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

Ishaan Biswas
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Purdue is a great school especially for engineering. The faculty especially in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science is brilliant and the graduate coursework and research opportunities are great too."
Suman Debnath
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"The pros are the excellent faculty and facilities at the University. The cons would just be the place, which is in the middle of nowhere!"
Divya Agarwal
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Overall Good quality education, but more variety of courses needs to be offered."
Blanca Delgado Parra
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"The graduate program is great. The schools provides lot of professional opportunities like career fairs, etc."
Karthik Kanuganti
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Pros: Highly ranked Engineering Graduate program, with good lab and classroom facilities. Very safe campus and calm neighborhood. Great return of interest after graduating. Funding opportunities are plenty but student must take the initiative of finding them. Cons: Not a good social life around the campus, except for summer. Very tough grading and out of state tuition is comparable to a private university. Graduate libraries are less in number and are not as good as Undergraduate's. Overall, I would recommend this university to anyone who is willing to attend a competitive program with affordable tuition but don't mind the harsh winters and lack of social life."
Muhammad Arafat
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Pros: Good academic environment and job opportunities; Cons: Rare funding and freezing winter"
Soubhagya Sutar
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Pros: Highly valued graduate program Cons: Surrounding area can seem to be a bit gloomy."
Noopur Divekar
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"School of Electrical and computer engineering is very good, but there is very rare chance for funding."
Shruthi Kubatur
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Pros: excellent academic opportunities, great job scene, competitive environment. Cons: weather, graduate assistantships are hard to come by."
dahjung Chung
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I think our grad program should focus on teaching the way writing paper rather than just basic courses. If students just are taking basic courses for requirement, we can not learn any newthings from Purdue."
Suhas Sreehari
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I would go to Purdue all over again! I have an amazing PhD advisor, and I have learned so much after coming to Purdue. This is really a top-10 ECE school."
Alissa Anderson
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2015
  • Degree: English
"Purdue's Rhetoric and Composition is one of the best in the nation. The faculty are superb and the graduate community is fantastic."
Kaitlyn Gurule
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"My graduate program is amazing! The professors are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their specific fields. I enjoy going to class and learning about computer forensics. I am also extremely excited to get real life experience working with the Lafayette Police Department. The students within the program socialize quite a bit and are able to talk about their ideas and gain different perspectives. It is definitely a great program to be in!"
Hayley Hughes
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2015
  • Degree: Education
"I think my program is very open and culturally supportive. However, our funding is lacking, which makes it hard for students to focus on their academics and research."
WeiPhang Gan
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2015
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Overall a good school with nice facilities and good access to faculty members"
Ife Sinclair
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2015
  • Degree: Education
"Great faculty and environment but uncertain funding."
Zoila Martinez
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The Food Science Department and the Purdue University Graduate Program bigest pros is that is an institution that highly dedicated on enriching and improving food, through increased food safety and novel processing techniques, becoming a highly competent and research oriented institution. They have amazing faculty, that is dedicated to make sure students learn and give the best they have. Personally the only thing I would add to my program is more learning by doing, more real practice the knowledge."
Ashley Kissick
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"There is little career support if you want a career outside of academia. The rigor of courses and Ph.D. requirements could also be greater. Purdue is a very safe campus and offers a friendly atmosphere for students. Student diversity is also high, especially in my lab, which I appreciate. The West Lafayette/Lafayette area is also safe and has a rather low cost of living, but the biggest downfall is that it is difficult to get around town due to layout. Financial aid is great; students are highly supported."
Kevin Xu
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2014
  • Degree: Physics
"life is boring here. people are friendly. The program is ok according to your department."
Kenan Turkmeneli
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2014
  • Degree: Physics
"Department Head cares a lot about graduate students. Its sure that they want to best for us. Research quality could be a bit higher."