Purdue University Global Reviews
I'd like to start with: a lot of the reviews are either about the cost, financial aide, or personal problems. You cannot blame your own issues, misunderstandings, etc on the school. This schools financial aide department is incredible (speaking in terms of the Milwaukee, WI department), they've been nothing but helpful and have given me more understanding on the process than any school has before. The cost is warranted, you're getting a Purdue University degree, great curriculum to learn, and fantastic professors. This isn't a free-ride school. You come down with a sickness, you're the one paying for the degree, not them. They are online classes, you can do this stuff from anywhere with an internet connection and computer or even a phone. They don't have to give you sympathy because you're sick and for some reason can't complete classes that are ONLINE. If you were attending a brick-and-mortar college, you'd be given absolutely no sympathy. However, I've heard from multiple professors that they allow late assignments depending on the circumstances. If you can send them a properly formatted email stating what happened/is happening, they'll most likely understand and give you some extra time with maybe only a small ding in your grade. I honestly feel like a majority of these negative reviews expect to pay $30k and get a degree in 3 months, that's not how it works. You pay the cost, you complete the classes with passing grades, and you receive your degree in the normal amount of time (2+ years) just like a brick-and-mortar college. I absolutely do not regret attending to this school. It's easy to navigate, understand, and the professors are friendly. They try to give you the best experience that they can. I can't wait to graduate and possibly attend this school for my bachelors.
People are complaining about the price. That's really poor to judge then based in this. The online curriculum is amazing. The teachers are great with responding. I enjoy how much I get to interact with the other classmates. All around this is great school if you work a full time job.
Although only in my 2nd term, all of the negative comments are puzzling to me. Granted, they are still using Kaplan curriculum, but it is still accredited. It will also take some time to complete rebranding. It is a distance learning environment and you will only get back what you put in. My VA benefits took a while to begin funding, but it was not the University's fault, it was a VA backlog. I have so far had a terrific experience with Professors, Advisors and Classmates. Not looking to quit anytime soon.
I am a current student of Purdue I was recently affected by hurricane Florence where I lost everything, not even 2 weeks into the course I tried to drop it because physically and mentally it is nearly impossible for me to successfully complete the course due to the circumstances. Trying to be responsible I reached out to the school regarding my situation and I was inquiring about their policies in place for people who has been through a natural disaster, they said I would be responsible for full tuition although there was a natural disaster and they did not have anything in place. I personally no longer want to attend this school because clearly this school only cares about the money and not the well being of there students who is paying it.
Let me tell you.. If you're looking to save money don't go here! I, of course..fell into their trap of how you'll save money, and they never told me the full price up front. I didn't realize how costly it was until I as already about a month in (past the grace period, ugh) since I was focused just on the school work, and not the cost. I wish I could've gotten a refund since I barely missed the grace period, but I stuck it out through the two months..just so financial aid could pay part of the $3,000 due! i can't transfer any credits from here to another school since I missed a C grade by 1%! I even turned in an assignment a day after I had my baby! You do learn quite a bit, but it's honestly a lot of work for the price you pay.. Not worth it..
A true review of a school would emphasize on the curriculum and the process in which it teaches, not the financial aspects of it. How is the school to blame for example, for a person needing to be hospitalized and feeling that she is deserving of something that the school does not agree with? Or perhaps a financial aid situation or money due? This is ridiculous! This is a for-profit program so perhaps it would have been better to seek a degree from a state funded school if your issues are financial-based. I have had nothing but an amazing experience attending this school. I am 49 years old, am studying to obtain my degree so that I may proceed on to study law. Purdue has allowed me to streamline the process, proceed with the portfolio program in order to knock out many classes and I am very close to receiving my degree in this regard. They are unbelievable and the work and classes are rigorous. You must put the work into the program to do well or even pass. It is not easy. I am finding it rewarding and challenging and very satisfying to complete. I do not understand placing the blame on a teaching institution for someone else's financial woes. It is improper and not for this forum. I too will end up with a student loan bill. That is what happens period! I love this school and I owe them a ton of gratitude. S. is my advisor and has assisted me all the way to almost the end of my journey. I would not have wanted to attend any other school and I cannot wait to receive my degree from Purdue, a prestigious institution, to which I owe my future to and of which I am proud to display on my wall once received. Thank you Purdue for making my lifelong dreams a reality.
Please beware of Purdue Global!(KAPLAN) The enrolment process is fairly streamlined and the advisors are very helpful. The problem begins right after they have you as a student. They completed an unofficial transcript evaluation on my previous degree and told me I would unofficially receive 135 credits of the 180 required to graduate, with this in mind I chose to enrol. I fully understood that being an unofficial credit evaluation, some credits may not transfer, but they only credited me 72 of the 135 credits initially evaluated. I was shocked! After numerous attempts with my student advisor to get the problem corrected, it basically went no-where, so I was forced to withdraw from the program. Very disappointing to see that Purdue Global is very much still acting like a for-profit player and using many of the same deceptive marketing tactics to enrol students it used when it was Kaplan University.
This school is awful! I was required to submit a verification form and then was told it wasn't accepted, so I redid it and submitted it again and they again didn't accept it. It took several times of contacting them to figure out why they wouldn't accept it. Finally, when the amount of the balance due on my account came it was far past the add/drop date without having to pay and it was significantly higher than what I was told it would be. I then saw that my pell would only cover a tiny, tiny portion of the amount due. I called the finance department regarding the issue and they stated that they can't' do anything to help me. I told them the balance wasn't put on my account till the day before and they wouldn't do anything for me. I then called them again a couple days and what they told me made me think that they mixed up my financial aide with another student. I seriously wouldn't suggest that anyone waste their time on this school. They aren't helpful, they lie, and could care less about their students.
Hello Please stay away from this school. First the advisors are unprofessional and dumb. Most disorganized college I have ever seen. The hounded me to get my undergrad and grad school to resend transcripts that were already there. I got my undergrad and first Grad degree from the same school. They both was on the same sheet. How stupid could they have not been. Then what makes it worse, when I thought I couldn't go this semester, I sent in an email and stated that I don't think I can do this program. The advisor tried to reach me but I was not able to get back to her in a day. I decided that I could do the program and on Sunday 9/23/18 the course was still on my portal, so I decided to complete the homework and assigments and I submitted them. Financial aid had just sent me award letter that Friday 9/21/18. I calls on Monday because I sent an email on Sunday 9/23/18 that I am continuing and her mailbox was full. How are you a professional and don't listen to your voicemails or answer your emails when you first come in to work. So I couldn't even follow up with her becuase she didn't answer and mailbox full. I called another academic advisor and she told me that the class was dropped. and I stated how when I just got my award letter and I completed the work. She stated, oh we dont work on weekends and the register don't read or check to see that the assignment was completed . I stated , wasn't even given a leave of absense form or program withdrawal form. Oh that is not nesssaryt. I had just ordered the book on my book voucher on Sunday. This is so stupid for them not to see that the book voucher was just used Sunday and the letter was dated for 9/17/18. What part are they not double checking. I just hung up on the advisor because I dont talk to stupid people that dont know the education process. My letter did not state to just dropped that course but to not come to the school at all. I will be trying Univeristy of Phoenix or a class college to avoid this nonsene. Please choice online colleges wisely.
This school is C*****. I hate them worse mistake I ever made. So I caught the flu and ended up hospitalized they treated me like c***, dropped me from classes and sent me a big bill. Yeah don't be fooled it is not self paced and they do not care about you.