Stories of Purdue

Image of Esther Kayonga This is why most Purdue students choose to live on campus

Esther Kayonga says her college experience would have been incomplete if she hadn’t chosen to live in University Residences.


Image of Navneet RangarajanWhy you should choose University Residences over off-campus housing

For Navneet Rangarajan, living in University Residences has been a significant factor in how his college experience has played out.


Kayla Owens’s imageA pipeline to Purdue: PPHS prepares students to pursue college dreams

Designed to facilitate pipeline to Purdue for underrepresented students, first class of Purdue Polytechnic High School prepares to graduate.


Image of Mya CarterBoilermakers are ready to work. Purdue makes them work-ready.

Many college students across the country struggle to find work in their field, let alone work they’re passionate about. Mya Carter, however, is not one of them.


Image of Peter DahlstromPurdue is where I know my hard work pays off.

Peter Dahlstrom’s objective was always to get hired in his field right out of college — something many college graduates across the country struggle to accomplish. So, it was Purdue’s commitment to the success of its students that made his decision to become a Boilermaker a smart one for him.


Where my child thrivesPersonalized learning environment enables students to thrive

Purdue Polytechnic High School offers flexible, personalized learning environment with STEM-focused, hands-on, project-based learning.


Boilermaker TraditionsPurdue’s can’t-miss traditions for new Boilermakers

When he considers that he’s one of more than 34,000 undergraduate students at Purdue, Mitchell Demerly sees innumerable opportunities for friendships, connections and support.


students workingBold and creative outreach addresses college and career readiness

As Gary Bertoline was transforming Purdue University’s former College of Technology into Purdue Polytechnic Institute, two ideas struck him in a goal to include more high-impact educational practices for preparing students for an era of advanced manufacturing and technology.


Image of Mitchell Demerly More people. Countless opportunities. Better connection.

When he considers that he’s one of more than 34,000 undergraduate students at Purdue, Mitchell Demerly sees innumerable opportunities for friendships, connections and support.


Image of Lindsay New friends and opportunities with every small step

As a junior at Purdue University, Lindsay Harper is thriving. She’s vice president of Women in Technology, participates in a mentorship program for Women in the Polytechnic Institute and serves as an ambassador for her college.


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