Purdue University Global Reviews

  • 242 Reviews
  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,343
39% of 242 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 242 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.96 studen
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I have a AS a BS from here and im am pursing my MS. I Focused on software development and have gotten over 100 rejection letters. Every step forward has been something I learned on my own and not from this school when i got to interviews i do not know most of the material to even study and i was an A student"
My Perspective
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I was really excited about obtaining a Master's Degree. However, I'm in the middle of class I receive a bill for $1780.00 contact the financial aid department who transferred me twice had me in hold while I waited for them to talk to their supervisor. And then was told oh we thought you were in another program. However. a month prior I received a financial aid award letter with the correct program. Therefore, all studet loan info was correct and all ready to go. Now, everyone else in my class received their refund. They decide to process my aid the 4th week of class and it's the 6th week and I have not had anything deposited into my account. This is the worst thing every. I have never had this experience with any other university. Now, I am receiving emails that my deferment was denied because fedlian does have the correct information. After I have received emails telling me how much purdue university global has received. And no one from financial aid can provide a reason and tell me to was two weeks. However, my session is almost over. They need someone to come and train and investigate the financial aid department in Indiapolis, Indiana."
The post about Purdue maxing out aid is Not True.
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I would just like to correct the post about Purdue University Global only maxing out Federal Aid, as the Associate Degree programs have a tuition cap of $22,500, and the Bachelor's Degree programs are capped at $45,000.00. I would also like to say that I learned very useful and applicable information from nearly every course I completed. The course work is relevant and challenging, far more challenging than the courses I took at Clemson. (which is ranked only 16 places under Purdue University) Not only are you required to learn what you would normally learn in any college course, but you must also learn the incredibly valuable skill of time management, or you will not graduate. I think that people have this idea that online learning is easy, and that students are given questions that google can answer. I just want to clarify that this is not the case at all. Nearly all of the work you are required to do, consists of papers and presentations that are all put through Turnitin analysis, where any score of 25% or more is an automatic fail, and subject to a plagiarism investigation and potential expulsion. It is not an easy accomplishment and anyone who earns a degree from Purdue University Global should be taken seriously in circles of industry and academia. Like any school, however, there are some areas that could improve, and for Purdue University Global, it would be in how communicative and informative advisors are. They should give much more information prior to students having to search or ask, and they should definitely make decisions about the student's academic path with the students and not for them. Other than that, I had a very positive and rewarding experience."
Quiet Storm
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This was the worst experience that I ever had with a school. I really don't have any good to say about this school, the instructor s or my experience. I wasted my time signing up for this school. I withdrew after a couple of weeks and will continue at another school. Please please please look at other schools."
RJ
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
There is Purdue and Pur-Don't (AKA Purdue University Global). Say no to Pur-Don't
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Purdue University Global is a complete disgrace and embarrassment to the entire Purdue University System. The admissions team has zero integrity and will sell you this dream of being a "Purdue University" student...and being in same company of people like Neal Armstrong and Drew Breeze. Conflating Purdue University and Purdue University Global is unethical as the two are hardly the same. Purdue University is an actual research university and Purdue University Global is not...it's Kaplan University. The same Kaplan University that made headlines for their guerrilla registration practices that dupe students out money. The same Kaplan University that made headlines for their predatory enrollment practices that target desperate people. The financial aid team is a hot mess. Depending on the day--even the hour--you will call and get a different answer from someone. Their scripted answers for resolution of every question is "5-7 business days" just to get you off the phone. When they make mistakes, there is zero accountability. Purdue University Global's model is clear. Max out federal loans for every admitted student. That's the MO. At $371 per credit hour, there are more than a dozen bachelor degree programs that are IMPOSSIBLE to complete using federal loans. Impossible. If you don't want to believe me, believe the math. Purdue University Global's bachelor's degree in cybersecurity has 180 credits. The tuition is $371 per credit. The technology fee is $295 per term. The lab fee is $65 per term. If you average 10 credits per term, it will take you 18 terms to complete. Your undergraduate aggregate loan limit from the Department of Education--the max you can borrow in federal loans--is $57,500. TUITION COST: $371 X 180 = $66,780 TECHNOLOGY FEE COST: $295 X 18 = $5,310 LAB FEE COST: $65 X 18 = $1,170 TOTAL COST= $73,260 Yes--$73,260! Overall, attending Purdue University Global was the worst mistake of my academic career. My experience is that this is a sham public university. My advice is for anyone considering Purdue University Global to find another school that has real standards. Purdue University Global is nothing more than a white label for the struggling for-profit Kaplan University. There is Purdue and Pur-Don't (AKA Purdue University Global). Say no to Pur-Don't."
