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Temple University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Apr 03 2015
Major: Linguistics (This Major's Salary over time)
I can honestly say that TU is the best decision I've ever made! Everyone (except the very few snobby people) are super open-minded and friendly. The campus is extremely diverse, which is nice. There are so many kinds of people here you are bound to meet a group of people you like.

Academics is tricky. I am a speech-language pathology major. This is a good department. If your majoring in SLP, note that the classes are extremely challenging but the professors want you to do well! But you will have to work for it. The nice thing about this department is everyone is willing to help and there aren't many mean/bad professors. I don't know much about other majors but I know that the kinesiology program and business are really common and have a good reputation.

The major thing about Temple that I wish I could change are the required geneds. The school wants you to take classes that "interest" you outside of your major. Really, they are just all stupid and don't have to do anything. And the amount of English classes required to graduate is annoying (I had to take 4). I suggest you get them over with asap and move on to take classes that are actually important. Professors are hit or miss. Be careful of professors who don't speak clear English, that can make your semester terrible. Look them up before registering for the class.

The nightlife on and around campus is amazing! Lots of people go out (the parties are really fun—most of the time) but I also know people who don't. They always say that not many people party, drink, etc but that's kinda false. Unless you plan on paying to go into the city every single weekend, it is fun to go to parties because what else will you do besides sit in the dorm? But I mean if you don't like that kind of scene its really not that big of a deal.

Speaking of North Philadelphia, I have never felt that unsafe on campus or on the surrounding area. People: you are in north Philly! Be smart! There really no reason anything bad should happen. And there are literally police and bike cops EVERWHERE. No matter the time. Don't let the safety or location of the campus effect your decision. Trust me, you will be fine.

Being close to the city is amazing, and I think that why so many people love Temple. Take advantage of it, your paying a lot for a school in the city so might as well take advantage of the location. I love TU and have not met 1 other person who also didn't love it.

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