Purdue University Global Reviews

  • 251 Reviews
  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,343
39% of 251 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 251 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jovan Salazar
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Gave me the tools to succeed at my current profession and gain experience first hand with the education they provided. I will be pursuing a master’s degree in healthcare Administration and other certifications that they provide. The university has the best interest for the student to succeed and has options for the student to pursue after graduation."
Kellie Pulizzano
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2021
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Purdue was an absolutely amazing school. Christina, who used to work in admin was the sole reason I started at Purdue. After starting it was an easy transition into the platform used and was a great way to learn. It was very accommodating to me and the way I learn"
Amanda
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I completed the RN to BSN degree. PROS: The classes were self-paced, so I was able to take as few as 10 credits and as many as 22 credits in the 10-week Excel Track terms. I liked that I could be working on several classes at the same time. The classes were not difficult, just time-consuming. I would say that 90% of the BSN assignments were papers and PowerPoints, mostly covering nursing theory. It became quite redundant by the final term, but wasn't difficult. Everything is self-taught. I didn't have any pre-recorded lectures. You take the pre-test (which I felt was a waste of time), read anywhere from 1-10 readings/chapters, and complete the assignment. CONS: Since everything is self taught, if you have any questions, you have to email your teacher and wait for a response. Sometimes these responses would take 3 days (over the weekends) which meant that I was unable to continue working on assignment until I got a return email. This was understandable, but kind of frustrating. In my final term, I had one teacher who was absolutely horrible at returning assignments in the required timeframe (24 hours on weekdays and 72 hours on weekends). I reached out to advisors on multiple occasions about this specific teacher. One advisor wrote an email to the teacher and cc'd me on it (I had already done this), and one advisor told me to just wait longer. You can't start on the next module until the teacher grades your previous submission, so I spent several days waiting on this teacher when I should have been working on the next assignment. Advisors should be able to open the next module when the teacher isn't grading in the required timeframe and isn't responding to emails."
Daniel
  • Reviewed: 5/6/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I have nothing but great things to say about Purdue Global. I am a father of 2 daughters that works a full time job, often times over 50 hours a week and they make it so easy and convient to get your degree online. The professors are great and work with you and the advisors go above and beyond to help in any way they can!"
Marie
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This PG online RN-BSN programs worked very well for my busy schedule. It was flexible and I was able to complete it at my own pace. I started on the traditional track and from a casual suggestion from one of the instructors I switched to the Exceltrak and I gained so much momentum in completing my courses, I think I averaged one course (credit) per week, maybe even, if rarely I was able to complete two. Most of the assignments offered flexibility so that the content I explored was related to what my interests actually were. Other assignments gave more specific directed instruction ie: evaluate avail resources for a specific patient population, and the patient population is given to you. They also really make sure you learn how to write a paper, I thought I knew, but there was so much more to the spacing, headers, running headers that I didn’t really know or wasn’t taught in my previous ADN program. This may not be an issue for most students, but I got lots of feedback on the format of my papers. By the end I pretty much had it down, which gave a nice boost to my overall experience. I think this is also probably up to the professor’s preference. The leadership courses were particularly beneficial to my nursing practice and I learned a lot about how to lead professionally (something that I lacked the confidence to do before). Since I chose the Exceltrak I was better able to financially plan and make payments on time. It also pushed me to get as much done as quickly as possible. I finished my courses in Dec 2020, and got my degree by mail and honored with Suma Cum Laude (interested to know the percentage of graduates who get this honor since I felt like it was all pass or fail). It was a pleasing school/learning experience and much more doable than I expected. I am strongly considering to continue for my MSN."
Chris
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2021
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"DON'T GO HERE. They will lie to you and tell you that you can try classes for free for a week. Then when you call in to drop the class, they'll fail to do their job and charge you thousands of dollars for their negligence. Absolutely horrible school and horrible experience. Strongly urge you to check the Better Business Bureau report about this company before getting involved with them. There's numerous reports of these guys failing to do their job and sticking individuals with thousands of dollars in bills because of their own personal mistakes. I suggest using any other college"
Betsy Schroeder
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2021
  • Degree: Legal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I love Purdue Global because I was able to complete a 4 year degree in a little more than 2 years. I did so by submitting a portfolio that showed my years of experience and allowed me receive credit for those courses versus taking a class I was already knowledgeable in. My academic advisor was very helpful and the main reason I chose Purdue over other online schools."
Michael
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"*I am a US Navy Veteran and there is no choice provided for veterans, other than active or retired. My experience has been a great one. The faculty are all very well-versed in their respective areas of study and the level of experience is evident when they begin explaining experiential topics. The online environment is amazing, as I am a working adult with life experiences. Sitting in a class with 18-20 somethings who are too concerned with social justice than the studies they are there for would have me dropping and never obtaining my degree. The course load was very manageable, while remaining challenging throughout. I have recommended Purdue University Global for everyone who asks me about my studies. My only issue with the psychology program at PGU is that they do not have a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I believe they would attract far more students if that program were added. That they have Applied Behavior Analysis and Addictions however, is a very positive aspect."
