Temple University Business School
Temple University Business School|
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|"Quality" of fellow students|
This college has several law suits against them for how they treat students with disabilities, particularly those with psychological problems. I was denied accommodations for my disability. TUJ has a terrible ableist attitude.
Yes, all schools have problems. Yes, college is expensive. But at the Japan Campus you get little back for what you pay for. Like most private institutions, their top priority is making as much money as possible, while getting away with providing as little as possible.
The "campus" consists of no more than an office building. Since they accept everyone who can pay, it is cramped, noisy, and smelly. Good luck trying to find a study space or a computer to work at.
The professors are of poor quality and are poorly paid, which means they have no interest in the students.
The student body is there only because of the Tokyo location. That is the only good thing they have going for them. But please remember, there are other options if you really want a visa to study in Tokyo. For example, you could go to Japanese language school. My friends who went to language schools ended up having a better experience in Japan than I did. Please look into other options before wasting your money at TUJ!!!!!
You could go to a better school for a lot less money.
Also, I was attacked by a student and the administration only laughed at me.The people at Student Services are no help. They outright lied to me on a few occasions and ultimately cost me my visa.
In terms of the university as a whole, I've enjoyed my time here. Though a lot of the student body hails from PA and the surrounding Philly suburbs, there is still so much diversity! It's been great getting to know many different people from different cultures and backgrounds. The social life here is great too! The university has numerous clubs, organizations, and opportunities for involvement on campus where you're sure to meet some great people. Like any school, you have to take the initiative to meet people. Parties at Temple can be really fun too! Unlike many more rural schools, the cops here won't try to bust everyone for an underage; they're more concerned with everyone getting home safe.
In terms of housing and dining, I've had an overall pleasant experience. I would say though, when you're in your junior/senior year, live off campus if you can swing it because the rules of the residence halls are really strict. You can only have one overnight guest and the security staff won't hesitate to search your bag (aka you have to be especially sneaky about bringing in alcohol, even if you're 21+). You also MUST escort your guests everywhere; the staff will not hesitate to revoke your guest card. Overall though in terms of the halls themselves, they're pretty well maintained. I would highly recommend Temple Towers! They're full blown, fully furnished apartments with hardwood floors and granite counter tops with a living room, kitchen, and dining room! (and it's a grand cheaper than Morgan!) The RAs for the most part are pretty chill too! As far as dining is concerned, you have an abundance of options to choose from. You have your standard dining halls (J&H and Morgan) that get you unlimited food for a meal swipe. Then you have the outdoor food court outside of Anderson will food ranging from Chinese, Vietnamese, Pizza, hotdogs, burgers, etc. Then there's also a few places on Liacouras walk. There's even a bar on campus! Plus a bunch of places dispersed a few blocks off campus as well. Plus, you're only a few minutes away by train/subway to the heart of shopping and dining in center city. There's multiple subway/train stations and bus stops all over campus as well.
Like any large university, scheduling classes is always a pain. If you're an underclassman, you'll need to make your time more flexible because you probably won't get all the times you want in your schedule. Also, don't be afraid to take evening classes at the center city campus as well! Usually, if a class is in particularly high demand (esp. core classes) they open up a section there. It's only a 7 minute subway commute and the classes are one night per week for around 2ish hours. I know it's not too ideal, but you get what you need done. (and usually the professors are incredibly understanding and go a little easier on you.)
Alot of people are often concerned with safety when it comes to this school. I won't deny the fact the neighborhood we're in is not so great and things do happen. Now the campus itself is very safe. I feel incredibly safe at night walking on campus. It's off-campus to be a little more concerned about. However, just use common sense and you'll be fine. If you live off campus, make sure to lock your doors/windows and your valuables away. I would also strongly recommend renters insurance too. In terms of the price of the school, it's slightly more expensive than your typical public state university here in PA (like Millersville, Kutztown, West Chester, etc.) but the education quality is significantly better and worth every penny. In all honesty, the school feels more like a private school than state affiliate. Financial aid for the most part is fantastic. The financial aid office will help you in any way possible. There's also plenty of scholarship opportunities available through various student organizations and through the school for academic achievement. From my experience, I'm actually paying less per semester than the cost of a public PA state school.
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