believe it will be everything I am looking for ! cant wait, I am so excited for temple <3

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They make sure you're safe on and around campus. I feel secure.

    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious, Unique, Hard-Working

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I am getting the best value education for what I am paying.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, the Student Center always has interesting and usually free activities for all students throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    J and H should be avoided, though the sac isn't bad. The best food can be found in the trucks scattered all around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm living is an important experience for all freshman. They make sure you're well cared for there.

    Academic Rigor

    Since GenEd classes are required for all students, you are constantly learning things from areas outside your major. They are helpful and useful in the real world and force exposure of other areas.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple is a great place with an awesome environment for meeting new people, working, and having fun. I love it here so much.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a fantastic place. It's a melting pot of all different kinds of people who are all hungry for acheiving their goals. Though it's such a highly populated school, I always feel like a unique individual.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple's police force are not rent-a-cops; they have the same exact training as the Philadelphia police force and are omnipresent throughout campus whether on bikes, foot, or cars. Occasionally I've seen a horse or two. Always willing to walk students to destinations. Temple has a Shuttle Bus for late nights at the TECH center that take you where ever you need to go, whether it be Broad and Diamond or Broad and Girard.

    Greek Life

    Moderate, not overly in your face around campus, but still dominant if you like that. Provide some of the night life as well. More fraternities that sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons and Tons and Tons of clubs, inter murals and sports clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a balance, students who study hard but want to enjoy college also, students who are edgy, students who are feeling they want to branch out, students who are ready for real world challenges, students who want diversity, students who have never known diversity and want to be exposed. If you go here, there is a type for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The train station right on campus makes commuting easy, as well as getting to the airport and all other places. Temple Made. Philly Made. Self Made.

    Bang for the buck

    I do believe you get things by being a Temple student that you will not get at many other colleges. College in general is just too expensive. Temple is not as much as private schools but more that state schools. That being said, scholarship opportunity is particular. Depends on your financial situation; they do have hefty fin aid packages. Here's a hint: Temple LOVES transfer students. Not a bad idea to save some money at your Community College then join us at Temple if money is tight. Only Caveat, be sure classes you take will transfer. Temple has affiliations with most community colleges.

    What to do for fun

    Student Activities and Campus Rec is always having exciting things for students. There are many pick up games of sports. Center City and south street is but a subway station away and there is always something fun to do there. At night, there are places on and around campus for music, dancing, socializing, and live shows.

    Food and Dining

    College food is not so bad, but is not gourmet. Temple has tons of outside dining including trucks, vendors, Chinese, Subway, Ritas, Dunkin, Starbucks, Wendys, Mcdonalds and anything else you can imagine surrounding campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very secure. The quality of dorms vary depending on which one you reside. Loved my time in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Certainly depends on your major. All science classes are particularly challenging from what I have experienced. That being said, there are tons of resources for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about Temple and living there, try to stay overnight to get the vibe. If you are undecided, Temple is a great choice because there are thousands of majors and general education classes to take while you figure things out. Temple is a city school, you will find yourself taking advantage of the urban setting. While on campus, you still get the typical campus feel, but with a skyline in the background. Be aware, most sophomores do not live in the dorms, but in apartment style or off campus housing.

    In three sentences

    Temple University offers a variety of studies and a diverse student population in all ways. This creates the ultimate learning experience learning from all angles. Temple has come a very long way since it has started, and has made its presence in Philadelphia known.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are guards always around, even on the way to the train station. There are also emergency buttons on blue poles, and have their own phone number. They also have an alert system if something happens, sending information to your phone and email.

    Greek Life

    As I said before, it has a huge range.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I said before, it has a huge range. There are sororities, fraternities, honor clubs, professional organizations, cultural clubs, social clubs, and intramural.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for those who don't mind large universities. It's not likely that you will know everyone from all the schools in the university. It is great for those who want to create a large network of people. The most successful students are those who are proactive and work hard.

    Bang for the buck

    This university gave me the most scholarships, and the cost is low. It has a wide range of everything - majors, people, cultures, etc., so you will definitely find what you are looking for. If not, you are welcome to create it!

    What to do for fun

    I don't have extensive information on that, since I commute, but there are many interesting clubs and organizations. The Main Campus Program Board (MCPB) and Student Activities put together some fun days. During the warm months, people are also playing various games, which anyone can join in.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best (gourmet), but not the worst. The are salad bars, Asian foods, soul food, fast food. Lots of choices, both healthy and not. Prices are good.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the major, but even the less rigorous majors require a good amount of work and studying. There are also honor classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are undecided, take only the General Education (GenEd) courses, and a few introductory courses. There are two types of introductory courses: introductions into a major, or ones that go over various fields & majors. The second one I highly recommend (I took one). They take personality assessments and reflections to help guide you in your decision. Since this is such a large university, you have to take matters in your own hands. Be proactive. Use the Undergraduate Bulletin to research majors, minors, and certificates to see what will best fit for you. The advisers will not do this for you. Don't worry - you can choose to be undecided until the end of your second year, but the earlier you start, the more likely you are to graduate on time.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is diverse - in its demographic, majors, thinking, experiences, and extracurriculars. You can find your on little niche (or a big one, or pockets) here easily. It stresses (re)making yourself, and working towards your goals.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Temple police is located within the center of campus near Broad St. They patrol on foot, bicycles, or in vehicles. I do not recall seeing many if any campus police at night as I walked to the train station so it was advised for students to be careful and alert. Temple is within North Philadelphia so there are neighboring houses and people bubbling around. I'd rate safety at about a 3. There should be police near the train station which is a few blocks away and more patrolling at night. Of course during any time you are out at night you should proceed with caution.

    Greek Life

    I was not involved within the Greek life of Temple. Therefore, I do not have material to rely upon for review. Let's just say all of those college movies should not scare you away from trying this different lifestyle.

    Clubs and Activities

    I admit I am not the go to person when it comes to explaining clubs and activities but I know a good place to start looking for your first club and that is the Bell Tower. Believe me you can't miss it. It is huge and rings its bell every fifteen minutes or half an hour. It is decorated with flyers, rallies and students advertising their clubs and activities. They are all very knowledgeable and eager to educate you about their cause. Just stop by and ask!

    Great for these types of students

    Temple is not just great for specific types of students, it is great for all. With its popularity of being a diverse University, you wouldn't have any problem fitting in. There are many students from various cultures. Also keep in mind with so many students there are larger classrooms. But, depending upon your area of study these large lecture halls are often broken down to include smaller workshop/laboratory classes. So if you do not necessarily favor large lectures there is something for you. Temple does not treat students as numbers you will receive the attention and academic benefits you would receive if you attended a smaller University. The professors always offer office hours so that you may stop by to chat or catch up on an assignment. Although Temple is a huge place you do not have to fear being alone. Remember there are hundreds of other new students and students transitioning from high school who are unfamiliar with the college life. But, Temple does offer freshman programs to help students learn more about the University and provide them guidance in selecting the courses they need. Also, with Temple's diversity comes the variety of nightlife and events mentioned previously. I can imagine the Greek life offers a wide variety of chapters for all students. Temple offers something for everyone because chances are there is someone there just like you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ah, yes you see that grassy areas over there? That is home to all types of students. You may see some with a book, throwing a Frisbee or taking a nice refreshing nap. Some students are sitting cross legged in a little circle discussing projects or socializing. Although Temple is located within a big city, the campus does provide areas of fresh green grass which is surely a treat for our city goers. Another great place to meet is the Bell Tower. Students eat there, play there and of course rally for their causes. With a central location within the heart of the campus, all groups of students from the Greek to the meek gather there to reach out to all. If you walk a little further to your right near Paley Library there may be a student or two attempting the X-games on their bicycles using the railing as a base. Hey! Watch it! I advised them after almost losing my balance. I continue to walk across the street to follow that nostalgic tune of Mr. Softee. Yes, he is a regular visitor at Temple. A chocolate cone with rainbow sprinkles, please. As I continue to walk to math class over to my left there is the Founder's Garden where it is said that the Founders of Temple rest. It is a peaceful place where students sit to study or chat. The garden is located near Liacouras Walk where the always crowded 7-11 shares its home with a few other retailers. The walk is bubbling with students, campus police, professors and more, another poplar retreat at Temple. Temple is a huge place where there are many places and little areas you can begin your own unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    As with everything there are pros and cons at Temple. Let's begin with the cons and save the best for last-the pros of course! As for the cons, you are eligible to pick your next semester classes by how many credits you currently have. The more credits you have the likelihood of you being able to get the classes you need. This does seem fair since the seniors are trying to graduate and need certain classes that are not always available, rather than a freshman who has more semesters ahead of them to find the classes they need/want. However, I must say staying up until 12 or 1 a.m. in hopes of enrolling within a needed class was not my idea of a fun sleepover. As much money that is paid toward tuition there certainly should be a plethora of classes from A to double Z! Aside from academics a huge con for commuting students was parking. Within a large city parking can be a war, well Temple was no different. If you arrived early enough you could get street parking. If not, you paid $12 a day to park in a secure parking lot. With your $12 you received gated parking and a super friendly parking attendant. You could also order a parking pass from the Student Center for a discounted parking price. Depending upon your status as a student, these cons may not affect you. But I felt they were worth mentioning. As discussed previously (and here we begin the pros, see now the cons weren't so bad were they?), there are many classes to choose from that can also help you decide a major. When comparing Temple to other Universities, this was a major deciding factor. Although you may not get the class you need I assure you there are many other exciting classes that will help you reach your credit requirements and you never know they may inspire a minor! With every class, you receive very knowledgeable, friendly professors who truly care about your academic career. They will reach above and beyond to assist you along your journey. I did not feel like just another number on the enrollment list, I felt the professors really valued me as a student. Feeling valued also provides a comfortable learning environment. Students were inspired to raise their hand and voice their opinions. If you required additional help the professors always offered office hours and highly encouraged students to attend. Also, a favorite pro for students was access to the on-campus recreational center and gym. I say favorite because there was always, and I mean always a line. Eh, well standing in line was a con.

    What to do for fun

    If it is a warm sunny day why not make a spot on the grass to read a book, play Frisbee or toss a ball around with the guys? How about enjoying an ice cream cone from the famous Mr. Softee? Or have a seat out on the benches while sipping a cool refreshing 7-11 slurpie. If you are an indoor type student or its just not the type of weather to hang outside the huge bright red (you can't miss it seriously) student center has a tv room, a movie theater (that I've just discovered on my graduation day, but yes it is there), and a game room. Temple also sends out a newsletter advertising movies that are playing in the student center, different types of game night activities, spots events such as the Temple Owls basketball and more! Of course if you are affiliated with the Greek life they are often seen at the popular Bell Tower within the heart of campus advertising their exciting events. The Liacouras Center also advertises different sports events, concerts and musical performances from various artists. Be sure to subscribe to the Temple News to keep within the loop of what's going on during the nightlife on campus! Off campus the Gallery at Market East is only a few minutes away where you can enjoy three floors of shopping and food. Any train that stops at Temple will take you directly to the Gallery. A few blocks from the gallery is Chinatown, the Convention Center, City Hall and the insanely busy but poplar South Street which is filled with stores, tattoo parlors and food. Penns Landing is a few blocks away from South Street where you can check out local events held there. With Temple being located within the core of Philadelphia it is no shocker that it is a great place to learn, grow and have fun. There is always something to do whether day or night, rain or shine.

    Food and Dining

    Food-the most important meal of the day! Temple is definitely a 5 star restaurant! First off I must give my sincere credit to the young bald man at the bagel hut across the street from the library. He toasts a phenomenal bagel! I just don't know what it is but you can smell the cream cheese bubbling over the toasted bagel miles away. I have also tried Lena and Mel's (how in the world did I remember their names almost five years later?) bagels but I'd warn against them if you have a limited amount of time. Old Mel there takes sincere pride in each and every bagel that before long the bell tower is ringing signaling its time for the next class. For what it's worth, his work sure tastes great! Dunkin Donuts who? If bagels are not your thing (and well I understand since I can taste the delicious fat in the cream cheese as we speak) there are literally hundreds of lunch trucks. Temple truly prides its diversity so whether you are in the mood for Chinese, Mexican, Asian, Portuguese-you name it there is a smoking hot kitchen on wheels just for you! You can travel the world in less than ten minutes thanks to Temple's diversity pride! If you have two hour breaks in between classes like I did, there are tables in front of Anderson Hall where you can sit and enjoy food from their shops. The Student Center is only about two blocks away which is home to more food venders and yes, even Burger King (for McDonalds you have to walk a few blocks north). And who makes onion rings better than Burger King? You can sit at the cafeteria or on comfy sofa chairs which are located throughout the center. There is also a TV room and a movie theater. I must say the boys couldn't resist when I politely asked them if I could change the channel in the TV room from ESPN to MTV Jams. Well, rap wasn't their forte so they soon left the room. I enjoyed my bagel hut bagel as I watched music videos with my good friend. There is nothing like University food! If you live on campus you can also purchase a meal plan to access the University's cafeteria. They have breakfast, lunch and dinner. From Fruit Loops to sandwiches everything is there for you to grab and go! The food is good there as it is no matter where you go on campus!

    Dorm Life

    So you are planning to live on campus? Well depending upon the dorm you are assigned to you still have the opportunity to make it feel like home. However, I must say space is limited in some of the rooms (I cannot speak for all). I shared a room with one other person and it was a bit cramped. Two small single sized beds, two dressers and a closet was provided. The dresser was at the end of the bed and when you opened it, it would collide with the closet that was in front of it. There were bars on the windows which if you are not familiar with the city are actually pretty typical. The location of the dorm was very convenient with 7-11 a few doors down and the computer center a few blocks away. Downstairs in the courtyard of the dorm there was a volleyball net and a field where you could practice any type of sport. There is security in all of the dorm rooms so you would need your student ID or if you are visitor you would need a valid ID. I did feel safe within the dorms and after a few days most people can adjust.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic aspect of Temple was fair-meaning it wasn't extremely strict nor was it easy peasy (Oh Temple help me with the spelling of that word. Is it a word?). The breakdown of large lecture halls into smaller workshops/laboratories helped strengthen students' knowledge and gave them an opportunity to ask questions without feeling self conscious in front of a large audience. Temple also provided various computer labs within the buildings to give students an opportunity to do research and homework. However, the labs were often overcrowded which resulted in wait time. There weren't any time limits on how long a student can use a computer-just time spent waiting for one. Towards the end of 2007 or so, Temple expanded to include a huge computer lab within the Student Center to decrease computer wait time. The printers were laser printers unlike the Paley Library dot matrix printers (which I believe are updated now) and the computers were in superb condition. There were staff members available within the labs to offer assistance at any time. The workload at Temple was somewhat heavy at times (which of course depended upon the number of credits you took). But, the professors were usually very understanding when a deadline could not be met. Office hours were readily available and there were many resources offered within the three floors of the library. No doubt there were nights during midterms where students stayed at the library until midnight during its extended hours for studying. But isn't that the routine no matter where you enroll? However, the professors were very good at preparing and providing students with all of the materials needed for exams. As a number rating, Id rate Temple at 3.75 for academic rigor. I mean I've seen my friend's statistics homework from his University and I could have been fooled into thinking he was going for his doctrine-not a bachelors. That's how difficult it looked. The only thing I could understand on his paper was the numbers used to distinguish the problems. Although Temple is a large University there is always help should you come across such a homework assignment. As a rating of 3.75 the assignments were academically fair and stimulating. For a student looking for a fair challenge, Temple will most certainly fulfill that need without the hidden formulas behind the equations.

    Tips for prospective students

    As with any school, you should research their graduation rate and percentages. If you've decided on a major you should research if they offer all of the resources needed to successfully fulfill your major requirements. Of course if you don't have a major (and well that is perfectly acceptable) there are hundreds of core classes that are beyond your basic math and English. Who would have thought acting for non-majors would have landed me third place for best actress? Expand your knowledge and test your self against those fields once unknown to you. I used to never think twice about politics but Dr. Stavis's Comparative Politics inspired me to major in Political Science. All I wanted to do was become a writer but after visiting the academic advising center to declare my major I realized I can be both a Political Scientist and a writer. How about a political theorist writer? The possibilities are vast and you can pave the way for reaching your own unique goals. Also before choosing a major step into the academic advising center and explore job opportunities. You dont want to begin a major and then realize half way through college you want to change. Now you have to find classes for your new major and possibly pick up another semester. Overall, remember you are not alone and there are very helpful, knowledgeable advisors ready to assist you during one of the most important journeys you will embark.

    In three sentences

    Temple is known for: High percentage of graduates BILL COSBY! Diversity, Diversity, Diversity!

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just be careful at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wild Cherry Brigade, AIS, ACM

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic students will love Temple.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth the money, but pay attention to your schedule and how you are progressing in your major.

    What to do for fun

    Just visit downtown Philly!

