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Temple University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeC
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsA+
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Date: May 23 2009
Major: Philosophy (This Major's Salary over time)
Temple has been really good to me. It's provided me with a great education at a great price. Temple really is better than most Universities and I think it's unfortunate that we have an Ivy League school in the same city because we often end up being over shadowed by U. Penn.

My teachers were well prepared and for the most part challenging. All of them had the appropriate degrees and many were important contributors in their field. You will occasionally run into a professor that doesn't do a good job but it's certainly not the norm. (Side note: Please do make a point to connect with your professors, it will help you out if you ever consider graduate school. Most of the professors are approachable and they want you to succeed. I did realize this till my last year at Temple, don't make the same mistake I did)

The majority of the students commute (all of the third and fourth year students live off campus) so Temple really doesn't have a campy college atmosphere. I think that socially Temple is not the best place. Most students are commuters so you really have to make an effort to meet people. The surrounding city is a slum and there aren't really any good places to eat, that is another really great reason to be a commuter. I'd suggest living in Center City or South Philly. The Suburbs are also a really great place to live because all SEPTA regional rail lines run right next to Temple.

Safety on campus is pretty good. I never felt threatened and would often see police around campus. I know there are shootings in the area but if you commute you'll be fine. I don't know what it's like living on campus, but I do know that most of my friends that did were fine.

The library is great and pretty much has any resource you could want. Make sure to use it, I love the library. There are TONS of people everywhere so if you're expecting to use a computer to print off a paper before class be prepared to wait in line. The computer facilities at Temple are huge and impressive, but not enough to handle the volume of students at Temple.

What more can I say? Temple has been really great to me and I would recommend it to almost anyone. If you want an great education at a great price you can't beat Temple.

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