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Purdue University-Main Campus

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West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
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Purdue University-Main Campus Summary

What makes Purdue University-Main Campus unique?

Purdue is a public university in West Lafayette, Indiana founded by John Purdue in 1869, and currently offers over 200 majors and 70 master’s programs in the fields of pharmaceuticals, nursing, and medicine. Purdue has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 40,000 students that attend classes on a campus that takes up just over 2,400 acres, with an academic calendar that operates on a semester system. Purdue has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1 which is on the smaller end for a large public institution. 

Students at Purdue get to explore a sprawling campus and attend classes in historic buildings situated along with the Purdue and Memorial Malls. The school is known for its competitive engineering program that offers courses in both mechanical and civil engineering and has produced esteemed alumni including astronaut Neil Armstrong. Indiana residents should note that in-state students pay about half what out-of-state students pay for tuition and fees, which can make this school a competitive option for in-state applicants. 

Purdue has established itself as a top research university through the investment in on-campus infrastructure and strategic partnerships with like-minded institutions. The Purdue Research Park is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to research and development by maintaining ongoing communication with companies in the manufacturing, IT, and life sciences sectors. Beyond academics, Purdue’s Boilermaker athletic teams compete in the BIG10 Conference, with an annual football rivalry with Indiana University’s Hoosiers in what is known locally as the Old Oaken Bucket. Notable alumni include Chopped host Ted Allen, popcorn tycoon Orville Redenbacher, and pilot Chesley Sullenberger.

Purdue University-Main Campus Review

A Excellent
4.40445 Based on 34 Reviews
Career Preparation
A
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
A

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Purdue University-Main Campus.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

3765 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
 
79
 
 
 
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
160
122
 
27
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
 
149
21
0
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
162
26
 
16
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
 
5
 
6
Biotechnology
 
 
 
3
 
Chemical Engineering
 
173
33
0
20
Civil Engineering, General
 
156
54
 
41
Computer Engineering, General
 
206
 
 
 
Construction Engineering
 
40
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
229
82
0
63
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
0
86
 
 
 
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
 
 
31
 
0
Engineering Technology, General
 
23
66
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
 
0
 
Engineering, Other
 
51
116
3
9
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
38
2
 
30
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
48
20
 
3
Industrial and Product Design
 
17
 
 
 
Industrial Engineering
 
249
70
 
13
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
 
12
 
 
 
Industrial Technology/Technician
 
65
 
3
 
Landscape Architecture
 
14
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
 
32
 
 
 
Materials Engineering
 
63
6
0
23
Mechanical Engineering
 
363
130
1
57
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
6
189
 
 
 
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
 
17
 
4
 
Nuclear Engineering
 
20
7
 
3
Telecommunications Engineering
 
 
 
0
 
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
 
2
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1765 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
135
 
4
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
243
180
446
12
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
 
44
 
 
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
84
26
 
7
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
 
3
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
209
 
 
 
Financial Planning and Services
 
37
 
 
 
Information Technology Project Management
 
 
 
0
 
Management Science
 
 
37
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
111
 
 
 
Organizational Leadership
10
57
 
32
 
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
 
88
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1304 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
 
66
 
 
 
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
 
42
47
 
 
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
5
 
 
 
Biochemistry
 
78
2
 
14
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 
12
 
8
 
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
7
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
102
8
 
18
Biotechnology
 
 
 
3
 
Botany/Plant Biology
 
10
5
 
7
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
7
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
77
8
 
52
Computational and Applied Mathematics
 
4
 
 
 
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
10
 
 
 
Entomology
 
8
5
 
2
Financial Mathematics
 
0
 
 
 
Genetics, General
 
17
 
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
18
3
 
10
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
 
89
149
 
 
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
 
176
 
 
 
Mathematics and Computer Science
 
15
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
65
5
 
14
Microbiology and Immunology
 
5
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
40
9
 
19
Statistics, General
 
 
36
6
15
Systems Science and Theory
 
4
 
2
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1100 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
2
 
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
164
64
 
20
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
8
 
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
37
 
 
 
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
4
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
 
2
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Health and Wellness, General
 
11
 
 
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
63
15
 
6
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
0
0
 
Health/Medical Physics
 
 
 
0
 
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
 
 
 
0
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
65
 
 
 
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
 
 
1
 
11
Neurobiology and Anatomy
 
21
 
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
0
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
0
Nutrition Sciences
 
12
2
 
9
Pharmaceutical Sciences
 
 
3
 
2
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
 
43
0
 
6
Pharmacy
 
 
 
