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Purdue University

Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. It’s a place where those who seek an education come to make their ideas real — especially when those transformative discoveries lead to scientific, technological, social, or humanitarian impact.

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About

History

  • 1862

President Abraham Lincoln signs the Morrill Land Grant Act,which turned public lands over to any state that agreed to use the land sale proceeds to maintain a college teaching agriculture and the "mechanic arts."

  • 1869

The IGS chooses the Lafayette area for the new institution and accepts a $150,000 gift from John Purdue,as well as $50,000 from Tippecanoe County and 100 acres from local residents

Education

Get started with an online education at Purdue University. Our online programs are designed to help you discover new levels of knowledge and experience to raise your career potential to the next level.

By offering degree programs online, Purdue allows people all over the world to take part in its brand of high-quality education that is driven by intellectual curiosity and the dream of creating a better world. Purdue University has the largest number of international students of any US university.

Research

Few universities can match the depth and breadth of Purdue's research capabilities and talent. As you explore our world-changing research, you'll quickly see why Purdue is a national and global leader in discovery and innovation.

Career

There's a good reason so many companies come to Purdue to recruit — our outstanding students. Explore the job fairs and other opportunities that connect Boilermakers with some of the world's best corporations and organizations.

Services

Housing services

Exchange students have the option to live in the Purdue Residence Halls or Apartments/Cooperative Housing. For Purdue Residence Halls students will apply online. Finding an apartment or a cooperative house requires some time and patience to search for what is available. Students who want to experience group living at a more reasonable price can pursue the Cooperative Housing option. There are five houses for men and seven houses for women. All twelve houses operate on the principles of cooperative living with all residents working together to manage each house for the benefit of each other. Cooperative housing is the least expensive housing system at Purdue.

Library services

The Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) system on the West Lafayette campus includes six subject-oriented libraries, the Hicks Undergraduate Library, and the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center. Staff total nearly 150, of which 81 are faculty and professionals. 

ICT services

Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) is the University’s central information technology organization responsible for Purdue’s major operational systems, the campus wired network and one of the world’s largest wireless networks.

Student Life

Sports facilities

  • The Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex is located on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University's Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex hosted the 2008 NCAA Men's Championships and the 2003 NCAA Women's Championships on the Pete Dye designed Kampen Course. 
  • Recreation & Wellness has two separate aquatic facilities that host recreational, educational and certification programs. Splash into well-being by visiting the competition pool and diving well in the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center.  Relax in our recreation pool and participate in a variety of leisure activities, swim lessons and recreational swimming. Enjoy the water and dive into health and wellness.

Student clubs

  • "A Cause for Paws"

"Helping one paw at a time."

  • "AQUAE" The Purdue Student chapter of AWWA/IWEA

AQUAE is an association of student interested on water related career, research and volunteering initiative. AQUAE is the Purdue Chapter of In AWWA (American Water Work Association) and IWEA (Indiana Water Environment Association.

  • 3-D Printed Prosthetics Club

The 3-D Printed Prosthetics Club is an organization which strives to improve the lives of amputees and limb different members of the global community through the design, manufacturing, and implementation of assistive prosthetic devices.

  • AAE Graduate Women’s Gathering

The graduate women student organization of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Accreditation

Purdue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. Additionally, the College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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