Purdue University - Main Campus Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful school with great programs that prepare you for a successful future career
Felt a disconnect. didn't really make a lot of friends. went to school and went home
Purdue School of Nursing prepared me for the field of nursing. Instructors are very hands on and want you to succeed. Faculty is very supportive and are always there for questions. Evidence based research is at the core of the curriculum. The campus is beautiful and offers tons of opportunities for work and leisure.
I am preparing for graduate study because although I am in a self-employment family, my life goal is to conduct research toward our astonishing world. I am participating in this contest because I will have to find scholarship and financial aid opportunities on my own for my graduate study. During my graduate study I will get my Professional Engineering Test tested as well. First year engineering course is competitive, but it is really great. Your academic pursuit is the most important thing during your undergraduate study. Convince yourself the goals for the new semester every week and every day, it is your responsibility that you set goals for yourself. Demonstrate strong resolution to earn a good grade for every course, and enjoy your college study. Your peers and professors lecturing are all truely amazing people.
Purdue is a very technical and research oriented school. While the classes are very rigorous and challenging, they truly prepare you for whatever career path you choose. Many of the professors want you to succeed and push you to reach your potential. The student body is very diverse, and there is a club for any interest or hobby you may have. Purdue is also a Big Ten school, so the sports atmosphere is awesome. Purdue's rigor will challenge you to your breaking point, but it will prepare for anything you want to do in life.
I'm about 2/3 of the way finished with Purdue's online MS in Communication program. In all, I'd say I'm pretty pleased with it. The instructors are very smart and thoughtful -- although be mindful that it's not the same faculty that they have on-campus, as they've advertised in their marketing of the program. That said, I've been very happy with the quality of the instructors overall. The degree requires a good deal of work, but it's really fulfilling and, for the most, relevant to my current career in marketing/PR. One huge plus about the program is the structure. You only take one, 8-week, intensive class at a time. From a work/school balance standpoint, it's a great system. My only complaint would be that the technology they use for the degree isn't always great. They require students to use video presentation software that, frankly, doesn't even work. So expect hours of headaches every single time you need to present material to your classmates. Great program otherwise!