 
147
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
2
 
Public Health Education and Promotion
 
48
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
12
 
 
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
141
29
0
7
Veterinary Medicine
 
 
 
 
88
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
 
 
10
0
0
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
30
15
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

940 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
 
 
 
0
 
Adult Development and Aging
 
 
 
 
1
Agricultural Teacher Education
 
40
 
 
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
 
0
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
8
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
5
 
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
7
 
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
 
1
 
 
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
 
 
 
0
 
Biology Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
0
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
0
 
0
Creative Writing
 
32
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
0
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
18
 
2
 
Education, General
 
13
268
55
33
Education, Other
 
 
0
0
0
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
 
 
0
0
0
Educational Evaluation and Research
 
 
 
8
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
0
 
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
 
 
 
0
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
0
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
68
0
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
38
11
2
22
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
20
 
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
 
9
 
11
French Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
 
 
 
0
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
11
 
 
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
5
 
 
 
Learning Sciences
 
0
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
40
10
0
1
Russian Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
0
Social Studies Teacher Education
 
15
0
 
0
Special Education and Teaching, Other
 
16
 
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
 
 
154
 
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
 
12
 
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

933 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Graphics
0
170
21
0
 
Computer Science
 
418
63
 
26
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
 
 
 
0
 
Information Science/Studies
 
 
 
7
 
Information Technology
2
183
43
0
 

826 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
 
 
8
 
0
Agricultural Business and Management, General
 
120
 
 
 
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
 
13
 
 
 
Agricultural Economics
 
18
40
1
8
Agricultural Engineering
 
89
14
0
14
Agricultural Mechanization, General
 
32
 
 
 
Agriculture, General
 
10
 
13
 
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
 
39
0
 
 
Agronomy and Crop Science
 
0
 
 
 
Animal Sciences, General
 
152
9
 
7
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
10
 
 
 
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
 
13
 
 
 
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
 
70
 
 
 
Food Science
 
22
11
 
14
Forest Sciences and Biology
 
 
18
 
11
Forestry, General
 
14
 
 
 
Horticultural Science
 
9
5
 
3
Plant Genetics
 
9
 
 
0
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
 
3
7
 
13
Turf and Turfgrass Management
 
7
 
0
 

697 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
1
 
0
 
American/United States Studies/Civilization
 
2
1
 
10
Ancient Studies/Civilization
 
12
 
 
 
Anthropology
 
24
4
 
0
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
9
 
 
 
Comparative Literature
 
1
0
 
5
Experimental Psychology
 
187
8
0
12
History, General
 
27
1
 
4
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
73
2
 
3
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
0
 
6
 
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
 
 
 
0
 
Italian Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Jewish/Judaic Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
 
 
52
 
Linguistics
 
15
2
 
2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
 
 
 
1
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
5
 
0
 
Philosophy
 
11
4
 
3
Political Science and Government, General
 
63
6
11
3
Political Science and Government, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
2
 
Psychology, General
 
 
 
12
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
6
 
 
 
Sociology
 
90
5
 
6
Women's Studies
 
5
 
 
 

458 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication, General
 
144
278
 
9
Design and Visual Communications, General
 
27
 
 
 

146 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
 
126
16
 
4

119 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
 
4
 
 
 
Design and Applied Arts, Other
 
 
8
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
4
 
3
 
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
 
 
10
 
 
Fashion/Apparel Design
 
4
 
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
22
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
16
5
 
 
Interior Design
 
19
 
 
 
Music Technology
 
 
 
0
 
Photography
 
1
 
 
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
20
 
 
 
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
 
3
 
0
 

42 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles, General
 
 
2
 
0
Construction Engineering
 
40
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Purdue University-Main Campus.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
 
 
 
 
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
 
 
 
Agricultural Economics
 
 
 
 
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
 
 
 
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
 
 
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
 
 
 
 
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
 
 
 
 
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
 
 
 
 
Biotechnology
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 
Communication, General
 
 
 
 
Computer Science
 
 
 
 
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
 
 
 
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
 
 
 
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
 
 
 
Engineering Technology, General
 
 
 
 
Engineering, Other
 
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
 
 
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
Industrial Engineering
 
 
 
 
Information Technology
 
 
 
 
Information Technology Project Management
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
 
 
 
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
 
 
 
Systems Science and Theory
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS))
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
  • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.3823529411765 Based on 34 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Bsee, Class of 1982

    Meetings, training, education opportunities, alumni group.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    OLS, Class of 2007

    Career services; job fair, on campus interviews

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Teaching, Class of 1992

    They offer a variety of classes with prepare them for college and they can earn credit hours.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2005