School is a scam
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Do not apply! It is run by a for profit company. Purdue University just ruined their name! Run away as fast as you can. A bachelors degree will end up costing you $44500! They will leave you in debt and hiring companies are recognizing the poor quality of online education."
Jason Myers
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I received my BS Degree in Criminal Justice from this institution when it was still Kaplan University. Like many others, I'm married, have two kids, and worked a full-time job while I attended classes. Make no mistake, it wasn't easy. But I was determined to complete my degree. I ended up graduating with honors and a 3.95 GPA. This, coming from someone who struggled for 10 years to earn an Associate's Degree because I didn't take school seriously and constantly failed out of class. You'll find many people who'll make negative remarks about this institution. They do so because they are the ones who didn't take their education seriously. I had to learn the hard way that if you do you assignments and read the material, it's nearly impossible not to get an "A" in the class. Obviously, you can see from my GPA that I ended up with a "B" in one of my classes. But that was because I didn't turn a paper in on time. Had I done so, I would have graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Is it hard work? Yes. Can it be done? Absolutely. Like anything else in life, you get what you put into it. My wife is now attending this same University and she's doing very well. Her concentration is in psychology. Like me, she has found that as long as you do the work, it's hard not to earn an "A" in the class. I nearly went back to earn a post-bachelor certificate in addictions counseling. Not because I need to, but because I thought it might be fun. The only reason I didn't was because I remembered how much work it was the first time around and I felt I had missed enough of my children's childhood already. This is a great school. If you put the work into it, it'll take you wherever you want to go. I was able to use my degree to get me into law school without any issues. Take your education seriously (regardless of where you're going) and it'll take you anywhere you want to go."
Adam Helton
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
Kelley Brunson RN
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2019
  • Degree: RN to BSN
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"When I was deciding which online university to spend my money on to earn my RN to BSN degree, I read every review on this site about Purdue Global University, and wasn't super impressed or inspired to contact an enrollment advisor based on the number of negative reviews. But, people who are understandably frustrated or have had negative experiences are more likely to vent while the people who have positive experiences may forget to write a positive review to enlighten others who are seeking information related to their educational goals. I would highly recommend the RN to BSN Excel Track program to current RNs who are disciplined, able to manage their time effectively, and want to save money by taking as many modules as they can in a 10 week term. I earned my ADN in 2005, so I was nervous about "going back to school" and wondered if I would be successful in an online learning atmosphere, navigating the online classroom, creating PowerPoints, etc. I'm so glad I chose to overcome my fears and enroll with Purdue Global University. My enrollment advisor,Oren Zarif was knowledgeable, friendly, answered all of my questions that I researched about the program, and helped guide me through the enrollment process successfully. It took a lot of work and determination to keep overcoming obstacles but prepared me mentally to address challenges and look for solutions. I took out a student loan to cover the 5 terms it has taken to earn my degree and the financial aid department has been consistently helpful when I've reached out to them. I've spoken to many advisors during my 10 months at Purdue and they have been consistently helpful when my advisor was unavailable to help me enroll in classes and answer questions. Once, I was unable to access a class and the technical support representative had the issue resolved within 24 hours. I can't say enough positive things about my professors, their professionalism, education level (many are PhDs) and encouragement. I've found my courses to be mostly relevant to my career in nursing, challenging but not overwhelming, and I've grown immensely personally and professionally from my learning experience at Purdue Global University (and I can make a PowerPoint presentation!). The only negative thing so far has been the gating of courses in the Excel Track program, but I found that registering for two classes at a time and offsetting the Competency Assessments allowed me to progress as quickly as I desired, which is one of the selling points of the program and why I chose Purdue Global's Excel Track program. I highly recommend the RN to BSN program to nurses who know the time has come to get that BSN and are highly motivated to put in dedicated time and energy into their educational goals and aspirations. In 11 weeks, I'll have my BSN after completing my Capstone and if you would have asked me 12 months ago before I enrolled if I thought I'd have my BSN in a year, I would've thought it wasn't possible. But it is, and my advice is to be prepared, ask a lot of questions, keep in contact with advisors and financial aid regularly, and believe in yourself!"