Purdue is a highly rated public university located in Wabash Township, Indiana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 31,849 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Purdue acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Graduating 81% of students, Purdue alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.264 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.303 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.299 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering422 Graduates
Computer Science312 Graduates
Industrial Engineering220 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technician210 Graduates
Electrical Engineering187 Graduates
Aerospace Engineering179 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.357 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.412 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.170 responses
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Purdue University Reviews
I have really enjoyed being apart of the Boilermaker family at Purdue. It has been the best decision I've ever made to attend this outstanding university. They have provided me with resources to get connected with companies that I could gain employment and internship opportunities from. I have joined many clubs and organizations on campus that have allowed me to stay connected to the campus and make lifelong friendships and connections. It truly is an amazing school with a lot to offer. The school spirit here is above anything I have ever seen. If anyone is thinking about coming to Purdue, take the leap of faith and do it. It is an amazing school with amazing faculty that really take the time to get to know their student. Being apart of the boilermaker family has been a dream. Boiler up! Hammer down!
Purdue University is an overall great university. One of the best parts of Purdue I have experienced is the amount of diversity. Although Purdue is a school known for its great engineering program, I have met plenty of students within medical, business, agricultural, etc. Purdue also has a large international presence, where I have met many students with different backgrounds, have had the opportunity to learn about cultures as well. As a lifelong sports fan, Purdue also participates in the Big Ten Conference, which allows for incredible sporting events among with top tier collegiate athlete showcases. Purdue is a university where there is plenty of opportunity to fit in and find your place, as it is very diverse and doesn't fit a stereotype as a whole. Whatever path you chose, Purdue is a great school with great experiences to produce with it!
I really love the campus at Purdue, it's beautiful all year and nearly everything you need is within walking distance. It also feels super safe; I've walked between the libraries and my dorm in the middle of the night and felt very safe. You will usually see people walking around campus at all times of the day and night, but there's very few disturbances, and not much of a party scene except on some weekends. Everyone is very academically focused, and the vibe on campus is usually pretty serious, especially during finals week. The sports are great, basketball/football are really big but volleyball and soccer are also fun and really cheap to watch. Purdue also brings great speakers and concerts to school, so there's a few big events each semester. There's plenty of great places to eat and stuff to do if you have time between studying!