    Food and Dining

    Food is great. I love J&H over the SAC.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms so I can't tell you.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, but rewarding when you complete them.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking into the Information Science and Technology major. Also look at the Management Information Systems as well. It is well worth the look.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a progressive and dynamic university. The diversity that is all around the school helps Temple standout from all the others. Temple is a great school and you can learn a great deal from its professors.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are endless options of food.They have food trucks all over campus that have food ranging from Thai, Halal, Korean, etc for every ethnic group or people who want to try something exotic or something they enjoy. It's affordable for students.

    Dorm Life

    Very fun yet comfortable. Another chance for students to meet people. Gives students a chance to learn about independent living.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major it can be hard but it helps the challenge ones mind. Requires a lot of studying. Helps prepare you for the working world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to study. Take advantage of on campus to meet new people make business connections, etc. Temple is a VERY diverse school try stepping outside of the box and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a big campus but it can help people to grow academically and personally. It gives students a chance to gain self-discovery. Challenges students

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    i am applying here and i really hope i get in because looks like such a great school. How much does it cost for dorms and what are they like?

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party

    Food and Dining

    Lots of variety and price ranges.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of great people to meet and activities to participate in.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the Tech Center and library to get work done. Have fun but practice good time management.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse campus. Many educational opportunities. Lots of fun, Philadelphia is a beautiful city.

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Off-campus gatherings, center city sites, shopping district, and museum district are all available to explore the heart of Philadelphia.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are well-stocked, but pricey. On campus options are also above-average in cost, but not choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms lack social activities that promote on-campus community, but they do provide connections to off-campus parties and social events.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics become rigorous if you make them so. The amount of time you put into your studies translates into the opportunities you will have available to promote and create the career you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you enjoy a diverse population of students and majors, Temple is for you.

    In three sentences

    A large urban campus with a very large student population. Help with financial services and academic planning is vague and unhelpful--faculty and staff in these departments are impatient and pessimistic. The science program is similar to the financial and academic service departments in that select one-on-one help with curriculum topics and career exploration is hard to come by/is not readily available.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never seen so much security. At night Temple has so many lights it's like its 12 noon. It is very secure

    Greek Life

    All of the greeks are represented on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for absolutely everything you can think of. They left no stone unturned.

    Great for these types of students

    Temple is great for anyone who wants to grow and succeed. It is excellent for the arts, sciences, engineering, and business student. Temple's law program is second to none.

    Bang for the buck

    The school spirit and comradery at Temple is exactly what I was hoping for out of a college. I had it in high school and was worried that I might not find it in college but I did at Temple University. I knew what I wanted to major in coming into school and my advisor is so helpful with keeping me on track that I am a double major. I have no doubt that I will graduate with a job as I'm already moving forward into an internship thanks to Temple University. It is everything you could ask for in a college.

    What to do for fun

    There is always a number of events going on, sports, arts, whatever you're into Temple has it, and it's all on our website and of course there's a phone app too so you're never out of the loop.

    Food and Dining

    We have so many options you never have to eat the same thing twice. There is even a block of Food Trucks on campus. You name it it is available to us.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm is great, I have 1 roommate and we have our own bathroom and the laundry facilities are very clean and up to date.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very different from high school. It is important to step out and develop your relationships with your professors and advisors. Temple developed their own custom program so you don't get lost in finding and following your path of your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on college visits to get a good feel for each school. Use the Cappex site for scholarship opportunities and other other college needs. Do not underestimate the power of the web in your research and don't be afraid to reach out to current students at the universities you are interested in. Stay focused and don't give up!

    In three sentences

    The absolute best university ever! Campus is user friendly and everything is very accessible. Professors are personable and keep in constant communication with the students.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much stuff to do on campus for fun. There is always an event going on. There are also sports and parties.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Temple University is ok but it becomes a repeat.

    Dorm Life

    The housing rules for Temple University are strict.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on with the readings. Utilize all on campus resources and study in advance.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is very diverse. There are many opportunities to meet new people and learn new things in and outside the classroom. Temple is a big university so if you want to be known you have to make yourself known.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like to express themselves!

    What to do for fun

    There are endless things to do in Philadelphia.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plan is a waste of money.

    Dorm Life

    Good, but more expensive than living off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as early as possible for classes as the best ones fill up early. Don't leave your GenEds for last!

    In three sentences

    Temple is a great school. It is very diverse and gives its students so many opportunities living in a great city! The professors are also very good and care very much!

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be Smart and Save

    Greek Life

    TECH Center

    Great for these types of students

    Robotic Club - Engineering

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming game

    What to do for fun

    Shopping in center city, Chinatown, movie theater, gym, party, and all other things within 20 minutes radius.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome! Inside and out.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is almost the same in every university, but it will all depend on how you live with it. While there are many options to live in the university dorm/apartment, there are also students who rent places to live near the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very competitive. The usual amount of credits per semester is 15 for 3 per class. However, there is a chance to get more money if you improve your GPA in every semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to get everything done early. Remember, if you are early then you are on time.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a college that has diverse population, the Temple might be one of your top choice. The location is great because it is near every hot spots in the city. However, please be smart when you are in the streets just like you need to be in life.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety here is awesome! They are always around which is necessary because we are in Philly. They really do an awesome job keeping us safe and there are also little police kiosk things that if you feel unsafe you just push a button and the police repond within 40 seconds.

    What to do for fun

    Well there are so many things to do, whether it be as simple as hanging out with friends or taking the subway to center city, there is always something to do. You can shop on South Street or go see a movie in Old City. With the city being just a subway trip away it really opens up your options as to what to do, and the school offers many discounted tickets for different events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good here. We have two places to eat but there will be a third in 2013. The one is a buffet style, the other one you pay for everything you buy. The Student Center, which is the non buffet style is the better choice, they have anything from sushi to cheesesteaks. They have many many options.

    Dorm Life

    I am dorming my first year here, I feel like it is an important thing to do because you meet a lot of people by doing so. The suites are really nice and you get your own bathroom/ shower that you share with 1 or 4 other girls. Make sure if you are going to room at school that you get to know your roommate before you move in.

    Academic Rigor

    So you will find some teachers are harder than others, but the most important thing is to get to know your professors. They are there to help you and they do care. The biggest difference from high school to college would be lectures, there are usually at least 50 kids that one professor is trying to teach so stay focused, get to know the professor, study, and meet new people!

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest and best tip I can give new students is to STUDY! Also, college is new and exciting but you have to manage your time wisely, know when it is time to study and when it is time to party. Also, for freshman I would take the freshman seminar class it helps a lot and it is an easy A and good for your GPA.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is absolutely the place to be. I am from a small town and there is never anything to do there, but when I came to Temple I realized that this was the place to be. There is always something to do and the professors and campus are awesome.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I don't have a meal plan because I commute.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    I am really passionate about what I'm studying (Speech Pathology) but there is still a lot of work required and the program is competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time by making studying a priority, do a little bit each day so that it doesn't build up all at once. Get involved in clubs and don't be afraid to meet new people! Also, talk to your professors, you will need recommendations down the road.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a compact, urban and diverse campus. The professors are experienced, knowledgable, and make use of technology on a daily basis. There is a lot to do and get involved in around campus.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is plenty of security. You might get a little anoid sometimes when you are running late for class and someone asks you to show your Temple ID when you enter the building.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't that great. I didn't see any fraternities or sororities scouting during the beginning of the semester or at homecoming.

    Great for these types of students

    Really diverse so anyone can find their niche here.

    Bang for the buck

    An expensive school, but has alot of newer technology and convenience for students.

    What to do for fun

    There are always things to do on the weekends and other off campus activities are always posted or flyers handed out.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants and vendors. The cafeteria food is good also and has a pretty good variety of different foods.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus so I don't know too much about dorm life, but from what I've heard its pretty cool, just a bit crowded though.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple gives students a strong academic edge because of the diversity in the courses and they screen for quality instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tour. You'll need it. The campus is huge and its easy to get lost.

    In three sentences

    Temple University has an excellent choice of programs offered.The core and general educaton courses well prepare you for your field of study. The only downside as far as academic programs is concerned is that the B.S.N nursing program only accepts first year students and not students who already have an associates degree looking to enter the program as a clinical ready junior.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a ton of Temple police all over the campus at all times. They double the amount that are out at night Thursday-Saturday.

    What to do for fun

    Take the subway to center city or south street. There's tons of shopping and tons of interesting people to see along the way. There's also really good restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really not good. You only have to deal with it freshman year though and then you can move out of the dorms and cook your own food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were okay. Try to live in Johnson or Hardwick, you will make the most friends there.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are a science major be prepared for hard classes. The tests are crazy and the questions are never like what they teach in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take A.P classes in high school. Temple accepts them, and because you have more credits you get to pick your classes before other freshman.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a fun place to go to school. There are a ton of opportunities to get extra help with school for free! Be prepared to study a lot, college is no where near as easy as high school.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Things usually don't happen to our students on campus. Yes, stepping off of campus can be a little different but Temple students feel safe and secure because there is 24 hr protection on campus grounds. Students are notified by email of all incidents and usually they take place off of main campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple has great SCHOOL SPIRIT! Everyone dressed up and really goes all out for the name. Everyone may have their little cliques, but at the end of the day we are one Temple University and in times of school initiative it is shown big time.

    What to do for fun

    Well, to start off Free food, Fun Fridays are every FRIDAY. It starts at 10 pm and goes until 2 am. All activities are free and it is a great way to meet new people. Temple houses many events ranging from concerts to protests and rallies, just feel free to be apart of any of these that you choose. Join a fraternity/sorority, club etc. Temple can meet all of your needs because we are so diverse on campus. The dorms sometimes house fun activities for residence as well. Also, attend some of the events at our events center called Temple Baptist located right by Pollet Walk or something at the dance or theater schools..

    Food and Dining

    I love Temple's food. We have so many places to eat around the city and if you have diamond dollars or a meal plan we have made it where some local restaurants and convenient stores take them. Isn't that awesome. I personally love Charleston's in our Student Center. The food is delicious and I never get tired of eating it. The only thing that may bother you is that your eating with your plan in monitored by plan. You cannot use your meal plan in the same period. Meaning breakfast time is from this time to that time and you can only eat once with the plan in that time frame etc.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can go in all directions, it all depends on the students attitude, Being a undergrad student living in a dorm you have to remember that for some students they think it is the 13th grade. They think that they will be tolerated in dorms as they may be at home. Students, just like anybody will try you and you must know what you can take and what you will take. Some are awesome roommates but some are not so awesome and it is up to each individual student to decide what they are going to bring to their dorm experience. Just remember that you pay almost 4,000 dollars to live in a dorm, so that should determine what is okay and not okay. I personally enjoyed living in dorms. I had some crazy situations, but being independent and mature I was able to make amends with neighbors and some of us our still friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes have not been that hard, but it can be very rigorous work when having to take so many Gen Ed requirements. A lot of teachers really pack a lot of work and learning in the 15 weeks of each semester and that do seek to give it all to you. I wouldn't say that you should worry unless you don't read and pay attention. Temple is a school of academic superiority.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to become apart of the Temple community I would advise that students know what they want. Temple costs way too much money to play around, but you must be serious coming here. Temple has a lot of great things to offer, but they are not that helpful in certain areas such as financial aid and academic advising. I am not saying that this is the case in every situation, but it happens a lot. Don't switch your major more than once because depending on your financial status you will regret it. On a positive note, if you are looking to secure life long connections in business, writing or just to make friends, Temple has all of that and moreI

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a multi cultural school that houses over 40, 000 students. We are considered apart of the Big East colleges and universities. Temple has some of the most extraordinary and dynamic professors in the world and I am proud to consider myself Temple Made; Temple made is our new slogan.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are countless clubs and activities run by students on campus. Also, main campus is just a short subway ride from Center City and South Street. Many kids spend their weekends here going to the city to shop, see the museums or go to sports games. Many of the dorms create activities for the residents to engage in during the week and on weekends, as well.

    Food and Dining

    For those living in dorms, meal plans are pretty much required. Overall, there is an array of dining options at Temple and you can pretty much always find something you like.

    Dorm Life

    The type of dorm you live in depends on where you choose to live, but for the most part expect typical college dorm living. Going on apps like roombug on facebook or talking to other kids at your high school who are also going to Temple will aid in finding a roommate. Overall though, expect a small room and get used to sharing your space. Temple is pretty good about keeping the dorm halls clean and the staff there are always friendly, and each hall comes equipped with computers and lounges available to residents.

    Academic Rigor

    The kinds of classes you take depend on your major and what you choose to sign up for, but for the most part expect professors who want a lot from you. Give your classwork the amount of time and attention it deserves and you'll be fine. Overall, the professors here are challenging but know the limits of their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to branch out and try new things or explore new opportunities. The wonderful thing about going to school in a city like Philadelphia is the countless opportunities that come your way. Temple has an amazing array of clubs and student activities, and every student and professor here is more than friendly and willing to help you achieve success. Everyone at this school genuinely just wants you to succeed, so don't be afraid to go for your goals in and out of the classroom.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is an incredibly accepting, diverse school. Not only is the campus made up of countless different races, nationalities, religions and overall interests, but everyone here is welcoming and excited to be apart of this institution. There are few other schools who have the amount of school pride that Temple has.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being that Temple is located in one of the most dangerous cities in the United States, the edge of campus can be very dangerous; there is typically at least one Security Alert every week. If you're within the buildings or walking through campus streets, it is safe, but wandering even just a block away from campus can be deadly, especially at night in the streets of North Philly. Temple Town, where Temple student apartments, frat houses, etc. are is mingled with the typical North Philly life, meaning it is especially more dangerous for students living in apartments.

    Greek Life

    There are many frats and sororities available at Temple and they are very diverse, for example, there are frats and sororities specifically for African American, Asian, and Hispanic students. The social life here is busy and the Greek Life here definitely knows how to party.

    Clubs and Activities

    Temple has all the clubs you can possibly think of and each club can be exciting with lots of members. However, it is a challenge to find out about half of these clubs unless you know someone either in the club or someone who knows about the club. There is a lack of promotion of clubs. Temple has great facilities for all student activities. There are three gyms, swimming pools, and even a rock climbing wall. Temple sports are also well known in the region, so sport activities with Temple are always competitive and challenging but it's one of the best!

    Great for these types of students

    Temple is great for social-butterflies, it is for those who want to have the time of their lives in college in terms of fun activities and events. Being that it is a large school in an urban city, it is a great place for adventurous students who are looking for an affordable education with high-tech facilities.

    Bang for the buck

    The facilities at Temple are amazing. There are so many student activities offered everyday, such as yoga, Pilates, kick boxing, and so on. There are advanced facilities so students can occupy their time around campus, staying fit and having fun, e.g three gyms, pool, rock climbing center, tech labs with 3,000 computers.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many student activities offered everyday, such as yoga, Pilates, kick boxing, and so on. There are advanced facilities so students can occupy their time around campus, staying fit and having fun, e.g three gyms, pool, rock climbing center, tech labs with 3,000 computers. Philadelphia is a large city for students looking to do things off campus, there is the famous South Street that is filled with shopping and famous restaurants, bustling with people every night. There is also Center City and Chinatown where there are clubs, festivals, and more restaurants. Philadelphia is also a good distance to many large shopping malls, like King of Prussia.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is expensive and although dining halls are buffet styled, the food isn't so popular with the student body. Most students prefer to eat out at lunch trucks around campus which are cheap and very tasty. However, Temple's dining facilities have huge varieties ranging from salad bars, vegan bars, dessert bars, breakfast bars, and so on.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Temple is where most students will meet their friends. The dorm halls are filled with people so socializing will never be a problem. All buildings are conditioned and generally new. There are suite-styled and luxury dorms available. In fact, there is a sky-scraper, luxury dorm building being built at the moment and will be finished by Fall 2013 for the incoming class of 2017.

    Academic Rigor

    I rated this a three because the rigor totally depends on the professor. Temple does not run on a system where all classes are rigorous. Most of the classes I have are very easy with a do-able amount of homework, projects, and tests are short and often easy (if you do your reading.)

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for a busy and fast-paced environment because it is a large, urban school so the campus is always moving, even at night. Be a reader, most of the homework assignments and tests are based on your reading. Temple isn't located in the safest neighborhood, so do some research on crime rates around the school to avoid the shock.

    In three sentences

    Temple is an affordable college with very high-tech facilities and a large amount of professors. Life at Temple is always busy because there are many people living on campus, in addition to it being in a large urban city, thus it is perfect for students looking for a great social life during their college years.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Temple has more than 300 clubs and activities so there is always something going on. And if there is no club for you, you can always get three of your friends and start your own!

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall doesn't have the best food, but it's not so bad because there is so much more! Philadelphia is a place full of culture and you can find many types of food where ever you go.

    Dorm Life

    Staying in dorms gives you the chance to meet so many new people. Dorm activities give you the chance to make new friends all the time!

    Academic Rigor

    There is a wide variety of classes and being undecided is completely normal. The staff are actually interested in and care about the well being of the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be fully independent and do things on your own. Don't be afraid to come out of your comfort zone and try new things. The neighborhood is not that bad!

