Purdue University Review

Situated in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University is a 6-campus land-, sea- and space-grant university. Some of its fields of study include advertising, philosophy, nutrition, statistics and religious studies.

Purdue University Overview

Purdue University offers associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, certificates, master's degrees and doctoral degrees in 200 plus fields of study. This school has a large research system, receiving funds from two levels of governments (federal and state), foundations, industry and individual donors. Purdue has at least 400 research laboratories within its campus borders.

Purdue University enrolls 41,433 students, 33,105 of which are undergraduates and offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The campus features several performing arts centers, arenas, stadiums, halls and modern architecture.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Freshman applicants must submit ACT or SAT scores, high school transcripts, personal statements and application fees. Purdue University encourages students to keep in mind their class rank, trends in achievement, grades related to intended major and the ability to have success in their intended major. Graduate program requirements vary based on what field the student plans on studying. Purdue accepts several forms of federal and state financial aid programs. About 30% of full-time students receive need-based grants or scholarships and 38% of students receive need-based loans or work-study jobs.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

Purdue University has more than 40 libraries, separated by subject. Most of those libraries have several online features unique to the university. Each student has his or her own library account, which helps the student keep track of his or her research and books. The libraries also have 'Ask a Librarian' features, which allow students to instant message librarians on-duty during library's hours.

The school has an online writing lab to help students with writing papers. The online writing lab includes tips on how to write, teach writing and research. There is information on grammar and mechanics along with style guides and a job search function. This lab is called Owl. It offers resources for students of every discipline at Purdue University.

Schools and Colleges at Purdue University

  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Consumer and Family Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • College of Technology
  • Krannert School of Management
  • School of Health Services
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

School Contact Information

  • Address: Hovde Hall of Administration, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
  • Phone Number: (765) 494-4600