I visited Temple yesterday, and I loved it. They have some excellent programs, a location with plentiful internships, and a huge selection of clubs. I just have a few questions for anyone who is familar with Temple or a student at TU:
1). How are the class sizes? I love Temple's academics, but the only thing that concerns me is that I might get some gigantic courses. If you want to stick to mostly small classes (under 30), is it possible? Have you found your classes to be interactive, or are they primarily lectures? And are lecture classes as bad as people say they are?
2). What are Temple's study abroad offerings like? I really, really want to study abroad, however, I don't have a lot of extra money. Are there programs that will allow you to study abroad for Temple's tuition? Are scholarships available for programs with additional costs?
3). Prior to visiting Temple, a lot of people shared horror stories about its neighborhood. When I walked on (and outside of) campus, I felt perfectly safe. For those who attend or have spent a lot of time at TU, how safe do you feel overall? Can a female walk alone at night if she stays on campus? Do you hear about a lot of campus crime?
4). Is it possible to double major or create your own major at Temple?
5). Lastly, does anyone know anything about Temple's journalism, history, English, political science or geography departments and would like to share their experiences?