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Purdue University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC- Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseC-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessC+
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Unhelpful

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Date: Jan 13 2008
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Purdue is your typical large state school. Got into many elite privates but couldn't justify paying the sky high prices for those schools. If you are looking for your typical college experience on the cheap, you can't go wrong with Purdue. If you are looking for a high quality undergrad experience, seek a private university. In typical large state school style, at Purdue TAs do most of the teaching while professors do the lecturing. Your typical Purdue class will be a professor reading off Powerpoint slides for 50 minutes, 3 times a week and a TA trying to hold a discussion about the material usually end of the week (Most TAs couldn't teach a fish to swim). Its pretty low quality… but again you aren't paying much relative to other schools. At the days end, at Purdue its basiclly you and a text book, TAs are not great teachers and professors, well,you're lucky if you can talk to one for more than 5 minutes. After graduation went on to grad school at U of Illinois… In terms of Purdue's reputation in the real world, its considered a "decent school". Probably won't impress to many people with a Purdue degree outside the Purdue community, but again I work in San Diego where many have engineering degrees from elite schools like Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley etc… so these people could just be snobs… So to sum it up, Purdue is a decent cheap school, great for passive learners, awful place for active learners. Big Ten athletics makes the social life fun, at least in my eyes it was. Home and away football ball games are priceless, some of my best memories of Purdue were during these football games and the greek life was great too. I suggest anyone who goes to Purdue who wants a robust social life, I suggest joining a greek house.
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