    In three sentences

    I am a freshman at Temple and so far I love it. There are opportunities and events everywhere you turn and the energy a vibe is amazing. Temple is fast paced, but a worthwhile school.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Temple University is a university comprised of a very diverse population. There are many opportunities for growth. The city of Philadelphia is a great city to go to school.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Temple is in the middle of Philadelphia, there's almost any and everything to do that you can imagine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved as much as possible, get to know your professors, and NETWORK! The school is very large, make sure you are noticed to stand out from the other students in your major.

    In three sentences

    A very big, busy school with a high population. Interesting campus surrounded by city life. Many different people from different cultures and backgrounds.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Summer sessions suck because temple is always doing construction over the Summer.

    In three sentences

    I love Temple, it has a large campus, diverse student body and great food all over! The only draw back is that its is in one of the more dangerous parts of North Philadelphia but the Campus police are always around and in my four years i never even felt like I was in any danger. Temple all around is a great school, I love it and my friends from other schools liked it when they visited.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The area surrounding the school is not the best but Temple has security everywhere and there are drop boxes that you can push in case of emergency.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and activities that fit each and every personality that attends temple.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun you have the many activities they have on campus and the amazing city life of Philadelphia, You can go to center city, movies, mall, so many things you will never not have nothing to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok, I'm not too big on eating the same stuff over and over again but the food is eatable .

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life it great, you will enjoy being surrounded by everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple University takes their academics very seriously so you have to do your best at all times. Don't take more than you can handle and if you are having trouble get help. The academic requirement is not impossible but its not easy breezy either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple University takes education very seriously so you have to be ready to do your best at all times. Get involved with as many activities that you are able to handle and last but no least have fun !

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a great school surrounded by great students and staff. Their educational background is amazing and you will definitely learn a lot. Temple University is a great school to attend and very well rounded in students, staff, activities and more.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Philly is your neighbor there are a bunch of things to do in the city. You will never be bored.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet new people, do not stay in your dorm all day. Temple has a wonder mix of people and you do not want to miss out on that.

    In three sentences

    Temple is very community oriented. They pride themselves on how involved they are in the surrounding city. It is a great school and I always feel welcomed.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Just as there are a lot of things to eat around campus, the same can be said for activities. From clubs to Greek life to concerts and recitals, Temple is packed with activities just on campus alone.

    Food and Dining

    There are a ton of different places to eat around the Temple campus. From a handful of Chinese restaurants and pizza places to the Wing Stop and Got Munchies, Temple has a vast selection on top of its main cafeteria and cafe areas in various buildings. Also a major plus is the surplus of food trucks around campus. There is Irish food truck, a cupcake truck, a crepe truck (huge favorite around campus), an Insomnia cookies truck and many more! Also on top of all these options, Temple is located just a few minutes train ride from center city which has a ton of options for every type of appetite.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple is challenging and you have to work for every grade you get. The professors really do their best to prepare you for your field of work post graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be smart! Moving into the city is a big change for a lot of people, but as long as you stay alert and sensible you won't have any problems.

    In three sentences

    Temple has provided a great environment for me to further my education. I've had so many great opportunities and experiences that I otherwise would not have had, by attending Temple. I look forward to completing my education at Temple University.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have more police on active duty than anywhere else in Philadelphia.

    Greek Life

    One of the most fun and active groups in the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    More than 200 clubs are available to join including minor student associations such as student association for South East Asians, Arabic students, Vietnamese students etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spring Fling along with many cherry red festivities.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is amazing and there are more than enough resources available for students

    What to do for fun

    Everything is available within 10 minutes of driving such as shopping, historical sights, sport complexes, prestigious universities etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not underestimate the level of difficulty of the courses that are offered. Also, prepare yourself for the most diverse school in the nation.

    In three sentences

    One of the most competitive schools in Pennsylvania. Simply either work hard and win hard or go home.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they alert you if any situations come about on and around campus

    Food and Dining

    the food is good and the staff is friendly

    Dorm Life

    My Dorm looks pretty nice

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not sure because I haven't started yet

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch all of the deadlines because they come up quick.

    In three sentences

    The school has a great Study Abroad program that I am very interestd in. They also have a wide variety of offices and programs to help someone to success.Temple Univeristy is a great school with wide opportunity.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple takes this serious.Temple police are everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Fraternities of your choice!

    Clubs and Activities

    Alot of athletic opportunities.Alot of clubs.Its your choice.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that prefer a large campus in an urban atmosphere!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cherry and white...are school colors!

    Bang for the buck

    I applied to very few colleges...Drexel University was TRIPLE the cost of Temple University...after scholarships from both!I hoped for an Athletic scholarship from Drexel...they cam up with 0. I applied to Temple ...got in...and couldn't be happier with my choice.

    What to do for fun

    Temple University is located In Philadelphia which has a lot of cool places to see.History buffs ...tons of museums.Shopping...The Gallery...Reading Terminal.Just for fun...South Street.

    Food and Dining

    The Temple meal plan has alot of different options...so choose wisely!!There is a fourth Meal which is a later dinner or snack = Freshman 20!Diamond Dollars also come with most plans and its like a credit card..you can us mostly anywhere on campus .

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman it is mandatory to live in on campus housing ie Dorm.I enjoyed it...meet alot of cool people...had fun....kept up with my grades.This year I am renting an apartment..looking forward to sophomore year!

    Academic Rigor

    Great atmosphere for learning.So many different majors and all great programs.Professors are approachable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Freshman Tip- Pick your Dorm A.S.A.P. Alot of Dorms to choose from however they fill quickly! Pick your class schedule immediately...classes fill quick and its difficult to get what you want if you procrastinate!!

    In three sentences

    Temple has alot of opportunities for students,many majors to choose from for students who are undecided.A large campus with an urban atmosphere offers many housing options.Temple University continues to grow !

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Brightest place on the planet at night....viewable from Outer Space, and lots of campus police. I expect it to be very safe despite being in an inner city area.

    Greek Life

    I'm really not interested in this aspect of college life so I'll pass......

    Clubs and Activities

    I'll let you know once I get involved...... can't say yet.

    Great for these types of students

    International; rural/small town kids who need a taste of city life in a great city; great for gregarious students, students interested in multi-cultural events.

    Bang for the buck

    Great value for in-state students, and not expensive for out of state either.

    What to do for fun

    What I know so far: Go to on campus movies, check out the weekly on campus farmers' market, cycle round campus.

    Food and Dining

    Love the dining hall buffet! Only eaten here when I visited and at Orientation but it must be the best college food in the country.

    Dorm Life

    I'm looking forward to my LLC!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm assuming I'll be fine! There are some challenging looking classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple has a great variety of foods for every diet in the cafeteria so you'll be able to eat healthily. Pick your residence early so you have a good choice, and look at the interesting Living Learning Communities. Make friends early and make sure you always have travel buddies around the city.

    In three sentences

    Orientation was well-organized, very informative, practical and friendly. The general tone was serious but also fun and a great warm-up for starting classes in a month's time. I found classes ideal for my first semester and was able to plan a full but nicely spread out schedule.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    More likely to get jumped by a gangster squirrel poping out of a trash can than anything else. none-the-less you are in North Philly- One must still be conscious of their environment. Equally the campus is home to the 2nd largest police force in PA.

    Greek Life

    Cannot comment

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything you could possibly imagine has an organization on this campus.

    Great for these types of students

    independent, know what they what, driven students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    eh no

    Bang for the buck

    They offer you a lot considering its a state - related school

    What to do for fun

    Tons of resources on campus (intramural & club sports teams, concerts, games, parties. TU is always giving tickets to events in Philly )

    Food and Dining

    Cafe has endless variety but the quality is what you would expect of cafe food. The real treasure lies withing the two dozen food trucks scattered throughout campus offing everything from a cheese and cupcake truck to the sexy green truck and the Korean truck (there is a truck for literally every nationality).

    Dorm Life

    Best dorms in the city (1940, Temple Towers, White Hall, Morgan Hall). The Dept of Res. Life is on their game.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is dependent upon what major/college you are in. There are a lot of student thus significant competition.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can navigate/ survive Temple you can make it anywhere.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a mirror of this city just scaled down to a college size. Excellent access to Philadelphia. Fantastic facilities & unparalleled resources.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be safe and listen to what people say about staying away from any dangerous situations. Don't get too caught up in the party scene because you will fall behind in your classes. Keep an open mind; you may decide that another major is right for you.

    In three sentences

    There are a ton of majors to choose from and a lot of wonderful schools there. Temple keeps expanding and transforming for the better. I feel safe there despite the rumors about the area- the campus is secure.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I love to go to the gym and workout, there are about 2-3 facility at temple where you can work out.

    Food and Dining

    Food at temple university is not great, but not terrible as well. Depending on where you go and get food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm living is not terrible, depending on where you live. However most dormitory is very clean and only 1-3 blocks around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Its difficult depending on the course, so study hard. Also some teacher could be difficult and hard to complied with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always get help if you even don't think you need it.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a very diverse school. It is a medium size campus but no matter what you be able to find your group. It have many resources for you to get help from all around campus.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    We have a theater, some fitness centers. Go to the Center City that there are some galleries and museums.

    Food and Dining

    I do not use Dining at Temple, but we have a lot of trucks. Also, this school is very close to the Center City of Philadelphia, so no problem have good food.

    Dorm Life

    I have not had dorm life, so I cannot give that opinion. But I visited my friend who lived Dorm. The dorm is like a luxury apartment, which has a tanning place--I was so impressed.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on major or degree. I did not have any experience in other schools, but you have to prepare for your study well. These days students study very hard. Temple will not let you have fun all the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research this school and major which you want to study. Contact dean, or staff in the department. Make a schedule to meet them will be a big help. Then you can get some clear ideas whether or not the major fits your interest.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is located in city area, so it is very convenient to commute. If you want to experience having variety, this school will meet your need. People at Temple are very friendly, so although it is a big school, you do not feel lonely at this school.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Philadelphia is an amazing city and if you look for them, there are always opportunities for new an exciting adventures all over.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are lacking a bit. I felt sick after most of the meals I ate in them during freshman year. However, it is nice that they offer a traditional buffet style cafeteria as well as one that is more take-out. They also have an amazing array of food trucks sprinkled all over campus. I just wish that Temple would work out a meal plan that would include the food trucks.

    Dorm Life

    There is a range of dorm-type living including suite-style, coed, gender-specific floors, traditional shared-bathroom --it is nice to be able to choose. There are plenty of off-campus housing options after first year as well.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on the teacher and what you want to make of your class. Sometimes there are teachers who will give you an easy A, but that doesn't mean you won't learn a lot in the class. As an Anthropology student I have been extremely happy with the faculty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit a few times and know what you are getting yourself into. It is a HUGE school which comes with many benefits if that is what you're looking for.

    In three sentences

    Temple is an Urban School with a small-ish suburban campus feel. There is a huge student body which means more diversity, more niches, and more activities to get involved in. You have to understand that the area is up-and-coming (I hope) - there is not much to do around campus, but there is an amazing city surrounding you.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We do get TU alerts from time to time but besides that, there are alot of campus police out around campus. That helps alot.

    Greek Life

    There are PLENTY of frats & sororities to join. I plan on trying to pledge this coming school year. Alot of the frats throw parties at their houses but some are alot better than others.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many that I can't name them all. You can even create your own club if you want

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody can basically fit in at Temple because it is so diverse that a little bit of everyone goes here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student center is always busy & the food court has some great options.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm an out of state student so it is more expensive for me but I can say that I don't want to go anywhere else. I've been having the time of my life.

    What to do for fun

    Me and my roommates would go to Center City since it's so close. We went to alot of parties which I loved & met alot of people.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on campus & off since we are in the city! There is actually a bar on campus but you have to be 21 to drink!

    Dorm Life

    I lived at White Hall my freshman year. It is a suite style so I loved it. My neighbors were guys and girls. I loved having my own bathroom & my roommates were amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a science major so it is alot of work. It is worth it though. I know that other majors aren't as hard as mine & not as time consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be smart when you are out at night. Take advantage of all the people you can meet. Work hard!

    In three sentences

    Temple is fun & a great experience so far. I am so happy that I chose to go here. The people here are amazing!

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple has its own police force.

    Greek Life

    I do not recommend this school if that is what you want out of life.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have all things.

    Great for these types of students

    Temple is the perfect school for anyone who has no idea what they really want.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I enjoy parking on the roof.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable!

    What to do for fun

    Temple has a great deal of options. Once you start school everything falls into place. Boredom is never an issue.

    Food and Dining

    Temple is virtually a city in and of itself. There are unlimited options for dining both on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Temple has a very mature atmosphere and therefore makes dorm life more pleasurable.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple forces its students to unlock their full potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend Temple University because it is the college of ALL THINGS.

    In three sentences

    Temple University succeeds where all other schools fail. It is an affordable, diverse, and well-funded university. Temple works for its students!

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You will definitely have a equal balance of fun and work while you are at Temple University.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, go to the discounted movie theatre on campus (tickets are only 2 dollars!), hang at the library ( a lot to do there) and hang out at the 'Beach'.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great selection of dining options all of campus and off campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in any of the campus dorming, but I have seen some of the dorms and I have slept over with some friends. The dorms are clean but can be better furnished for the price.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here definitely challenge you. It is definitely not like high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look at all of your degree options before you decide on a major. It is okay to come to Temple University undecided!

    In three sentences

    Temple University is very diverse not only in the population of students that attend but also diverse in all of the major and minor options that are available. Temple University has great counselors and a great staff. The only thing that I wish was that the tuition help was better!

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is escalated security during the fall and spring semester. But God-forbid you have to take a summer class, take extra precaution for yourself because security is definately decreased. Which is a bad thing because Temple University is one of the most disadvantage communities in all of philadelphia.

    Greek Life

    no comment...

    Clubs and Activities

    They have over 200+ clubs and activites on campus. So you will be bond to be apart of one.

    Great for these types of students

    Temple University is great for student who are either mentally matured for the responsibilites you will have to take on or student who are ready to take on a challenge.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are not an in-state student and not recieving some sort of yearly scholarship, then do not come here! The out-of-state student pay nearly twice as much to come and recieve the least amount of financial aide. For in-states like me, well, this is the least inexpensive out of all your other options, so you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    I am personal a home body, but the Philadelphia is your oyster. We may not be right in the action like Drexel or Penn but there is 24 hour public transportation that can take you anywhere in the city. Septa has student discounts pricing if you purchase passes on-line. There is everything from clubs, bars, museums, athletic events. concerts, shopping plazas and the list go on. So if you have a free weekend that doesn't include studying and some cash you should never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    A meal plan is excellent once you are living in the dorm, because you have no means to cook for yourself. But if you are living and paying for your own apartment, this can be a costly expense and you will find out quickly it would be cheaper to prepare your own food. The food within the cafe are very heavy, so beware of your of the freshman 15 to 30, it's a real thing on this campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it, but I can garuantee a memorable experience if you live in a freshman dorm and sign up for the live-learning communities for you first and second year. You will be living with people who are starting out just like you and you can create a bond that lasts a lifetime. The downfall to this school is that there is no housing for junior and seniors, so the sense of community and attachment to the school decrease as student are forced to spread out into North Philadelphia.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone has their strengths and their weaknesses and difficulty can vary from major to major. But the science and math are possibly the most difficult thing I had to face, especially if you are heading in to the Health Profession, or engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for your typical four year university, Temple University is not right for you. And here's why: -You are within a city, and not the best part of the city. -Temple University has limited housing for student and by your sophmore year you must provide your own housing. -Make sure you cover all bases with financial aide and don't be afraid to go the extra mile and apply for scholarship. It will definately come in handy! -Take an active role on campus like sororities/fraternities, small interest groups or whatever you are into. You will hate your time here if you aren't using it to your advantage. -Take advantage of your resources and do it early! Career Center is really helpful if you are on a job-hunt and they won't turn you away if your not a senior. But they also have event hosted specifically for those who are graduating. -Most importantly do your own research! They will be moments where an academic advisor will lead you astray. But this your future we are talking about, take responsibility to know what's going on with your progress.

    In three sentences

    It is important to do your research and really ask yourself what do I want out of my college experience. You should do that anywhere you go but for Temple University, it is really important you look at the bigger picture here.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I am not sure as of yet what to do on campus for fun since in am an incoming freshman. Sorry :(

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria (Johnson and Hardwick) I did not like it very much. Although the food choices are diverse, I believe that it takes away from the quality of the food. If they narrowed the food choices, the food might actually taste better.

    Dorm Life

    I have not actually lived on the campus yet, but from my experience at orientation, the dorm situation seemed comfortable to me.

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently taking some summer classes, and from what I have experienced so far the course work is not too bad. As long as you manage your time appropriately, you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Temple with an open mind. Don't come in with your pre-judgements, because you will not have a good experience if you do.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a very unique college. Not only is it diverse in its students, its also very diverse within the faculty. If you go to Temple University, you will be showered with opportunities.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While Temple's neighborhood has a reputation for crime, students who exercise common sense feel safe on campus. There is an abundance of police officers, all buildings have security guards, and call boxes are frequently placed.

    Greek Life

    While a sizable number of students are involved in Greek Life, the majority of Temple has not pledged. There is little pressure to join a fraternity or sorority, resulting in the most interested students participating. Many Greek organizations are multi-cultural in nature.

