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Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor.

Country United States
School name Purdue University
City West Lafayette
Degree Bachelor, Maser, PhD
Faculty
(Undergraduate)
College of Agriculture
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
Krannert School of Management
College of Pharmacy
College of Science
College of Technology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty
(Graduate)
College of Agriculture
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
Krannert School of Management
College of Pharmacy
College of Science
College of Technology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1889
The number of students (Undergraduate) 29,440
The number of students (Graduate) 29,440
Test required for admission Document screening, English proficiency
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students N/A
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) N/A
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 99
THE Rank (2013 rankings) 62
Address Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600
Link to official website http://www.purdue.edu/
Link to contact website http://www.purdue.edu/purdue/about/contact.html