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Purdue University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
41%
Average Housing Costs
$10,030/ year
Poll
68%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.225 responses
Poll
72%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.393 responses

Food

Campus Food
A+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,170/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 761 responses
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  • Wiley Dining Court
    18%
  • Windsor
    11%
  • Ford Dining
    11%
  • Earhart Dining Court
    9%
  • Walk to Chauncey
    9%
  • Chipotle
    8%
  • Harrison Grille
    7%
85%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.239 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 234 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    45%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    51%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    3%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

Safety

Safety
B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
86%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.269 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 167 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    47%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    41%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    10%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 209 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    18%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    67%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    8%
  • Not very visible.
    6%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 388 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    6%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    72%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    21%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    1%
Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Swimming, All Track Combined, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Television Station
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 322 responses
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  • Grand Prix
    13%
  • Sledding Down Slayter Hill
    13%
  • Fountain Runs
    13%
  • Fountain Runs
    10%
  • Breakfast Club
    9%
  • The Old Oaken Bucket
    8%
  • Thursday Nights
    8%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 231 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    5%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    49%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    32%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    7%
  • Parties? What parties?
    6%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • Grand Prix
    90%
  • Halloween Parties
    5%
  • Christmas Parties
    4%
  • Shreve Semiformal
    1%
  • Graduation
    0%
  • Halloween
    0%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
18%
Women in Sororities
22%
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.333 responses
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