    Clubs and Activities

    Temple has an activity for everyone, whether students want to play in a Renaissance music ensemble, volunteer with underprivileged children, network with local professionals, or write for a sit-com. It can be difficult to gather information about clubs, so students need to take the initiative to contact club presidents on their own. Most clubs are at night, which may make it difficult for commuter students to get involved. If a student's interests aren't satisfied by a current club, it is easy to start a new campus organization.

    Great for these types of students

    Temple University is ideal for students who are proactive. To make friends and negotiate with Temple's numerous offices, students need to be confident, involved, and willing to venture out on their own. Most of the people here are motivated to excel, and few students are pretentious--almost everyone knows the value of hard work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A unique tradition at Temple is Spring Fling. Though campus is small, moon bounces, hundreds of booths, bungee jumping, and food stands are magically squeezed on campus. It is a fun celebration commemorating the end of the school year, though drunkenness abounds.

    Bang for the buck

    While Temple University is one of the more expensive public universities in Pennsylvania, overall, it is an excellent deal for in-state students, especially those with high GPA's, who receive academic grants. There are ample scholarships for low-income students, however, those with an intermediate income have noted that their funding sometimes is taken away. Few public universities in Pennsylvania offer more prestigious academics and more name recognition than Temple. Temple students find that their opportunities are comparable with private colleges, however, tuition at Temple is much less.

    What to do for fun

    Temple students are given Philadelphia discount books, which allow access to local historic sites, concerts, museums, and theaters. Athletic events on campus are well-attended and the spirited atmosphere is fun even for non-sports fans. There are frequently plays, recitals, and guest speakers on campus, and sometimes, the university even invites hypnotists and politicians.

    Food and Dining

    While Temple sometimes prepares exceptional food, the dining hall is inconsistent. The food at the beginning of the year is hot, fresh, and appealing, but by the end of the year, the dining hall staff puts in much less effort to present appetizing meals. Temple has a variety of dining stations, including options for vegetarian food, international entrees, pasta, sandwiches, pizza, and ice cream. Some of the highlights include the hummus bar, Chinese stir frys, the soups and Temple's cookies. On occasion, food is undercooked and entrees may become repetitive, but overall, the staff is friendly and the food is decent by college standards.

    Dorm Life

    About half of Temple's students commute from home or live off campus, which means that the campus sometimes lacks liveliness at night. While some of the dorm buildings are older, the majority are in good condition, and some even have amenities like private bathrooms, kitchens, game rooms, and a swimming pool. Resident Assistants make an effort to plan social events, however, they are not always well-attended. The majority of students at Temple like to party, which means that the more academically-inclined or students who simply would prefer to watch a movie with some friends may feel left out. There's not a lot to do here late at night other than party, go to the library, or buy coffee at a convenience store.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple's academics are a good balance--challenging, but not unnecessarily competitive. There are remedial classes and resources for students who are struggling, but those who want a rigorous academic experience can enroll in honors courses and apply for academic research grants. Students have received prestigious awards, such as Fulbrights, for their academic achievements. While some General Education classes may be large, most classes for students' majors are under 30 students, allowing for engaging class discussions and student-professor interaction. Temple recruits professors who are experts in their fields, which makes the academics here well-recognized by employers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before dismissing Temple for its urban location, spend some time in the city of Philadelphia. While it may appear that Temple is in a lifeless neighborhood, in the past decades, many resources for students have been added, including shops, restaurants, and access to public transportation. Most students come to appreciate the proximity of Temple to the entertainment and career opportunities of Center City Philadelphia. Before you enroll at Temple, consider the effect of the large student body (over 30,000 students) on your college experience. Some people adore the hustle-bustle of Temple's campus, while others are disappointed to discover that Temple lacks a close-knit feel. Those who are shy may find it a challenge to forge relationships here, because it is seldom you run into the same student twice. People who consider themselves outgoing and like to initiate contact with others will succeed at making friends.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is positively huge, which means more academic, extracurricular, and career opportunities for students, but also more bureaucracy. The school has a diverse student body, attracted by the university's wide array of strong programs, including pre-medicine, studio art, business, and communications. Temple University students are well-rounded, down-to-earth, and motivated to succeed.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police stationed all around the campus and on campus to minimize the constant threat of violence.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a little over 300 clubs and organization so anyone can find they're place in the school.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love large urban settings and love diversity!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One iconic item on the campus are the bell towers located close to the student center.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple is a very affordable institution which is one of the main reasons I was drawn to the school. You'll definitely be getting your money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    One of the great things about Temple is that anything you might possibly need is on campus.There are tons of activities you can get involved in so you'll you'll never be bored. Also, the school is close to the center city so you're only a bus ride away from tons of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great! They have a full salad bar to accommodate vegetarian students and a variety of other foods to choose from. Not only was the food great, but the staff was also extremely friendly.

    Dorm Life

    The best dorms on campus are 1940 and 1300. However, other dorms such as Peabody and The Edge fall short went it comes to space and safety. During my orientation the bathrooms on my particular floor were not cleaned and remained uncleaned for the two days we stayed there.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple academics are rigorous and well accredited. You'll definitely be engaged in work that is academically challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Definately visit the campus before applying. The urban setting might not be suitable for some.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is an overall great school if you're someone who enjoys a large and diverse campus. However, despite the mass diversity of the students, the campus itself is not very inviting seeing as it is located in one of the most dangerous and dirtiest neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that love new towns, and being around people they will have multiple things in common with.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out, go see the town, have fun, enjoy school.

    Food and Dining

    I have not heard anything about the food yet, but from the looks of everything else this will be up to everyone's standards.

    Dorm Life

    They have LLC which are dorms that allow new students and current students that have the same major or similar majors to live together so there are students that will be able to help each other with all they need

    Academic Rigor

    I have not yet started school, I start in the fall, but from what I have heard this school is beyond the real deal. The teachers are there for you in person and online, they make sure they answer your questions to the point of your understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ignore the fact that you may not have heard of this school before, it is an excellent school and they go beyond their way to accommodate their students, there are multiple opportunities for you to learn and become comfortable. Enjoy and be excited to start.

    In three sentences

    It may be a school not widely known, but this school will be a major factor in you life and what ever major you choose, they will attend to all your needs, and there are students that have been there that can help you.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a teacher that can effectively advise you, because the advisors are unhelpful especially in the business school.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are dangerous areas but mostly safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are self-motivated, driven, social, and goal oriented.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A diverse community and student body entails a diverse range of traditions and cultures. Nothing particularly unusual by my personal standards.

    Bang for the buck

    College is over-priced. This is just the nature of our current education system.

    What to do for fun

    Active social life at Temple. Whatever activity or hobby you do for fun can be done here in a welcoming community with others like yourself.

    Dorm Life

    Recommend moving out. Dorm life is distracting and lacks privacy.

    Tips for prospective students

    What you get from this college is what you put in. Take initiative and put in your best effort and you will find yourselves at a comfortable position to reach your goals in life.

    In three sentences

    A diverse student body and school culture that fosters individual growth. There is a wide range of studies, activities, and opportunities available to students. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable in their own respective fields.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Nothing compares to good old mama cooking

    Dorm Life

    Inviting, warm, opened, yet feels secure

    Academic Rigor

    It can be challenging depending on your professor

    Tips for prospective students

    Be at ease, don't follow others

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police don't patrol very well and I have heard that some of them can be pretty creepy themselves. Make sure you're not doing anything unintelligent, like walking around Broad Street alone, drunk, in a mini-skirt at 3 a.m.

    Greek Life

    I have a lot of friends who are part of sororities and fraternities. They seem to think they are pretty good, but I can't speak from experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a part of a really great organization, Her Campus Temple. It is a women's writing group; mostly we just have a good time. There are plenty of groups to join and they all sound good to me!

    Great for these types of students

    It's a pretty good school for a lot of different majors. I was a journalism major for a while, and that department is really good. My roommate was architecture, and they are one of the top for that major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Like I said, 1940 is absolutely the best, and I honestly spent most of my time there. As far as unusual, the Jewish center is really cool and has delicious food that you can put on your meal plan! It's a bit off campus, but it is worth it.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student, I have to admit, it isn't really a wise choice for someone struggling with money. Hence the search for scholarships. They really are not all that giving with their money.

    What to do for fun

    Because Temple is in the city, there is really always something to do, especially if you are willing to spend money. Obviously shopping, the movies, eating out. But even just walking down to Center City can be free and really fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food is usually pretty delicious and you won't go hungry because J&H is all you can eat, but some of the food can do some terrible things to your stomach...

    Dorm Life

    If you live in 1940 you will have an amazing year. I love that residence hall and I highly recommend it to anyone considering Temple.

    Academic Rigor

    I think for certain majors it is different, but I personally didn't feel too challenged in many of my journalism classes. I suppose once you hit the higher courses it could prove to be more challenging, I was only there for a year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are totally comfortable with the location before you decide to attend. Also, get housing early if you know you are going to Temple, because they run out of housing and it is not a fun situation to be in.

    In three sentences

    Temple has a lively campus with a diverse group of students, but it can get pretty scary late at night, especially on the weekends. There is a lot of drinking and since it is in Philadelphia, you have to be careful what street you decide to go down.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe!

    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority, and Greek Life isn't a necessity to enjoy college, but I'm glad I joined.

    Great for these types of students

    City-lovers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bell Tower = the place to hang out!

    Bang for the buck

    Good because it's a well-rated college, but it's not too expensive!

    What to do for fun

    City trips, join clubs, explore!

    Food and Dining

    Okay, not bad, not great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with as much as you can!

    In three sentences

    Diverse, Entertaining, Unique

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is great. There is security in every dorm, and blue safety poles on every main corner. Finally, there is Temple police on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for fast pace students. Also, this is a great location for students who want to stay close to hometowns and commute.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do on campus; sports events, clubs, activities, shows, etc. Also, there is constantly people on campus; something always to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of places to get food the main two places are either at J & H or at the SAC. However, there are food trucks on almost every block as well as independently owned restaurants. In addition there are other small shops on campus like 7- eleven and saxby's.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live in the dorms. However, the dorms are safe with security and impossible to get into with an ID. Rooms are a little small, but that's college life.

    Academic Rigor

    Fantastic professors and learning opportunities are available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as much as you can on campus. In addition, visit campus before you go, Temple is a very lively campus, it may not be for everyone.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a fantastic academic environment which provides an enormous amount of resources and learning opportunities. Temple is great whether one is living on campus or commuting everyday, by providing transportation, dorms, food services, and more. Finally, Temple is a very diverse community and is very open and welcoming to all!

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities that the school has to offer.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love to have fun and experience new beginnings.

    What to do for fun

    You can go shopping or tour the beautiful city of Philadelphia.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study very hard and be enthusiastic about learning!

    In three sentences

    Temple is a very prestigious school. It is known for a strong academic program. Temple is very interesting because the campus is full of life and is surrounded by the historic city of Philadelphia.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Too much.

    Great for these types of students

    Not academic-centric, interested in pursuing BTMM (broadcast, tv, and mass media aka radio, music, tv), enjoy drinking cheap vodka, girls who wear mini skirts in winter, potheads

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bell tower is an amazing place to chill.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely a cheap choice. Even for out of state.

    What to do for fun

    Frats. If you're 21, live somewhere in Center City, South Philly, even Chinatown.

    Dorm Life

    No idea, lived off campus as soon as I transferred there.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're from Pennsylvania or South Jersey, go here. If not, stay away. Whatever you do, don't transfer here.

    In three sentences

    If you enjoy bros and frats and people who aren't exactly the smartest, go here. If you're driven there is, however, lots of opportunity here. Lots of people so you will eventually find a niche.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Besides the invigorating greek life, you can always look forward to exploring the busy are of Center City, or watch the skateboarders grind their boards on Broad Street. The movies, gym and market are also directly across the street so everything you need from toothpaste to movie tickets are no father than a few steps.

    Food and Dining

    The food at temple could defiantly be better. There aren't many balanced options and many of the current establishments can and have grown obsolete.

    Dorm Life

    Only one building holding freshman on campus housing was pretty unbearable, and just happened to be where i lived, but the remainder of campus housing is pretty exceptional with the latest installations and comfortability.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academics at Temple are extensive and demanding but with the numerous opportunities and immediate assistance, feeling comfortable with your grades shouldn't be an issue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry if you can't decide your major because after my freshman year, the advising staff helped with my indecisiveness which helped me get on track for the future semesters.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is extremely diverse and has a variety of students and staff. The programs offered at Temple are reliable and well developed which in return create a stress free environment. Even though Temple is located in the heart of Philadelphia, the people and encounters on campus make you feel safe and well rounded without a doubt that success is achievable.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never had to worry about a thing.

    Bang for the buck

    It's decent for the education and opportunities available, but summer classes are way to much.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, activities, events, there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    So many different places to eat from its unreal.

    Dorm Life

    Never felt the need to live in their dorms when there are places all around the city to live for cheaper.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors that are here are top notch and really there for your support.

    Tips for prospective students

    For pre-med students come in on your feet running their science programs are as rigorous as they get.

    In three sentences

    The opportunities that are offered here are endless take advantage of them asap, and your education is important for the real world and Temple helps you acknowledge this.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    lots of greek life to join, Student professional Organizations and many more

    Bang for the buck

    The business school is great place. The school is always marketing its students for internships and jobs

    What to do for fun

    A lot intramural sports activities, parties weekend, gym and student organizations to join

    Food and Dining

    Not all that great but good

    Dorm Life

    Very friendly and people are ready to knock on your door to make friends

    In three sentences

    Its a very diverse university with great people all over the world. Faculties are ready to help you succeed A very great Business program

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is police everywhere. You will have nothing to worry about.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is everywhere. So many groups to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    For activities, there is so many gyms for all sports. This is all free for temple students. They even have a brand new rock climbing wall.

    Great for these types of students

    For those who love to go out and meet so many different people, this is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best location on campus is the bell tower. You can relax and eat with your friends or just enjoy the sun.

    Bang for the buck

    A great campus with police everywhere. The computer lab is great with then one hundred computers. They even have Mac desktops for the people who do not like to use windows.

    What to do for fun

    There is always a get together by one of the frats or go out to the basketball game. Temple boys are great and always make it to the NCAA tournament. If that is not your style, get your friends together and go out to explore the shops in Philadelphia.

    Food and Dining

    If you ever get tired of the food on campus, you can always go to the stores around the campus. This is the best part of having a campus in the city. Your food options are great.

    Dorm Life

    Never trust anyone with your stuff. Only let your real friends borrow your stuff. What out for thief and always try your best to get along with your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Always study and never put work off to the side. The work is not hard but it can pile up easy and quick.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be scared to speak out and meet people. Always look around for groups that you want to join. If you stay on campus, try to get along with your roommate the best you can. This will make the whole year go by faster.

    In three sentences

    The campus is clean and safe. The variety of food is great. There is so many students that it is impossible to make friends.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus life is extremely safe. There is an Emergency phone on each corner and campus officers patrolling everyday.

    Greek Life

    AWESOME!!! Greek is super fun really it is. You should be there next year!

    Clubs and Activities

    so many i wouldn't be able to name them all but i tell you that i'm going to be in the AV Club next year!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, introverted, fun, serious it doesn't matter its great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    a place that i like to go is the Liacouras Center. The Liacouras center is where all the performance from major musicians happen and also the basketball team plays there as well. GO OWLS!!

    Bang for the buck

    Temple is definitely a bang for your buck because it really does have everything that you would possibly need to be successful and still have fun during your college years.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of things to do for fun on the campus it just depends on what your interest are. from music, dance, working out, comics, parties Temple pretty much can satisfy all of your needs for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning is typical college dining.They have essentially everything that you would want.You get your essential pizza, chicken nuggets, and fries or if you want a healthier choice they have a full salad-bar. There is also a burger king in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is incredible. each hall has their own entertainment center, gym, and lounge room, and the other students are friendly as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple is very competitive when its comes to academics. they have awesome professors that know their stuff. Be prepared for daily assignments, quizzes, and research papers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have good time management, and if you don't have this skill work on them.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a great four year college. Temple University is complete with every amenity you would possibly need, so one is able to stay on campus and enjoy student life. The Professors are awesome.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are recreation centers to go to. You can join clubs and organizations that interest you. You can join sports that interest you. You can also join inter-mural sports that interest you.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the University is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I rented an off campus apartment, so really don't know the dorm life experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to class prepared. Come to class on time. Meet new people and make new friends.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a great University. I came here in the Fall 2011 as a Transfer Student, and I loved It. The Instructors are great, and the different resources that the University has to help students learn is great also.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police everywhere, as well as emergency buttons on every block.

    Greek Life

    If you want to participate in Greek Life, Temple is not the best school to go to. A very small percentage of the students are part of Greek life.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 200 clubs to join, and there is always something to do on campus. On the weekends it's great to take advantage of living in Philadelphia. Temple is only a ten-minute subway ride from the heart of the city.

