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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Student & Graduate Reviews

Julia Burchell
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2015
  • Degree: Engineering
"My graduate program has great community and offer many resources as there are such diverse focuses and specialties."
Harshal Jawale
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"The program is very competitive which keeps you on your toes all the time. Highly qualified professors teaching high quality stuff. Although, good researchers may not necessarily be good teachers which is evident in some of the classes."
Sara Johnson
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Purdue itself is a pretty good school. It is well ranked in Chemistry. There is an excellent support staff and for the most part the faculty wish to see all students succeed. Lafayette, however, is kind of awful. Besides there being nothing to do, there is never ending road construction made worse by terrible drivers. Overall it is a not so great city in a not so great state."
Nicole Burke
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"The Analytical Chemistry program at Purdue is top-notch. Cost of living in West Lafayette/Lafayette also makes it a very attractive program compared to other graduate programs. However, the department could do more in terms of professional development and helping students to seek jobs."
Janny Dinh
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"The environment here is a very supportive and friendly one, in which there is not a large sense of competitiveness though we are all still held to high standards."
Chen Li
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"A great program with fantastic faculty. Especially for some major, Purdue is an idea choice."
Kedar Puvar
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Pros: - Great reputation, lots of very well-respected faculty in every division, not just Analytical and Organic. Well-funded labs for the most part. - Very good record of job placement. Pretty much everyone who graduates has found a meaningful career either in industry, academia, and other fields - Lots of other grad students and people to meet. - West Lafayette is very affordable, and your stipend will go far. - Good basketball team Cons: - Rigorous. You will be thrown into the mix with TAing and cumes. However, you'll have plenty of support along the way and most people make it through unscathed. But keep in mind that most top-notch programs are tough like this. - If you didn't grow up in the Midwest like I did, the climate may be a bit of a change for you. - No lab rotations, there is a thesis interview process but it's mainly on you to reach out and shadow labs that you want to join. Some people may or may not like that, - Sub-par football team"
Hilary Florian
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"I am a first year grad student in the Chemistry department at Purdue University. I have been very happy with my decision to attend Purdue University for my graduate degree in Chemistry. They have a competitive program that provides great opportunities for research that is cutting edge. There are plenty of professors available to help in any area you need and there is sure to be a topic of interest for research for everyone. I would definitely recommend the program for any one interested in pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry!"
Kyle Chamberlain
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Purdue University provides a great education for chemistry graduates. Most classes are incredibly challenging but fair, professors are willing to collaborate with one-another, and overall instruments are quite accessible during your research (even if other labs own them). Unfortunately, the surrounding area is not so appealing. Lafayette has a very high crime rate, and there is virtually nothing in the form of entertainment around here. Expect your life to become quite boring for the next 5 years if you choose to go to school here."
Zhou Peng
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Good chemistry PhD program. But West Lafayette is not a perfect place for living, social etc."
Pei Su
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"We have a outstanding graduate program with a big group of wonderful faculties, but our financial aid could be improved if possible."
Ashton Hjerstedt
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Great school that provides a variety of networking opportunities."
Manish Nepal
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Pros- Good program, recognized Cons- Need more competition between peers"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"I had a great experience at Purdue, and found the graduate teaching program in math to be beneficial to my career as an educator"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"I was very happy with my college experience. A degree from Purdue University has helped with potential job offers. I was able to transfer colleges and degrees without a problem when I finally settled on Purdue and OLS as a major."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Purdue University has the vibe of an All-American school from the movies. The red brick buildings serve as a backdrop to rigorous engineering academics and the frenzy of school spirit on game days. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Boiler up!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Purdue provided an excellent undergraduate experience."
Fuzz
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Law
"I loved Purdue University! Incredibly diverse, wide range of career options, great atmosphere."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Physics
"Purdue is a great school, both academically and socially. It is well-respected and has lots to offer both with classes and extra-curricular activites."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Hospitality Management
"Campus, Classes, Students, and professors, all resembled a family feel and mid-west polite attitudes. The university is highly regarded and boasts programs that rank top in their field"