Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

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Temple University

Temple University

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 13 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Temple University

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

The school's key location 10 minutes from central Philadelphia is amazing. It easily allows students to maintain jobs and internships in a city atmosphere while still maintaining the ability to attend class. Graduating college with just a degree doesn't cut it anymore if you don't have the experience to go with it. Temple is amazing with accommodating student's professional and student lives. The career office there is amazing. Because it is so close to the city, a certain urban atmosphere surround the bordering area of campus causing some minor safety concerns. However, with the security always fully staffed, and the campus always well lit, the area often has the feel of an area separated from the crime that sometimes accompanies city life.

Academics

Classes size at Temple are just as diverse as the professors that teach them. Ranging in sizes from anywhere between 15 and 300 students, the majors taught at Temple are always assured to give the student exactly what they sign up for. Professors for the most part are always extremely helpful. Not once since entering into my major of Advertising have I not made friends with the professor that has taught my class, giving my key insight to the field that awaits me along with giant networking advantages. The professors here are not just teachers, but links to the outside world awaiting you in your career.

College Life

Temple bleeds cherry and white. We seem to always be the first to speak ill of Temple when something doesn't suit our needs, but will just as quick be the first to stick up for our school if anyone on the outside speaks ill of it. Like any school, we seek to improve, and it's with out a doubt something that Temple acknowledges and takes to heart as each new building goes up around campus. Student friendliness is key to the landscape of Temple's campus, and no matter when you are out and about campus, something is bound to be buzzing. Whether it's clubs doing a coin shake for a worthwhile cause, or a snow boarding ramp with a full snow mountain built at the Bell Tower, campus is alive throughout the entire year.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I absolutely love it here. My resident hall is very new and clean and there are so many food options around campus. The professors I've had so far have been great and I have not found very many students that I haven't liked. Downtown Philadelphia is so easily accessible from campus that there's always something going on.

Academics

I'm a student in the architecture program here at Temple. While architecture is an intensive program, I've found that the workload is manageable. Our entire architecture class of about 65 is divided into four groups, creating much smaller class sizes and allowing for more individualized learning. While I have had a few lecture classes, both recitation and lab are conducted in small groups. Plus, because I'm in the Honors Program, some of my classes have even been as small as 15 students!

College Life

There is always something going on here at Temple. From 'Free Food and Fun Fridays' at the student center to the hundreds of student clubs and organizations, it's very easy to find something fun to do. The gym has Zumba sessions, the Honors Program takes random trips into the city, the school's a capella groups and ensembles perform many concerts, and the sports teams frequently have home games. There are honestly so many things going on that I can't attend them all.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

I like the atmosphere on campus: in the fall and spring when the weather is nice out there are always people sitting out on the grass or around the bell tower. The biggest tip I have for any prospective students is to find out what your graduation requirements are as soon as possible and make sure you keep up with them. Sometimes advisors aren't as on top of things when they have to deal with thousands of students so knowing your way around DARs will make your life a whole lot easier.

Academics

The class sizes for most classes within majors are usually 15 to 35 students at the maximum, which is nice because it gives you the chance to stand out and if you need individual help your professor will know who you are when you show up for office hours. On the other hand, classes that are required for many majors as well as general education classes that are required for every student who attends the university tend to have much larger class sizes. This can be nice since these kinds of classes often don't take attendance but in many cases cause students to receive a lower grade than they might hope for because they chose not to go to their lectures.

College Life

There are so many clubs and organizations at Temple that I'm sure I don't know many exist (although they're all listed online). You can find one organization and be happy in just that, or you can join multiple groups if you are able to find the time. Temple is growing more and more spirited every year as our athletics are continuing to improve. Students can enjoy Greek life at Temple if they choose to do so as well. There is always security on and off campus in the area which include many bike cops. Many students get to know some of the Temple police and security throughout campus and grow to feel extremely comfortable in the area.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Temple has a great campus and academics program, but it's also in a really cool area. I've learned a lot about the city as well as information in classes. The location and the people I've met on campus are the great.

