Purdue University - Main Campus Reviews

  • 210 Reviews
  • West Lafayette (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,794
92% of 210 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 210 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"A beautiful campus and staff that continue to push you to be better and think outside of the box"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Very diverse environment. But the top companies don't come to hire students from here."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Purdue was a great, small campus that allowed me to work and go to school full time. Faculty was always readily available to assist me if needed."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"It was a great program. Even though my degree came from Purdue, I did the work at IUPUI, which allowed me to stay in Indianapolis. They were great working with me when I had a baby while getting my Masters and had to change my degree focus."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Even though my university was large, the faculty at Purdue made the students feel like they were welcomed into an inner circle of life-long learners who were there to help each other while in school - and even after. I am still working with some of my professors and ask questions of them many years after graduation."
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  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: History
"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."
Caitlin Carter
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Visual Communications
"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."
Sarah Diekman
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"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"
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2017
  • Degree: Management
"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."
Olivia Pesce
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2017
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"Earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Movement and Sports Sciences at Purdue University in May 2017, I feel thoroughly prepared to continue on to graduate studies in occupational therapy. My high GPA is reflective of my enthusiasm and dedication to this field of study. I enjoyed the wide variety of challenging classes from medical terminology to abnormal psychology. I excelled in anatomy classes, as these were my favorites. In addition to the classroom, the insight I have gained while participating in an array of therapy settings, are all stepping stones on my journey to becoming a well-rounded therapist. My first formal observations were as a freshman working with the athletes at Purdue. It was my introduction to a preventative care approach for these athletes. I witnessed therapeutic methods such as taping, ultrasound, and massage techniques. This was my first exposure to preventative care rather than restorative strategies. Entering my senior year, I shadowed a general rehabilitation outpatient clinic. Contrary to the lifelong developmental therapy I witnessed with my brother, I was in awe of how quickly the therapist could work with a patient over a span of only a few weeks to completely rid discomfort and promote full motor function."
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Oncology Major with a lot of research culminating in 3 quality- peer reviewed publication on cancer. As a Minority in Science, and a polyglot , Purdue was a good platform on which to exhibit a lot of internationally acquired skills. Being good at Math /Statistics also presented me with a lot of good understanding and applicability of research!"
Alexander Spencer
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Purdue University has more than adequately prepared me for a promising career not only because of the extremely difficult, yet also stimulating, curriculum, but also because of the experiences they offer outside of the classroom. Purdue is well known for its engineering program, which more than adequately prepare students to excel in an industry or research based setting. What set my college experience apart, though, were the opportunities to participate in the CoOp and Study Abroad programs. I was able to work for a company for four semesters during my college tenure, each with growing responsibilities. I was even able to experience a three month international work session. I had exposure to product design, manufacturing, testing, sales, and project management during my tenure at my internship. In addition to professional development, Purdue offered financial backing for students interested in studying abroad. I was lucky enough to study in Australia, while also visiting New Zealand, Tasmania, and Thailand. By allowing me to experience all of these different cultures and geographic locations on top of my professional development, I can safely say that Purdue has provided me with a fantastic college experience and a foundation for an incredible career."
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I'm glad I went to Purdue. The classes were challenging and the student body was diverse. Greek life is big at Purdue both social and business fraternities. They are a great way to meet students. The night life at Purdue was pretty good. The campus is pretty nice as well."
Sophia Kim
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"The 12 week curriculum needs to be changed back to 16 weeks for students to better retain material. The flexibility of being able to do the IPPE in January/July is not worth all the cramming throughout the semester. Most professors agree that the 12 week curriculum is not efficient"
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Massage Therapy
"I believe that being success in college is all about communication between students, professors, and advisors. It takes a lot of organization and proper schedule to make sure that all those things happen, but I really believe that it is one of Purdue's strong points. Everyone is very willing to help you as soon as they can and they really try to understand who you are as a person and what you need as a student. I was at Purdue for 4 and a half years and went through a lot of changes with my schedule and classes trying to determine my major and two minors. But in the end, thanks to my advisors and I was able to graduate early while playing volleyball for 5 seasons majoring in Movement and Sport Sciences and double minorĀ in Biology and Classics. Now, I am continuing my education in the fall in medical school and it is thanks to the great education that I received at Purdue. Boiler Up!"
Alexis Fetters
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I absolutely loved my time at Purdue University. Purdue is not only a university but a community. I got involved in so many different ways at Purdue, helping me feel at home. There are multiple opportunities to feel at home and push yourself to become a better you. We have one of the best Greek Communities in the Big Ten and I loved being apart of it. Greek life brought a huge school down to a much more tight knit community. I made lifetime friends through my sorority and couldn't imagine my life without them. I worked on campus every semester I attended Purdue. Purdue makes it easy for its students to be employed on campus, making students lives so much easier. Purdue has so much to offer and it's so hard to leave knowing that there are so many opportunities on campus."
Kathryn Math
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Anthropology
"Purdue was the best decision even though I was initially against it merely because it was a public-state university. As soon as I set foot on the campus, I knew I had judged it too quickly. The faculty in the Anthropology program are all leading their fields. I was personally mentored by the man who developed the very techniques I was learning in other classes. They push you to shine where you find your interest. Get out in the dirt and find yourself along the way."
Jeff Rachke
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Overall I had a very good experience at Purdue. All professors are very knowledgeable in their fields, although some are there only for research. I highly recommend getting involved beyond just the normal classroom experience. Excellent campus atmosphere and top notch academics."
Uddy Eyo
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2017
  • Degree: Law
"Purdue is a place filled with wonderful opportunities. My education there prepared me for my career and gave me the skills necessary to enter law school. My only disappointment is the lax attitude toward diversity and diversity education. Often time minority students do not feel welcome or safe due to hate crimes. The administration says little to nothing about the incidents. Purdue is a wonderful place to get an education, but needs direction when it comes to diversity and inclusion."
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Purdue is a great university that tests the abilities of their students. Despite the rigor and high expectations, the degree you obtain ha prepared you above and beyond to compete in the world after graduation. Resources at Purdue are unlimited as well."