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Student Orientation, Learning Communities1, and Housing - West Lafayette Campus
(for Fall Semester in Academic Years 2003-04 through 2007-08)
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Orientation Programs

                                  Day on Campus
 
                          Boiler Gold Rush

                   2003-04

                   2004-05

                   2005-06

                   2006-07

                   2007-08

                       

                   2003-04

                   2004-05

                   2005-06

                   2006-07

                   2007-08

Total Participation            

    6,346

6,712

6,839

7,073

6,489

Total Participation                   

4,345

4,664

4,927

5,462

5,026

Percent of First-Year Class

88.3%

88.1%

87.1%

94.1%

94.2%

Percent of First-Year Class

67.4%

68.7%

68.5%

72.7%

73.0%

   
 
 

Learning Communities

                                 Learning Communities2
 
                     Residential Learning Communities3

                   2003-04

                   2004-05

                   2005-06

                   2006-07

                   2007-08

                       

                   2003-04

                   2004-05

                   2005-06

                   2006-07

                   2007-08

Total Participation            

1,072   

1,145

1,329

1,409

1,395 

Total Participation                   

533

555

731

843

823 

Percent of First-Year Class

16.1%

15.5%

17.3%

18.7%

20.3%

Percent of First-Year Class

8.3%

8.2%

10.2%

11.2%

12.0%

     
 
 

Housing

On-Campus
Off-Campus
Undergrad Residence Halls

9,652

Tippecanoe County 15,034  
Graduate Houses

893

  Non-Tippecanoe County 2,751  
Cooperatives

229

  Not Reported 7,750  
Fraternities

967

  Total Off-Campus
25,535*
Sororities

769

   
 
 
Purdue Village

1,057

   
 
 
Total On-Campus
13,567*
 
 
 
           

*Housing type is self-reported by students. The total off-campus housing count may include students affilitated with fraternities and sororities.


1Defined 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.
2Total 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.
3Residential 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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