"Where to start? I'm currently attending Purdue global University for information technology. When I first started they told me that you would take two classes per semester and you would graduate in 3 years, which I thought was great because that's awesome relatively normal for the bachelor's degree. So I said sure I'll go to your school because my work is currently paying for it and it wouldn't be coming out of my pocket. I have taken so far one course per semester the last two semesters when I was told originally you need to have two courses per semester to graduate in the next 3 years. As of now my graduation day is 2028. I'm not spending the next six years of my life with this school and when you tell them that is wrong and they should change that or give you two courses per semester they have an attitude about it. As of now meaning today I got two courses which is great as long as it stays that way. I haven't had a decent professor yet, I think the discussion boards are joke because you can't really talk to your classmates about any assignments you may have trouble with rather have to stick to the topic on hand. They grade you for these discussion boards when I thought I was going to school for information technology and not a journalist program. I shouldn't have to write papers on papers on papers about how I would do certain kind of work in information technology. It should be about my skills and what I know but the reason I'm going to the school it's to learn about this material and half the time the professors expect you to know this already. They are supposed to teach you but instead don't care. The advisors are a joke because I keep telling them I don't need a certain course but they keep adding it on there even though I have taken it previously in another college. Overall I wouldn't want to go here because it's a joke and if you are thinking about doing information technology just beware of that you're writing papers Non-Stop for course that should be more Hands-On rather writing papers about what you would do for a company like it is an interview. The professors don't care about you or when you ask them questions they ignore you and expect you to figure it out on your own when it's their job to help you out but they don't. If I could recommend I will suggest other online schools"
"It could definitely be better. There are areas that need improvement, such as their IT department. I’ve been having an issue since last week where my classes aren’t appearing correctly. The new term began yesterday and it worked for one day and then blocked me. When I reached out for IT support, it took 30 minutes before anyone helped, and even then he said it was an enrollment issue. It seems like they just want to get paid and not help. I’m planning on transferring to a university close by. The education is bad here, but being that it is still fairly new, they have so much more room to grow. It’s a little pricey for being an online school. There are other top universities that are online for less money than PUG."
"The school itself is pretty great. The counselors are absolutely amazing, the student finance department is nice, pretty much everyone you speak to on the phone attempts to try their hardest to help you out. Some aren’t as helpful as others, but they can always connect you to someone else that is. The courses are sweet, they take a bit of time to balance over a traditional work week, but shouldn’t be too bad if you can manage a few hours to dedicate it to school work. An awesome college for active military personnel."
"I recently graduated from Purdue University Global. The degree challenges you to research, learn then prove what you know. There is an emphasis on detail and following directions. The course work was up to date and focused on real word situations & featured labs that allowed me to work on virtual machines for hands on experience. Of course nothing is perfect, I have had instructors that don't push and challenge as hard as others and some that one could argue is too tough but most are reasonable and work to see you thrive without handing students degrees they haven't earned. If you are responsible and willing to work hard this is a good school and a good program for you."
RUN. Please do not waste your money
"Please do not waste your money with Purdue. I have to admit the admission process went quite well for me. Due to the fact that my admissions counselor was amazing and if it was not for her, my entire experience with this school would have been completely awful. I was enrolled in their ExcelTrack program and if you are not aware, ExcelTrack students success depends on prompt assistance. ExcelTrack students shouldn't have to wait 2-3 business days to receive responses or updates from student advisors or professors during the week. Students are held at a higher standard. If you miss a deadline for a paper, oh well, you just lost your tuition. If professors fail to grade your paper within the grading window they are allotted, you will be the one paying for the consequences. I have brought this issue up to the Dean's office and your guess is as good as mine. The Dean did not see anything wrong with anything I mentioned above. They are not committed to your success. Please do your own research but I will never recommend this school to anyone."
"Don't know who's writing positive reviews... I started in January of 2019, it is the end of the year and I have decided to transfer to my state's local University. Oh wait, they don't recognize PG as a REAL learning institution and my credits are invalid? Great! Not only do I feel like I didn't learn anything in my 4 terms at Purdue Global, I feel like I got asked to pay $2,000 a term to do busy work and acknowledge the professors' God complexes. My Comp II professor last semester told me that I had to cite my own words. I asked her if she thought I was too stupid to write the sentence and she never replied back to me. That was the difference between a B and an A in the class. I talked to my advisor about it and she said there was nothing she could do about it. This school is a joke, the classes are babyfied busy work loads, the advisors only help you out if you are currently spending a boatload of money, and then we have the professors... Don't get me started. I have been trying to get ahold of my advisor for the past 2 weeks about leaving and she keeps saying she called, keeps telling me to call back and now she's on a leave of absence. I called the financial aid department several times and kept getting transferred to a voicemail. Now they won't let me leave! I feel like I've been cheated, done dirty, and screwed over..."
