610 Purdue Mall West Lafayette, IN USA 47907
Founded in 1869, Purdue University is a public institution located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Highly respected for its research output and innovation, Purdue’s programs in engineering, aeronautics and astronautics, business and education are top-performers. Notable alumni include NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong, famed pilot Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, and American businessman Herman Cain.
Ranked 54 in the nation, Purdue’s acceptance rate is 67%. Its graduation rate is 78%. Over 37,000 undergraduates and over 12,000 postgraduates are enrolled at Purdue, representing 135 countries. Purdue’s in-state tuition is $9,992 per year, plus fees; its out-of-state tuition is $28,794 per year, plus fees. The university offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and over 160 postgraduate programs. Purdue follows a semester-based academic calendar.
Student life at Purdue’s main 2,468-acre campus can be defined by its sense of community and its commitment to research and discovery. Situated between big cities of Chicago and Indianapolis, students can enjoy the quiet of suburban life with access to the excitement of a big city. West Lafayette also hosts entertaining events and festivals, and it is home to extensive trails. On campus, students might participate in over 1,000 clubs and organizations. About 20 percent of students engage in Greek life. Students join their beloved mascot, a locomotive named The Boilermaker Special, to cheer on their athletic teams, the Boilermakers, who compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference.
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