Purdue University Global Reviews

  • 209 Reviews
  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,343
39% of 209 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 209 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 7/16/2019
  • Degree: MPA
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I have been a full time student, working adult and mom since 2013 at this institution. My overall experience at Purdue University Global has been very positive. In previous years, when the institution was Kaplan University, I did have a few problems with the financial aid department; however, the issues were always resolved in a timely manner. I have always had excellent, encouraging advisers and professors. I really enjoyed having professors that were attorneys or politicians. It was nice to be able to learn from an individual that had examples of real work experience for the topic we were discussing. I was able to develop a professional relationship with many of my professors as I had many of the same professors for other classes. I keep still keep in contact with many of my professors. The negative reviews on this page honestly shock me. I think that if you complete your readings, weekly discussions, assignments, attend seminar and you are not asking for an extension from you professor constantly, you will be just fine. Continued education takes a lot of effort. Like I said at the beginning of my post, I go to school full time, work full time and I am a full time mother. I do very well and have been successful at all three of those very important jobs!"
Fareed Abdullah
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"To be honest, The onlyProblem I had with this school was all in the beginning. I had no problems with classes or my professors once the ball got rolling. All work was challenging and gave more insight to what is need to succeed in the classroom. Yes, the financial aid department needs to be trained on procedures but the school itself was a good experience for me. I guess it comes down to how hands on your are with the staff."
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Horrible school! They screwed me over and are not doing anything about it. Just recently I asked a question on their live chat box and the staff person was rude and quit the chat before I could do anything.. The staff their is rude and have bad communication. The only positive side is the professors are awesome other than that the staff sucks and don’t know what they are doing."
Haley Hatton
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I began the program in September 2017. I struggled with the Anatomy and Physiology classes so I got put on probation for my "D" average grade. I bounced back and made all A's & B's for my last courses including my intership and externship. We was required to do 50 hours of internship and 160 hours of externship. I done more than 50 hours of intership and 165 externship hours to make sure I had plenty of hours to graduate. I turned in all my intership hours with NO problem. Externship was a different story and a JOKE. I submitted all my hours and they continued to tell me I did not have enough hours when the completed hours date, time, clock in and out hours was in BLACK AND WHITE right in front of them. We went back and fourth for Multiple days and finally I had to reach out to my instructor at my clincal site and have her submit the EXACT same paper work I did but coming from her so they would accept my hours. All hours had to be turned in by the middle of February and I completed all my hours at the beginning of February being done with class two weeks early other than taking out class final. I took out class final of 180 question on our last day of class. Over the 10 weeks of this MA295 class I had a 100grade because I completed all my assignment and quizes as I was suppose to and passes them all. The last day of class I take the exam completing it with an 80. I assumed it would bring my 100grade average down but not hurt me to be less than an A for the class still. Final grades was posted a week later into our degree plan and it stated I had recieved an "F" for the class. I called imediately and emailed the professior. The "professior" respondeed with ill have to look into why, and that is all I ever heard from him. I escalated it to speak to student relations and she told me she would look into it and reach out to the professor. His reponse was "I never recieved her exam, and I was never notified she needed more time". For myself being a student with a 100 adverage and just completed all her clincal hours as I was suppose to while working a FULL TIME job I would not just opt out of an 180 question exam. The decision was his and he failed me just like that. Not only had I spent thousands of dollars paying for these courses to get my degree. I am not out a degree having to pay for the course over and completed the clincal hours over again. WHY would I retake this class and go through the clincal hours again just to get scammed all over AGAIN and never recieve my diploma like I was suppose to in February 2019. I have not had to fork out money for a lawyer to fight this for me because they completly scammed me out of money and will not transfer my credits anywhere else unless I pay them $337. I advise everyone do NOT was your time or money on this school. Kaplan was wounderful me as a student with them. When Purdue bought them out I have had problems after problems and never recieved my degree I worked my tail off for and paid for."
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2019
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I am currently on my fourth term at Purdue Global. It has been a roller coaster to say the least. Let me start off by saying I have absolutely loved all of my professors and I enjoyed every class so far. I think the coursework and curriculum are extremely helpful and I know I will use the resources the professors provide throughout my career in education. Each professor has made themselves available to email and even call if students have any questions or concerns. So my huge problem with this school has nothing to do with the education, professors or classroom setup. It's with how this school operates. Since this is an online college, you get bounced around from person to person if you have to call in with an issue. There is ZERO communication. And I mean ZERO. My classes start tomorrow, I go log in and I am blocked due to financial aid issues. I had no idea there was anything wrong with my financial aid, no one has communicated with me through phone calls or emails. Nothing. This happened to me two terms again, and I ended up having to file a formal complaint with pictures and email proof to show that the people I had spoken to were not doing their job. I had to start that term two weeks late, and played the catch up game while trying to maintain my 4.0 gpa. Students advisors are a joke, they do not check in on you or keep you informed. It takes at least 3-4 days to get a hold of mine, and usually I end up talking to someone else on the phone. I get these are all problems you can face with an online college, but a better system HAS to be implemented for this online college to succeed. It is extremely frustrating not having someone to constantly help with things like financial aid. This school also prides themselves for being accessible to people in the military and deployed overseas, I cannot imagine dealing with these problems while being deployed. Overall, the professors are amazing and extremely qualified to teach, but the way this school is 'ran' behind the scenes almost cancels that out. I hope this improves before I graduate, and I hope this helps anyone considering going to this college."
