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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

This was not a good choice for an out of state student. The program is ok however Purdue is in the middle of NOWHERE> very hard to make friends unless if your in a sorority or fraternity. My opinion is that there are a lot of holy rollers in the middle of nowhere and some are even borderline creepy. It makes sense if your an Indiana resident because you are probably used to the weirdness already or creepy yourself. The professors are hit or miss - many are older and the classes are ridiculously large. The weather is awful and the football games not even worth going. I chose Purdue for the program and big ten aspect - This might be a big ten but it really is not. no comparison to other universities. Do your homework before choosing Purdue. lots of cornfields and nothing to do.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Hospitality Management
Graduation Year: 2006

Purdue University is a spectacular school that is worthy of helping you become successful in your professional life. It provides you with an excellent academic system, extracurricular activities, and environment. Purdue is also part of the BigTEN which creates an even larger community that you are connected to. There are also student/alumni organizations located around the United States (and possibly world) that you can connect with. Within these organizations you are able to earn scholarships for school and network with other current students, alumni, and fans. Purdue is known for its engineering program. The schools mascot is based around this major. Purdue is also extremely highly rated in many other academic fields. Some of these fields include: Veterinary, Business, Computer Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and many more. I am an active member of the local Purdue alumni group and have a leadership position to help raise more money for incoming freshman students. I am also still in contact with professors and make sure to keep in touch with them via phone, email, and social media. The professors there are extremely warm, smart, and approachable. You will not make a mistake by visiting Purdue and experiencing an amazing school that has nearly endless possibilities. Keep your head high and you will love your end result.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

We've had a lot of technical issues this year. The wifi has been terrible, Blackboard (the main interface where you can see all your classes and assignments) has had a lot of problems, and there was a power outage that caused all the main Purdue sites and the wifi to crash much longer than the power outage actually lasted. It's been very frustrating, and the professors might not even extend the deadlines when things like this happen. I wouldn't be even posting this if Blackboard wasn't down right now. More generally, the engineering classes are really hard here at Purdue, but they can be very rewarding.

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5 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

Purdue University provided me with an extremely informative nursing education and really prepared me for the real world. If it was not for my education at Purdue University, I do not think I would be where I am at today. I have grown to value this educational opportunity more than I thought I ever would.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

Purdue University offered a great undergraduate experience in their engineering program. I began as an undecided engineering student, and by my 3rd semester had found a perfect program to study, Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE). EEE was a very robust and multidisciplinary program with broad research and focus opportunities tailored to student passions. Faculty were always available to students and very much cared about them. EEE at Purdue prepared me very well for starting my career. The on-campus resources of Purdue University as a whole are top-tier. Housing, recreation, dining, and extracurricular opportunities were provided and well cared for by the university. I would highly recommend the university to any and all students wishing to attend.

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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 1991

Purdue University's Law and society is an excellent major for those interested in a program that focuses on the law, legal structures and processes, and their effects on society. It is a sociology based study of concepts, theories, and research methods. The program encourages students to think outside of the box in order to ramifications of the law, its interpretations and implementations.

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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

Purdue University is a brilliant school for those pursuing careers in the STEM fields. The campus always feels safe, and there is plenty to do. The grading is stricter than other Universities of similar caliber. If you want to be successful, you have to make the most of your time at Purdue University. Whether you are pursuing a degree in business, history, or engineering---networking is paramount to success. Most professors will not coddle you throughout your studies, and if you do not network, you will likely be very lost upon graduation. The campus tends to focus on details. Each building is quite plain at first glance, but have more detail the more you look. In addition, the campus grounds seem quite ordinary at first, but over time you will notice different plants and flowers, all labelled with the name of the plant. The best times to be on campus are during the fall and spring. The weather during this time is beautiful. During the winter, everyone is trying to stay warm and rush to class, and there seems to be a looming pessimism in the air. I should also caution those coming from warmer climates to watch for the ice, as it is everywhere, and be prepared for delays in the bus route as well. The summer can be meditative if you decide to take a few summer courses to get ahead (which I recommend for just about everyone, as it saves time and money), but can be slightly depressing with very few people on the campus grounds. Over all, Purdue University is a fantastic school for any major, even for Liberal Arts majors. However, one must study diligently, network with sincerity, and remain optimistic during the bleak winters. The professors are there to help, so if you use your resources (which are bountiful at Purdue), then any student will succeed.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Design and Visual Communications, General
Graduation Year: 2010

The Visual Communications Design program at Purdue University is more than a software degree. The Visual Communications Design program offers a curriculum centered around critical design thinking . I would strongly recommend this program to future students.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Graduation Year: 2006

Some professors were amazing and life changing , others depend too much in overworked TAs. If you are someone who needs personalized attention this may not be the school for you . It is hard to get into comptetive grad schools after Purdue because the average Gpa is low. If the schools are familier with the difficulty of Purdue, they will respect you degree

3 out of 5
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Purdue University is a wonderful institution with so much to offer! It was a perfect fit for me and allowed for me to find my niche in the four years that I spent there. The rigor of the academics at this university is unparalleled and pushed me to be the academic that I am today.

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