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About Purdue

We Keep Going

For over 150 years, generations of Boilermakers have left their mark in small steps and giant leaps. Today, we continue in those footsteps as we bring our best and learn to build a better world, together.

#4 Most Trusted Public University in the U.S. Morning Consult, 2022
#7 Best Value School in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022
Top 10 Public University in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022
Top 5 for Graduating the Most STEM Majors Forbes, 2022

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University Leadership

Transforming the Future

The people promoting excellence here bring together skill sets for strategizing and communicating the ways we can move forward. Get to know more about the president and administration.


Valuing Our Past

As a globally recognized research institution, we’ve paved the way for progress and established a responsibility to improve industries. Read about our roots, which stem strongly from the signing of the Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1862.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Cultivating a Supportive Environment

To be a Boilermaker means to embody integrity and accountability in every endeavor. Learn more about our commitment to embracing diversity, promoting inclusion and encouraging freedom of thought and speech on our Indianapolis and West Lafayette campuses. 

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Campuses and Networks

Providing the Perfect Fit

To build innovative educational platforms that serve students where they are, our systemwide network includes campus locations throughout our state as well as online opportunities. Explore our institutions and learn which option is best for you.


Hosting Over 150 Years of Memories

It’s all the moments that make you say, “Only at Purdue.” Discover the time-honored places, events and experiences that can make time on campus so special, from hearing the Big Bass Drum to going to Grand Prix, “the Greatest Spectacle in College Racing.”

Facts and Figures

Noticing the Numbers

We strive to be the best in everything that we do, and our extensive network of Boilermakers upholds that commitment around the world. See the numbers that keep track of our progress and propel the university to achieve more.

  • In West Lafayette: Over 50,000 students representing more than 135 countries
  • In Indianapolis: Nearly 20 STEM-focused majors in leading and emerging fields  
  • Our global student network: Over 102,000 students enrolled  
  • 11 colleges and schools with over 2,000 faculty and staff 
  • Over 600,000 alumni 
  • Over 400 research labs 

What Can You Imagine at Purdue?

Whatever I Want
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