Purdue University Global Reviews

2.75 out of 5 stars
(193 Reviews)
39% of 193 students said this degree improved their career prospects
55% of 193 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Mark McGann - 10/28/2020
Degree: MBA in Management
Graduation Year: 2022
"Well, you cannot please everybody. I'm about halfway through a Master's degree and I have had no issues. I have made sure to clearly communicate any issues I have had to instructors and my advisor and they have always been addressed promptly. I even took a leave of absence due to COVID and had no issues coming back. The instruction has been very good, albeit cramming a graduate level class into 6 weeks feels like drinking from a fire hose. I work full-time, have a wife, children, a home to maintain so it is not easy to manage everything perfectly. That being said, I have very high grades. However, this program is not designed to work around your social life, so do not expect to have much of one. Additionally, I'm a Veteran, and I have had no issues with the financial aid process and my Veteran's Advisor has been fantastic. If you are willing to put the work in, go for it. If you aren't ready to do that...wait to go to school until you are. It will be the same with any academic institution."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Robin - 10/7/2020
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2021
"I have a Bachelors in Legal Studies from Purdue University Global, and I am currently in the Masters of Human Services program. The instructors in both programs are amazing. They are always available to their students, are very knowledgeable in their area of expertise, and will bend over backwards in order to help their students achieve their goals. I have read the negative reviews. When it comes to financial aid, Purdue can only do so much, all potential students have to be responsible for what they are supposed to do. Purdue Global won't lead you by the hand, but they will help you in all ways possible. One seminar a week is ample enough to get the information you need. Add your readings, discussion boards, and research for your assignments, you will get more than enough information. I am so happy with the education I am receiving here at Purdue University Global, I will be entering another Masters Program...Psychology."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Burned - 10/4/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
Graduation Year: 2022
"I loved in but didn't post for 23 days but their policy only allows 21. Completed a paper and was ready to submit it when I received the e-mail I was withdrawn for nonattendance. Called to explain circumstances (new job, trying to juggle everything and lost track of days) but assignment done and ready to submit. Talked to multiple people, one of whom cited a policy of posting every week which isn't a policy there, and all but two of whom were incredibly, incredibly rude. They wouldn't budge, despite my 4.0 GPA with them, and the way they finagled the financial aid portion, I would have to pay $6,046 for the privilege of re-enrolling there. No way am I going back. I will write off the 10 credits earned as a loss and take my time, energy, and money to a reputable institution. Don't be fooled by the Purdue branding. Kaplan's for-profit structure is what drives Purdue Global's business plan. Please avoid and save yourself some heartache!"
2.2 out of 5 stars
mrvaboy - 10/1/2020
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2020
"Caution to all prospective students - This school (formally Kaplan University) advertises a $280 per credit hour rate. That doesn't sound bad at all; however, that doesn't include their hidden fees. You will end up paying double what they advertise. Use the tuition net calculator on their site to get an estimate of how much you will really be paying (over $3000 per class for me). If you can afford it, this seems like a decent online school (especially if you are a transfer student). But if you're broke like me, you may want to try Arkansas State University or Western Governor's University. Both regionally accredited, affordable online programs."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/26/2020
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2022
"I would absolutely not recommend this school to anyone, especially those in the military. This school touts itself as "military friendly" but the professors are far from military friendly. There is literally nothing good I can say about this school. The classes run 10-weeks and the workload increases and becomes filler work; busy work to justify the additional 2 weeks of class. The one-hour seminars each week, especially if you're deployed or OCONUS, will only add to the workload if you're unable to attend or create a situation where you're getting up at 0200 to attend. I've taken 3 classes with Purdue and the Psychology and Nutrition classes were my final deciding factors about dropping out of this school, changing my major, and finding another institution. At this point I'm merely waiting for the semester to end so I can drop this school and move on. Do not attend this school if you actually want to work toward achieving a legitimate and respected degree which isn't hindered by biased professors and lack-luster curriculum."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/25/2020
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2021
"Up til recently I had a fairly decent impression of the school but a certain professor has completely blown that. You must write discussions once per week. No problem I did that. This CPA professor tried to tell me my paper had grammatical errors and spelling. This was a joke as I ran spell check with word and grammarly. So he can’t even grade appropriately. Apparently they let the computer grad papers rather than be a real teacher and review/teach."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mini - 9/24/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2021
"I am currently taking classes in the RN to BSN excel track program. So far I have not had any problems. I have had good honest instructors who have provided good feedback on assignments. In this program you have to maintain an average of 3.0 (B), so many of the assignments will be graded as a A or B as long and you’re deemed competent of the content. The enrollment process was a breeze as well. I’m not understanding the bad reviews at this time."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Harmon - 9/20/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2024
"I have seen quite a few negative reviews, even this year regarding Purdue University Global. It's really disappointing to see so many people let down with their experience at this school. I have not been going very long but so far am loving the school and the staff. Every time I have a question it is answered in a timely manner and they are so helpful. I struggle with my own balance of school, work, and single parenting but I have a ton of support from the staff and have had a wonderful experience. I also have not had any issues with the financial services from the school thus far."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Jennifer - 9/5/2020
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2021
"Everyone has good and bad experiences, that being said my time at Purdue Global has been a positive one. The only negative I guess I have to say, which has been mentioned by others here is the fact of the one time a week seminar that lasts only an hour. It does seem almost too short to get the information, and when people are asking a million questions during instruction, it makes the end of the seminar rushed to meet the time deadline. I have been fortunate to have instructors stay past the time and continue on instruction for those who want to stay. I just received my Bachelors of science in health science through them and it was great. I transferred credits too and had no issues with that. When it came time to pursue my Masters, I decided to stay with them and I am currently taking classes for MPH. I have never had an issue with advisement or financial aid as well. So overall I am happy with my decision to go here and continue my education with them."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unknown - 9/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2020
"this school can never get it together with financial aid. Everytime I call i have some new charge or something has changed and I don't get the original refund I was promised. they never work with you for school nor are they patient when you have something going on. I seriously wish I would have never gone to this school 3 classes away from graduation in so much debt and I'm ready to stop attending. Do not expect anything to stay the same financially, do not expect them to give you straight answers with concerns and do not expect anyone to help you catch up if you go through an issue academically. I've given them so much and have received barely anything in return. Its almost as if they make it hard for you to succeed in class so you can fail and retake a class so they can make money. Not all schools are like this and I wish i would have known that earlier they want money thats it!"
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