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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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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.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
86 41
2023
127 -22
2022
105
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
96 -13
2022
83 3
2021
86
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
99 30
2023
129 -13
2022
116
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
140 -13
2022
127
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

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.

Purdue University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Purdue University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1250 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Merit-based

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SHAPE America
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
60000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Postdocs in STEM Scholarship
Merit-based

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Zuckerman Scholars
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars Program
Merit-based Need-based

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Zuckerman Scholars
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
OAS – The New School
Merit-based

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Mar 2024
Diasporans Africa Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Diasporans 
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
38000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Marshall Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
15 Apr 2024
Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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SETC
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
CouponBirds "Help to Save" Scholarship
Need-based

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CouponBirds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund
Need-based

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Support Creativity Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Support Creativity
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Zolve Global Scholarship
Merit-based

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Zolve
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Purdue University, visit our scholarship search.

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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