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Anonymous - 8/19/2015
Graduation Year: 2014
"Temple University is a large university with a smaller on-campus feel. Depending on your interests, this school can provide you with a lot of experience outside of school because it is so close to downtown Philadelphia. It also has a large alumni network in Philly which makes getting a job in Philly easier."
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2010
"Going to college was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was able to study a subject I loved, and for the first time in my life I got good grades because I was passionate about what I was studying. I learned to be independent, learned time management, and met some fantastic people who will be my lifelong friends."
2006 student - 6/30/2015
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2006
"Temple was a very good school. The learning environment and teaching staff were a great influence on my experience."
Educational psychology grad 2014 - 6/8/2015
Graduation Year: 2014
"Many working professionals, seeing as classes were held in the evenings and/or had online components to them too."
Jennifer - 8/5/2014
Graduation Year: 2014
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Temple. It is a diverse and humble school that really caters to everyone. While some of its institutions, such as the financial aid office, were not as efficient as they could be, Temple always made me feel at home. I had excellent professors and learned an excellent mix of "book knowledge" and "street knowledge". I loved the honors psychology program and the general university honors programs. They provided a small-school feeling with all the benefits of the big university. I do wish, however, that there were more counselling options and experiences in the psychology program, as opposed to research experiences. The research psychology aspect at Temple is very well developed, but it would be nice to offer jobs/internships/senior projects more catered to those interested in clinical psychology."
Amy Bendekovits - 8/5/2014
Degree: Hospitality Management
Graduation Year: 2014
"Temple is a very unique and diverse school. You will meet every type of person from every type of background, but that's what makes it so unique. All the different nationalities and backgrounds blend together to become one family. Temple offers limitless opportunities to get involved within the university and in the community, it is just up to you to take initiative. They will guide you and help you grow, but you must want to do so. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, the community and surrounding area is involved in every aspect of this university. Plus, you will never be bored. As for the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, it is top notch. It provides you hands on experiences, with challenging curriculum. The professors become mentors and some even become family. Having already graduated, I understand the value of this education I have. I feel well prepared to do a good job in my career with the position I am in. My school was able to help me gain internships and connections within the industry, which eventually led to my job with Aramark. I am proud to be a Temple Owl, and I think you will be too."
Temilola Akinsilo - 8/5/2014
Graduation Year: 2016
"When first entering Temple, I was beyond excited, I was in a new place starting a new chapter in my life and doing it independently, literally. My whole family was either back on the west coast (where I am from) or still in Nigeria. Temple was enticing, intriguing, cool. As freshman year went on I made friends, frenemies and sadly enemies but such is life. I was still excited to live here, not so much to live in the dorm and be forced to have a meal plan, where the closest dining hall was slightly atrocious, but I made do. Towards the end of freshman year I found myself disliking everything, maybe because I was homesick but highly unlikely, the area we live in is definitely not ideal but there are safe places and temple does try to make it safer. Besides that I found the irritation of the outside factors, environment and some local people, making me dislike everything about Temple, the classes, the people and especially the food. Over summer break I didn't want to go back, I did a semester abroad at Temple Japan, a super plus about Temple the different campuses around the world and the partnerships with other study abroad programs, and when I came back I had a new outlook towards Temple. I am slightly more involved on campus, I live off-campus, grocery shop, and made my schedule tailored to my needs. Temple, like much other schools the financial aid office is a laugh short of a joke, and dealing with them freshman year was laughable. I was kept on hold over the phone, waited over 1 hour in office when there were many students and maybe 4 windows out of 10 or more open. Temple overall is an amazing school with amazing people, and much like other amazing schools there are always parts that are everything but amazing. With the new renovations and look coming to Temple I would definitely recommend people to come, great atmosphere, some great people, great classes and professors and definitely a worthwhile degree. It took me a while but I came to truly love Temple, as a whole and I would change one thing!"
Anonymous - 7/21/2013
Graduation Year: 2013
"Tell us about your college experience.Honestly, Temple was my "back-up" school. I got into my first and second choice (SCAD and SVA), but they were too expensive. Temple was my back-up due to cost and location; I could commute. I didn't have a great college experience, since everything catered on to on-campus students even though the school is mostly commuters; the school was unclear about nearly everything possible; and the staff were often rude.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I switched majors a couple of times. If I hadn't, I would have switched to neuroscience, and if I could choose, would major in that from the start.What advice can you offer other students?I'd advise them to save money during high school and then go to a community college to get a degree in something in the health care field, then get a bachelor's degree once they have a steady income. That's what I would have done if I had known better."