Temple University Reviews

  • 48 Reviews
  • Philadelphia (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $29,066
93% of 48 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 48 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Elizabeth Coffey
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I really enjoyed my time as an undergrad at Temple University. The professors I had were dedicated and seemed to be very knowledgeable on the topics they taught. Being in the honor's program allowed me a few benefits, such as higher quality instructors. While I feel like the school as a whole was good, it was evident that the university favored certain schools, such as Fox school of business, and provided them with better facilities and technology. I know that some facilities such as the library have been improved since I have graduated. In my department of Geography and Urban Studies, I wish there were a few changes. I do not feel like the importance of internships was conveyed enough, which put me at a disadvantage after graduation. Perhaps a mandatory internship class would be a helpful addition to the program. I also feel like importance of skills such as Geographic Information Systems was not emphasized enough, and again put me at a disadvantage when entering the work force. It seemed like every job I applied to listed this as a requirement. I think there could have been more assistance with financial aid, although I heard that it has improved since I graduated. The school offered a lot of opportunities to join clubs and provided networking opportunities. Overall, I would recommend both Temple University as a school, and the Geography and Urban Studies as a department. Overall, college is what you make of it and I think they give you the tools to succeed."
Stephen Benscoter
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"Temple University is an amazing institution, filled with diversity, student life, and academics. Temple was not my first university. I was a transfer student from a smaller liberal arts college. When I arrived on campus, I immediately knew I was home. I worked with some of the most intellectually-engaging professors who challenged me to think, to grow and to strive for everything beyond what I could have imagined. Moreover, I forged strong, lasting friendships from a diverse group of amazing students from around the globe. While Temple is in the heart of North Philadelphia, the campus is protected by its own police force."
Jemi Patel
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Temple University really goes above and beyond to help students in any way possible. From providing sensible financial aid to work study opportunities and internships, Temple guides the path to a personalized method to manage the cost of attendance. Temple University is a large institution which offers large and small lecture sizes for students. As a student of the College of Science and Technology I even received one-on-one help from graduate students in other science programs. Furthermore, even as an undergraduate I had the chance to work in a research lab, which is not offered at every institution."
Robin Alozie
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2019
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"Temple University was so diverse in studies, people, learning styles, life styles. It was raw and real, with a splash of brotherly love. it prepared me for the professional world with its rigor and wealth of knowledge from the faculty and support staff. The experiences I gained will attending the school"
Dariya Medynska
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2019
  • Degree: Architecture
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Temple University works closely with students in a studio environment. The professors care about the success of the students and strive to help even outside of regular classroom. Temple provides close connections with former alumni working in the field, as well as the Architecture community in Philadelphia."
Danah Quasmieh
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Attending Temple University was a very great experience for me. I had great supports as far as professors and academic advisors, as well as the financial aid office. My classes were on campus, and there were shuttle services available if you did not want to drive to other classes that were only offered at different campuses. I feel as though I learned very well from the program, especially during internships and externships in my final year. This gave me on the job training, and helped me to prepare for a career."
Hannah Flite
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2018
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Temple University is a thriving urban campus with a historical commitment to education. What started out as a night school for adults has blossomed into a leader among higher education. I am one of fourteen family members to graduate from Temple and I am proud to forever be an owl."
Sierra Stark
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2018
  • Degree: Secondary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"Temple University provided with me an excellent undergraduate education. I can honestly say that the majority of my professors genuinely cared about their students and wanted to see them succeed. There were plenty of educational events, campus activities, and so many others opportunities for students to meet others and help them get involved. I had a great experience attending Temple University."
Lindsey Craig
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2018
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The first time I attended Temple University I fell in love with the atmosphere. People were constantly on the move and I love to stay busy so this fit perfect with my lifestyle. I chose to study Kinesiology, in order to pursue my dream of becoming an Occupational Therapist. Although I know I needed to go back to school after my undergrad, some people in my program did not intend on ever going back. With this being their plan, they did not have a lot of options when trying to find a full-time job, unless you plan on being a personal trainer, etc.."
Emma Blackson
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2018
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I would recommend Temple University specifically the College of Public Health. Over the past three years, through coursework in public health at Temple University, I have acquired considerable knowledge regarding health inequities and policy. I was enrolled in Politics and Payments in the US Healthcare System in my third year. It was there that my love for policy and equity grew. It was taught by Dr. Christen Rexing, who can only be described as a social justice warrior. Her class discussions on health policy, specifically on firearm injury, helped me to realize my passion for the subject. Additionally, during my senior year, I had the pleasure of partaking in an independent study led by Dr. Sharon Washington. This experience gave me the opportunity to expand my understanding of one of the origins of health disparities and how implementing policy changes could indeed change the course of health equity. I loved the opportunities I was presented during my time at Temple. I love the diversity of the student body because then you get different perspectives on how to solve some of the worlds most pertinent problems."
