- Class: Senior
- Major: Other
- Gender: F
- High School: Gorham HIgh
- Transfer Student: N
Temple is above anything else a school of diversity. Beyond the urban campus aspect, Temple's wide variety of colleges and academic programs catch the eye of prospective students from all over the country. I have always felt that Temple was just the right size. Everyday I walk on campus and see familiar faces, along with a hundred new faces. It's so unfortunate that people's first reaction when I say that I go to Temple is in regards to the neighborhoods around it- thats not Temple, thats the sickening reality of the state of our nation. Never in my years here at Temple have I ever known of anyone being shot or in any serious trouble with a non-temple student. In fact, my boyfriend, a recent graduate from Penn State, could tell me about more students being shot or even killed in the small town of State College. Don't let racial discrimination or fear of the unknown keeping you from attending a school like Temple. Trust me, not only are there a ton of parties to go to nearly every night of the week, you also have the entire city of Philadelphia at your disposal.
The professors at Temple come from some the best backgrounds that I've ever heard. Most of my professors are Temple Alumni that after graduation when off to incredibly successful careers but then wanted nothing more than to come back full-circle and teach the next generation at Temple. I find that to be really inspiring. My major in particular, Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media, has provided me with a vast knowledge of the creative communications/media industry while also allowing me the opportunity to get the best hands-on experience through their constantly updated technology and courses. For the Communications College alone, Temple provides student with: Temple's own radio station, 2 TV studio facilities plus a program called Temple Update where students research, write and produce their own news programs, access to sound-proof audio suites and several rooms in the Tech Center strictly dedicated to post-production and graphic design.
Again, because Temple is so diverse, I have seen a met a great variety of people. Nobody could possibly feel out of place. I, come from a small town in Maine and was use to a very laid-back, casual style. However, since attending college here my style has heightened due to my exposure or urban influence. There definitely are still similarities among students but I love that I get to see such uniqueness in clothing everyday. Still, even those who are going to or coming out of Temple's gym always look good. It's my impression that most kids come from upper middle class homes simply based on appearance. The bottom line is, every student at Temple has something new and fresh to offer.
The Best Things
Diversity of students and education
The Worst Things
Expensive Housing and Parking