Amy Vanderhaden
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2021
  • Degree: Homeland Security
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"As a veteran and military spouse, finishing my bachelors degree was important to me and my experience through Purdue Global has been nothing short of exceptional. I had come from another online college and the bar for my expectations were low and to just graduate. Purdue’s instructors, staff and all the resources provided allowed me to excel and although stressful at times, enjoy the experience of it all. I recommend Purdue Global to anyone looking for a great online experience. Thanks Purdue!"
Melissa Short
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Being in a program geared towards working adults I found it somewhat difficult that the instructors do not generally work on the weekends when many have more time to focus on school. Some instructors did grade/respond on weekends which was very helpful. However overall it was nice to be able to study at my own pace and finish my program in 30 weeks."
Rachael
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"When I came back after 2 years to finish my degree I was lied to about how many classes I had left, what my financial out of pocket would be. Nobody knew their jobs, I still owe to get my degree but I’m waiting on my tax reign because the amount was so much greater than I was originally told it would be. Can’t get straight answers out of anyone. It’s been a mess. Teachers and classes are fine. I get all A’s"
Jennifer Escobedo
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I enjoyed my experience and hope to see a career change once I have completed my degree. I have applied and have been accepted to a MPH program at Purdue University main campus. I will use what I have learned from this masters program and incorporate it into my new program all while diversifying my knowledge. Without this current program I would not have had this opportunity."
David Bankston
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2021
  • Degree: Cloud Computing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I had a fantastic experience at PG. All instructors were readily available when needed. Classwork was manageable and directly on target with my cloud experience and future goals. The cost of school was also reasonable as it included all books and extra resources needed to finish courses."
Steve harrison
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"This school policies and programs aren’t flexible at all for working adults. They don’t care if you graduate or not. They just want your $25,000. If you want to be a nurse choose a different program. The professors are constantly changing test schedules at the last minute. Then if you don’t catch it you get a zero with no chance to make it up."
Clayton
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2021
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"It has been very user friendly. I have been attending what seems like forever and I have dropped out to personal reasons multiple times and the admin took a chance of me and continued to let me prove myself and stay enrolled even though my grades where not up to par and they at all did not have to let me come back like they did but finally my gpa is a lot better and I graduate in less than a month they where fantastic."
Cheretha Bagley
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2021
  • Degree: Computer Networking
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I would recommend them highly I learned a lot and had great Professors. and when I had family problems had to take a leave they have advisor that are truly people who cares and help you and help your. I am a student now be done soon been going through hell but by the grace of God and there help I will succeed. I thank them and recommend to all students."
Medical assistant
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Great experience and I am so grateful to soon say I am a graduate medical assistant from purdue global university on may 4 2021 had good experience at my clinical site had great training experience from it as well and teach me a lot from me taking professionalism class :)"
Scott Howell
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I am glad I chose to go through this experience and finish what I started so many years ago. The excel track is an excellent medium for someone like myself. I would recommend it for anyone that needs to move at their own pace and wants to learn topics thoroughly before moving forward. Thank you for helping me make this a reality!"
dissapointed
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2021
  • Degree: Legal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I can't speak for everyone, but my experience with this program was not great at all - very limited options for a "flexible" program and absolutely no support from the financial aid center or advisors. Just getting started with the program involved several back-and-forth phone calls with multiple advisors, none of whom could give me a clear answer as to whether or not I was even enrolled in the program. The substance of the one course I took was fine but was not what I was looking for in terms of engagement. I ended up withdrawing from the program, and ultimately still had to pay the full price of the one course I took. I set up a payment plan for this, and yet still received multiple phone calls and letters telling me that I had "outstanding debts" to be paid, even though I both spoke to someone over the phone and received email confirmation that my payment plan would cover it. Incredibly frustrating experience all around, would not recommend."
Mina Wilson
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"This is my second experience studying in the United States. The first was in-person at a local for-profit university in my area. I stuck it out for a few classes and left as it was a terrible experience. Fast-forward to my experience at Purdue University Global. I was apprehensive when I started. However, the idea of being able to study without adding commute time to my day and having classes in the evening was a big draw. The class structure and professors soon put me at ease; the classes were well laid out and set the student on the path to success. For example, the first-class covered APA requirements, rubrics, and even levels of required engagement. For two years, I enjoyed the “live” online seminars, numerous interactions with students on discussion boards and worked my way through the classes—one, two, or three at a time. Each class completed brought me closer to my dream of attaining my bachelor’s. It has been a great experience—the professors were knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. My classmates were creative and funny. I have two weeks to graduate and one paper left—onward we go!"