Mia Robb
  • Reviewed: 5/7/2018
  • Degree: Religious Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Religious studies was a life-changing degree program. I loved all of my professors and learned so much about the world and about myself. Being a religious studies major is really similar to being a history major since so many major religions have shaped the course of history. This major on it's own is not necessarily going to prepare you for the workplace and most of my classmates had intentions of pursuing a masters or doctorate degree after school. Some people do go to divinity school after completing this degree but many follow an abundance of different paths. I am personally pursing a medical degree post-graduation. Many students and professors who pursue a degree in religious studies are agnostic so keep that in mind when you are selecting this major!"
Caprice
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"I did not feel Temple University prepared me for my career and was not offered any career support once I graduated. I was not able to earn any money over $12 hourly until I began to pursue my Masters Degree. I also was not eligible to get into Temples Masters of Psych. program because I went to their undergraduate program for psychology and they said they do not accept any of the students from their undergrad into their Masters Program. I would think it would be opposite and I chose to go there for undergrad because I thought I would have to ability to get my Masters in Clinical Psyc."
Craig Meyers
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2018
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2003
"I loved my time at Temple University. I found that the programs, classes, and professors to be of the highest caliber. I feel as though that I learned a lot and grew as a person throughout my years there. One of the greatest things I found about Temple was the diversity of the student population. This provided for great learning opportunities beyond the classroom and curriculum. Before attending, I heard a lot of talk about the campus located in North Philadelphia as being unsafe. I did not find this to be the case. I found the campus to be a great environment. There are a lot of happenings around the campus and to get to other areas of Philadelphia is a quick subway ride away with two stops right on campus."
Fatia T Kasumu
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2018
  • Degree: Journalism
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Temple University is a solid institution committed to the learning development of all students, but more importantly, students of color. I like the school because the faculty are very well-versed in their field and use their networks to help students get jobs. The journalism school gives students a well rounded education and teaches them audio, photo and video production. As a former journalism student, I learned how to write, edit and shoot video which put me ahead of my competition for jobs on tv and radio because I had all the skills necessary in the field, rather than a specific specialty."
Sarah Kim
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Temple University is an affordable school for in-state students, and the School of Social Work is a great place to earn your Bachelor of Social Work. Being a student in Philadelphia opens up many doors for work experience in social justice related fields, which is very valuable for future social workers. There are challenges within the undergraduate course work; the BSW Class of 2018 was caught in an often frustrating curriculum transition that was usually confusing and often overwhelming. Hopefully by the time future classes are enrolled, these wrinkles will be ironed out."
Hanna Lefebo
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"There is something for everyone at Temple University. There are over 140 majors offered to undergraduate students and plenty of minors as well. If a student has questions about a career path or having trouble choosing a major, there are advisers for every program that the students may speak to. They are always open minded and willing to help. Apart from academics, Temple University also offers many clubs and organizations that students can participate in. This gave us a chance to meet new people who might have similar interests and also gave us a chance to network. With all the diversity, being placed in the beautiful city of Philadelphia and having great academics, Temple University provided me with an amazing Undergraduate experience."
Monet A Constant
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2017
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"The college of education at Temple University did an excellent job preparing me for the career of my dreams. The advisors were patient and always willing to sit down and discuss your frustrations, anxiety, and class schedule. Being at such a large institution can be very overwhelming and is important to create a good rapport with all staff to ensure you get the support you need. I had professors that were willing to go above and beyond to make sure I received the understanding and support I needed to excel in my career. In my undergraduate education, I most importantly learned that you are your biggest advocate and you must speak up in order to receive all that you need to excel. College is designed to prepare you for the real world but it is up to YOU to get all that you need from your University. I am grateful I had the opportunity to attend such a prestigious college and program where I had access to all facets of learning, which molded me into the teacher I am today. I was so pleased with all the options and opportunities that Temple University provided I despised to go back to earn my masters degree. College is a great experience and life lesson that everyone should take advantage of."
Shoshanna Brookes
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Temple University provided me with the foundation of skills to be an effective educator in the classroom. Ritter, the school of Education is filled with professors that care for the success of their future teachers. My elementary education program gave me skills that I was able to use in the classroom. Also, the most effective part of the program was completing field hours and student teaching because you got to work in a real classroom setting."
Tony Le
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Temple University is ver diversified when it comes to students, instructors, and staff. The school is great for students who loves the city life since Temple University is only a few minutes away from Philadelphia's downtown. Temple University has a great variety of programs."
Marisa Mooney
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Informatics
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"My undergraduate degree taught me a lot at Temple University. With an undergraduate degree in health information systems, I feel as though I am knowledgeable on all of the background information of a hospital and how to properly run a healthcare facility. With this information, I plan to attend graduate school to obtain a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology and hope to one day open up my own rehabilitation facility. The knowledge and skills that I graduate with will help me in this process. Temple University is a great institution with a large diversity of students and many opportunities."