Since I started this firestorm I thought I would say my peace and it will hopefully will get dropped.
I tried to add in enough qualifiers to let you know that I wasn't mad, or wasn't trying to fight, and I sincerely apologize if you took it to be me calling you out.
And as others have said, I have no problem with you letting it be known that you thought Temple felt very unsafe to you- this board would be nothing without those sort of opinions. My point was it seemed you went out of your way to talk bad about Temple's location, even when that specifically was not a topic. Not trying to beat you over the head, just trying to clarify that your opinion is very very welcome, and I actually kept it in mind when I visited.
I myself am under no illusions that Temple is in a great area, but in response to your question, there are enough positives that overwhelm that negative.
I thought the campus itself was nice and busy, with plenty of places to eat and study.
Though I thought the outside of the law building was hideous I was very impressed with the newly renovated inside of it.
I liked the atmosphere overall and my conversation with the administration went very well.
Doing some research I am very pleased with Temple's placement rate in Philly and with its regional rep.
Overall, while the campus area is a slight negative to me, its made up by other factors, and I am pretty excited about going there in the fall.
Hope this adds something to the discussion, and once again sorry if I offended you.
Also congrats to the ones getting scholarships from Temple- I got a little one (10,000 non-renewable) so I am jealous.