Purdue University, Main Campus

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 5 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Purdue University, Main Campus

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Like a small fish in a big pond, I was too coming to Purdue University after graduating with around 70 students from my hometown. Coming to a university with nearly 40,000 students might scare people, but the friendliness you immediately find upon entering campus washes those worries away. For incoming freshman, Purdue University provides an exciting program you can enter called 'BGR' which stands for Boiler Gold Rush. This program places you with a group leader and other students, and provides week-long entertainment and information to get to know the school and be familiar with it through tours, information sessions, and other fun activities. Purdue is also rated as one of the top universities with International student programs. It is amazing to be in class and know that you could be sitting with students from all around the world--literally. One of my favorite things about Purdue is knowing how many extracurricular activities there are. There are hundreds of clubs to join and greek-life to be involved in. From the Equestrian team to the Snowboarding club who takes an annual trip, there is plenty to do. Purdue also strives on success, but wants you to have fun. I must say Purdue is most beautiful when the weather gets warm again in the spring. Everyone is outside and it is the most wonderful feeling to know you are apart of something so large, yet so special, which makes my time as a Senior feel so precious.

Academics

Purdue University has a wide variety of classes with nearly 200 different majors. It would be easy to say "there's a class for that". Purdue is most notable for our Engineering program, which Neil Armstrong, who was the first man on the moon, attended. Once a student is accepted, an advisor helps guide you with your interests and sets up your schedule while showing you how to do it so you are prepared when it is your turn. An average workload is around five classes a semester, but if you are wanting to take more, you can work with your advisor to see which classes will work best for your plan. What I personally enjoyed most about academics here is that I had a variety of lecture halls of 300 people and classes of about twenty students, which created a nice balance. The Professors are brilliant and want you to do well. I will say that it is nothing easy, but that is what made me more independent, work harder, and felt I achieved something throughout my classes. When you come to Purdue University, you aren't just learning to learn, you are learning for life. It's a wonderful feeling knowing I get to graduate from Purdue University and know how much I truly did learn, academically and socially.

College Life

Although I graduated from a small school, I was ready to meet new people. Living in a dorm my freshman provided ways to meet friends automatically, some whom I'm still close with today. There are many restaurants, clubs, and other organizations to keep you busy with. With hundreds of clubs, it's hard not to find something that you can join. Looking to make your resume stand out? Organizations such as the "AWC" Association for Women in Communication, which provide information sessions and even have guests who have graduated from Purdue who come to share their success stories, all have benefited me personally. As for the social atmosphere, if you are 21 the bars provide a classic atmosphere of spirit. 'Harry's Chocolate Shop' still bring alumni's in today for our most notable 'Breakfast Club'. Imagine waking up at six or seven in the morning on a football game day and putting on the craziest, most inventive, Halloween costume you could think of and going to the bars. I must say it is hands down one of the most things I have experienced at Purdue. It even gets the parents involved. Tradition is a word best to describe Purdue when it comes to atmosphere here at Purdue. Parent's, don't be worried though. With Purdue's 'Emergency Warning Notification System', you child can get a texts verifying an alert about crimes and the location of them. Purdue also provides little stands along the sidewalks with buttons you can press that immediately notify the police. I have had the best experience here, and I know I will graduate from a place that I am proud of.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I feel at home. The whole atmosphere and attitude of the professors and staff is positive ,friendly and encouraging. I was told before attending that they wanted me to graduate in four years, and in the future they wanted my children to graduate from there also.

Academics

It's tough. You're expected to attend class, do your homework and contribute. The school lives up to it's reputation.

College Life

The feeling of the campus is that of a big, small town. Transportation, student activities, and all events are geared to give the student or visitor the true college experience. Student life is exactly that, the student is formost in planning and follow up. There is always more to do out of class than there is time for.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1974

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Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

I dread what will happen when Mitch Daniels becomes President in January. As Governor, he cut funding for universities in the State. Heaven only know what will happen when he starts cutting things. He's all about saving money not doing what is best for the students, employees, etc. Hansen was President when I was a student and he really cared about doing what was right.

Academics

Al Chiscon was the greatest Professor. He talk a biology course for liberal arts students. He realized that people learn in different ways so he used lecture, overheads, small discussion groups, even movie clips. Students could opt to take their test via multiple choice, essay or an oral examination. No student could ever complain about having options

College Life

Good organizations if one has time. Circle K was a college Kiwanis group. They had really great projects for their members to work on both on campus and in the community. Athletics has always been big especially football and basketball but their were other sports too. The Intramural gym had various activities. We even had an ice skating rink.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

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Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I really liked Purdue. It's in a small town with a close knit community, but close to Chicago and Indianapolis if you want to get away for a weekend trip. The campus has a good, friendly vibe, the education opportunity is tremendous, there are lots of social and club opportunities, and the sports are pretty good.

Academics

Most of the classes I took were challenging and focused on critical thinking instead of rote memorization. There were a few freshman/sophomore year classes that were quite large, but aside from those, most of my classes had between 10 to 40 students. Almost all of my professors were involved in the classroom activities and were present after class to answer questions. Overall workload was reasonable, depending on the course load.

College Life

Purdue is a very safe campus. It's fairly compact and easy to walk from around campus. There are plenty of clubs to join, the Greek life is pretty strong, good intramural activities, and plenty of sports or assorted activities to keep you entertained on the weekend. Despite being in a small town, the campus and community are quite vibrant.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I love this school. Although I've only seen the digital views of the school inside out and the literary views of the school front to back, I have gotten a lot of great insight on what Purdue and I.

Academics

Our school is Charlestown High School in Charlestown, Indiana... Great school that lets their students use laptops all year... even after school.

College Life

I love the student life of your school.


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