Purdue Global Reviews of Bachelor's in Accounting

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  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,358
0% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Accounting

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Christopher Ballentine
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"I started by bachelor's degree at Purdue University's main campus back in 1998. When I decided to finish my degree, Purdue University Global was the perfect fit for me. All of my previous credits, that I had accumulated over two years, transferred. Which left only two years to complete my degree. I enjoyed the virtual atmosphere. Since I work full time and have a family and house to take care of, flexibility was a necessity. I have been inducted into seven honor societies during my two years here. I will be graduating in a week, Magna Cum Laude, and have already enrolled in the graduate program with Purdue University Global."
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"Before I chose to go with Purdue and after looking up college ratings I have ABSOLUTELY no idea how they were ranked #1 for online school. The ENTIRE process from start to now has been nothing but a joke and a headache. I received max grants, student loans and all the help The Government has to offer for a single parent. For ALL of the broken promises to the bull patty charges on my student portal I would consider this University very dubious. I have been attending virtual school & as of 3/30/23 have not received a single penny from their "financial aid" department. with ALL of their transfer fees even the grants dishing out over $4,500.00 not a single bit of The Governments money to help me has ended up coming to me. They have jerked me along on empty promises and here I am not able to pay any of my bills with no one to call or to be held responsible. **DO NOT ATTEND PURDUE FOR YOUR OWN SAKE"
Brigitte Maurer
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"I had been out of the educational system for many years before deciding to complete my degree. My advisor at Purdue Global was fantastic - walked me through the entire process and prepared me for what to expect. All of my professors were available when needed and appeared to be truly interested in our success as students. The course load was not overwhelming and pertained directly to the course objectives. Overall, my experience at Purdue Global was a positive one and I have no regrets on my decision to attend there to complete my degree."
Jessica Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"My experience at Purdue was a wonderful. The courses were well guided and easy to follow. It was a great experience to interact with my classmates and Professors even via online. Professors were always available, the learning systems used were also helpful. Since many were in different timezones the assistance through the assignments were easy to follow."
James Dean
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"This "school" is just a business cares little for the student experience. When my advisor told me to take two high level courses I couldn't have possible been ready for, I had no recourse. When my professor refused to help me, there was no recourse. They....don't...care. They just want money."
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"Purdue Global provided an excellent learning environment. The professors provided excellent instruction and were all readily available to provide instructions and feedback. As a father that works full time, I have made multiple attempts to complete my degree. Purdue provided the resources and structure which finally allowed me to complete my goal."
Stacy Bragg
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"I’m a full time working mom of 4! I graduate in 2 weeks! I did it!! Purdue University Global has created a seamless online learning experience. Each class is set up the same and that’s nice because there’s less confusion when moving from term to term, professor to professor. I highly recommend PUG!"
Joshua Parke
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2021
  • Degree: Accounting
"My experience was overall satisfactory. I would add the one negative was the clearly biased opinions of the instructors and the college as a whole towards extreme liberalism. As a conservative, I have to share that the tone and messaging from the school hugely turned me off. I would have preferred to simply attend my classes and attained my degree without being bombarded with social justice and politically oriented statements from the professors and school as a whole. I wrote a complaint letter about this issue over a year ago and was completely ignored. I did not even receive a response. Very disappointing."
Sherri Lutes
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2021
  • Degree: Accounting
"This was an excellent experience. The flexible class schedules worked very well with my full time work schedule. The professors were extremely helpful and the discussion boards were very interesting and a good way to get to know my classmates. I cannot say enough about how great Purdue University Global was."
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
"PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT YOUR MONEY! THIS IS GOING TO BE LONG, BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE READ THIS SO THAT THEY DON'T SCREW ANYONE ELSE OVER. First of all, I felt very pressured to enroll right away. I had expressed that I wanted to save and sort out my finances before commiting and starting classes, but was told the "sooner I enrolled, the sooner I could figure out those finances". I was also told that as a newly enrolled student I would be able to try out the classes for three weeks and could withdraw without any costs to me if it wasn't a good fit (This is not the full truth). I filled out my 2019-2020 FAFSA and was told that I was an independent student, which would qualify me for more aid than if I were to be a dependant student. Before I knew it I was being told to sign my enrollment agreement, which I thought was strange as I hadn't even received my financial aid package yet, but I was excited to get started so obliged. I am only now realizing what a huge mistake that was. I also paid to have my official transcripts sent to them from my first bachelors degree to get an audit of what classes would transfer. The unofficial audit from my unofficial transcripts showed that my prior english class would fulfill one of the English Comp requirements and that I could take an assessment to fulfill the other English Comp class. When I inquired about this to my advisor (who sounded like she absolutely hated her job), she said I would have to pay a $100 fee to get access to the assessment which was basically the class, but you have 28 days to complete it on your own. I decided to go ahead and take that route and had access on February 27th, a day after my classes started. I work a full time job and kept receiving calls from financial aid