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Purdue: An International University

Welcome to Purdue University! As an international student, you bring a unique perspective to our campus community. Our goal is to encourage every student to think globally, appreciate diversity and learn how education can foster global understanding. Your insights can give those you meet a new appreciation of global challenges, competition and societal needs.

Purdue is a place where ideas come to life. It is a place where faculty and students explore knowledge and make significant contributions to virtually every aspect of contemporary society.

Purdue's first international student graduated in 1890. Today, the University has over 5,200 undergraduate international students, with approximately 4,000 at the graduate and professional level. More than 20 percent of the faculty were born outside of the United States.

Our faculty participate in teaching, research, and service programs in countries across the globe. The historic strengths of education at Purdue combined with a commitment to internationalize the campus make the University a premier institution of higher education in America and in the world.