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2019
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I am surprised to see all of the negative reviews here, as I've had nothing but good experiences with Purdue University Global. I've been attending their accelerated Master's degree program in Instructional Design and Technology since July 2018. The admissions, financial, and student advisory staff have been phenomenal. You can tell they care about your experience and do their best to make things as easy as possible. They are very thorough, going above and beyond to make sure that all questions are answered and that you are aware of future expectations/occurrences. Professors are flexible, understanding, and involved in classes. Compared with other Master's degree programs, I found this one to be affordable and well-suited to my schedule. The program is intense, as the accelerated Master's program is a series of 6-week courses, each taken one at a time. There are occasionally one-week breaks between each course, but the pace can feel grueling. All the same, the payoff is worth it: you graduate in 18 months with a Master's degree. I couldn't say enough good things about this school."
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I recently obtained my masters degree from Purdue global and I was very impressed with the quality and value of the education I received. I attended a more traditional brick and mortar school for my undergraduate degree and I can honestly say that the online program I completed here was just as challenging if not more so than my undergraduate degree. The teachers here are also very knowledgeable and willing to help their students succeed. Overall I am very satisfied with the quality of the education I received and I genuinely feel it has helped me succeed and advance in my career."
Super Student
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The student advisors were nice when I started. After I signed on, my advisor became increasingly difficult to connect with. If you do not mind writing out extensive emails to address issues, you will probably be fine. I find it easier to talk to an actual person, so I found this aspect annoying. I had issues with my portal and had to keep up on my records. I had incorrect data on my degree plan several times. Also, when I would call the registrar or cashier's office, I was treated in a very rude manner. My advisor was wonderful at first, but was less helpful as time went on. They are great until you needed help clearing up some kind of issues, and let's be honest here, you are going to have something come up at some point! I picked this school for the price and ease of enrollment. You know how the old saying goes - you get what you pay for!"
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"When I originally joined this school back in 2017 I had high hope that this would be the school for me. After 2 years now and a whole new layout to the school I am uncertain and will be transferring. The school took a major change when it changed the school name .They changed the website and other things while students are trying to learn and that is very unprofessional. I am not pleased with the 10 weeks for 1 class and I think it should be shorter. If you don't more then a few days set aside you will fail and as far as if your struggling with the classes and need help from the tutors don't expect much help from them. Every Professor you get will have different rules and guidelines so there is a gray line in the grading. Some Professor's you also might get more than once. I think the school is okay but I think there could be improvement. If your trying to get financial help and need to talk back in forth with the financial aid people that will be a struggle as well. Financial aid for Purdue could use some major improvements. I had serious issues and never got them resolved. because there was very little communication. Last thing you will get some Professors that are more helpful than others and you will get some Professors that take there job way to serious. Early on in my schooling things were going great the next thing I new things took a major change and I was only a few courses in. Like take a chill pill I'm learning things should not be this intense for a brand new student and I think that's why the graduation rate is 25right now because things don't make sense. I was in a class with a student who was going for the same stuff as me and they were graduating in a month and It seemed to me I was in a class that I should have took near the end of the year . There just seems, that some things don't make sense when you talk to other students."
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I am also surprised by some of the reviews for this school. These complaints must be based on location because our local office in Iowa is excellent to work with. I obtained my AAS Degree in Criminal Justice when the school was Kaplan University. The school had a specific adviser for military personnel. This adviser had all my GI Bill stuff squared away and experienced no delays. I am now taking my capstone course and will complete my BA degree in Criminal Justice at the end of this semester. Most professors were decent and had direct experience within their fields of study. Some were terrible, but the majority were easy to work with. Over time the program will start to feel repetitive by doing the same thing over and over. They all require three discussion posts, seminar participation, journal entries, and several writing assignments. This program is big on APA formatting, which I feel is a waste of time. Some professors are all about APA formatting and will doc large amounts of points for not following APA guidelines. Other professors don't care as long as the assignments are completed. Those were my only complaints about the coursework itself. Time management is critical and you have to stay on top of your tasks. The units go by very quickly and is a slippery slope if you fall behind. Overall this program was a success for me and would recommend it to other members of law enforcement and military."