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Student Orientation, Learning Communities*, and Housing
(for Fall Semester in Academic Years 2003-04 through 2005-06)


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Orientation Programs

Day on Campus
 
Boiler Gold Rush

 
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
   
2003-04
2004-05 2005-06
Total Participation
6,346
6,712
6,839
  Total Participation
4,345
4,664 4,927
Percent of First-Year Class
88.3%
88.1%
87.1%
  Percent of First-Year Class
67.4%
68.7% 68.5%

 

Learning Communities

Learning Communities**
 
Residential Learning Communities***

 
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
   
2003-04
2004-05 2005-06
Total Participation
1,072
1,145
1,329
  Total Participation
533
555 731
Percent of First-Year Class
16.1%
15.5%
17.3%
  Percent of First-Year Class
8.3%
8.2% 10.2%

 

Housing

On-Campus
Off-Campus
Undergrad Residence Halls
9,569
  Tippecanoe County
15,757
 
Graduate Houses
1,004
  Non-Tippecanoe
2,740
 
Cooperatives
220
  Not Reported
6,387
 
Fraternities
1,182
  Total Off-Campus
24,884
****
Sororities
796
   
 
 
Purdue Village
1,057
   
 
 
Total On-Campus
13,828
****  
 
 
           
****Housing type is self-reported by students. The total off-campus housing count may include students affiliated with fraternities and sororities.

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*Defined as groups of first-year students who (1) take two or three courses together or (2) share a common academic interest and live in the same residence hall or (3) both.
**Total Participation is based on the filled spaces associated with Learning Community offerings. In some cases, students take part in more than one Learning Community. When calculating the percent of the first-year class involved, the number of unique students is used as opposed to the total participation number.
***Residential Learning Communities include a residential component in addition to or in lieu of course clusters. Examples include the Earhart Residential Communities associated with the Women in Science and Engineering Programs and the Honors Engineering Learning Community.

Source: Office of Enrollment Management and Student Access, Transition, and Success Programs


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