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TCNJ Physics vs Temple

  1. Jan 17, 2015 #1


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    I recently got accepted to both Temple and The College of New Jersey. I already have a B.A. in political science, and am currently working on a B.S. degree in physics. I spent the last two years at a community college. I know that TCNJ has a pretty good reputation overall, but I don't really know much about its physics program. Temple's physics program seems decent. Does anyone here know anything about these two schools and how their physics programs compare?

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  3. Jan 17, 2015 #2


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    Man, stay away from Temple!! I served on their Industrial Advisory Board for a couple of years, and it was a massive disappointment. I've seen better work come from elementary schools than what Temple turns out. I know absolutely nothing about your other choice, but it cannot be any worse than Temple.
  4. Feb 4, 2015 #3
    I am currently a junior physics major at tcnj. We are a really close knit group who helps each other with everything and can always be found working on the next problem set in the conference room. My friends are always shocked at how close the people in my major are. It probably has something to do with sharing the traumatic experience that being a physics major in general is. All of the faculty are really great, helpful, and easy to get to know, as well as do research with. The only advantage Temple could possibly have is being a university, and therefore having a graduate program with more access to research and funding. However, this could also be a disadvantage, since the professors may not have as much time to work with undergraduates. I also know that tcnj regularly turns out one of the biggest graduating physics classes in the country, we usually have around 15-20 majors graduate each year, which is especially incredible considering tcnj's small size. Anyway, good luck with everything, and maybe I'll see you next year!
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