Purdue University Global Reviews

  • 285 Reviews
  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,343
39% of 285 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 285 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Andreína Fuentes
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2021
  • Degree: Paralegal
"It was an excellent experience . Very good tutoring . Top quality professors . Friendly online structure . I enjoy a lot the discussions , seminars and assignments . Very much understanding for teaching and excellent relations . The library was very useful"
Michael Head
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2021
  • Degree: Management
"The Professors were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and understanding to unique personal circumstances. The majority of my Professors had successful businesses to rely on when demonstrating how a business can operate. If anyone going for the basic knowledge in business I would advise them to attend Purdue."
Lisa Coin
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"As a Purdue Global student studying for my Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, I have been impressed with the dedication of each professor, my student advisor, and other staff at ensuring I meet my goals. Each professor has given me one-on-one instruction, replied quickly to any questions I have, and graded fairly. I have also been a student officer of two clubs and one honor society. These roles have given me valuable leadership and conflict resolution skills that will be marketable in my field. The students represent a diverse global network. I have learned as much from the student body as I have from my professors. I have also taken advantage of Career Services which offers individualized instruction with resumes, cover letters, asking for a reference letter, emails with job opportunities with Purdue Global partners, and more. Career Services also invites employers to give presentations to the student body on what jobs are offered and what skills should be highlighted on a resume for that position."
Lisa Meade
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"While the most part this has been an awesome experience however because my student Advisor did not stay on top of progress he left me having to complete 3 classes my final semester. Also when I enrolled I was advised I’d have more than enough funding to graduate only to find out know I’m 10,000 over what I would need and rely on the school for a grant to finish that still has me worried as it won’t post until my graduation. Also I was eligible for $14k in this grant but was only give 2k to finish school that I find unfair."
Shaima Jalala Kanak
  • Reviewed: 1/1/2021
  • Degree: DNP
"It was the best experience of my life. The professors are helpful, and make sure the student have the best experience. The professors were available 24/7, they did not mind to call them on their personal cell number. Dr. Taylor my faculty mentor is awesome lady. And without Dr. Daly and especially Dr. Copeland I would have not finished my degree."
Carlos A Simons Jr.
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2020
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"As a full time active duty service member, Purdue Global was the perfect match in regards to time management and busy work schedule. The professors are outstanding and are always there to help whenever you need assistance. Within the degree programs you have the freedom of managing work loads ahead of time by reviewing and completing necessary task to fulfill graded assessments. I look forward to continuing my education with Purdue Global."
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am hoping this review will help someone decide to go to a different school. I had a 4.0 after my undergraduate degree in nursing. I do not have issues with attending school, or achieving goals. I am only writing that because when I read reviews before I started this program, and I thought I can make it work at any school. It can't be that bad. This platform will be convenient for my life schedule, so I went anyway. This school has ridiculous policies and no forgiveness for life events. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL!!!! They do not care about their students!!!!! The reviews you are reading are true!!!"
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I've attended 4 schools now, College of Lake County in Illinois, two University of Wisconsin branches, and am ending my studies at Purdue Global. This is by far the best experience I have had with a school. - Every class I've taken is teaching skills that are directly applicable to my career goals and personal life. Examples include fixing my professional online presence in a Professionalism class and learning how to invest efficiently with specific recommendations in Finance. - Teachers are committed to helping students. I've never had a class where I felt I was being gatekept from the next step. On the other hand, I experienced this at previous institutions. You still have to work hard and study, but so long as you reach out and continue to work - you will get the grade you deserve. - Classes follow the same scheduling throughout the semester, thus deadlines are easy to remember. - Online Seminars allow students to communicate with each other and the teacher. This is the first online program where I've had online seminars and I can't imagine not having them again. Engages the students to participate in class, and allows us to really get to know our professors. - Student services are fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable, and expedient. A complete turnaround from what I've experienced at other schools. Tech support is available 24/7. My one caveat is that UW systems had a better tutoring system. They used a third party program that was available 24/7 with an interactive communication tool, but at PGU they use staff as tutors, which personalizes your help but limits the times that tutors are available. I also wish there was interactive software to share screens with tutors during sessions. - Tons of tools and career services to help you find a job. - Flexible class scheduling, perfect for working adults and parents. Because I have a lot to deal with in my home life, I can only take 2 classes at a time while passing with an A or B. PGU uses a 10-week semester system which is allowing me to graduate 3 years earlier than at my previous online program. They also allow students to use a fast track system allowing students to graduate quicker if they use applicable skills in their current careers, and a portfolio class which applies a similar concept and gives double credits. This is life-changing. - Online campus is easy to navigate and access. I can use it through an app on my phone or iPad, or using a laptop or desktop with the same accessibility and ease. My other improvement area would be with advisors, mine suddenly changed without notification. But the school is so easy to navigate that I rarely have to talk with my advisor anyway. I highly recommend PGU, and am forever grateful that an acquaintance recommended this to me over a year ago. I wish I started my collegiate experience here."