at work. The voicemail was an automated voice telling me that the financial aid department needed further information from me. I received an email from them asking me to complete my 2020-2021 FAFSA...so I did thinking that was the issue, but still called them the next day (February 28, 2020). I spoke with someone who told me that I had indicated that I was pursuing a Masters degree instead of a Bachelor's and I needed to correct that and I did that night. This part I do admit was my wrongdoing. In between this time and March 3rd, I called to see if my transcripts were received and was told that both had been received and that it would take a week from the retrieval date for the registrar to evaluate my transcripts and was also told that an official audit would not be sent to me. I asked if my financial aid would be adjusted based on the audit and got the very vague answer of "it should be". I received yet another call and email from financial aid on March 3rd. I called in on March 5th and they told me that I was only classified as an independent student because I had indicated that I was a Master's student on my FAFSA. Apparently if you are not married and have no children you are considered dependent if you are under the age of 23. Why that was never mentioned to me from the beginning, I have no idea. Enrollment advisors must not be trained on these things. ***SIDE NOTE: The DOE is so messed up, I am a grown adult. I live halfway across the country from my parents. I pay for all of my expenses with my own hard earned money. I am the furthest thing from "dependent". *** Anyways, I asked if I could withdraw , and then re-enroll after my 24th birthday, which is only a couple months away. I was advised to do what I felt was best for me. I expressed that I was concerned about the $100 fee I paid to have access to the assessment for the English Comp class. The representative assured me that once my withdraw was final I would be refunded that fee I just needed to call them once I received word that it had been finalized. Boy do I wish I had gotten that in writing.... I emailed my enrollment advisor and let him know that I wanted to withdraw because of the misunderstanding with my FAFSA and that it was the best financial decision for me until my birthday so I could re-enroll. He said he would get that started for me. I called the following Tuesday, March 10th and spoke with someone different in the financial aid department to get my refund. They acted hesitant and said that they would have to see if I was "eligible" to have that refunded. I was put on hold, then told that because I had access to the course I could not be refunded because of the nature of it being an assessment to test out of a course. I really think that this is unfair as I was told up front that I would not be charged anything if chose to withdraw within the three week trial period, I was then told that I would be refunded the fee after withdraw. I had access to the assessment for a week and I did not submit anything or receive grades for anything related to the assessment. I hadn't even read through the whole assessment yet. I was also told that if I re-enrolled I would again have to pay $100 to have access to the assessment again. I expressed to the rep that I thought this was unfair and SHE AGREED WITH ME. I asked if I could be transferred to a department where I could dispute the charge. I was. The guy I was transferred to seemed like he could care less about my frustration. I explained that I had withdrawn in the trial period and only had access for a week. His only response..."...yea but there are "rules" for the assessments...I will get back to you". That was it. I emailed my enrollment advisor explaining the whole situation and that if I was not refunded, I would not be re-enrolling as I did not believe that this was fair or ethical. He responded that he would escalate it to his managers. It has now been three and a half days and I have not heard a word from this "school". I received an email that read quote for quote "You will not be charged any costs associated with your courses at Purdue Global because your admission to Purdue Global was conditional." This is obviously a blatant lie if you are a returning student and don't want to have to take Gen Ed courses all over again. I also never did receive notification that an audit was performed on my transcripts even after a week had passed. Also literally word for word from the "Refund Policy" of the enrollment agreement: "undergraduate students who choose to withdraw by the end of week 3 of the first term (within Purdue Global Commitment trial period); shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid, with the exception of the nonrefundable application fee." While I understand that I paid to test out of the class and was not "taking" the class, I did not submit any work whatsoever and it is a substitution for that credit therefore essentially the same thing just "self-paced". I was never informed that there were any "rules" for the assessment. I combed through my enrollment agreement and there was no mention of any conditions regarding assessments. If there are rules they should be explicitly stated and the financial aid department needs to work on their training if one rep told me that I was entitled to a refund. I also understand that the mishap with my FAFSA was my fault, but that still does not change the fact that I was promised no out of pocket costs if I withdrew in the three week time frame. $100 may not seem like a lot, but half of my paychecks already go towards student loans and I have many other expenses on top of that. I was in tears at my desk at work because I was so frustrated. Why Purdue would you screw over hardworking people who just want to better themselves? This school is a joke and they do not care about their students. Save yourself the headache and run from this place."
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
"While I currently attend this school, I'm upset at how the financial aid office is ran. I had a disbursement from the VA to the school 4/16/2019. The previous semester, I was told that it takes up to 21 days for non tuition disbursements to be sent out to students. Now, it has been 5 weeks today, and no change to my account. I am beyond done with this all. I have called and emailed them, and every time I contact them, I get told something else. A week and a half ago, a request was put in, and it was suppose to take up to 7 business days, but its been 9 business days. Im amazed at how fast they can take your money, but Ive been waiting over a month to get my VA funds. On this note, I would NEVER recommend this institution to anyone. I attended Purdue University Calumet, so that was the only reason I tried this out."
Kaddie Osborn
Responded: 6/21/2019

Hi Lynette, we're concerned to hear about your experience and would like to look into this further for you. Could you please reach out to our Student Relations team at StudentRelations@PurdueGlobal.edu or 877.836.5813? Please reference case #20192106115. Thank you.