a senior majoring in journalism and minoring in political science,
I've enjoyed my time here at Temple for the most
part. The professors I've encountered in my major are very
helpful, and the student body is friendly. Best of all,
Temple's relatively inexpensive compared to most colleges, especially if you're
an in-state student.
However, if you're looking for a party
school, Temple is definitely not for you. The campus resembles
a ghost town on most weekends, possibly because more than
half of the school's students are commuters. And if you're
looking for a school with a competitive football team, Temple
is definitely not for you.
Temple's main campus is not
exactly surrounded by the greatest of neighborhoods, but I haven't
had any problems. The campus is well lit at night,
and the school's police force is actually the third-largest in
the state (behind the City of Philadelphia and the City
Finally, if you plan on going to Temple
and are lucky enough to get on-campus housing during your
first year, don't count on having it in future years
... student housing is determined through a lottery, and those
who lose out either have to find a place off-campus
to live or transfer to another school.