Purdue University - Main Campus Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
(57 Reviews)
91% of 57 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 57 students said they would recommend this school to others
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3.8 out of 5 stars
Chantel - 4/14/2018
Degree: Biomedical 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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Allison K - 12/30/2017
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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Alex K - 8/24/2017
Degree: Environmental Engineering
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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Chayako Williams - 5/23/2017
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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
All Aboard! A Review of Purdue University - 3/31/2017
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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Caitlin Carter - 3/29/2017
Degree: Visual Communications
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."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Sarah Diekman - 3/28/2017
Degree: 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"
3.2 out of 5 stars
Anastasia - 3/19/2017
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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Olivia Pesce - 3/19/2017
Degree: Pre-Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Alexander Spencer - 3/13/2017
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."

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