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

1.3 out of 5 stars
willicri - 11/1/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2020
"This is school has been a nightmare. I love the teacher(s), but the administration has been horrible. During my registration, I asked if my MS transcript were ok, I was told yes. I sent MS transcripts; then, after my first class (paid in full), the school expelled me saying they needed my BS transcripts (I had to reapply to get my grade). To make matters worse, they keep charging me tuition even after they expelled me (for classes I had not yet taken). I finally gotten my BS transcripts sent in; however, my work changed tuition reimbursement. The new reimbursement plan means they froze classes until the first of the year. My work will now pay upfront (this is nice), so I need my payments to stop. Purdue, on the other hand, will not stop charging my card, My work will only pay the school directly, and the school is paid up for classes I am not even enrolled in (2200 per class). I finally close the card, and now the school is sending me payment failure messages. My work will pay the course, in full, right before I take the class (let me at least enroll before you charge me). This school is beyond money hungry and cares little about the learning. What a nightmare."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Lyle V - 10/31/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"I really enjoy the online format with live interaction and explanation from the professors and chatting with other students. I have read some of the negative reviews and they make no sense. I am an older student finishing up my BS of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security in April, 2020. The workload is manageable, but one has to get into a rhythm and stick with it. Stick to a schedule and you'll be fine. They also understand that life and work happen and that sometimes they interfere. As long as you communicate with your professor, they will work with you if life or work is making your assignment late. They can grant you an extension without penalty for a day or two extra to complete. All my professors have been very knowledgeable and personable. I liked the format of Purdue so much that I actually came back from Penn State to finish up my degree with them. Additionally, I will start in June with Purdue on my Masters in Homeland Security/Emergency Management. I highly recommend Purdue Global and even referred my daughter who will be starting her Paralegal in January 2020!"
1.1 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 10/22/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021
"I am a single mother in her forties. My recent undergraduate degree came from a big ten University where I landed on the Dean's list multiple semesters even when I was in override credit semesters ranging from 16 to 24. I was accepted to the top 4th in the nation ranked doctoral program just over two years ago. I was in an accident that was not my fault which forced me to leave school. as an aside I do not drink, smoke, or use drugs. I had to give up my spot in my graduate program in order to heal. I am not able to attend the grad school I was accepted to at the time due to finances. I've explored other programs but financially regardless of going for juris doctor or medical doctor, or others, I cannot afford it. I worked for almost the last year and I tired of my job in science--extremely overworked and underpaid. I found an advertisement for Purdue Global Online. I was shocked I did not have to provide GRE scores, my previous MCAT score, or any references. I thought this perhaps was one of a brick-and-mortar school that is for profit that do exist and I was about to pay for whatever education it was with the Purdue name on it. I have not been in my program that long but these things I do know: The majority of my online classmates do not understand basic English, and even without the language barrier they do not understand basic instruction. I am not being bigoted or racist in my statement, I am only providing fact. The first couple of classes that I have been in resembled a watered-down, half-hearted approximation, of what my very first undergraduate Communication A class was. It's true--I was in the top of my classes in undergrad school and beat out my classmates half my age doing double the work they did while I worked and they lived off their parents' dime. However, I am shocked at the low-level work I am expected to do. I was told that I would probably need to invest 10 to 15 hours a week per 5 credit class. I'm lucky if I spend three hours total of my time and I am getting a 99%. I thought for a brief flash in time, that I must be so smart. Well I am a very hard-working student, who has taken doctoral-level classes previously, there is just no way I should be putting in a couple hours a week of work to obtain the grades I am receiving unless, A-- this is a scam, or B--I'm a super genius, or C-- both. I remember the words of the salesman-esque very eloquently spoken admissions advisor who helped me with my initial acceptance into Purdue Global. He stated that every professor has a Ph.D. I decided to investigate this tonight after I found this page and I thought I needed some solid evidence. Not every professor has a Ph.D. But then I dug deeper. So far my professors that I have done a little background work on and other professors have degrees that are not applicable for any clinical applications whatsoever which they obtained at an online school that isn't even known to me. I understand that I am talking down about a professor having a degree from an online school while I am enrolled in an online school. But here's the thing, big ten universities like the one I attended offer online classes, but they didn't purchase Kaplan with their name stamped on it. I feel as though I have purchased one of those cheap waxy Palmer's candy bars that sells around Easter time or the holidays, which is wrapped in a Dean & DeLuca wrapper, sold at just a little bit of a discount. I did a little more research because I was curious about becoming a lawyer, and I debated jumping into the program here at my local big ten University, and thought that just cost far too much money for me, so I looked at the cost of Purdue Global. Here's the thing, Purdue Global purchased Concord University for $1. And they wrapped it in their name. And it's not aba-accredited. And it only has a passing rate on the bar exam of 16%, which can only happen in California. Right now I am scrambling--I am applying at other universities while continuing at Purdue, in order to keep my Federal loans coming in ( sad I know), with the hopes that I will be accepted back into an actual school for grad school next fall. I'm highly disappointed and I feel swindled."
