Life At Purdue

Experience the Boilermaker Community

At Purdue, everyone can take small steps to reach their giant leaps through unique educational opportunities, student organizations, campus resources and more.

Housing and Dining

Living on campus is an immersive experience that enhances all Purdue has to offer.

  • First-year students can choose between a traditional residence hall or apartment-style living.
  • Five dining courts and an array of restaurant options ensure that great food is never far away.
  • Learning communities integrate like-minded students with similar degree paths.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Discover that great minds don’t just think alike. They also get together to appreciate art, celebrate hip-hop, build robots, keep bees — and explore 1,000-plus other interests.

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Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Feel like you can officially call campus home with welcoming cultural and resource centers, diversity organizations and more.

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Student Support Services

Find the resources and support systems to help you navigate your years here and face any challenge, big or small.

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Fraternities, Sororities and Cooperatives

Form lifelong friendships, network with people from all over the world and build leadership skills in one of our over 90 fraternities, sororities and cooperative organizations.

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Arts and Entertainment

See unforgettable musical and theatrical shows — or perform in one yourself — and visit the special exhibits at Purdue Galleries.

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Here’s What’s Happening Now

Purdue is ranked as a top 20 public university in the U.S. by Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2024, which measure an institution’s performance across five areas: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry and international outlook. 

The 2024 rankings include 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions. 

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Recognize that? No? Take a closer look. It’s the World’s Largest Drum on a microscopic scale. 🔬
They worked in the #semiconductor cleanroom at #Purdue’s Birck Nanotechnology Center. 

They learned about chip design and breadboarding. 

They met with representatives from key industry partners. 

And in their down time, they played volleyball and did a little skateboarding. 

Meet the students who participated in Purdue’s STARS summer program, building semiconductor skills that will prepare them for internships in this critical industry. 

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When wildfires strike, #Purdue professor Andrew Whelton jumps into action. 

Whelton and his team travel to communities impacted by fires like the recent one in #Maui, #Hawaii, sharing their expertise and conducting tests to assess the levels of contamination in the water supply. Their guidance is invaluable as these communities begin the recovery process. 

Meet Whelton, a professor in @PurdueEEE and @PurdueCivils, and learn how he found a sense of purpose in helping people get back on their feet after enduring traumatic circumstances. 

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We are the innovators. 🧪 

The Boilermakers. 🚂 

The round-the-world record breakers. 🌎 

The only university named to @FastCompany’s list of the world’s most innovative companies. ✅ 

We keep going. Dreaming and doing. Ranked among America’s top 10 public universities (The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022) and the nation’s No. 4 most trusted public university (Morning Consult, 2022). 🧑‍🎓 

Always building, instigating, persistently pursuing. We’re ever grateful and ever true. That’s why we sing out, “All hail Purdue!” 💛🖤
Fall in love with the colors of autumn, Boilermakers. 🍂