Yes, they have tons of tutoring, you just reach out and ask. There are always study sessions, free tutoring, tutoring you can pay for, an unbelievable amount of help, we are all impressed. Yes, weenie, lol..."white boy tutoring" too
Also, I don't think Purdue admits students just to weed them out or get rid of them. School is what you make of it, ANY school. Being a huge school there is a huge amount of freshmen students that arrive to "party" "pick up chicks" whatever. If you don't get caught in the party rut? there is still a lot to do, a lot of HELP and you won't get "weeded" out
Many kids arrive on campus with the party mentality and quickly realize you can't get good grades (or they are difficult to get) if you are drunk every night, lol. This can happen anywhere with any school with any rating.
Co-op? You go to school one semester, then work one semester, then school and on and on. You get done in 5 years instead of 4 but have a strong work history. I know a kid that loves it. He would have graduated this may but will next May. His co-op is in Colorado and he's been doing it since the very beginning. The co-op program is indeed well-established.
There are also a TON of internships, most of them paid and some overseas. Many overseas programs will put scholarships and aid toward the cost of attendance and the credits will transfer as well. Again, I really feel everything is there if you want it to be. Sit in your dorm or get high all the time? the opportunities might not be there.
Deb922, I seriously have never heard about the bottom half needing to find a co-op on their own, that's a new one. Could be true and I've never heard it? Now to pass up a co-op because of football season? That must be a truly huge fan. Son went to two football games, said they were so-so and never went to another. BTW, he has fun on campus but doesn't enjoy the football games. Your tour guide must be really into them. Besides, every other year, even with a co-op you would see the games.