    Seminar course, great job fairs

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    nursing, Class of 1992

    Prepared us for nursing licensure

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS - Economics, Minor in Math, Class of 1995

    At the time it was just a job board/job book.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Food Science/ Agriculture, Class of 1980

    Hands on pilot plant work was really important.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MA in Comparative Literature, Class of 1981

    I think they do a great job now, but I have no first hand experience as I graduated so long ago.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, Class of 2005

    Good education with access to internships, coops and job fairs.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Art History/Medieval History, Psychology Minor, Class of 1982

    Hard to know what is available now. My info is out-of-date.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1984

    Not sure at this point

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, Class of 1984

    I am not sure any longer. Have not been there since 1985.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting and Management, Class of 2011

    I can't even begin to describe the widespread availability of networking opportunities and tools to prepare students for the real world. Krannert alone has a career opportunities center where you can do mock interviews and have your resume reviewed. They take placing students into positions very seriously. We have at least two career fairs per year and a lot of top companies come to select candidates for both internships and full-time positions. As a sophomore alone I had two internship offers from very well-known companies. I also joined the School of Management Council which had a professional development program to allows students to further develop themselves. And that's just Krannert alone. Purdue offers many other additional resources that students can use to their advantage.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA Education & BS Management, Class of 1982

    At the time I graduated, we had a placement center to research company's and schedule interviews

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Class of 1994

    Cooperative Education Assignments; Alumni connections.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Microbiology, Class of 1996

    At the time, they had very little for biology majors. A few companies would recruit directly on campus. I think that has been improved now.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2010

    A career center. Multiple career fairs to help learn about real world opportunities and find jobs/internships. Classes related to long term group projects

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA Liberal Arts, Class of 1991

    Too numerous to accurately list: student organization leadership, cooperative learning progs, internships, Old Masters, Toastmasters, career placement office.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. Biology, Class of 2010

    I'm sure many, but I did not take advantage of the services offered. I know specifically of mock interviews, internship search assistance, and job fairs.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    CE, Class of 2012

    engineering, job fairs, training, guest speakers, forums

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication , Class of 2000

    The fact is a good time with the new version is the most recent quarter and I don't think that I have a great way for a few weeks and I'm still not sure what I was a great way for the next few weeks and I'm not a fan since I got to see the new version is a good time with the same thing to say I don't think that I can get it right away with the same thing as the new update it is not the same time as the new version is a great way for a few weeks and I'm not a fan since I got to see you soon as possible and I don't think I'm a big fan of you

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Physics , Class of 1996

    lots but I majored in a less practical major

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Engineering, Class of 1982

    Corporate sponsored internships and research projects

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mechanical Engineering Technology, Class of 1995

    At the time there were internships and business visits. They also had job fairs.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Applied Statistics & Actuarial Science, Class of 2006

    Job fairs, guidance cousloners, career center, etc

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Graphics Technology , Class of 2011

    capstone course allows students interact with companies by working closely with them on a real project.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Building Construction Management, Class of 2001

    Terrific curriculum and professors. Internships & Co-ops

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.1764705882353 Based on 34 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Teaching, Class of 1992

    Rural Area, A mixture of cultures.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS - Economics, Minor in Math, Class of 1995

    Active, smart, involved in community events. Big 10 university so very focused on sporting events.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Food Science/ Agriculture, Class of 1980

    Attitude was you have to work hard to make it here. Party to blow off steam on Saturday, then get right back to work again.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MA in Comparative Literature, Class of 1981

    Engineering agriculture but very diverse with a great English department

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, Class of 2005

    Mostly Indiana kids with a large percentage of internatinal asian students. So asian and american whites are the predominate cultures.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Art History/Medieval History, Psychology Minor, Class of 1982

    Large university, so a good mix of backgrounds and goals. Down-to-earth in general, hard working backgrounds, not privileged.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, Class of 1984

    It was ok. There was a small population of African Americans there at that time.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting and Management, Class of 2011

    Large campus with a very diverse student population. Very welcoming atmosphere and everyone is friendly. Loved my time there and love going back to visit. A large campus can be made smaller by the sheer number of activities that you can join.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Microbiology, Class of 1996

    It depended on the individual. There were lots of parties but most people partied a little and studied a lot.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2010

    Culturally diverse. Most seemed relaxed and laid back.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA Liberal Arts, Class of 1991

    Open and friendly. Because of its large size, students can find their own niche even if their interests are not mainstream.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. Biology, Class of 2010

