Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

West Lafayette, USA

  • 1869

  • 20.5%

    International Students
  • 20

    No. of Programs
  • 111

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

With a total strength of 39 students, Purdue University started offering courses for higher education in 1874. It is a public research university located in West Lafayette city in Indiana, United States. The main building of the university (University Hall) was constructed in 1877, which is the central building on Purdue campus and today it is the oldest building on campus. The QS Global University Ranking of Purdue University is 111. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education recognise Purdue University as the fifth-best public university in the US. IN 2016, the US News and World Report recognised Purdue University for its international undergraduate student population as well.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Starting its life on 100 acres of land and four buildings, Purdue University now has four campuses including campuses in West Lafayette (Main Campus), Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Purdue Northwest. Purdue University has put efforts into adapting and updating its infrastructure and facilities to support modern-day research and higher education needs. While it is best known for its STEM Programmes, Purdue University also offers courses in areas such as pharmacy and veterinary medicine, elementary education, and other innovative programmes to prepare students for the competitive job market. Over the past 10 years, a total of 2025 Indian students have completed undergraduate or postgraduate courses from Purdue University.

Accomplishments & Alumni

The Alumni network at Purdue University provides the students with numerous opportunities ranging from scholarships, career guidance and job opportunities as well. More prominently, the efforts and dedication of the university in becoming the best have paid of, as many ranking institutions from across the country. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Princeton Review have recognised the university as a Best Value university, while its graduate and management programmes have recognised the world over. Purdue’s efforts towards the international student cohort was also recognised by the US News and World Report.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

According to 2019 Fall term statistics, the strength of international students at Purdue University was 9085. It comprises 20.4% of total students enrolled at the university. The international students at the University represent 134 countries. The Schools and Colleges of Purdue University are dedicated to provide the best learning platform and prepare the students to meet the needs of the market, industries and companies.

COVID-19 Response

Understanding the need to ensure the safety and health of the students, Purdue University has taken the appropriate COVID-19 Response. From hybrid models of learning to strict social distancing norms, Purdue University is dedicated to keeping its students, staff and faculty safe during such unprecedented times.

  1. Purdue University will restart on-campus classes for the upcoming Fall semester. Students will be required to test for COVID-19 before the start of the fall semester.

  2. International students who are unable to apply for a visa for the upcoming fall semester will have the following options.

  • Online Coursework: Candidates can choose the course work online and complete the entire degree online or transfer to campus depending on visa and university regulations. Candidates can join the course as part-time or full-time. Students who will join the course online will have to complete the entire semester online even after a visa is issued. 
  • Defer Admission: International students who cannot join classes for the upcoming Fall semester can defer admission for one year from the originally admitted term. During COVID-19, students have got an option to defer the course for a second time. 

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610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47906

https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/international/resources.html | 765-494-0380 | iss@purdue.edu

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