Purdue University - Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.14 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 41,513 (31,105 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 37% part-time, 63% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,992 in-state; $28,794 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

While I am currently pursing my MS in communication with Purdue, I also went there for my undergraduate studies. The school can definitely be challenging, but when a student graduate you understand you worked hard for the degree a student received. There's bus systems to help get to and from a places around the city, but students really never have to leave campus to get what you need.While Purdue is such an amazing school, there does need to be a better balance with diversity on the campus. That has been a topic of concern for years and the school is still working on trying to address the issue. Other than that the school is just an all around amazing university to attend where memories can be made and be taken with a student for a lifetime to come. BOILER UP!
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

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.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall a good school with nice facilities and good access to faculty members
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2020

Great faculty and environment but uncertain funding.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Aerospace Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: It is Purdue.Name is enough. Cons No funding
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

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.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2018

It feels good here because people are all friendly
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

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.
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2018

life is boring here. people are friendly. The program is ok according to your department.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2019

Department Head cares a lot about graduate students. Its sure that they want to best for us. Research quality could be a bit higher.
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