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Purdue University

West Lafayette, United States

Public -1869

Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Founded in 1869, Purdue University is named after Lafayette businessman John Purdue who donated land and money to establish a college that will teach science, technology, and agriculture. The very first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students on campus. A locomotive and a Corliss steam engine, one of the most effective engines at the time, were both tested in Purdue's engineering laboratories. Through its cooperative extension services, the School of Agriculture disseminated its research to farmers across the state. Over the next 20 years, the school would experience a period of expansion. A short-lived school of medicine was quickly followed by programmes in education and home economics. Purdue had the highest undergraduate engineering enrollment in the nation by 1925, and it would maintain that position for the next 50 years.U.S. News & World Report ranked Purdue University the 5th most innovative national university, and it was also tied for the 17th best public university in the United States, 53rd overall, and 114th best globally. Purdue University is also rated 36th in "Best Undergraduate Teaching, 83rd in "Best Value Schools", and 284th in "Top Performers on Social Mobility", and the undergraduate engineering program tied for 9th at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The main campus of Purdue University has 100 acres of land with 4 buildings and is in West Lafayette. Since the campus is huge, students can browse a wide range of majors and track down the significance that best suits their inclinations. Close to the assortment of majors, understudies will acquire extraordinary schooling from lofty employees and understudies will likewise have the chance to acquire active experience inside their majors through research openings and temporary jobs. The University offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master's and doctoral programs, along with professional degrees in pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and doctor of nursing practice. Purdue University also has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 900 student organizations. The college is particularly known for being an incredible design school, yet has a pack of astonishing projects including an extraordinary nursing program, a Pharmacy program, and a discourse pathology program that is truly outstanding. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

Purdue is the founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It also enrols the largest student body of any individual university campus in Indiana, as well as the ninth-largest foreign student population of any university in the United States. Purdue University has a vast alumni network with over 15,000 United States patents. The University has achieved recognition in a range of areas, particularly in the science, engineering, and aviation industries. Purdue University's alumni include 25 astronauts, including Gus Grissom, America's second man in space and first to fly in NASA's Gemini program, Neil Armstrong, the first to walk on the moon, and Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Purdue University has a variety of cultures on its campus. Students from all over the world take admissions to its program. Around 20% of the students are from international backgrounds representing 134 countries and a vibrant diverse environment.Major visiting companies are Amazon,Deutsche Bank, McKinsey & Co, S&P Global, PayPal etc.

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