- Class: Junior
- Major: Other
- Gender: F
- High School: Apollo Ridge High School
- Transfer Student: N
One great thing about Purdue is that there are so many clubs/organizations, etc for students to get involved in. You can get involved in anything you want, and there are tons of opportunities for leadership. Another great thing is that the town Purdue is in, West Lafayette, IN, is built around the camus. Therefore, there are lots of restaurants and things to do. One other great thing about Purdue is the Greek Life. Being Greek is big at Purdue. A lot of people "rush" sororities and fraternities, and there are coutnless Greek houses on campus. Purdue has the 2nd largest Greek community in the nation. Bad things...Purdue is not very safe. There are always attempted abductions, rapes, assults, robberies, etc in the paper and on the news daily (even stabbings, shootings, etc). The police spend most of their time giving traffic violations, instead of taking care of important things. The facutly at Purdue, at least in my experience, are not very helpful. I am in pharmacy, and the faculty seems more interested in failing students than helping them to pass.
Students at Purdue study all the time. Grades are very competitive, especially in classes for pharmacy students, med students, engineering students, etc. Pharmacy is extremely competitive, and the professors expect a lot from students. Freshman year's expectations were reasonable; however, sophomore year things were fairly out of control. Professors seem more interested in failing students, than helping them to do well. They encourage students to meet with them, but when they do meet with them they are not very pleasent.
There is a very diverse student body, as well as diverese faculty. It is nice to have a diverse population; however, it is not helpful to have professors who barely speak English. Purdue students come from all over the country and around the world; yet, the majority come from the state of Indiana, where Purdue is located. Students come from all financial backgrounds; however, there seem to be a majority of students from upper middle class to upper class families. Out-of-state students, and out-of-country students, are normally from upper class families, as out-of-state tuition is fairly expensive. Purdue students are mostly on the conservative side, as far as politics are conscerned. It is really not that big of a deal on camus however.
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