- Class: Alum
- Major: Communications
- Gender: F
- High School: Emmaus High School
- Transfer Student: N
I absolutely loved my 4 years at Temple. In fact, I wish I went for 5! Overall, I had a wonderful experience, made best friends, and learned a lot (both in and out of the classroom). A fantastic thing about Temple is that it is located in Philadelphia. Going to school in a major city gave me so many opportunities that my friends at rural/suburban colleges didn't have. For example: the social scene (bars/restaurants), professional sporting events, and great internship opportunities. On campus, my friends and I hung out a lot on Liacouras walk in between classes. for school purposes, i spent a lot of time in Tuttlemen and the Tech center (After it was built during my senior year). I loved going to a very large school. I went to a fairly large high school (about 2500 kids) and I knew I wanted to go to a school much larger than that. Even though Temple has a ton of students, I honestly felt like it was a smaller community, and was constantly surprised to find out that some of my friends knew other friends of mine, etc. Some great memories I have from Temple are: attending basketball games, Spring Fling, house parties, bars that accept Diamond Dollars, working at Rec Services, and just making fantastic friends.
Overall I had a very positive experience with my academics at Temple. I had both huge (a few hundred students) and very small (a dozen students) classes. I didn't mind the large classes at all, as they were mostly core and lower level classes my freshman and sophomore years. Most students that I noticed leave the work in the classroom, and as soon as they walk out of the classroom start talking about other things.
I can't imagine a single person that would feel out of place at Temple. Temple is extremely diverse, and seems like the student body is represented by many races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, political opinions, economic backgrounds, etc. Most students dress casually to class, in either sweats or jeans.
The Best Things
City, friends, social scene
The Worst Things
Location in the city