Purdue University Global Reviews

2.82 out of 5 stars
(206 Reviews)
39% of 206 students said this degree improved their career prospects
56% of 206 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.3 out of 5 stars
Sunshine Cooley - 12/6/2018
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2020
"Worst excperanance ive ever had they never gave me my finacal aid was never even brought to my attention. I was looking for the award letter and couldnt find it thats how i found out 4 weeks befor term ended. So I scramble to get all this in place there system between finacal aid and register dont co inside so if i didnt call to keep things going it just sat there. UNBELIVEABLE SO NOW I OWE THEM 4000 I told the lady the day i was suppose to start no i dont want to do this so she told me no that was excepitable so I started actully enjoyed it but now. Forget it. I will fight this till the end"
Kaddie Osborn - 1/29/2019

Hi there, we would 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 #20190129232. Thank you.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Latoya J. - 12/3/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"I started my master's degree program in October 2018. Everything was going good, until I found out the last week of classes which was the last week in November that the school I got my bachelor's degree from sent the wrong transcripts. Everyone I talked to said it would be fine. I got my associates degree and my bachelor's degree transcripts sent electronically on November 30th. All of my documentation says that they received my transcripts. Purdue didn't upload my transcripts until this morning on December 3rd. Have no idea why it took so long when they got them the same day. They uploaded my transcripts at 10 this morning. At 6pm I got an email saying I was withdrawn from school because they didn't have my transcripts, which they did according to the email. Now financial aid says that they are not going to award me my financial aid because they withdrew me. Now they say I have to pay them $2000 for transcripts that they had. They have all my paperwork. They have everything. They have my financial aid there. Put I have to pay them for the run around. And you don't talk to one person, you talk to 10 to 20 different people trying to get an answer. I would not recommend this school at all. Please go somewhere else. Somewhere where they actually care about the students."
Kaddie Osborn - 1/29/2019

Hi Latoya, we would like to look into this for you, and are sorry to hear about your experience with us. Could you please reach out to our Student Relations team at StudentRelations@PurdueGlobal.edu or 877.836.5813? Please reference case #20190129229. Thank you.

4.8 out of 5 stars
Haley - 12/2/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am really surprised to see all these negative comments. Most of these comments seem to be focused on finances, but from what I am reading it seems more like the inability to understand how things work rather than the fault of Purdue Global. So far, my advisor has been extremely helpful. I have spoken with the same few people every single time and they are all aware of my grades, what classes I am taking, and my financial status. I figured I would be having issues with VA funding, but that hasn't been a problem either. Purdue has taken care of it every time. Most of the negative reviews seem to have come from people who have never attended a brick-and-mortar university. Purdue does not seem to operate any differently and it is so much cheaper. If you're horrified about the cost of Purdue, just try going to a brick-and-mortar school. The professors here are very nice and understanding. I had to go to the emergency room one night and emailed my professor (from my phone) about a paper that was due at midnight (which was saved on my computer at home) with proof that I was in the hospital. She allowed me to turn it in after the deadline with only a minor deduction for being late. I have had much less sympathetic professors at a brick-and-mortar university. Even with the deduction to a major paper, I still have a 4.0. My advice is to do a lot of reading about financial aid, ask a lot of questions, and make sure you fully understand everything before making decisions. That will probably mitigate a large percentage of the problems you are reading about in these reviews."
Kaddie Osborn - 1/29/2019

Hi Haley, we are very happy to hear that you had a positive experience with us. We are always here to assist you in any way we can, and wish you continued success in your future endeavors!

4.9 out of 5 stars
Erica H. - 11/30/2018
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am quite surprised about the negative reviews that I have read.....it made me feel the need to write my own. I started with Kaplan University in 2017 and have not had a single issue with the program. I have had the same adviser since the beginning of my program. Yes, with any higher learning institution, there are professors that are tougher than others but there are also resources available that can help reduce some of the stress. I did have a 2-3 changes with my practicum adviser, but the change didn't affect my progress. It has been a wonderful experience thus far even with the transition to Purdue Global. Students need to understand that online learning is all in what you make it and as adults, no one is here to hold your hand. I started my online MSN journey with Chamberlain in 2015, worked as a transplant coordinator on 36-40 hour shifts 3-4 days a week, raised two children, and switched to a new nursing field (ER) all while getting my RN-BSN which I finished with a 3.81 GPA in 2016. I started Kaplan/Purdue in 2017 all while working as a charge nurse in a busy ER, taking two classes at a time, moved, and got divorced while I finish this degree on January 22, 2019 with a current GPA of 3.75. Unforeseen circumstances befall us all but it's how you recover is what determines your success."
Kaddie Osborn - 1/29/2019

Hi Erica, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are dedicated to serving adult students who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, and are happy to hear you stuck with our program throughout it all. We wish you continued success in all you do!