    Food and Dining

    Although there is a wide variety of options that accompany the meal plan, the quality of food isn't the best.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be either fantastic or not-so-great. I would recommend living in the 1300's or 1940's if possible. Avoid The Edge.

    Academic Rigor

    Although Temple is not an Ivy League School by any means, it is definitely still challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Inform your parents about the large police force if they are having doubts about safety.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is very well-rounded and affordable. The campus is large as well as diverse. The surrounding area is becoming safer by the minute.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple University is a very safe campus there are campus police offers stationed on every corner and there are phones and blue lights in view for students to report emergencies and imminent dangers. Also no one is allowed in any building unless their identification is checked first by the security guard, so students do not have to worry about random individuals disrupting them as they learn.

    Greek Life

    I am about to start a chapter of Delta Psi Epsilon a Christian-based sorority at Temple next year. Temple give students the opportunity to express themselves and are open to all suggestions that will help make the institution comfortable for all people of all kinds and walks of life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The amount of activities and clubs that Temple University offers is unimaginable, the institution gives students the right to start any group that they want as long as they have six members to start with they can be recognized as a group. I think that this is a beautiful thing because it allows students to express themselves and most importantly makes them feel that their voice matters and they play a part in the school and they are not just a number.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE! All are welcomed and all will fit in and adjust just fine. If you come to college in hopes of being challenged and receive a good education along with building your network and friendships Temple University is the place for you!

    Bang for the buck

    Temple University understands that most of its students are unemployed and when there is a need they have to rely on parents, so Temple and businesses located around campus make sure that the prices are reasonable and affordable for students to ease the burden of the parents and the students.

    What to do for fun

    Since attending Temple University I have been exposed to new and exciting activities which include miniature golfing, ice skating, baseball games and my all time favorite which is attending theater and musical productions.

    Food and Dining

    To reiterate I am a commuter but when I do get the opportunity to hang out in the Student Center, Temple University offers a variety of dining choices. There is a station in the Student Center that will accomodate each and every student's needs and desires.

    Dorm Life

    I am just a commuter to Temple University, and my life has drastically changed since attending Temple University. I can just imagine how much greater my college experience would be if I was afforded the opportunity to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple University is academically challenging, I do believe that anyone that receives their education and degree from Temple University must be a professional in their specified field, because Temple University is an accredited college.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage incoming students to create a work schedule and stick to that plan. Immediately upon receiving an assignment I would recommend them to start on that assignment and everyday spend time working on that assignment so that when the due date approaches the student will not be overwhelmed. When the student can complete the assignment with ease and have time to proofread and correct their work they can receive the highest grade possible.

    In three sentences

    I love Temple University, it is the best thing that has happened to me. Since attending Temple University, I have grown and matured as an indivudual first and foremost and as a student. I would recommend Temple University to anyone looking for a college where they can fit in and feel comfortable. Temple offers so many opportunities and events that allow students to network and further develop their communication skills with peers and other professionals.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's North Philly. Temple tries its hardest with TU alerts and the poles with emergency call buttons scattered around the campus. But crime rate around the campus is uncomfortably high.

    Greek Life

    It's okay, KDR, PKT, and Kappa Sig are the party frats. So is AEPi but they are obviously racist/sexist, they do not let guys in rarely and never without a 2:1 girl to guy ratio.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's plenty of activities to sign up for, just check in the Student Activities Center, it's also the place where you'll probably eat the most.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Liacours Walk is the heart and center of campus. There's the tech center, you can do homework there, or finish up presentations for group work. And there's even a 3d printing center and recording studio in there. Johnson and Hardwick contains the buffet on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive out of state for any major, but I think it's worth the experience.

    What to do for fun

    I usually go to the Pavilion to play basketball, there are three courts all for different skill levels. There's a soccer field behind the Pavilion. And inside the Pavilion there's usually other sports to play such as table tennis and volleyball. Also you can sign up for intramural sports. And going to sports games is crazy, do not miss out on the bigger games of the year. Also there's a game center, I've never used it so I don't know much about it.

    Food and Dining

    Get a premium meal plan, if not your life will suck because you'll have to plan your day around allotted time periods to eat. Besides that warning the food is good at first and will have you running to the bathroom constantly. After awhile it becomes okay and you will still be going to the bathroom alot more than you're used to at home. But there is a Wendy's McDonalds and two 7-11's on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I couldn't have asked for a better living setting than at 1300, a freshman dorm at Temple U. But its one of the newer higher end dorms, so my experience might have been slightly better than others.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not too hard as long as you don't slack off from studying and homework. Missing classes once in awhile won't hurt but missing too many consecutively or in a small time frame will build up and become detrimental to your GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you save money because books, parties, and food will eat through your money fast. Also don't be shy, everyone is generally friendly. And try and go around campus and see what's around.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is a great school. It's a very diverse student body and faculty. The only problem is that North Philly can be dangerous, but the proximity to center city is a plus.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple University is top-notch for safety. On campus, officers police the areas surrounding the school at all times.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities from which to choose at Temple.

    Clubs and Activities

    Temple provides many clubs including a marching band, cross-country club and swimming club.

    Great for these types of students

    Temple University is great for outgoing students who love to explore and adventure into the city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Liacorus walk, one can hoot into the owl alcove and his or her sound will echo through the monument.

    Bang for the buck

    I love Temple University because the school provides an excellent education at a low cost.

    What to do for fun

    There are many events around campus including free music shows, football and basketball games, and a spring festival at the end of the year.

    Food and Dining

    Great food and plenty of options!

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in a dorm room for my first year of college! The rooms are spacious and very clean and the RAs are extremely helpful!

    Academic Rigor

    The motto for Temple University is Temple Tough! and the college definitely lives up to this rigorous standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get active in student organizations and clubs! One will make more friends if he or she engages in the many on-goings that Temple University has to offer!

    In three sentences

    Temple University provides a diverse and well-rounded education for those students who wish to learn in all areas of life. Set in a beautiful historic city, Temple University provides all of the benefits of campus safety with urban fun!

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Organize yourself before you go to college. The professors at Temple University will not baby you and make sure you hand in your own work. It is up to you to sink or swim here. With that said the professors are not out to get out either, they will work with you.

    In three sentences

    Temple has a very diverse atmosphere. There are plenty of activities to pick from throughout the school. There is never a dull moment on campus with fairs and parades.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Bad area, but the campus police work hard to keep it safe.

    Greek Life

    Not involved in Greek life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The lawn in front of the library is called The Beach and there's a little nook of a lawn somewhat hidden called Narnia

    Bang for the buck

    On the expensive side for a public school, I'd say.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out around campus, go into Center City or South Street, find a party, join a club, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food is yummy but expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I can't afford dorm life :(

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes were difficult, other's were a breeze. Always depends on the professor and what type of class it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand the financial aid office and its ways. Find your way around the city and make safe decisions.

    In three sentences

    It has a fun location. Temple's Tyler School of Art, which I am attending, is one of the best in the country (And I see why!). Also, campus is cool but unsafe.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on!

    Tips for prospective students

    VISIT the school and don't automatically listen to everyone's opinions until you see it for yourself. People make it out to be way scarier than it really is.

    In three sentences

    The campus is so advanced in technology and HUGE. I loved the city feeling, but I still felt safe. The student body is very diverse.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Yes it is in North Philadelphia but the Campus Police are on top of their stuff when it comes to keeping you safe. As long as you use caution, walk with someone after dark, be aware of your surroundings, etc, you will be safe. Also, TuAlerts don't really tell you much. You may not be completely aware of recent crimes, but you're safe, so don't get to upset.

    Greek Life

    Greek life has a presence but does not dominate. Its up to you if you join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of them. Find one, or some, you like and join.

    Great for these types of students

    Art students and anyone pre-proffesional.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Founder's Garden: the founder of the school, Russel Conwell is buried there. It's really pretty, and supposedly you get better cell reception/wifi the closer you get to his grave. The Secret Garden: go find it, its not a secret if someone tells you.

    Bang for the buck

    If youre in-state the value is great. You have access to tons of tools and resources to get your stuff done.

    What to do for fun

    You can party, you can go to sporting events, you can do club activities, you can go play in Philly. If the words I'm bored ever come out your mouth, youre doing something wrong. And you probably have homework to do.

    Food and Dining

    Everything will get really boring, fairly quickly. You'll find your favorites. Yes, the soup and salad dressing in J&H have laxatives in them. That's ok, I've even heard its good for you. The key to variety is eating at least one meal at the SAC and one meal at J&H. If you eat in only one place you will get very bored very fast.

    Dorm Life

    LIVE IN PEABODY. DO IT. Yes it is the oldest, saddest dorm on campus but you will meet your closest friends there. You will make unbreakable bonds of true freindship living there. All the other dorms are nice. However, if you want to live on campus make sure you are on top of your housing info. Know and meet the deadline, get the money in. Just like everything else, if you want it you have to go get it. Don't be afraid to call at any point during the housing process either. They tend to be helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    The first-year writing program is really solid. Its going to suck, and you're going to hate it, but go through it, put the work in and make an honest effort because it really will help you. Find out as much as you can about specific Gened classes. Not all of them are joke classes, and not all of them are as interesting as they sound (Chemistry of Wine is not as awesome as they make it seem). So when picking Geneds find out as much info as possible beforehand. Your major classes will be challenging, and if you're pre-proffessional, get ready to be prepared, because Temple makes sure you're ready. Math teachers are hit-and-miss so take some time to try and pick a good one if you'll be taking math classes. The MSRC is not the magical wonderland they make it out to be but go anyway, they are a little helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to be utterly and 100% yourself. You will find friends and your place within the school. Make sure you work hard, and ask for what you want or need. If something's wrong with your financial aid go to the financial aid office and get it fixed. If you want to study abroad go to the study abroad office and make it happen. If you want to join a club or greek life find out when they have events and go. Temple has tons of opportunities, but you have to make it happen. You have to get up, put your hand out and say give it to me or stamd up and get your but working to make it happen. Most proffessors are really helpful, all you have to do is go to office hours and ask for help. Ask for homework extensions, help with assignments, study advice, basically anything. They really want to help you, you just have to get up and ask for it. Also, don't walk around off-campus by yourself, alone, at night. Be aware, be safe. For real.

    In three sentences

    Temple has something for everyone. Whoever you are you will make friends and find you're place here. If you want something, make it happen, no one's going to hold your hand.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    You name it, we have it. And if we don't, you can create it!

    Great for these types of students

    All students! Quiet and reserved to Frat guy to art geared to science student. All interests can be fed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since Temple is located in the city, we have green space, but no where near as much as Penn State. Instead, we take pride in our large patch of grass we refer to as The Beach which is right next to the Bell Tower, where on a sunny day you will find it hopping with students, the free Red Bull car handing out free drinks, and maybe even some sort of group or frat selling T-shirts for an upcoming sports game or event!

    Bang for the buck

    Temple is not officially a state school, but the price that we pay is still more reasonable than other private schools in Pennsylvania and across the country.

    What to do for fun

    Temple isn't directly in Center City, but it is close enough almost 2 miles away from City Hall itself! There are two Subways located on campus, as well as the Regional Rail Train that can take you into the city for a day out with the girls shopping on Chestnut, or downtown to skate with the guys at FDR skatepark. But you don't have to leave campus. Surrounding campus student housing, food joints, and gyms fill the area giving students many potential activities.

    Food and Dining

    At first, all you can eat cafeteria sounds great, especially to boys! But after a while, you realize you want something other than mass produced food. Thankfully Temple also offers a food court with different little food venues such as Einstein Bro's Bagels where you can pick up delicious drinks to a create-your-own Salad Bar with a ton of toppings! All class building have some sort of small food cafe where you can get drinks, sandwiches, muffins, or any type of small snack to catch before class!

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the dorm, your experience will obviously vary. Some dorms separate boys and girls by floor, while others have co-ed floors. Some dorms are communal floors, while others are suite-style and have different wings that become a students community. If you prefer more privacy, then the suite style dorms(1940, 1300, The Edge, White Hall) Might be more for you!

    Academic Rigor

    How well you want to do is completely up to you. Of course when it's nice out, it is much harder to stay focused. Depending on who you are and what kind of friends you have, your determination will be affected. Just set aside atleast and hour or 2 each day to review or do some work, so you can still enjoy your friends, go to the gym, or go downtown!

    Tips for prospective students

    For an incoming Owl, Of course freshman year social life is a big part of gaining a feel and love for the school, so maybe don't take such hard classes first semester, but don't slack either! 15 credits is a good way to start, especially since you will have to take a bunch of Gen. Ed's. There are SO many programs and groups to get involved in that it is even somewhat intimidating, but find something you and a friend love, sign up, go to a meeting or two, and just see who else you can meet there! You will not regret it. If you go out on the weekends, the weekend starts on Thursday. You will most likely live in a dorm, and depending on which one you live in there are different dynamics. As hard as it might be to unite 50-60 different kinds of people on one floor, don't overlook the guys or girls on your floor because, who knows, your neighbor could become one of your best friends, while they room-mate could be for some funny memories.

    In three sentences

    In the heart of North Philly, the rough surroundings may cause some people to shy off, but any Owl knows it only creates a more memorable college experience. Diversity University might be Temple's nickname, but it isn't a lie considering no person is alone here with all colors and types of people attending. The education is top-notch and a variety of majors for everyone that have gained respect across the nation for many of Temple's programs such as the Fox Business School or Tyler School of Art.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is ever-present. Not only has Temple installed the blue-light towers for emergencies but it also employs security in each building to greet and check IDs of each student, patrol on and off campus by bike and car and transport students to their door during the late hours of the night.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who will be comfortable living in an urban atmosphere and who have a keen sense of independence as well as good street smarts would be a great fit for Temple University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Polette Walk is one of the busiest routes on campus is spans from the West to East side of campus. At the heart of campus, where Polette Walk meets between 12th and 13th streets is the bell tower. When the weather is nice you will find hordes of students crowding the tower or lounging on the Beury Beach, an expanse of grass in front of Beury Hall. In the fall we celebrate homecoming, and in the spring we celebrate Spring Fling with a block-party style day of activities and tables throughout the main areas of campus. Every Friday, one club is elected to host an event including free food, activities, and a performance of their choice.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple University is a lifelong investment from which you are guaranteed to benefit. Because it is financially a state university, in state-students will receive a more appealing tuition rate but even out-of-state students pay a reasonable rate compared to other schools of similar caliber. It is essential to take advantage of everything that Temple provides you with in order to get your money's worth, but that is easy to do when Temple has so many majors available and faculty in each area willing to share their knowledge.

    What to do for fun

    There is an endless list of fun things to do on and off campus because we are located just two miles from the hearth of Philadelphia. The most commonly attended school events are sports games, Free Food and Fun Fridays, musical events, and club events that range from speakers in a particular field to a performance of The Vagina Monologues. In the event that you would rather stay in and hang out with friends remember that the library rents DVDs!

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has food for ever type of eater. If you are vegan, an herbivore, carnivore or an omnivore you will find plenty of interesting food! Temple has an onsite nutritionist who is always working to improve options and provide helpful and healthful information. Most buildings have a small cafe or food cart, as well! Like most schools, the food is not as good as home-cooked meals, and is sometimes less than appealing, but the Student Activities Center has a smaller, take-out style dining hall as well. Finally, we are lucky to be visited by many food trucks around campus every day and several permanent food vendors on the East side of campus, which is called The Wall.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm has its own personality. If you are looking to be friendly with your neighbors there are many events organized by the dorm committees that provide opportunities to meet new people, but it is your responsibility to participate! Dorm rooms have a lot of space and some have their own bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple provides students with the opportunity to challenge themselves with graduation requirements specific to each college that diversify the student's knowledge while maintaining a focus in your area of interest. We are held to a high standard of academic achievement but there are many resources to assist students' success, provided that you take advantage of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple's network is vast, so it is very important to join a club to make new friends and connect with people who can guide you on your career path. If you cannot find one that shares your interests, establish one yourself! Take advantage of as many of the resources that Temple provides, which is a lot, a remember that you are in one of the greatest cities in the country!

    In three sentences

    Temple University offers a niche for every interest and dream, you just need a willingness to seek it out. The professors are actually professionals in their field and are happy to assist you in this. If you want to be part of a community as diverse and ever-improving as its students then you would love being a Temple Owl!

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of nice places around the campus: grass around each building that you can sit and relax, starbucks, different games like play pool etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will either like the teacher or dislike him/her, there is no where in between. The once that you will like are extremely helpful and care for you to do well. The campus is very nice but be careful with the parking area.

    In three sentences

    It's very expensive with everything in campus. You have to concentrate a lot and do your own work because it's very tense. The campus is beautiful.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The area around the school has been rebuilt in the past few years so there are more options to do things. There's a movie theater down the street, but on campus there's a gym for students, in the student center they play movies as well. Also tons of activities to be involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Not really a high quality of places on campus to dine in but there are several quality food truck stationed around the campus. A favorite of mine is the Crepe Truck which is inexpensive and quality.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived on the dorms so I couldn't tell you.

    Academic Rigor

    Outside of your major the classes aren't really that difficult. Many classes have a good chunk of their grading involving attendance. Watch out because it could sink an easy A to a C.