5.0 out of 5 stars
BreAnne B. - 9/28/2019
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2021
"This University Program is GREAT! I have been very happy with the lady that brought me on, she was very helpful and incredibly responsive even after she completed her work with me. M advisor has also been helpful - no complaints. The classes seem to be getting harder the father into the program. It is pretty standardized on the classes because they want to make sure course after course students are getting the same experience. The billing is exactly like you expect. Your bill starts with every new course and is due by the end of the course. That's straight forward to me. I don't know why anyone would have a problem with that. Also the bill is the same amount every course. The course fee plus the technology fee."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Clara McGinnis - 9/14/2019
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2019
"For online schooling you have to be disciplined to get the work done on your own, so yo must delegate your time accordingly. Some classes are implemented close to when assignments are due so you when readings/subjects are finally explained to you if you lack understanding of it you will only have a day to complete assignments or some may be late. There is tutoring available if it happens to fit in your schedule. I am primarily a visual learner and was able to successfully acquire my BS degree so I must say that asking many questions during class has helped me a lot and keeping up with most of the readings even after skimming through most of them has helped me considerably. The cost is considerably a bit more than stated, I was paying approximately 4,446 per semester( every 10weeks) for my BS degree. So the biggest issue that I have is that I just recently found out that it is not accredited by the (CSHSE) Counsel for Standards in Human Service Education, but is a member. I feel after owing 60,000 plus my degree should be accredited. So yes I also have an issue with the amount I owe. I never used any tutoring or used any assistance from their writing department but still had to pay a fee of 295$ per semester. Another issue is that in he beginning that give you a large amount of your stipend to cover your housing, living fees but towards the end of your degree you have to pay a considerable amount out of pocket because you have reached your limit in loans, they need to minimize the amount of funding they give to you in the beginning so you wont have out of pocket expenses with the last semesters."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Ruth - 9/11/2019
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2021
"An absolute nightmare of a school. I chose Purdue for the name - to be completely honest. And the dream that the ACTUAL school Purdue believes in. The success of their students. Purdue Global however is horrendous. The professors are wonderful. Online school - terrible. They took out a loan of $1,004 for me and still say I owe them money, when they took out the loan to pay it. So I have no idea where or who got that $1,004. It wasn't me, apparently wasn't the school either. So? They also work to make sure you do not EVER have enough financial aid to pay off the course. Also, if you take out a loan and want to get money in your account for school supplies or a laptop or anything of the sort they will say "5-7" business days. You will NEVER see the money. Because THEY are the only ones who want to receive your money. YOU don't get to see your money. Just them. You could say you're starving and need groceries or your laptop broke they will say the Education Department does not allow students to take a penny out. Which if you know anyone else in college - that is a complete lie. I have at least 15 friends who took out $1,000+ from their financial aid or loans. The financial aid team now no longer answers my calls. I had to wait on the phone for 25 minutes until I finally got pissed off. And I am an extremely calm, hospitable, and cheerful person. I would consider going to jail to get a hold of some of the people in the financial aid office. This school will make you suicidal, question life, question the integrity of humanity. Please. DO NOT go to this school. The tuition cap is a COMPLETE LIE. Everything costs 10x more than what they actually tell you. This school is such a disgrace to the name Purdue. A complete DISGRACE. You would be better off just printing off a fake degree and calling it a day. They don't care about you, they lie to you constantly, will send you every round-a-bout to get EVERY DARN PENNY out of you. Their only goal is to leave you $100,000 or more in debt. All of these positive reviews are either trust fund babies or just brain-washed. Please. For the sake of God, your sanity, and your bank account DO NOT ENROLL."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Somedude - 9/5/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2020
"For those with extremely negative review, it is what you make of it. If you blame the the University for charging money or having any negative experience, perhaps you didn't really pay attention to details and then come up with some assumption that it's their fault. Know what you are getting into and don't blame them for your own action. I don't know any university who will not charge a dime. For the guy who have issues with the courses such as Cultural Diversity: I hate to tell you this, but if you don't like diversity, you will have issues finding work."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Quality Online Education - 9/3/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018
"I graduated in 2018 and found the quality of the education that I received to be on par if not better than undergraduate degree I received from a traditional brick and mortar University. The professors were all really knowledgeable and willing to help their students succeed, and the course curriculum was challenging and applicable to real world issues. You will be required to do a lot of writing, but that should be expected for any college level program."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Jesse Wilson - 8/30/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am sorry to see so many negative comments. I am 3-terms in with Purdue Global and have had nothing but good experiences overall. They accepted a large number of my transfer credits, they have a partnership with my employer to provide full tuition, Ive never had any challenges with the Financial Aid department in processing my tuition reimbursement or receiving my scholarship funds, and my academic advisor has been thoroughly helpful. I am expected to graduate July 21, 2020. While my job is not contingent on this degree, I am excited about the credential and possibilities it brings, and I do feel like Ive learned a great deal from all of teachers, who were very knowledgable in their fields."
1.2 out of 5 stars
JustSayNo - 8/25/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Don’t. Sounds like a good “deal.” They are NOT flexible as if this is a badge of honor. Modules and assignments were mismatched, rubrics sometimes not even applying to the assignment, but it’s your job to still figure it out! Leadership is unorganized, and upper grad faculty are there to show you how “smart” they are, and how “little” you are. This is absolutely the number one statement I could make! Inflexible for working families, yet one of their selling points is flexibility with working. I didn’t expect “easy,” and I was prepared to work hard to learn useful information. How is an MBA with no nursing experience involved with nursing faculty to manage students? Purdue should’ve had their ducks in a row when “selling” their services to the public after buying Kaplan out. Now I’m stuck with them because online classes are difficult to transfer. Grad program staff need to be weeded out and replaced with people who are there to teach, and not there to bolster their own Demi-god egos at your expense. Would never have committed to this, but I should’ve known, you get what you pay for."
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