Student Life Facts

Over the past ten years, on-campus students have out-performed off-campus students in GPA for every classification.
Over 90% of students residing in University Housing have had intentional conversations with their Resident Assistants this semester.
The inaugural UR Men’s Leadership Series was recently completed with four speakers over the course of the fall semester.
Under-represented minority students in residential learning communities have higher retention and graduation rates than their campus peers.
Undergraduate students in Purdue Musical Organizations are nearly twice as likely to be in the top quartile of academic performers than the bottom quartile. Those in University Bands are nearly three times as likely.
92% of students who utilized RecWell programs agreed that their participation positively contributes to their quality of life.
For the 2016-17 academic year, Purdue Greek and Cooperative Organizations raised over $678,000 for charitable causes.
The average GPAs for students in Greek and Cooperative Organizations are consistently higher than those for the general Purdue population.
For the 2017-18 academic year, Purdue had the lowest residence hall room rates among Big 10 Universities.
In 1920, Purdue became one of the first institutions to offer intramural activities to women.
Research from Spring 2016 illustrated that there is a positive correlation between number of times students visit the CoRec and their GPA.
Purdue was ranked #19 in the 50 Colleges with the Best Food by and #37 in the 50 Best College Dining Experiences by
The Purdue Marching Band was ranked #10 in Top 10 College Marching Bands in 2016 by College Magazine.
Last year, Purdue PMO students performed 118 times in 27 cities including 7 states and 5 countries.
Students who remained on campus between Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 semesters saw an increase in GPA while those who moved off campus during this time saw a decrease.
The percentage of student deciding to return to University Residences has increased from 39.0% in 2007 to 48.7% in 2017.

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