"For those with extremely negative review, it is what you make of it. If you blame the the University for charging money or having any negative experience, perhaps you didn't really pay attention to details and then come up with some assumption that it's their fault. Know what you are getting into and don't blame them for your own action. I don't know any university who will not charge a dime. For the guy who have issues with the courses such as Cultural Diversity: I hate to tell you this, but if you don't like diversity, you will have issues finding work."
"I felt like the professors were quite knowledgeable in their fields, the subject matter was challenging, and the course work rigorous. I also felt like I saved quite a bit of money by enrolling in the online program, as opposed to enrolling in an on-campus program, with room and board charges. I'm now employed in the technology sector, and I owe that to Purdue, my professors, and everyone who helped me along the way. Thank you, Governor Mitch Daniels and the entire Purdue staff and faculty."
"Don't listen to these negative comments. I've only been in school for a year and I'm already working in the IT Field, my professors are knowledgeable, and I haven't had a single problem with financial aid. The people posting negative reviews on here would have problems at any school as their issues are with themselves not PG. I can tell you that if you go here, study hard, and graduate you'll be set. Even my classmates are talking about the jobs they're getting."
"I have attended Kaplan for almost two years and Purdue University Global for over a year and i am going to be blunt because the comments below are misleading. First off there are 10 week courses and there is alot of information that gets packed into each week, so yes you will do modules and write a 1000 word APA paper if not longer each week. Yes there is heavy reading as well what you would expect going to college. Yes this college is part of Purdue University, do your research. If you can not manage your time correctly you will fail. The templates you will use have directions the need to be deleted because it will increase the turn it in check for plagiarism. First off the professor tells the students to delete the directions and second write more in the template, 80/20 rule. The professors read the assignments sent in, all of them. Some professors are more strict than others and will dock you points for grammar. It is a very good college and i do recommend attending this school nust be prepared to do a lot of reading and writing. Lastly, i have no issues with the financial support. Of there is an issue they call me and the issue gets resolves right away."
Hi, Jr. We're love that you're loving your classes at Purdue University Global! We know our programs are rigorous, but it sounds like you're rising to every challenge. We wish you continued success in your program and in your future endeavors!
"Like the person below, the excel track gating was pretty much the last straw for me. I have already begun the process of transferring to another university following the current term. I started looking at other schools after my tenth paper, in two terms, on globalization, collaboration, and cultural diversity. I realize they are important topics but forcing them into the curriculum really does not seem to be beneficial in any way. Those that have ever had to write a 2 page paper on the importance of globalization and cultural diversity in the design of a database will understand. I was also growing tired of completing the reading and learning activities for a module only to have to go and write a 1,000 word paper on a completely different subject matter to finish it. The changes in the excel track program just prove what past reviews have said, its all about making money for this school."
Hello, we're very concerned to hear about your experience with our ExcelTrack programs. We'd like to look into this matter for you. Could you please reach out to our Student Relations team at StudentRelations@PurdueGlobal.edu or 877.836.5813? Please reference case #20192106111. Thank you.
"Beware the ExcelTrack programs as they have just become a scam. The ability to work at your own pace has just been taken away via module gating. This has been done under the guise of enhancing the learning experience through forcing you to take all 180 credits in sequence. You can no longer take more than one course at a time and are essentially held hostage by your instructors ability to grade your assignments in a timely manner. In what universe does a computer networking class build upon a composition class... Are you sure it has nothing to do with the fact that some of us were able to complete so many modules a term that it brought our tuition down to $100 a credit? I'm transferring to a more reputable school..."
Hi there, we're sorry to hear about your experience with our ExcelTrack program 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 #20191305403. Thank you.
"I've had a good experience overall at PG. The professors seem to know what they're doing, and the I like how the seminars work in regard to scheduling. The only bad thing I have to say is there Career Services Department lacks the services that other colleges do. At my old school you would go to the career department and they would say something like "go to this company, they've hired out students in the past", or apply for these types of jobs. I've been in contact for a while now with Purdue Global and all I seem to get is a "Good luck apply on your own". Other than that though I would recommend it. Just don't expect any help with jobs."
Hi Adam, thank you for reaching out to us and providing this feedback. We wish you all the best in your professional endeavors.