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Temple University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending, Self Absorbed

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She cares more about Extra Curriculars than the average student.
Date: Dec 07 2008
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
Hey, I am currently a freshman at temple, majoring in Advertising. I was warned heavily about this school because of safety issues, but honestly, as long as you're not being stupid and wandering around outside TU campus by yourself, you should be fine. Other than the scheduled party nights (thurs-sat), there should be no reason why you would need to walk around outside TU campus—you probably will find that the subway is your best friend (just make sure you are with others after dark for safety).

The people here are so friendly, which is one of the reasons i decided to come to TU. Everyone has so much college pride, and yes, we still do cheer for our sorry football team. Temple tries so hard to accomodate you from your orientation, to welcome week, to weekly events on campus. There are always options for parties that youc an easily walk to, and if you start to dig a little, you can find a lot of fun things to do in philadelphia.

I would recommend getting an apt. asap because they usually are cheaper than the dorm life; but the dorms (especially communal dorm life) allows for you to become close to your hallmates. One negative aspect that i found freshman year was that it is very awkward to join any club as a freshman…i tried to go to a few meetings for a certain club, and was surrounded by upperclassmen and was quite intimidated.

Concerning acedemics…

a few of my friends are architecture majors and they always are doing work and are often bombarded with many projects at be warned…many nights will be spent at the studio

you will meet at least 10 people who are film is very popular and TU is well known for it. It seems to accept mostly anyone, but you don't get to do anything "fun" your first few semesters. this is Temple's way of rooting through the masses of people who just think film is "cool".

I've spent most of my time in the school of theater and communications. The staff are very approachable and friendly. The classes are easy as long as you show up and participate. They are very straightfoward and there is no busywork. Temple is a great place to take fun and interesting classes. their GenEd program forces students to become well-rounded in their classes. As an Ad major, I didn't need a "real" math class, but had to take a GenEd math course…I took a stocks and investing class which was very useful

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