1.0 out of 5 stars
Steve b - 11/28/2018
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2022
"I had a 4 hour phone call with an admissions advisor today at Purdue global. She basically lied through her teeth about almost everything just to get me to enroll and sign up for school. She told me Purdue global was in the top 5 for business schools in the country which is obviously a lie. I asked her about transferring credits from a community college and she told me they dont accept any transferring credits whatsoever and I needed to get all my credits from them, also a huge lie. They have a separate page with a listing of schools they accept credits from, and at the bottom of the page it says contact an admissions advisor for more information and the admissions advisor was the one lying to me. She told me theyre a non profit organization which I found multiple online sources saying the opposite. Apparently admissions advisors are worse than used car salesmen. I cant believe how much I was lied to from a person thats supposed to be there to help and assist you. Just terrible. Whatever you do, stay far away from this school. Highly dishonest. Cant be trusted whatsoever."
Kaddie Osborn - 1/29/2019

Hi Steve, we're so sorry to hear about your experience. We'd 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 #20190129206. Thank you.

4.3 out of 5 stars
Mrs. J walls - 11/27/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am a current student at Purdue university global and started out in the associates degree in nursing but quickly found out there was no assistance to help students understand the material and no one broke down how to answer nursing questions so only those who were LPN'S moved forward. After failing two of those classes I decided to go a different route. My current degree plan is Bachelors of science in health care administration and more of my credits from community college transfered into that program than any other. One thing I disagree with others about is the time in which they give you to complete the work. I have been in 3 classes my last two terms while working 12hr shifts and doing billing and coding classes and still able to maintain A's in all 3 of my classes. My teachers are helpful, the material is taugh so I can understand, but they do need to upgrade the seminar system. Other then that I am due to graduate in June of 2019 and I am praying that I will be able to find a job. Hopefully my military credentials will assist me in doing so. It not a bad school but they could repair somethings."
Kaddie Osborn - 1/29/2019

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We know our programs are rigorous, but we are so happy to hear you've risen to those challenges and excelled in your courses. We can't wait to cheer you across the stage this year!

4.8 out of 5 stars
Brandon Erickson - 11/21/2018
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018
"I found Purdue University Global to be fantastic in both curriculum and professional instruction. The challenge is not always whats asked of us but what we choose to put forth in our studies. For instance, I learned a tremendous amount about alternative medicine because I read additional books, watched documentary specials and interacted with those in the field. I could also use a lot of this information on assignments so the time learning outside the virtual room was well spent. I think the future of online study will become more advanced as virtual reality gets better. Imagine sitting in a classroom but not really because youre plugged in at home. This my friends is the future of education. I think Purdue University faculty has the right to be reserved in accepting the new online school but please show some class and give this endeavor a chance to succeed because it will! I have one big problem with the way academics works and this seems to be more a fixation on certifications by outside parties. Heres my point, I graduate with a bachelors degree in health and wellness but I dont meet the minimum to apply for a corporate wellness job because I dont have the CHES certification. How is this helping your students succeed when they arent getting the minimum needed to land prominent careers. I feel at minimum since this is a sought after certification that it be offered as an elective class. Im trying to be part of the solution here and not focus entirely on the problem."
Kaddie Osborn - 12/5/2018

Hi Brandon, thank you for your review. We know our classes can be challenging, but we're happy to hear you stuck through with them. We wish you the best of luck in fulfilling your career goals and future endeavors.

4.4 out of 5 stars
Jessica Padron - 11/13/2018
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2018
"This online course was awesome. I took a few classes at my community college and did not pass. When I attended Purdue Global University I did pass. This school gave me great material to learn and pass those courses. I am a mother of two and I made this happen with Purdue's help! Im absolutely ecstatic i was able to accomplish this and find some better employment! Thankyou!"
Kaddie Osborn - 12/5/2018

Hi Jessica, we're so happy to hear this. We believe in you and keep up the great work!

4.1 out of 5 stars
Military Freindly - 11/12/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"Purdue University Global was great experience for me. I felt that Purdue was extremely military friendly. I did have a few issues with registering for couple classes but it was always worked out between my education center and Purdue. Classes were challenging, but there was always some sort of support from either the professor or a tutor. These classes are not something you could just breeze through, you have to put in the work over 10 weeks to make the grade. I loved the platform, and how most of the professors would work with me as I had to travel a lot. I feel that I did learn a lot from my experience with Purdue Global and that it is helping me with my career."
Kaddie Osborn - 12/5/2018

Hi there, thank you so much for the thoughtful review. We are proud of the hard work you put in to accomplish your goals, and wish you continued success in all that you do!

1.4 out of 5 stars
masters of nothing - 11/3/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"If you are an RN pursuing your MSN, I would NOT recommend this program. It is not adult learner friendly. The format of discussion is pointless, unless you want to hone your ability to be pretentious and b******* about why you feel someones theory on a theory is helpful, or not. The seminars are a horrible waste of time. Trying to hear the professor over her children and pets in the background, or long moments of silence when folks are typing..."are you still there?", or no sound at all. This program does not allow you to complete work on your own time. If you have a job and a family, you will be penalized for your"late submissions" that technically are within the week but they have ridiculous stipulations about which days of the week to submit. If you really want to obtain Mastery in your profession, do NOT attend this program. The only people benefitting from this program are the one's whose pockets end up with your hard earned money."
Kaddie Osborn - 11/15/2018

Hi Yolanda, we're sorry to hear about your experience and would like to look into it further. Could you please reach out to our Student Relations team at StudentRelations@PurdueGlobal.edu or 877.836.5813? Please reference case #201811151225. Thank you.