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“Purdue University”
June 2016CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

The support of the alumni to pursue student interest and help them into their careers. Mitch Daniels is doing a great job of giving students a voice (even to the dismay of many faculty members)

Downers

The difficulty of working with faculty members to actually help their students as opposed to pushing their own personal agendas

Comments

Come in willing to work hard and willing to work with alumni to extend your network to ultimately land you that job you're going to Purdue for in the first place

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Overall Great Experience”
September 2015CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

great faculty, nice peer students, convenient facilities (eps. nice modern libraries, Starbucks has multiple locations on campus), Amazon one-day delivery on campus

Downers

The location is not ideal--rural area surrounded by corn field. Krannert school focuses too much on corporate employment.. Not too many alumni that work in IBD or real estate or fashion...

Comments

If you are an international student and need more career opportunities, schools located in the major cities (NYC, Chicago, Boston, LA, SF, DC etc.) will sorta give you an edge.

Would You Recommend

Yes

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

My core classes are mostly biology and chemistry and are very challenging and increase in difficulty significantly each year. However, Purdue has the best of the best in the nation in terms of professors and academic advisors. The men and women who teach us are world renowned pharmacists who have discovered compounds, formulations, new drugs, and many many other scientific discoveries. If you are willing to put in the full amount of work it is absolutely worth while to learn from the world's top pharmacists.

Quality of Life

I live in a sorority that is 2 blocks from all my classes. The campus is beautiful, and very condensed based on majors for convenience and less hassle. I miss Purdue the second I leave it to go home for the summer or winter break.

Admissions

To apply for prepharmacy school it was extremely selective but very easy. There is an online portion and a transcript submission. I was informed without even applying that I qualified for an academic scholarship

Level

3

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

must maintain separate science gpas

Quality of Life

cost is a lot but it is worth every penny

Admissions

1000 apply they take about 100

Level

3

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Most of my required classes were about 200 students but there were many opportunities to access the professor or a teaching assistant to obtain help if necessary. The workload was considerable requiring on average 5 hours outside of class studying material. Grade cutoffs were tough in one class, making the experience stressful at times, while other classes did not have grade cutoffs as high but these classes had harder material to learn. Pharmacy is very competitive seeing that only 160 out of around 100 students receive admittance to the Professional Program every year.

Quality of Life

The food is very good on campus. Between the five different dining courts you can always find something you like, and it is very delicious whichever dining court you choose to dine in. Housing is convenient and very fun because you get to live with 40 people your age, which provides vast opportunity to meet to new people and make lasting friendships. The neighborhood around campus is pretty safe. Only occasionally is there a warning about a robbery or suspicious character on the streets. The facilities are top of the line and new. Anything you need from books to resources can be found in a library of campus facility.

Admissions

I completed an online application, PharmCAS, which included an essay and at least two references along with filling out job history, extracurricular activies, and all classes completed/in progress. Out of 1000 plus applicants, if you were one of 300 selected for an interview, you then performed a english usage test, written essay, verbal usage or speaking test and interview with two faculty members from the college of Pharmacy. If after this step you were accepted into the Professional program, you were in unless you had more then 3 C's total before your 1st Professional Year or you obtained 3 C's in one semester.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2015

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

It is very competitive.

Quality of Life

The food is amazing.

Admissions

After 2 years of pre-pharmacy, admission requires an interview, essays, letters of recommendation, and 2 applicatons.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2016

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The academics at Purdue are rigorous, but rewarding. The faculty makes you look past just learning for the course and actually apply that knowledge towards real life situations.

Quality of Life

The life at Purdue is absolutely amazing. Students there are always ready and willing to meet new students, and the orientation program (Boiler Gold Rush) is a fantastic way to get students acclimated.

Admissions

The admissions process is an application along with a few short essays. The College of Engineering is very selective in terms of GPA requirements, and involvement in organizations within your school and a heavy math and science curriculum in high school is suggested.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

When I applied, there was a basic application to be filled out and mailed in. There was one short essay that I also had to write.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Purdue requires everyone to get a basically broad spectrum education, classes like English, math, science, and a foreign language. Once you enter classes specific to your major you realy learn what you need to know to enter that feild with full confidence. There are incredible research and internship oppportunities and connections for all fields of study. Wonderful professors and Graduate student TA's and heally helpful advising. My advisor knows my first name, not just my ID number, and is really invested in seeing me succeed.

Quality of Life

West Lafayette has become my home. It's a great community and I got to know many students that were living with me in my residence hall and they became my family. The food is better than my mom's and eberything is super clean and comfortable. There are a million and one places to study and everyone is really respectful of eachother.

Admissions

The application is pretty standard but the essay question was part of the reason I decided to apply. They asked me what the best advice I've ever recieved was. The application was easy but the essay made me think adn I was looking fr=or a school that would chalenge me intelectually, so even from the application Purdue was doing just that.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

My school is highly competitive because we can only get three Cs. The class sizes are large for lecture but are much smallerd for recitation. The professors are easy to access. I have not heard of any research programs but I realize we are all competing for the same spots.

Quality of Life

The cost for the dorms is very ridiculous in my opinion

Even apartments come at extremely high costs. The libraries are open at good times and there are enough that you can always five a place to study. The dining courts are a rip off but the food was good and it gabby me one less thing to worry about since I didn't have to make my own meals.

Admissions

The admission process includes an interview, written application, and essay questions. It is advised to have job shadowed multiple people and be able to talk about those experiences.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2016

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