Purdue University Global Reviews

2.75 out of 5 stars
(193 Reviews)
39% of 193 students said this degree improved their career prospects
55% of 193 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Lie - 12/3/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019
"I really enjoyed the hard work. Instructors are highly educated and professional. They always made themselves available to assist. Submitting assignments on time and being committed till the end are very important for this course.My student advisor provided answers to most of my questions."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Nelson - 11/24/2019
Degree: Network Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"I got 8 more classes to go and will be done by OCT 2020, but if I want to push it, I'll graduate by AUG 2020. Reading some of the reviews here, I've read issues with tuition/expenses, enrollment, transfer credits, etc, etc. I can tell you that you can PREVENT MOST of these complaints if you researched more about the school, read policies and requirements and consulted with an educational adviser (outside of PUG). Ask questions like is the school regional or nationally accredited, is the school's technical programs ABET accredited, etc. Some School Administrators or student advisers are not equally the same when it comes to experience; like you, THEY ARE HUMAN. They can make mistakes, but that doesn't mean the program is bad. Hard to save money with a for-profit type university BUT it can save you some money versus going to a hard-structure classroom. KAPLAN now PUG, has been around for a while. They are good but has room for improvement."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Zach Van Hart - 11/22/2019
Degree: Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2021
"I don’t see many “just ok” reviews—everyone is either very pleased or very dissatisfied with PG. Frankly, I’m shocked at the bad reviews. I came into this school holding a paralegal certificate with honors and 5 advanced paralegal certificates but have never attended a brick and mortar campus. I am at PG for my bachelor’s and today I started the paperwork for my master’s. When I started here it was Kaplan. I loved it. I never encountered any of the problems that people had with Kaplan. My financial aid has never been an issue and I have always received my stipend within 10 days of it being issued. Although the classroom platforms and some material changed when it became PG, it’s still many of the same professors. Only one of my professors didn’t have a J.D. (that was a composition professor, who was amazing) and one is an active federal judge and a former state appellate judge. I never have an issue reaching my advisor or tech support. The material is far more advanced than anything that I saw in my certificates. It’s challenging. As some of the other answers suggested, it may be a lack of accountability that caused some of the issues others had with PG. You must be able to manage your time, submit required documents, submit assignments, write discussion posts, take quizzes and finals, and be able to adapt to and solve problems that arise in the course of things. If you cannot do that in school, how are you ever going to succeed in a profession? I don’t mean to be disrespectful by saying this, but, many of the negative comments aren’t written in proper grammar, aren’t punctuated, or are in texting language. Did you think you’d do well at a Big 10 school performing like that? The loans taken out by the school do go directly to the school. You get whatever is left over. The tuition cap is real. My grades are plenty good enough to go shopping for another school if I wanted to. Instead, I went shopping for a better degree—at this school. That should tell you how highly I think of PG and that I’m proud to call myself a student here."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Toni - 11/20/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"Very unprofessional Professor at Purdue University Global. Some of the Professors are not there to teach, but for a paycheck in my opinion! I had been assigned with some of the worse teacher and its said because this is my second degree. If I would have know what I know now, I would have picked a different University."
1.0 out of 5 stars
KT123 - 11/18/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2023
"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..."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amanda Wise - 11/15/2019
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2020
"I love this school so much! I see complaints about the financial department but they have been completely responsive to me. I've called multiple times and have had my questions answered in detail every call. I also really enjoy my classes and instructors. I truly feel like they want to see me succeed and notice me as a person. The instructors I have are very helpful and quicky responsive. They help you learn in a fun and detail-oriented manner. You can tell they are serious professionals but they treat you amazing and don't criticize your work. They are there to help you and have your back in being successful. You can tell from day one your instructors and advisor are your biggest fans. I would recommend this school to anyone wanting to attend an online university. There's no doubt in my mind that you'll achieve your goals with a staff that's beyond supportive. I love Purdue Global University! I'm proud to say I go here!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
TayPay - 11/14/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2021
"Woefully poor professors that happen to teach at a well recognized institution. Kaplan/Purdue Global instructors are not only awful, most shouldn't be employed in their fields, much less teaching others. It's like putting lipstick on a pig, Purdue is taking money from many in the military (tax payers, and the last question in this is a classic example) and those taking out large student loans, for professors that truly are doing a disservice to both the student and the Purdue name. I can't stress enough how poor the education, online, and professor experience is. The poor reviews are accurate, the lawsuits justified, and those that are sales people working for Purdue pushing this sham are not only bad people pushing a bad product, it's absolutely unethical and immoral."
1.2 out of 5 stars
Tracey M. Gragg - 11/14/2019
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2021
"Don't go to this school there a rip off first I signed up I had to upload my verification forms well over 50 times because It kept Getting Returned then I got so mad at them but me being me overlooked it, My husband was furious on this one & kept saying They were phony & I should quit we almost split up over it because he's so mad at Purdue Global University, then they cater to Special needs people I've got an Associates Degree from National Paralegal College, & got credits from ITT Tech, Lincoln Land Community College, American Intercontinental University, & several others so I know how this process works then there trying To rip me off on my stipend if I don't get my Stipend I'm suing this college & already I started looking at other colleges because I know how Financial Aid works I got stipends from National Paralegal College I know the process, I got Financial Aid from American Intercontinental University & quit there because they refused to give me my stipends, I have a sick husband with Kidney Failure from Sickle Cell Anemia I'm trying to help him I don't need this drama Purdue University Global is doing to me someone else posted they didn't get there money from Purdue Global University on the reviews & I Ignored it I thought they were just mad if I would've known all this drama I would've never went to Purdue Global University, If your thinking about going to Purdue University Global don't there a scam I closed down ITT Technical Institute & I'll close Down Purdue Global University also"
1.0 out of 5 stars
brandi - 11/14/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2020
"DO not get your CPA here. These credits will not transfer to a real university. In addition, the credentials are virtually considered worthless to most schools. They will not accept you at all. My new school requires Calculus in order to get the associates. I toke 2 class total and half of another 2 classes before I dropped out. They charge an arm and a leg. It will likely rack up your bill and send you in debt before it ever gets you a job to pay off the debt, since the credentials are worthless. The higher learning commission is not even recognized as a valid degree. Do not even think about wasting your time. The classes are not even good classes. They do not teach you the basics enough. Without dedicating the real time and effort, you're just wasting your time by not going to a real school. Don't make that mistake and wind up in debt. Go to a real school. I just want to help anyone who wants to take advice from me and I am here to help you. Please check the credentials and go to a school that won't put you in debt."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tired - 11/5/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Purdue Global kept taking money 2400 now for one class, They also refuses to give receipts showing I paid more than 1500. It has caused my the inability to get reimburse and the administration could care less. I have proof on my credit card, but need a lawyer to get the information correctly."
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