Academics

So far I've had a really great professors. They're all really helpful and the workload isn't too bad, but can sometimes be overwhelming. The class sizes range from lectures to small sizes of about 20.

College Life

Temple has a wide variety of clubs and activities. There's usually a sports event on the weekends which are free and fun for students. There's something for everyone here. As far as campus safety goes, it's really great. Campus is always well lit and there are always officers patrolling.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall, Temple University has been a fairly decent university to complete my undergraduate degree with. I have enjoyed becoming acquainted with the city of Philadelphia as well as having easy access to the city.

Academics

I absolutely love my major, classes, and professors. The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management really gives you prime exposure to the industry while helping individuals brand themselves in order to lead a more successful life later on. We have a lot of requirements, such as obtaining junior, and senior, level internships as well as two-hundred and fifty industry-related hours of experience before you are granted access to enter your second to last semester as a THM undergrad. Although this major puts a lot of demand on students, it also offers a ton of rewards in the form of scholarships, recognition amongst faculty, and, most importantly, networking in order to receive your internships and future career.

College Life

The social atmosphere at Temple University varies. I am involved with 4 different organizations as well as having a job and an internship, all on top of classes. This schedule certainly keeps me busy, so I don't have a ton of excess time for necessarily "social" activities. There is usually always either a basketball or football game to attend, depending on the season, and generally groups of friends tend to go to those together. Being so close to center city Philadelphia, Temple offers its students a multitude of activities for them to engage in, both throughout the week and on the weekends. Currently, it's Restaurant Week - this is a really fun experience and definitely something I would not have been able to take such advantage of had I decided to not attend college in the city of Philadelphia.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall, Temple provides outstanding academics and a great atmosphere for students. Early memorable experiences always took place in the Johnson and Hardwick dining hall as a freshman student - making friends while excited about what college will bring. The most rewarding experience was the London Study Abroad program and internship.

Academics

I mostly enjoyed the courses that were hands-on, and forced students to do projects outside the class in order to explore Philadelphia. The large lecture classes were easy, yet sometimes boring all depending on the professor. Most professors in general were friendly and did their job well. Others reached out to students with considerably more effort. Workloads also range and vary depending on the professor. However, even with a medium to large workload, if the subject was taught well and the professor was passionate and knowledgeable on the topic, in reflection the work load was worth it.

College Life

The campus life around me seemed to be bustling with activities at the Student Center, wonderful outdoor events on Liacouras walk, and a supporting student body for athletics. The social atmosphere was plentiful and ranged from off-campus parties to club and organization gatherings. Various email listservs kept me updated on the happenings within my school's department and throughout the campus.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Temple is a great school for its commitment to academic excellence, student life, athletics, and more. One of my favorite things about Temple is its plethora of food trucks. One tip I would give prospective students is to plan to study abroad. While I could not go abroad myself, I have many friends who enjoyed the experience.

Academics

Temple has a wide range of academic programs, ranging from liberal arts to the sciences. The professors and grad students who taught the courses were great. They ranged from young, hip profs to your typical boring old men. For most classes, the size is thirty. Occasionally, there are classes with several hundred students.

College Life

The SAC, or student center, is where most students go to eat, meet up, or just relax. There are pool tables and ping pong tables for those wishing to have a little fun. There are so many clubs on campus, ranging from the ski club to the bowling club. There are many faith-based organizations on campus as well. Temple is a very safe and well-lit campus, with its own police department. Temple boasts several Division 1 athletic teams, and has multiple gyms.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I think that Temple University is a really great school. Its located in the city so there are always fun things to do, things to see and things to experience. I really liked how the campus is located around many things and the students who go there are really friendly.

Academics

The classes at Temple University are relatively large because it is a large school. Most of the professors seem kind and willing to help the students in their classes. From what I have heard, the work load is not too much while still getting a good education.

College Life

Temple University is in a great atmosphere in the city with a lot of friendly people. There is always somewhere to go on the weekend with friends. Although the school is in a relatively bad area, the security is really good. There are help boxed located everywhere throughout campus.


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