Klayton King
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Purdue Global was a great place to achieve a MA as a working adult. I have a wife, kids, and a demanding career and the flexibility of the program and assistance of the professors allowed ample time to complete the assignment. Overall, this a great place to achieve your degree."
Mari Morales
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2020
  • Degree: Small Business Management
"WOW. I was excited to being online school. I was enrolled in a class and i was dropped after completing their orientation and attending the seminar. Why? System error. Their response was it's rare. I had to go through the entire process again for reenrollment. Annoying but whatever. I reenrolled, completed their orientation again but took screenshots for proof in case they tried to tell me i didnt complete it and then i was 3 weeks into my course. All of a sudden, I was dropped. I called to ask what was going on.. Apparently I didnt attend or do any work for the first week of my class although I recieved a 100% for my grade for that week... There was no record for all the work, discussions and seminar I did. Whats the best part? Their only solution was to do everything all over again! So twice i had been dropped for doing absolutely nothing wrong. I completely wasted weeks of my life trying to pursue a degree at this university and they couldnt help me nor did they care to. Avoid this school and save yourself a headache."
Chris Barnard
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I had a very positive experience at Purdue Global. I do recommend this university to anyone who works full time, has a family, and requires some flexibility in their course schedule due to life! I had a few life issues that the professors at Purdue Global worked with me which allowed me to complete my assignments and submit them for full credit. I read a few reviews on this site that doesn't reflect my experiences at all! The most important thing you can do is to communicate with your professors!! The Purdue military/ veteran advisors were always very helpful and courteous."
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2020
"I am a retired army medic that was medically discharged from the army due to mental and physical health issues. Purdue knew about these issues because my grades suffered. I was 10 credits away from my degree and the university took them not once but twice! Not only did they take the credits but they added classes and did all this with out contacting me! This school had documentation from not only my doctors but my lawyers which was proof of what I was going through but Purdue is so money hungry that they will not work with me and insist that they keep the credits I earned in the past before my life crashed down but they also want to add classes when I'm going through all of this. If they will do this to a military member who was foolish enough to choose this school then they will do it to someone who doesn't have military benefits to fall back on - please be aware! By the way I took student loans out to attend this college there are better places out there RUN AWAY FROM THIS SORRY EXCUSE FOR A SCHOOL. The support they claim you'll have isn't accurate. This school set me back a whole year they added a total of 10 classes. I'm getting a lawyer please save yourself especially if you have any sort of life out of school!"
Randolyn J. Harry-Singleton
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2020
  • Degree: Legal Studies
"I received both my undergrad and graduate degrees from Purdue Global. I was attending Kaplan when it switched over to Purdue and the process was seamless. The Professors were very helpful and I have gained so much knowledge over the years. I was able to adjust my class schedule to my work schedule and this made the entire experience one that I highly recommend!"
Mark McGann
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2020
  • Degree: MBA in Management
"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."
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2020
  • Degree: Human Services
"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."
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2020
  • Degree: Business
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."