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll only get out of it as much as you put in. As a whole it's a beautiful campus in what is a rough part of the city that is slowly, but surely, getting better. Make sure to stay safe and aware at all times especially at night.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a great school that wants it's students to get the most out of their education. Instead of just focusing on your major they make sure you get a well balanced view of everything they have to offer. You also get to encounter a wide variety of students from across the globe.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Temple makes sure that no one feels left out. There is something for everyone. Temple welcomes everyone from all walks of life.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple's tuition is reasonable. The instructors are very straightforward with the students.

    What to do for fun

    Party, go to the movies, read, shop, visit the Philadelphia Zoo.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of places to eat and many of the eateries reflect the various cultures.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are located near everything such as movies, groceries, center city Philadelphia, etc...

    Academic Rigor

    Temple is serious about their curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Ask lots of questions. Be serious and get all that you can out of your education.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a great school. Temple has internship programs versus other schools that don't. Temple is very diversified, which is excellent.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    Convenient and affordable. Totally worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are pursuing a medical, business, or law profession, Temple University is the place to go!

    In three sentences

    Great University! Strong and well known for Medical, Law and Business Schools. Great opportunities granted for everyone!

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As a full-time student, I usually always find Temple Police roaming around Temple, ensuring the students on campus are safe.

    What to do for fun

    Hanging around with friends on campus might sound like a silly idea as it is, however, a brilliant idea with the many opportunities and fun provided for us by the Student Center!

    Food and Dining

    Food around campus is usually expensive compared to us college students. We save and save and save money and in the end it all goes towards either tuition, books, or simply just commuting, if not already living on campus. However, because of its great amount of diversity with many different people brings out different cultural and traditional food all around campus, ranging from Middle Eastern food to great Italian food!

    Dorm Life

    I haven't experienced a dorm life myself, however, I am looking forward into finding an apartment nearby if possible and living with friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Temple University's professor's tend to put a heavy load in class on students, specially when it comes to a 4 credit course rather than the usual 3 credit course. However, I have overcome that fear and now achieving a higher success as I reach towards my goal.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a very diverse and multicultural university that has so much to offer to its students. Temple provides many opportunities for students to succeed in any program they strive to achieve. Ranging from hundreds of associations to tracks or general fields that students are interested in based on their major(s), allows students to become involved and enjoy their college life and get the most out of their college experience!

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police EVERYWHERE. Not even just on campus, but off campus too. They also have an email/text alert that lets everyone know if anything happened relating to campus safety.

    Greek Life

    There are a ton of frats that hold parties every weekend. the sororities though are kind of gross unfortunately.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club you can basically think of, Temple has. If for some reason they don't have what you're interested in though, you can make your own!

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of really good options at the cafeteria but the workers aren't very friendly. They also have a buffet type cafeteria which is good and a lot of little places around campus that you can use your meal plan with.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in a dorm my freshman year because they actually ran out of dorms. I really enjoyed living in an apartment though. They are also building a HUGE new dorm building so more freshmen can dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty hard but all of my teachers so far have been more than willing to help during office hours. They also have a lot of tutoring options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple is definitely a good school if you like being in the city! It it surrounded by tons of things to do and places to eat. Just make sure you're ready to work really in classes but weekends are always a ton of fun at Temple too!

    In three sentences

    Overall Temple is a very diverse school and it definitely shows throughout campus. The classes are challenging but most of the teachers are always willing to help any student out; they actual care about the students.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety seems to be a top priority with Temple. They are constantly giving updates on any situations that may occur near or on the Temple campus. And they have all forms of alerts via text, email and phone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Temple thrives on diversity. And will basically have clubs, activities and social groups for all students. Female and male groups, culture infused groups, minority groups, LGBT groups, you name they provide it.

    Great for these types of students

    All Students!

    Bang for the buck

    I just really feel while the country is constantly cutting cost the funding to Universities, Temple Univ. does not lessen the level of education Temple students will receive!

    What to do for fun

    Hey, Temple U is in the heart of Philly! The question is not what to do for fun, there is nothing you can't do. Temple is right by the bus and train to take students in to Center City Philadelphia, where there is movies, theatre, bars, sports bars, clubs, shopping, museums and on and on. Never any reason to be bored!

    Food and Dining

    Temple's main campus has so much variety surrounding it. Whether you are on the campus grabbing lunch from the student center or one of the vendors, you have so many choices. You also can venture into the many restaurants located right around the main campuses, students should never get bored with the food and dining choices!

    Dorm Life

    From what I know of the Dorm Life at Temple, students love it. Everything is mostly in walking distance. And Temple tries to make sure every possible accommodations a student will need is close by.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe a good institution is not going to be a walk in the park. If it was easy I wouldn't advise to take that route. Because you gain the most through hard work. Temple offers classes that can be challenging. The university sole purpose is to make sure we learn and you will definitely learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Temple energetic about your new adventure. Be open to learn all sorts of new things in your major and outside of your major. Do as much as you can and if you are new to Philadelphia see everything on Temple campus and off!

    In three sentences

    Temple Univ. is a amazing, diverse and well rounded place to be a student. They help you achieve goals both personally and educationally. They prepare you for your field with extensive and impressive courses and programs.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think the campus is very safe for being in North Philadelphia. There are cops everywhere and emergency call stations everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Not that important really, unless you want to go to frat parties. There's only about 4 sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can make any club if you have 10 people that want it to happen.

    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters.

    Bang for the buck

    I like the school, but it is so expensive and I have so many complaints.

    What to do for fun

    Go out into the rest of the city. There's always parties on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    It's not the greatest.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a communal dorm and it was a great decision.

    Academic Rigor

    The easy classes are usually pretty time-consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Actually study. Just because you take gen eds doesn't mean you should slack off.

    In three sentences

    Overall, it is a very nice school. The faculty and administration are not the greatest, and the area is questionable. I couldn't imagine going to any other school.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a force of over 130 police officers, who are trained by Philadelphia police, that travel in cars, on foot, on bikes, and even on segways. In addition to this force, Temple has been known to be the brightest spot in Philadelphia as seen from the night sky. We have lights on top of lights and lights on top of buildings. One can walk from one end of campus to the other in the dark of night while reading a book and never miss a word. We also have 68 emergency call boxes throughout and surrounding campus.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities/sororities at Temple. It's not a huge part of campus life at Temple, but it's there if you're interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 300 clubs/organizations. Furthermore, if there isn't a specific club that you're interested in, you can gather 9 friends and write up a constitution to be approved by a faculty member and Temple will help fund your organization.

    Bang for the buck

    How awesome is it to have your health expenses covered in your tuition? Stop off to Student Health Services to get a prescription filled, for check-ups, to grab your hand sanitizer or cough drops. We even have counseling services for free.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out on campus Head down to Financial Lincoln Field to see our football team dominate. Hop on the subway down into Center City for some shopping or a change of scenery,

    Dorm Life

    From suite style, to communal style, to apartment style, Temple University tries it's best to make sure you are comfortable. Each residence hall features a different style, but for the most part, they all consist of the same features. You are guaranteed to meet some wonderful people with any style of living.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple University believes in making sure students get the education in all aspects of life. Despite your specific major, all students are required to take general education courses (math, english, science, etc) so that they are getting all that can help them in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply for financial aid and submit your application by the due date to ensure that you get the financial help you may need. Submit your housing deposit as soon as possible as housing is distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is it's own little city inside of Philadelphia. It is an all around great school from academics to social life to the city of Philadelphia itself. Temple is the place to be.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Both my grandparents graduated many years ago when it was in a poor area. They were correct is stating that it is simple a large city and all must use common sense. Cars may be dented!!

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have a band with friends and we play gigs in the area so have little time for clubs. We have produced our first CD and plan to continue as much as possible. I am vocalist.

    Great for these types of students

    I am a small town student loving the big city, but big city students should like it too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Can't think of any.

    Bang for the buck

    We went into town several times. Loved Chinatown which is 10 minutes away. Lots of music, theater and practically anything you could want.

    What to do for fun

    Visit city, Chinatown is great, theaters museums and many cultural events.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food was OK and fairly priced. Many package options available unlike some schools where there is only one package.

    Dorm Life

    Room was small and not much of a bargain for the price. Next semester will live off campus with friends in an apartment. Car not needed as trains and buses available.

    Academic Rigor

    I had no problem my first year with the exception of a sold out text book but instructor was understanding and patient. Eventually received from another source.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get lost in a small town college with nothing to do. Be in the center of a great city that has fantastic cultural offerings. Meet students from around the world.

    In three sentences

    Great mix of student who are friendly. Lots of opportunity for foreign study. Campus is easily accessible.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hit the books! That's just me though. Temple offers a lot.

    Food and Dining

    There's a great variety of food truck venders.

    Dorm Life

    I commute via bicycle.

    Academic Rigor

    I've only taken gened courses so I can't really say, but it's pretty easy so far. I have a 4.0 gpa this semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    School's easy-- break the bad habits! Do the work, it's simple as that. Be immersed in your studies.

    In three sentences

    Temple is extremely diverse. They offer a great selection of programs, both academic and extracurricular. Philadelphia is a great city to be in.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I will say to be mindful of the location that you may be in at all hours. Though our police force is the second largest in the city underneath Philadelphia PD, things still happen. Our police strive to ensure a safe campus for all Temple students, but it can be hard to cover all bases with so many students, so what I will say again, is to be mindful of your location. Stay alert and you'll be just fine.

    Greek Life

    I really don't know too much about Greek Life. You can visit this link on Temple's website if you'd like to learn more...http://www.templegreeks.com/

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs and activities to name, so I provided a link for you to browse at your leisure...https://www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/studentactivities/studentorgs/registered.asp

    Great for these types of students

    There is something for everyone at Temple. I guarantee that much! :) To learn more about what would be great for you, please take a moment to visit www.temple.edu

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Temple's main campus, we have SpringFling, which is huge! This is a time where Temple students come out and enjoy food, fun and fellowship on Liacouras Walk, a premier location on our campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I will say that because I am a food connoisseur, I can really talk about bang for the buck in the context of food! The food trucks on campus are amazing! You can get chicken and rice with a soda for just $4.00 (no tax) and I guarantee that you won't be able to eat it all.

    What to do for fun

    Well, Temple is located in one of the greatest cities in America...Philadelphia! There is so much to do as a Temple student. There are so many inexpensive ventures that you can take as a student whether you want to hear your favorite artist perform at the Kimmel Center or you just want to dine in at one of Philly's tastiest restaurants, you are sure to be satisfied.

    Food and Dining

    Okay, now I must say...Temple has some good and some bad when it comes to food. However, after you become acclimated with the options that you have, you will learn how to maneuver so that you are close to satisfied. The main cafeteria, Johnson and Hardwick Dining Hall, is an all-you-can-eat style dining experience. There are nights when you can find foods that will make you want more and there are others where you'll say, Lord, why me? LOL! Also, another main eatery is the Valaida S. Walker Food Court located in the Howard Gittis Student Center. Here, Temple students can find Einstein Bagel Brothers, WOW! Wingery and other well known vendors. The only downside to this place is that it costs a lot. You don't get a bang for your buck like at Johnson & Hardwick Dining Hall.

    Dorm Life

    I am a Resident Assistant at Temple and all I can say is that we are the BEST! The Temple University Office of Residential Life ensures that Temple students are the main priority. We strive to maintain an environment that is both welcoming and inclusive of all students. Just recently, we worked on brand management so that we can tailor our vision to ensure that we are meeting the needs of individuals that make up the Temple populace and that has been amazing. Now, there are some residence halls that you may want to stay at over others, but in general, you are guaranteed a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I can only speak for my major, but I will say that you will work at Temple. I am in the School of Communications and Theater and I must say that professors expect the very best out of their students. There is no excuse for not reaching out to them if you need help, for example. I have found that the faculty is very understanding and that they only want to see you, as a student and future professional, succeed as you proceed in your journey.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to look into what Temple has to offer them as an individual. There is so much to do at Temple from its student organizations and overall social climate. Also, research majors and course offerings. Don't be hasty in your judgments because you may find something that you never thought of as a major and/or minor to pursue. All in all, stay focused!

    In three sentences

    Temple University is an exciting place to study! I am so inspired by the level of diversity at Temple and its commitment to constantly fostering academic excellence. Temple shines brightly because it opens doors in many ways for people of all backgrounds.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple has a reputation for having an unsafe campus. Temple's Main campus is located in North Philadelphia and there is some crime to be spoken of. Personally, I get text and email alerts from the Temple Campus Police Department and I feel very safe and have never had a problem.

    Great for these types of students

    Temple University's Tyler School of Art is beautiful school and is definitely alluring to prospective students. It seems that the majority of students at Temple are artistic or musical in some form or another. Although Temple is really diverse and it really does have all kinds of students.

    Bang for the buck

    Philadelphia has its Ivy League schools and Temple has earned recognition as having rigorous and challenging educational standards...yet it is affordable. As a dental hygienist myself, more than half of the doctors I have worked for have been Temple dental graduates.

    What to do for fun

    Again, Temple's urban environment allows you to get into the best parts of the city of Philadelphia via train or bus or cab quite easily. While Temple has plenty of its own events going on, I find myself going into Center City or the surrounding sections (like Manayunk, Fishtown, Fairmount Park, or Art Museum) to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Since Temple is in the heart of the city, there are tons of restaurants around for pretty much whatever you feel like eating. There is also a Food Court in the Student Center that has Asian food, Italian food, deli-type foods, coffee shops and more!

    Dorm Life

    I actually live off campus so this is not applicable to me. However, new dormitories are always being built and it is convenient to live on Temple's campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple Owls are tough! There is no question. I am a Biology major and in my most recent Chemistry II class for example, I spent about 10-14 hours per week studying for just that one class and still ended up with a B!

    Tips for prospective students

    The Tech Center is the best place to study-it rarely closes 7 days a week and at all hours of the day and night. If you're from a rural area or attended a small community college initially, like I did, you may want to get a tour of the campus because it is just...huge! Temple has thousands of students in a very urban environment that is widespread and somewhat daunting.

    In three sentences

    Temple has a large diverse campus with lots to do. Philadelphia has tons of great colleges. Temple has earned a name for itself in Philadelphia as being a great school where you get a competitive education. Temple has a respected law school, medical school, pharmacy school, nursing program, engineering and art program.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the different shows that are always happening, such as step shows, football games, and other special events. Go out to eat with friends and explore downtown Philadelphia. There are always something to do at Temple.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing here. I love the foodcourt and almost all of the food there. But after awhile if you continue to go there, the food gets tiring because you get used to everything that is there. I do not go to the buffet because of the distance. If you always go to the food court, it best to switch it up between the vendors.

    Dorm Life

    Many of the residence halls are nicely put together. I only lived in one so far and I enjoyed it despite my roommate. But during the weekends, there are loud students roaming the hallways and making noises. Dorm life seems the best when students have private rooms in my opinion.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very tough. But with a well-balanced schedule, students will always be able to succeed. If a student has trouble there are many options, such as tutoring and study sessions. Also, the professors are almost always available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class and do your work. No matter how lazy you may get, just going to class will help you do better. Also, join clubs and other organizations because this will help you get more involved with the school and it helps you meet new people.

    In three sentences

    This university is very lively and everyone on campus is very nice and positive. The professors are very active with the students, so if a student has a problem they are always willing to help. And also, there are many extracurricular activities that will strike any type of personality.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is everywhere, cops come right away for anything,

    Greek Life

    Fraternities and Sorrorities are great that hold eventsboth professional and informational

    Clubs and Activities

    National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Ascend SPO, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and more

    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have an Ambler campus that is a little less diverse, but still a very great school.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't understand what this means.

    What to do for fun

    attend events on campus, movies, skating, dinner, roam the city, site see, go clubbing, FREE FOOD FUN FRIDAYS, concerts at the Liacouras.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of restaurants and dining halls all over campus which is great and convenient while heading to class.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus; I have met so many people in the process.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a variety of ways to discipline students; fine them, take away scholarship, academic probation, expel students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus to get the full experience, but stay focused!

    In three sentences

    It is a very diverse school with a great business school that is top 20 in the nation. I enjoy attending Temple University because I have experienced so much and have met so many students and professionals. I am proud to be a Temple Owl!

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You cannot go anywhere on Temple campus without seeing at least 1 University officer. There are blue safety posts all around campus that if the call button is pressed an officer will be there in less than a minute. Though campus is safe and beautiful it is still a big city so when off campus take necessary precautions.

    Greek Life

    Amazing here, there are only a few sororities but the girls who I have met have all been very nice. Fraternities on Campus all do a lot of work to put there name out there and the men that you will meet in these groups are upstanding members of society.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different student groups. They are all very active and meet at appropriate times. The list on the Temple site is very long that you can keep searching for the right one for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student, such a large amount of people go here it will not be hard to meet someone just like you.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school for instate people. Also great school for people out of state just a little bit more money.