    Purdue is large - my friends and community (a small part of the whole) were generally career and success driven while still going out and partying a fair amount. In general, Purdue is collaborative environment with an emphasis on science and engineering. There is a less diverse cultural experience because of the location and city size.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication , Class of 2000

    I'm at a time when you are not in my head hurts so bad I don't have the right way and it will take the bus driver just got home from work on a Friday afternoon with my family and friends of friends with a lot to say it was not immediately known whether or the same as I am so glad you are not the best way of saying it is the only way you want a good one to be in my room for a long day ahead with its new album of a good one for you guys should have the right way to go out with my family and friends of friends with a lot to say it was not immediately known

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mechanical Engineering Technology, Class of 1995

    Fun yet serious and proffesional

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Applied Statistics & Actuarial Science, Class of 2006

    Diverse, well rounded, one of the best students in the world

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Synoptic meteorology, Class of 2010

    It's a big university like any other

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.6764705882353 Based on 34 Reviews
  • Alumni
    OLS, Class of 2007

    very clean and up to date

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Geosciences, Class of 1995

    This is a large school, so all of the above.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Teaching, Class of 1992

    computer labs, dining, gyms, swimming pools, tracks, libraries, liberal arts are offered

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS - Economics, Minor in Math, Class of 1995

    At the time they were state of the art. Dorms were horrible. Classrooms were typical. Dining halls were awful.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Food Science/ Agriculture, Class of 1980

    In the 70's computer labs were limited, obviously. Most dorms were basic, notthing fancy. Mine was the budget dorm and it was very drafty in winter. Food was reliably good, nutritious, and plenty of choices. Labs wer great.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, Class of 2005

    In good condition with new equipment

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Art History/Medieval History, Psychology Minor, Class of 1982

    Really excellent. There wasn't anything that I needed that wasn't available.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, Class of 1984

    I have heard they are excellent.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Interpersonal communication, Class of 2002

    They were nice and convenient.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting and Management, Class of 2011

    Several library facilities and locations to study. Many computer labs, even in the dorms. Some classrooms are older, some are newer, but all have character. The dining halls are FANTASTIC and serve a VARIETY of different types of cuisines so you won't get bored. There is also a beautiful new work out facility, completely redone.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA Education & BS Management, Class of 1982

    Dorms and dining hall were together. Computer labs were fine, for the time I was in school. They were open 27/7. Classrooms were also okay

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Class of 1994

    Top Notch and State of the Art

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2010

    Very very good. Brand new computer science building and labs.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA Liberal Arts, Class of 1991

    Outstanding and very well maintained.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. Biology, Class of 2010

    Computer labs were critical to my success. They were great. They have an attendant to help with any problems, and are accessible. Some were more crowded than others, but you could always find an open computer somewhere on campus. Dining services are excellent. Dorms and classrooms vary - some are older and show their age, some are brand new and it also shows. No facility that I experienced was in any way unacceptable - at worst they might be slightly less than attractive.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    CE, Class of 2012

    older, yet being updated. technologically advanced

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication , Class of 2000

    I love you so much fun and addicting but it is a good day to be a good day to day basis of the day before the game and the other day and night and I'm not a fan of the day before the game and the other day and night and I'm not a fan of the day before the game and the other day and night and I'm not a fan of the day before the game and the other day and night and I'm not a fan of the day before the game and the other day and night and I'm just like that in my head hurts

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Engineering, Class of 1982

    Top notch. Huge investment the past 10 yrs

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mechanical Engineering Technology, Class of 1995

    The facilities were very good at the time. Engineering had it better but it always will.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Applied Statistics & Actuarial Science, Class of 2006

    diverse, up to date, historical, fun

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Graphics Technology , Class of 2011

    They seemed like normal run of the mill facilities. Very nice and well kept.

    5 Rated January 2016
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Activities and Groups

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  • Alumni
    Teaching, Class of 1992

    basketball, soccer, softball. football, spelling and math competetions

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2005

    Diversity to meet different needs is more important than your poorly worded question

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2000

    Wide variety of things to do

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Food Science/ Agriculture, Class of 1980

    Hanging out on the mall in good weather, "traying" (sledding on cafeteria trays) in winter. Football games and post game concerts on the hill. Friday night 50 cent movies at the student union. The annual international cartoon festival in the math lecture hall.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Art History/Medieval History, Psychology Minor, Class of 1982

    Broad range of activities that reflect the diversity of the school. I was a history major, and there were many groups that followed fun themes, like Society for Creative Anachronism!

