Purdue University-Main Campus

Location
West Lafayette, IN
Student Size
46,655
College Type
Public University|Business|Research
Acceptance Rate
67%
Student To Faculty Ratio
13:1

About Our College

Purdue University is a public land-grant research university in West Lafayette, Indiana, and the flagship campus of the Purdue University system.[7] The university was founded in 1869 after Lafayette businessman John Purdue donated land and money to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name.[8] The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students.[8] It has been ranked as among the best public universities in the United States by major institutional rankings, and is renowned for its engineering program.[9]

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