    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my friends, make trips to the city, go to different events (sporting, concerts, zoo ...). Relax on campus and go to the coffee shop to hear live student music on Thursday nights every few weeks. Watch a film with friends in the Temple reel (Temple Movie Theater)

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many organizations as possible. Do not be scared to talk to other students. Go to the library and take advantage of the tools and resources given to you.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful Campus with intellectual students. The location of Campus is close to Center City Philadelphia. The Schools diversity is tremendous.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is the theme for Temple's campus! You never feel alone!

    Greek Life

    Alpha Delta Mu Beta Rho Chapter ;) Need I say more? Get involved!!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs & activities to choose from. There is a club for almost everything!!

    Great for these types of students

    Free, down-to-earth, ready for fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have Alumni Circle & Founder's Garden, where the Founder and his wife are buried. Rumors are that the wi-fi is stronger the closer you get to the burial site! ;)

    Bang for the buck

    With everything that Temple has, cost is not terrible. It does get a little expensive though!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out on campus at the Student Center on a Friday night for Free Food Fun Friday!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls and food courts give you variety. Sit down and enjoy something or grab it to go!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome! You really get attached to your room & the people around you. From floor activities to free movie nights, dorm life rocks!

    Academic Rigor

    Grades don't come easy. But as long as you work hard, you should have no issues.

    Tips for prospective students

    If a large school, with a variety of academic and social options, in a area where there is always something to do is for you, then apply!

    In three sentences

    Temple University is the best part of North Philadelphia!

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police and the city police. One of the most secure campuses! Just use common sense.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many sports, academic, and social clubs to join! You can either join one you like or start one up!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can find their place at Temple. Just kep your eyes and mind open.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a state college so you defintely can be happy with the amount of options you have for majors andminors with the close location to Center City and stadiums.

    What to do for fun

    Go into the city and get lost! You can be pleasantly suprised by what you find thre.

    Food and Dining

    The SAC is the best! J & H is a nice way to start off your day or grab a few snacks for later.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in J & H and loved the communal bathrooms that I did not have to clean and being able to meet a lot of studets in your building.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course this depends on your major. I am in the health and sciences and language departments. These are some of the harder departments at the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afriad to try anything, especially your freshman year. It is a year that can define you.

    In three sentences

    This is a place to try everything. You can visit the sights of the city while never being far away from campus. You can grow and change here with friends by your side and a staff you can count on.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walk in the space between Anderson and Gladfelter Halls, climb the steps to your right and enjoy the green-top roof.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs/organizations at Temple, so within the first weeks make sure to check them out! Don't be afraid to participate; you don't want to watch everyone while you sit back and become lazy. The music groups are phenomenal--make sure to check out a Broad Street Line concert (male a cappella group)! Septa provides easy transportation into the city, where you can eat, shop, go to concerts/museums, and be tourists.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is your average college dining hall. There are always healthy options available but also ways for you to gain weight. There is also a food court in the Student Center, which hosts about ten different food companies, ranging from wraps to pizza to bagels to cheesesteaks.

    Dorm Life

    Keep your doors open the first few weeks! It's a great way to get to know people on your floor. The Living Learning Communities options are great if you want to be with people who have similar interests as you. Suites are great if you're worried about personal hygiene/want more space, but sometimes it limits the closeness/bondness you feel with other roommates on your floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not too taxing, or at least first-year classes aren't. Get as many GenEd classes out of the way as soon as possible, so you can focus on your major requirements. Some professors expect you to read every night, and others will only make you do work in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try not to go into the city in the dark alone. The campus is pretty safe, but you can walk two blocks away and find yourself in potential danger. Be very open with other students and make friends--you will meet many different people!

    In three sentences

    The social atmosphere is great and there are a variety of classes to take. There is easy access to the city of Philadelphia which can keep you entertained. However, it is not for everyone--if you don't like big groups or the small campus feel, this school isn't for you.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police phone number is hard to remember when in crisis. Students have gotten robbed, but the Campus does a lot to handle the situation and will be on the scene long before the Philadelphia police.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always a lot going on on campus. Choosing what you want to do is the hardest part.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone fits in. You just have to be willing to be social.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap school for the awesome education and resources.

    What to do for fun

    For those under the drinking age, university organization and students offer great social events. For those 21 and over, there are bars on campus that do events and many parties to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average college food. Dietitians are awesome for helping you adjust to eating it because there are just as many unhealthy options as healthy options. The cart food is the best though.

    Dorm Life

    The facilities are okay. The gyms are great. The dorm computer-labs are awesome when your laptop crashes. You pay for what you get: More expensive dorm = way better facilities. The neighborhood is not that great, but Temple Police are always around.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not hard if you actually pay attention. But it can get hard if you're not focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all available resources from day one. Join organizations, work part-time, get an internship, and be willing to do the work.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a fun school with many chances for new social experiences, many resources, and many intelligent professors. The professors and staff are always willing to meet with you and help you out. However, it may be that the school student size is growing faster than the school.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple is protected by a massive squad of its own Police force, together with Philadelphia police

    Greek Life

    Greek Life includes a large number of Fraternity groups

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety of things to do for those willing

    Great for these types of students

    Active, responsible, and studious individuals

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NARNIA (location), for those who know where at

    Bang for the buck

    Great, exciting school, with potential for an exceptional degree

    What to do for fun

    Explore Philadelphia

    Food and Dining

    Food is good but gets old quickly, as with any cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    Everything you can expect comes with a Temple dormitory experience

    Tips for prospective students

    Concentrate hard on school work and fight negative distractions as much as you could

    In three sentences

    Exciting and diverse

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    PARTIES!!!

    Food and Dining

    It's good but you start to miss home cooked food.

    Dorm Life

    Ah! I love it!

    Academic Rigor

    Not bad teachers, could be worse

    Tips for prospective students

    Try applying early fall of your senior year. Temple takes a while with it's admission process, sometimes it get kind of frustrating

    In three sentences

    I love it here! Since I'm dorming on campus, I close to everything! It's so diverse and there's never a dull moment here, there's so much to do!

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student pursuing any degree since this college is all rounder from my perspective meaning that it provides vast array of majors which have some level of excellence in itself.

    What to do for fun

    Many on campus activities for fun which can also help built the resume along with the fun. It is in the city of philadelphia so there are many things that one can do in the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Temple is one of the greatest colleges if one is planning to pursue a degree in medical or health related field and one of the best experiences that one can get through old and modern techniques of teaching with exceptional knowledge of the faculty members.

    In three sentences

    Temple University has a unique and modern education. Temple University is one of the largest and most valuable colleges on the east cost. Temple has given me exactly what I needed for my education with the support of its excellent faculty.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple has the second largest police force in the state of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia Police. That's not including the security guards in every building, walking around campus, and in the booths on the streets either. Safety is a number one priority at Temple.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters, those who like the city, and those who want to make the most out of college.

    Bang for the buck

    If you live in Pennsylvania, you would be stupid if you didn't go to Temple!

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do for fun?! You're in Philadelphia!

    Food and Dining

    THE FOOD AT TEMPLE IS UNPARALLELED! The dining services food is decent, but the best food is off of the food trucks on the streets of campus. The food trucks are all over campus and they have all different kinds of food, including a plethora of ethnic foods.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are only available to freshman and some sophomores. Off-campus housing is available to all.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple is truly challenging academically. The professors have very high expectations and the curricula are built around professionalism and teaching you how to be an intellectual adult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not believe what you hear on television or what other people (who have never been to Temple) tell you. The campus is beautiful and safe. The academics are excellent and the reputation of the school is outstanding in the Philadelphia area, nationally, and internationally.

    In three sentences

    Temple is truly a unique experience. Set in Philadelphia, you will be in a prime location for education, new experiences, and career opportunities. The professors and advisers at Temple truly care about you as a student and as an individual and will push you to achieve greatness.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have shuttles in case you don't want to walk home at night off-campus by yourself. We have security that ride around all the time around campus and the blue light system.

    Greek Life

    Black greek life is very involved. We have most of the Divine Nine here unlike other institutions.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and organizational meetings at night, free shows hosted by different groups, free food fun Fridays with different activities like free haircuts and manicures, house parties, going to center city, hanging out on Beury beach or anywhere where there's grass, intramural sports etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options when it comes to food. Along with the Student Center and Dining Hall in Johnson and Hardwick, there are secret places in The Tuttleman Center and one of the dorms, 1300. It all depends what you want to eat, like buffet style (at Johnson and Hardwick). We also have a plethora of food trucks on the street and little booths in a strip by the Tech Center.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a Freshman dorm definitely helped me get accumulated to college life because I have friends in the same boat I'm in. The rooms are an okay size, but overall I like where I live.

    Academic Rigor

    My science classes were a little challenging, but that's expected. Gen Eds are a piece of cake if you know which ones to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take tours with student guides, they are extremely helpful. Plan out your years at Temple with an adviser so that you can graduate on time.

    In three sentences

    It is a diverse campus where I have ample resources to pursue anything I want academically. The food is great here and the professors I've had are nice/helpful. Even though Financial Aid is a pain here, Temple is a place where I plan to enjoy the next 3 years.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Temple is a great school and has opened my eyes to African Studies and stories that I could never have imagined. I am happy to be a student here and am looking forward to graduating with a bachelors in Film and Media Arts as well as a bachelors in African American Studies.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Temple University is an excellent school for Journalism. It has such a diversity of people that few schools even come close to. The campus is beautiful and it's near one of the best cities in America!

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple Police are as good as Philadelphia Police.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cherry Crusade (sports), Students for Environmental Action (green movement, environment), Temple Student Government, Intramural Sports

    Great for these types of students

    Arts, Music, Pre-Health, Business, and Communication Majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beat Boxing around the Bell Tower happens on Friday afternoons when the weather is warm/

    Bang for the buck

    Food trucks for food! :D

    What to do for fun

    House parties and going out in/exploring the City

    Food and Dining

    Food trucks!

    Dorm Life

    Live in the Temple Towers, White Hall, or Johnson & Hardwick. You will make the most friends there. If you need to study, 1300 is best.

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard pre-med program, great college of liberal arts: anthropology & psychology department are awesome, and film is great. I have a friend who was a film major and he makes about $90,000 doing commercials.

    Tips for prospective students

    SAT scores for admissions get higher every year

    In three sentences

    Best college/academic/social/technological experience and the best bang for you buck (cheaper tuition). A LEADER in access to technology on campus, the TECH Center is huge. If you are a procrastinator, you will not find a school that has more resources to aid you.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is very vigilant and thoughtful when it comes to the well-being of the students at Temple. However, the area outside of the main campus in Center City Philadelphia can be very dangerous and I would never recommend walking anywhere outside of the campus limits; stick to vehicular transportation.

    Great for these types of students

    Business majors, English majors, horticulture majors (at the Ambler campus), criminal justice majors, education majors, music majors, anyone interested in sports, as well as anyone interested in being a part of the thriving theater community.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of places to go nearby, such as the Kimmel Center and the Ben Franklin Institute. There's also of course the Philadelphia art museum which boasts one of the greatest selections of art in the entire country. On the campus itself, there's plenty of places to hang out and relax, and there's a movie theater very close to the campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    Temple offers a wide variety of fare, including healthier meal choices that many other schools won't provide.

    Dorm Life

    I've only commuted, but from what I've heard of the dorms, they're clean and well-maintained with a diverse group of sociable residents.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you're a responsible and attentive student, Temple University should provide just the right amount of challenge that will help you achieve your degree without burning yourself out along the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to have your student aid lined up long before you enroll.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is filled with teachers genuinely dedicated to helping students get the most out of their college careers. Rather than simply lecture aimlessly, all of the teachers I've encountered are far more interested in getting their students to think creatively and be responsive, instilling in them the sort of independence they'll need to succeed once they've earned their degree. While their billing policies can be frustrating at times, if you're looking for a university at an affordable price, Temple is the place for you.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Although you are in Center city Philadelphia it feels as if Temple is in it's own world. You are surronded by campus security 24/7, and always feel protected.

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer over two hundred clubs, so you never feel out of place and always can meet new people.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who love being in a city, and like having alot of events to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, and they even have a ceral bar.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something new and fun to do here.

    In three sentences

    This school is absoultely AMZAING. When I walked on campus I knew it was the school for me. They offer great programs, both the student sand faculty are welcoming, and you get your moneys worth.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For almost every building, there are security guards that will enforce an identity card. Without a Temple's ID card, you will not enter the building. Also, if you were to stay late on campus and feels unsafe to walk back to the dorm alone, Temple University is willing to provide you a security to escort you back to your dorm until you are safe and sound.

    Greek Life

    Temple University's Greek Life has been increasing. The number rise every year as more and more people are convinced to get involved. The fraternity helps expand a friendship among hundreds of people that were once strangers.

    Clubs and Activities

    Temple University tend to send out a lot of emails concerning clubs and activities. You will receive an email regarding the event way ahead of time. This way, it allows a student to plan ahead and make time for these wonderful events and opportunities. Temple believe getting involved is the best way to develop a unique core in personality.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are an adventurous type of student, then Temple University is definitely a campus for you. Because Temple University is a city life campus, there is so much to do and it is extremely close to the campus. Also, the city is usually loud and crowded, especially on the summer days, so therefore, it is a great way for a student to come out and meet many new people from all different cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At Temple University, there's a lot of cultural events. One example is the VSA. VSA stands for the Vietnamese Student Association. What this association do is set up a date for an unusual performance, in a way to share their culture's dance and its unique outfits. It is a great tool to help educate the world about one's unique culture.

    Bang for the buck

    We all know transportation is a huge issue for most people that doesn't own a car. Well, guess what, with Temple's city life, you definitely do not need a car. Yes, I said it! No doubt, there's public transportation such as septa bus, subway, taxi, and even a trolley almost on every block. Getting around town, visiting Old City and Center City or perhaps, Chinatown is really simple. As long as you know what bus or train run on what street, you could get from point A to point B in no time. This is not an exaggeration. This city is incredibly amazing because everything you need or want to do is extremely close to the campus which makes it really convenient for people like me to get around. Oh yeah, I can't forget that most students save so much money because of the city's convenient transportation system.

    What to do for fun

    Living on campus doesn't mean you're bounded to study every minute of your life. When you study hard, you play hard! Taking a break from long hours of studying is a great idea to relieve your stress. But what's there to do for fun while living on campus? First off, keep in mind that Temple University always have exciting events every single week and weekend! Opportunities are there but it requires your effort to discover these exciting opportunities. Also, Temple University is a campus of a city life! With a 5 minute drive, you'll experience a whole new world. There are hundreds of famous restaurants, bars, clubs, historical events and tours, shopping outlet and mall, and so much more! It is unbelievable how much a city life can offer a student! Everything you wish to explore is literally couple of blocks away.

    Food and Dining

    Temple University offers a variety of choices which is located all around the campus. The choices of eating healthy or unhealthy, that's really your choice. Going to school every day with the same food menu could be boring. Thus, TU present its true meaning of a diverse university. There's food from so many different cultures and it is awesome how the school even have Pho, which is the oddest Vietnamese food to have on campus due to its ingredients and boiling, hot soup! But on the other hand, TU's dining areas are always clean and spacious. You will not be disappointed with Temple's dining areas.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is an adventurous tour because it develops your social and culture skills yet it could also disrupt your academic ambition. Dorm life is like a way to prove to your parents that you are an adult. From responsibilities and challenges climbing over your shoulder, the weight could be heavily shocking. However, living on campus is a powerful way to strengthen your maturity in which it’ll help you to establish your independent trait. Even with the toughest situation, whether it demands you to choose the side of an angel or the devil, dorm life has a tendency to test your intelligence. Sometimes, it’s not all about the fun but to prepare you for a commitment that will guide you towards an invested future.

    Academic Rigor

    Setting your goals and aiming it high is a perfect way to show an academic rigor. Establishing a set standards and pressuring yourself to fulfill these obligations prepare you for a successful future.

    Tips for prospective students

    I strongly encourage prospective students to positively present yourself with manners and respect on your first day of class. From experience, if you show a negative first impression, you will end the semester with a nightmare. However, if you act friendly and show off your smile, it would be so much easier for you to make new friends. When taking a course, it is absolutely a great idea to establish a friendship with at least one other classmate. In doing so, it allows you an opportunity to have study sessions together as well as learn and grow from listening to each other.

    In three sentences

    Temple University is amazingly diverse. The campus offers thousands of opportunities that will further strengthen your maturity through developing skills and knowledge. In addition, there are many promotions and events that are held on campus which will motivate and provide many students the chance to participate and gain additional knowledge on top of the knowledge that you already have.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I got reports at least biweekly emailed to me of an incident on campus involving people being mugged at gunpoint, robbed, or shot.

    Great for these types of students

    Used to the city, rough and tough

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on what classes you're taking and what professors you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are used to city life go here, but otherwise you should stay away.

    In three sentences

    Terrible service, rude people, good academics but the competition is high.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    we live in the middle of the ghetto, but we have our own police force, so it's mostly okay.

    Greek Life

    so many frats! so many parties!

    Clubs and Activities

    i don't have much time for clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    everyone. seriously. unless you hate cities, people, and parties.

