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Purdue University

4.4 out of 5 (12 ratings / 12 reviews) West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. It’s a place where those who seek an education come to make their ideas real — especially when those transformative discoveries lead to scientific, technological, social, or humanitarian impact.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Purdue University was founded in 1869 under a land-grant act, signed by Abraham Lincoln, that turned public lands over to states that agreed to use proceeds from the sale of the land for a college of agriculture and the ”mechanic arts.” Today, Purdue is known around the world for scholarly excellence and research contributions in the fields of aerospace, engineering, science, technology and math.


Get started with an online education at Purdue University. Our online programs are designed to help you discover new levels of knowledge and experience to raise your career potential to the next level.

By offering degree programs online, Purdue allows people all over the world to take part in its brand of high-quality education that is driven by intellectual curiosity and the dream of creating a better world. Purdue University has the largest number of international students of any US university.


Few universities can match the depth and breadth of Purdue's research capabilities and talent. As you explore our world-changing research, you'll quickly see why Purdue is a national and global leader in discovery and innovation.


Few universities can match the depth and breadth of Purdue's research capabilities and talent. As you explore our world-changing research, you'll quickly see why Purdue is a national and global leader in discovery and innovation.

Employers worldwide understand when they meet Purdue alumni they are connecting with individuals who are confident, disciplined and imaginative. Those employers will make no distinction between an on-campus student and an online student.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Exchange students have the option to live in the Purdue Residence Halls or Apartments/Cooperative Housing. For Purdue Residence Halls students will apply online. Finding an apartment or a cooperative house requires some time and patience to search for what is available. Students who want to experience group living at a more reasonable price can pursue the Cooperative Housing option. There are five houses for men and seven houses for women. All twelve houses operate on the principles of cooperative living with all residents working together to manage each house for the benefit of each other. Cooperative housing is the least expensive housing system at Purdue.


Purdue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. Additionally, the College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Student Reviews

a simple review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thus far, things are good.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The campus and environment Purdue University provides its student is one that enhancing your learning ability and gives you the freedom to join different clubs to help develop and further learn about your interests.

Purdue University - an experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Although I only spent about 2 years here, I got used to everything pretty easily. International students coming from various walks of life comprise a big part of the student population, creating a very diverse college experience. Campus facilities never stop growing and evolving with more modern architectural design and studying equipment. One of my favorite spots on the...

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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