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1984

    Block and Bridle Club/ Tractor Pull Club

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, Class of 1984

    When I was there, they had a hang gliding club.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting and Management, Class of 2011

    We're a big ten school - we love sports. A lot of students also participate in volunteer organizations, like Big Brother Big Sister. There are over 800 clubs to join and counting.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA Education & BS Management, Class of 1982

    I did not participate in many activities, but there were a few that allowed students to blow off some steam during the year.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Microbiology, Class of 1996

    Greek life, working out/playing sports at the co-rec gym,

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2010

    Breakfast club. Zombie/nerf week.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA Liberal Arts, Class of 1991

    Iron Key, Greek life, sports, PSUB

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. Biology, Class of 2010

    First of all, you can't be "most unique". This is a pet peeve of mine. Unique means 'one of a kind' so you are either unique or you're not. There is no 'most'. Popular activities include the Greek community, club sports, dance clubs, student orientation, school spirit, and major-specific clubs.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    CE, Class of 2012

    sporting events, community involvement, fundraisers

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication , Class of 2000

    The fact they have been killed by an hour to be on that I don't have any more to do that I don't have any more of my friends to get to go out with me on Twitter but not as good as a result of a sudden it just makes me want you back to sleep now so I can get with me on Twitter but I can't even believe in love with you on a Saturday morning night with me to get ready to get to the point

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mechanical Engineering Technology, Class of 1995

    Some of the extracurricular activities that let the students utilize their engineering skills outside the classroom.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Applied Statistics & Actuarial Science, Class of 2006

    grand prix, drum, Boiler speical

    4 Rated January 2016

Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
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  • Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Gus Grissom, Nobel Prize–winning physicist Edward Mills Purcell, mathematician Yitang Zhang, and biochemist Edwin T. Mertz all graduated from Purdue. In the business world, graduates include Bechtel Corporation owner Stephen Bechtel, Jr., popcorn brand creator Orville Redenbacher, and Gregory Wasson, the President and CEO of Walgreen Company. Other alumni are NFL quarterback Drew Brees, former Indiana Governor Harry G. Leslie, and Brian Lamb, the Founder and CEO of C-SPAN.

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What is the campus setting like?
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  • The main campus of Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, a small city close to the Wabash River. The 2,468 acre, urban campus is the home of over a dozen student residence halls, including Hillenbrand Hall’s Gender Inclusive Living Community that provides a comfortable environment for students of all gender identities. There is also a residence hall for STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Agriculture, Math) students who want to incorporate their studies into their living space. Students who reside at the Honors College and Residences facility have easy access to study and reading rooms, computer labs, and a hall where lectures, presentations, and movie screenings are held. But Purdue’s dedication to diversity does not end where students lay their heads at night. Communities can be found for those in several walks of life at the school’s student centers, such as the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center, Latino Culture Center, and the Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

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What is the campus setting like?
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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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  • Are you working full-time and looking for a convenient way to earn a graduate degree to move your career to the next level? Purdue University Online offers flexible, asynchronous degree programs that give busy students the ability to juggle their education with other responsibilities by obtaining weekly assignments, lectures, discussions, and other course materials through the school’s virtual classroom interface. Degree options include master’s degrees in disciplines such as economics, leadership, information technology, computer science, education, and communication. No matter what degree program online students enroll in, they have the confidence that they’ll get the same quality education enjoyed by their on-campus counterparts because online courses are taught by the same faculty members.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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  • Purdue University’s Boilermaker football team competes in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and has won 12 conference championships. The Boilermakers basketball team, which is part of NCAA Division I and the Big Ten Conference, has seen 30 members dribble their way into the NBA after playing for Purdue. Sports fans at the school can also enjoy cross country, golf, soccer, wrestling, and tennis competitions.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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  • Purdue made huge contributions to the aviation industry as the first school to offer a bachelor’s degree in aviation, as well as college-level courses in flight training. The school is even the home of the first university-owned airport, located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. As a result, several Purdue graduates have been chosen for space flights, including Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan, the first and last men to walk on the moon. In fact, 37 percent of U.S. space flights have been flown by Purdue alumni. Aviation is not the only research area where Purdue is flying high. Researchers from the school led a study that identified the structure of the Zika virus, which is expected to pave the way for developing vaccinations and treatments. Earlier this year, the school received $8.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on how to decrease the amount of sodium teenagers consume. And even Purdue research that was conducted years ago still resonates today: During the 2012 presidential election, political science professor James McCann did research on the voting habits and political leanings of members of the Latino community—which has proven to be relevant to the 2016 race.

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