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Why Purdue?

Since 1869, Purdue University has been at the forefront of innovation in delivering higher education, both inside and outside the classroom, giving students access to some of the most effective and modern teaching and learning approaches that better prepare them for real-world careers.

1. International Education Experience

40,451 Total Enrollment127+ Countries Represented
30,043 Undergraduate Enrollment23.0% International Enrollment
10,408 Graduate Enrollment17.1% International Undergrad
9,303 Total International Students200+ Undergraduate Majors
5,133 International Undergraduates31 Average Class Size
12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio450,000+ Alumni Worldwide

2. Employment Opportunities

AccorHotels Sofitel
Apple Inc.
AT&T Inc.
Atlanta Braves
Bank of America Corp.
Boeing Co.
Caterpillar Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
The Coca-Cola Co.
CVS Health Corp.
Dow Chemical Co.
DuPont Co.
Eli Lilly and Co.
Ford Motor Co.
General Electric Co.
The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Google Inc.
Intel Corp.
Johnson & Johnson
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Microsoft Corp.
Nielsen Holdings N.V.
PepsiCo Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Pixar Animation Studios
The Proctor & Gamble Co.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC
Starbucks Corp.
State Farm Insurance
The Andersons Inc.
The Wall Street Journal
The Walt Disney Co.
United Way Worldwide
U.S. Department of Justice

3. Research Opportunities

400+ Research LabsDiscovery Park
Particle AcceleratorNuclear Reactor
23 Astronauts
1st to walk on the Moon (Neil Armstrong)
and the most recent (Eugene Cernan)

4. Academic Excellence

#1 Destination for International Students in STEM Disciplines in USATop 10 International Student Attendance in the USA (IIE)
#21 Top Public University in the USA
(U.S. News & World Report)
#43 University in the World
(Center for World University Rankings)
#21 Worldwide Computer Science, the 1st such department in the USA
(Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities)
#14 Business Program at a U.S. Public Institution
(U.S. News & World Report)
#2 Best University for an Aviation Degree
#9 Purdue's College of Engineering in the USA
(U.S. News & World Report)
#1 Hospitality & Tourism Management Master's & Doctoral Program in the USA
(Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education 2013)
#8 Agriculture and Forestry Program Worldwide
(Quacquarelli Symonds World Rankings)
#7 Undergraduate Landscape Architecture
#7 Pharmacy Program
(U.S. News & World Report)