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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3.3 out of 5 stars
mushroomfunguy - 3/7/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2004
"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."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Futurephysician - 3/3/2017
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016
"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!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kathryn Math - 2/23/2017
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Jeff Rachke - 2/22/2017
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Uddy Eyo - 2/16/2017
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
akokaska - 2/6/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Rachel Daul - 1/6/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"Purdue had one of the best communities I have ever seen on a college campus. The mall was alive with students engaged in all sorts of activities when they weren't attending class and the classrooms were filled with eager minds. I found my voice at Purdue as both the manager of the softball team and a member of the Reamer Club (spirit club who takes care of the Boilermaker Special). Between the two jobs I was able to balance 18-20 credit hour semesters, join intramural sports and other clubs, and still have time to give back to the community through school-sponsored events. Purdue University was an incredible school as it not only provided me with endless opportunities but supported and guided my decisions so that I could be the best person when I left."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Deepthi Thadasina - 12/28/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I really like the university because not only does it challenge me, but the professors are very helpful, and the student to teacher ratio are pretty small, so the professor knows the students names. Having lived in Indiana for most of my life, I have always heard from family and friends that if I wanted to receive a science degree, I should go to Indiana University (IU). Even after I chose to go to Purdue as a science major, I was asked why I did not got to IU. One of the main reasons I chose to go to Purdue over IU is because I wanted to challenge myself. Getting an A at IU is not as hard as getting an A at Purdue because Purdue University is adamant on not inflating grades. I know that when I receive an A in class at Purdue it will mean so much more than an A in other colleges as they are very like to have inflated their grades. There are very few colleges that do not inflate grades, and Purdue is one of them. When I go to professional school and they will know that I have worked really hard to get the good grades that I got because Purdue is a hard university to get A's in. Every professor that I have had are really helpful. It is easy to tell that the professors where focused on their teaching just as much as they were on their research. At many of the top colleges, it is hard to find a professor who actually cares about the students, and is willing to help them, but at Purdue it is not that hard to find. Also, besides the major courses that everyone has to take, the class sizes are pretty small, and close to what a high school classroom looks like, but the bigger class split up into smaller sections with teaching assistants to it is easy to ask for help. One last reason that I chose to go to Purdue, is because a Purdue degree means something. In the real world when looking for jobs, the name of the college a person went to matters. Although Purdue is known for its engineering program, it also has an amazing science program that is tough in rigor and challenges people to get ready for the real world."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Taylor Brodner - 8/9/2016
Degree: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015
"Purdue is an amazing school to attend. The Industrial Management program is rigorous, but there are so many opportunities for help from both faculty and other students. There are a lot of financial options available, also. Purdue's Center for Career Opportunities is a great place to get ready for the real world."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2004
"Purdue is great school. There are a lot of opportunities available and some of their programs are the best, or among the best, in the country. There are plenty of options for extracurricular activities."

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