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Profile: Purdue University

A Launchpad to Excellence

From the moment you decide to pursue a graduate degree at Purdue University, you will never have to take another giant leap alone. The entire campus — including our award-winning faculty and staff — stands with you.

Through collaboration with globally renowned faculty, peers, researchers and more, we take each step together in the persistent pursuit to be our best, so that we can become the best. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our graduate programs among the top in the country, including engineering (No. 4, 2022) and agricultural & biological engineering (No. 1, 2022).

This drive for continuous improvement keeps us going. Whether we’re feeding the world’s population through innovations in ag-biotech, testing the efficacy of novel cancer treatment or teaming with corporate partners to apply the latest data technology to urgent business needs.

As one of the top 10 most innovative schools in the U.S. for four years running (U.S. News & World Report, 2022), our instinct to innovate doesn’t just apply to what we study — it transforms how we study. Once you leave campus, you feel confident and prepared to take on whatever’s next.

A Place to Belong

While you can expect a rigorous graduate education at Purdue, we know balance is important. The Greater Lafayette community radiates the best of Midwestern hospitality while providing all the amenities of city living.

Purdue’s campus is walkable, and public transportation is free to students. You will find everything you need here — restaurants, coffee shops, bars, shopping, athletic and recreational facilities, entertainment, day care and more!

Building community and connecting with others to maintain balance is key to your success in graduate school. At Purdue, there are many ways for you to get involved — socially and professionally.

Our Purdue Graduate Student Center and five cultural resource centers are great places to start. You also will find many vibrant graduate student organizations and professional societies that are eager to welcome you, as well as intramural teams and a graduate student government that are always seeking new members.

The company at Purdue is elite, but not elitist — making Purdue an incomparable place to live and learn.

We Keep Going — Together

As a Boilermaker, you have ready access to expansive resources and experiential learning opportunities to encourage and prepare you for your journey. Learn from mentors’ deep expertise. Connect with industry leaders through our expansive corporate partnerships.

We bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-life experience through research internships and collaboration with public and private organizations. Hands-on experience is a vital component of a Purdue education so you can get a head-start on achieving your goals.

Purdue brings employers directly to you with resources like Industrial Roundtable Career Fair and the Center of Career Opportunities that will pave the path for your future career. Opportunities like these have made Purdue the No. 1 public university in Indiana and among the top 10 in the U.S. for the past six years (WSJ/Times Higher Education, 2022).

While we may be the No. 1 public university in Indiana, our impact extends far beyond the state’s borders. Our commitment to our students’ success is one of the many things that makes us the No. 7 best value school in the U.S. (WSJ/Times Higher Education, 2022).

Wherever you’re going, your next giant leap starts at Purdue.

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