    Bang for the buck

    super cheap in state tuition, super good education.

    What to do for fun

    um. you're in the middle of philadelphia. the question is what not to do.

    Food and Dining

    get the lowest meal plan, and then just get cash and buy food from all the trucks.

    Dorm Life

    it depends on the dorm, i live in the worst one, but i definitely recommend living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    i go to the art school which is a really good, super competitive program.

    Tips for prospective students

    live on campus if you can and take all the opportunities available to you.

    In three sentences

    temple is a school with a lot of variety and opportunity. it's very busy and active, and has a lot of things to do both on campus, and in center city. there's always something for everyone here.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    they are a lot but i am not involved in any of them because i do not have the time

    Food and Dining

    i am not sure. i eat at home after my classes. no star

    Dorm Life

    i am not sure. i commute. no star

    Academic Rigor

    instructors are great. they have time and attention for student needs. 5 star

    Tips for prospective students

    if you live in philadelphia, pa, this is a college you should consider attending. i highly recommend it.

    In three sentences

    it is a nice school. the classes are small and the students have the opportunity to participate in class

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    between clubs, student ran organizations, and temple facilities, there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    the dining hall offers a variety of foods to choose from. the dining hall is well maintained and very organized.

    Dorm Life

    there are several dorms on campus for incoming students. however with the increasing number of incoming students, some students will be required to get off campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    temple's classes are challenging but feasible. if you do the work you can be productive.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved once you are on campus.

    In three sentences

    temple is a fun and exciting college that offers a variety of well taught majors. temple offers many after school clubs and activities for students to further develop. with the combination of activities on campus, the quality of teachers, and the new facilities built, temple is a perfect place for people to improve their education.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus has its own security, and just being smart and know your surroundings has made me feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am on the club field hockey team, and have joined a sorority, best experience to add to my college days.

    Great for these types of students

    this college offers a lot of different programs

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the tec center is where you spend a lot of time

    What to do for fun

    i love going to center city

    Food and Dining

    there are lots of places to choice from, and a good variety.

    Dorm Life

    i was in a dorm my first two years, and enjoyed it very much

    Tips for prospective students

    a visit is a must. that really help me make my decision/

    In three sentences

    i rate this college very high. the college facilities are awesome. my experience so far has been superb.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    24 hour campus security , always able to have access to emergency lines aournd campus.

    Greek Life

    one word for greek like awesome ! they throw the best parties and programs.

    Clubs and Activities

    temple has many clubs and activities to offer. they can be depending on your major , ethinicity , absolutely anything ! and you can even start your own !

    Great for these types of students

    students that like the city life and big campuses

    What to do for fun

    things that are fun to do on campus would be attedning dance recitals , going to the programs thrown by the frats and sororities and also exploring campus.

    Food and Dining

    there are tons of hot spots and food carts to get awesome food. my favorite place to get breakfast is in the anderson food court. i usually go to ali's for a turkey ham, egg and cheese sandwhich, the best breakfast sandwhich i have ever eaten, in the food court they have a variety of food such as thai , viet , middle eastern , and american. another chill spot is the student center aka the sac , there you can get a variety of food like , asian , mexican, italian , soul food and american, it's also a great chill spot to sit and converse with friends.

    Dorm Life

    although i did not dorm here , commuting is a pain and i know if i was living on campus then it would be easier to hang out with friends and go out more.

    Academic Rigor

    temple has a lot to offer , the courses that i am taking require a lot of readings and a few papers. the work load also depends on the professor .

    Tips for prospective students

    some tips for prospective students would be to get familiar with the transportation system , that will become your best friend. the broad street line will take you right into center city and even to south st. another tip would be to make as many friends as possible, there is so much to do in philadelphia , why do it alone?

    In three sentences

    temple university has offered me an amazing opportunity to experience home away from home. it's known for its diversity , making the experience of meeting new people from around the world that much easier. it's a big campus and it's right around the corner from the city !

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    temple's in the city! there are numerous sources of entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty decent. it's no home-cooked meal, but it's not ramen either. the trucks around campus are awesome! definitely check out the crepe truck and the say cheese truck!

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in a dorm so i have no idea what it's really like. i think it sounds like a terrific idea because you get to meet students outside your major.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are tough. professors expect a lot from their students and students should be willing to give 100% every day in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    live in a dorm your first year here! you get to meet people from so many walks of life and in turn that helps you in understanding yourself!

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    it's in the city so you are never more than a couple train stops from downtown, but if you don't want to leave the temple area you don't have to. there are a couple bars on campus as well as off.

    Food and Dining

    there are lots of choices for food during the day. temple has a dining hall as well as a food court in the student center. in addition to that there are a ton of food trucks and stands on campus that serve every thing from tacos to crepes to deep fried twinkies. at night you don't have many options besides pizza or chinese.

    Dorm Life

    i have never dormed but i have visited many on the campus. they seem very standard. nothing too special but new ones are currently being built that i hear are supposed to be nicer.

    Academic Rigor

    some professors can be extremely easy graders. there are some that only require you to show up and stay awake, but once in a while you get one of the better professors who really push you and offer challenging work. the toughest part about temple is all the gen eds they make you take, but even those have a purpose at the end of the day.

    Tips for prospective students

    come with an open mind, but be aware of your surroundings and be cautious at night. i would also suggest saving up some money before moving here because it can be very difficult to find a job in the area. getting a bike also really helps with traveling around the temple area.

    In three sentences

    temple university is a huge, and diverse city campus. the university offers a very wide variety of majors, and minors. the school is also very affordable.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    temple has one of the largest campus police forces in the country. i never feel hesitant to call if i need a walk home after a night class. i feel very safe knowing that there are so many men and women looking out for the safety of temple students.

    Greek Life

    being a member of greek life, it is very inclusive and only a small part of the population on temple's campus. in greek life, we recognize that there are some stereotypes so we work toward breaking those down by doing community outreach projects and philanthropic work along with representing ourselves in a respectful manner around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are over 200 clubs so there is a plethora of things to choose from when a college student finds a chunk of time that they need to fill.

    Great for these types of students

    temple is great for a student who wants to be in a more urban setting and is accustomed to the fast-paced life of a city school. innovative and extroverted students really thrive at temple.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    being a member of the cherry and white crusade and dressing up for football games and basketball games to sit in the student section is definitely a tradition on campus. a location that is important to note on temple's campus is buery beach which is the surrounding grassy area around the bell tower and paley library where students can enjoy the nice weather or study outside.

    Bang for the buck

    being an academically rigorous university, temple really challenges students in class which makes going to class and paying tuition worth while. tuition is affordable due to the fact that it is a public, state school.

    What to do for fun

    there are over 200 clubs and activity groups on campus as well as sports teams to cheer for and concerts to attend. there is never a dull moment on campus and students are always able to find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    there are two dining facilities on temple's campus that are fairly crowded during normal school hours. each year there seems to be one new option in the student center but there could be a bit more of an option for a healthy lifestyle.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at temple is exciting and definitely an adjustment for incoming students. it is an easily accessible way to meet people of different backgrounds and further ones social skills.

    Academic Rigor

    temple is extremely rigorous when it comes to academics. we have some of the top schools in this university, including the fox school of business and the school of tourism and hospitality management

    Tips for prospective students

    manage one's time effectively, if not, work loads become overbearing and unmanageable. create strong friendships with those you click with, these can be friends for a life time. take every day with an open mind, one never knows what they'll learn or who they'll meet.

    In three sentences

    temple is an inclusive institution welcoming students from all different walks of life. the campus is thriving with unique personalities of students who are eager to make a difference in the world. temple is an academically challenging school that inspires students to work hard and prove their academic capabilities.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    there are many different locations to eat and enjoy food on temple university campus and the food is very good. along with the various trucks around campus and the stores, there are many opportunities to eat different foods.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is exciting and there are many activities to do in the dorm as a freshman but depending on the building that a student lives in, the experience may vary.

    Academic Rigor

    the course load can be difficult depending on a students particular major but there are many opportunities to get extra help. it is hard enough that you must stay on top of your work but it is not too hard where your concerned you might pull out all your hair.

    In three sentences

    although the neighborhood is very dangerous the campus life is exciting and easy to find something to enjoy. the academic experience is challenging but there are my opportunities to get extra help. temple university is a great school and the lifestyle is fun but the campus landscape could be better and the location is not very safe.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security is always cycling around campus, students are sent tu alerts, i am very thankful for the security.

    Clubs and Activities

    i think up to 500 clubs on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    artistic students, energetic students, focused students, positive students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    free food fun fridays! are a great way to hang out with your friends, meet new people and eat free food!

    What to do for fun

    apart from the diverse and adventurous relationships you create with your fellow students, you never miss something to do in the city.

    Food and Dining

    expensive, but good.

    Dorm Life

    -typical college dormitory -great security.

    Academic Rigor

    - great professors! -great class rooms. -great academic services.

    Tips for prospective students

    -you will enjoy the diversity in temple. - the city is always at your service. -great campus, with 24 hour security. -various student activities and opportunities.

    In three sentences

    - located in a busy urban area - a very diverse school (students from all over the world!) - offers great opportunities for their students

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    theeee best!

    Clubs and Activities

    pretty much all!

    Bang for the buck

    expensive, but all colleges are...

    What to do for fun

    lots of things, its a big city!!

    In three sentences

    love it.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    for the price, you can't beat it. temple is an up and coming school, that gives you a great education for a fraction of the cost.

    Food and Dining

    has a ton of food carts, with many various menus, it has something that should appeal to everyone taste.

    Dorm Life

    i don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    temple university is a challenging university, so it's best that you place your best foot forward when completing your academic career there.

    In three sentences

    great atmosphere to learn. has a ton of resources that can be used to help you succeed. great staff, advisors, etc.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    we have campus police that are there 24/7.

    Clubs and Activities

    anything you could think of.

    Great for these types of students

    all really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that stand out.

    Bang for the buck

    it is worth its money.

    What to do for fun

    they have all kinds of sororities, fraternities, sports, events and much more.

    Food and Dining

    amazing place all over campus and varieties to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    expensive but worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    pretty fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    temple university is amazing school. i would definitely recommend it to everyone. you will not regret it.

    In three sentences

    temple university is very diverse. it is open for all people around the world. i find professor, staff, and students very friendly.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the area is a little rough. it is patrolled by its on special police force, the temple police, who are highly trained ex-north philadelphia police officers. the campus is also patrolled by the philadelphia police department. there are emergency buttons that can be pushed for help located on every corner on campus.

    Greek Life

    there are several active fraternities and sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs and activities are offered for every interest.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for self-motivated students. students who can take care of themselves will do well here.

    Bang for the buck

    the price is definitely affordable since temple is a state school. lots of scholarships and grants are made available to students.

    What to do for fun

    for fun i enjoy reading my kindle, going on the internet, attending movies, spendings time with friends family and my dog oliver.

    Food and Dining

    they have a wide variety of food to choose from. the prices are fare and affordable. the food is tasty.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live on campus. i know that there are multiple options available. many dorms offer free cable and internet which is a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    the graduate nursing program is intense. it is imperative to complete all assigned coursework so one does not fall behind. teachers are accessible if questions or concerns to arise.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early to receive the most information regarding classes and orientation. do not be afraid to speak up if you are unsure or have a question, the faculty is always willing to help. form study groups with other students in order to bounce ideas off of one another.

    In three sentences

    teachers are willing to go out of there way in order for there students to succeed. the doors of communication between students and faculty are always open. teachers work with graduate students busy schedules in order for them to do well.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very reliable and makes themselves present 24/7. If a student requires aid safety officers are always close by and willing to help. In addition campus safety also patrols the neighborhoods surrounding campus to provide added comfort to students who may live off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are what you make of them. There are a large variety of clubs students can join if they choose.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone seeking a quality education who does not mind the city setting.

    Bang for the buck

    College is what you make of it. While the university may be a little pricier than say a state run institution or your local community college I think that the education and experience of attending Temple University is worth every penny. In addition, campus advisers and financial services staff are very helpful when students need scholarships and other forms of aid to pay for their education.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun! The university's main campus is located in the heart of Philadelphia. This means that besides campus events and activities there is always something to do if you take the time to look for it. Countless sporting events, museums, concerts, art shows, and many other fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food in campus dining areas is well prepared. Students have a large selection of foods to choose from including special foods needed for dietary or religious reasons. In addition to on campus food and dining there are many places to eat close campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are comfortable and located conveniently. Staff including building security, maintenance, and resident staff are friendly and welcoming. In addition, room rates are fairly priced according to the students desired options.

    Academic Rigor

    Many majors are flexible and can be tailored to include additional certificates and minors without delaying the students graduation. Classes and teachers are fair and will help the student to prepare for a future within his or her desired filed of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus you wish to attend and sign up for an informative tour with with a student representative.

    In three sentences

    Temple University offers prospective students the opportunity to attend a university with a diverse group of peers. Faculty at the university are both motivating and friendly. The location of the colleges main campus is advantageous in that it allows the students to network with industry professionals during his or her education process.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Temple has always done a good job at making me feel safe. There are roaming security guards on campus and off. Blue emergency poles are located around to provide extra security to students. Temple is the brightest area in Philly next to the professional stadiums which makes it feel as though Temple never really sleeps.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations to join, as well as, fraternities and sororities. Just hang out with friends on campus or attend a social event Temple often holds for the entire campus. Check out the game room, cinema, or lounges to meet new people. Also, on the weekends, there are great off campus parties.

    Food and Dining

    Temple offers several dining areas for its students. There are a lot of options but the food is about average. I feel Temple is lucky to have the unique variety of the food trucks around campus. They provide good food for a low price.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of different styles of living on campus. I would definitely recommend living in a dorm for the first and even second year. You are able to meet tons of people. It is also very convenient to live right on campus near all your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Temple's academic programs are very challenging and force students to improve themselves as a whole in their social and professional life. They give students opportunities to grow and work towards a bright and successful future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Temple with an open mind and ready for anything. Take risks and step outside of your comfort zone to really have a great experience here. Work hard and never say never. Temple will help you to become successful in your future.

    In three sentences

    Temple has a thriving education program and a diverse campus atmosphere. It helps students to prosper into successful graduates. The students here are determined, hardworking, motivated, and able to work together towards a common goal while still leaving time to have fun.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although Philly isn't the safest place, Temple ensures that its students are cared for.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300 Student Organizations make Temple a great school to get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    Temple really caters to any background.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since the school is so diverse, many different cultures mix. It gives you a great insight to different backgrounds.

    Bang for the buck

    Temple's reputation is beginning to grow in a great positive light. Being a Temple grad is definitely a resume booster.

    What to do for fun

    The city offers a lot of shows, festivals, and events throughout the year. Philadelphia has many great shopping districts.

    Food and Dining

    Many food trucks have great food. This is a plus to being in the city.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are outdated, but the others are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Most course are challenging. The programs here require a lot of the student both academically and professionally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though Temple offers opportunities, you have to work for them. The city can be a bit dangerous.

    In three sentences

    Temple has a wide arrange of Student Organizations and activities. The location allows the student to feel like a part of the city. The opportunities offered at Temple are beyond what most other college do.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. Temple is very good at having police everywhere, especially at night. There are always Temple police all the time, so for the most part it is very safe but there are always things that happen because it is Philadelphia.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of fraternities and sororities that you can join. There are definitely more frats though. But they are always doing things and getting involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities at Temple. Also if you don't like any of the ones that they have you can make your own. So there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a very diverse campus so anyone will fit in. Also, this school is for people who are not scared to live in the city because anything can happen.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know why but I like to study in the barnes and nobles on campus. Also I like to sit by the bell tower outside and do my work.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though Temple is pretty expensive I feel like I get a great education through this school. My advisors are always willing to help and so are my teachers. Also, I love the history of the city and learning about it.

    What to do for fun

    Well, living in the city there is so much to do. You can easily take the subway into center city and go shopping, out to dinner, to a club, or take in the history of the City of Brotherly Love. Also, there is always things to do on campus, such as seeing a movie or watching a play. Overall, I never get bored at Temple!

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, but like any college you get sick of it after a while. Luckily we have many food vendors around us and different places to go to switch it up every once in a while. But they usually have really good deserts and great ice cream!

    Dorm Life

    I love living in my dorm! Everyone is very nice and respectful, especially during study days. Also, I met all my friends through living in my dorm and I am so glad that i chose to live here for my freshmen year! Rooms are pretty big especially the corner rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are a good size. The only time classes are very big are for lectures. Most teachers are very fair with grading and attendance. Overall, everyone wants you to do good and understand what you are learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students should definitely look at all the options that Temple has and come and visit. Also, they should start to get an idea of what they might want to do. Prospective students should also look at the costs and figure out loans early because financial aid is one bad thing about temple.

    In three sentences

    Temple is a great way to decide what you want to do because they have so many options. Also, you will be in the city which also opens up so many great opportunities. Temple is a great university and I love attending it.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are everywhere and very accessible. They are there and willing to assist you whenever and whereever.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is there but not as fun and exciting as i would like.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have so many clubs and activities available for students of different backgrounds and fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    School spirit is what we are known for so if you plan o