Purdue University, Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

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  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Co-op Housing
  • Other: Apartments.
Room & Board Expenses $10,378
Living On-Campus 38%
Living Off-Campus 62%

Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

40% of students gave Purdue University, Main Campus 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

College Life Rating

Although I graduated from a small school, I was ready to meet new people. Living in a dorm my freshman provided ways to meet friends automatically, some whom I'm still close with today. There are many restaurants, clubs, and other organizations to keep you busy with. With hundreds of clubs, it's hard not to find something that you can join. Looking to make your resume stand out? Organizations such as the "AWC" Association for Women in Communication, which provide information sessions and even have guests who have graduated from Purdue who come to share their success stories, all have benefited me personally. As for the social atmosphere, if you are 21 the bars provide a classic atmosphere of spirit. 'Harry's Chocolate Shop' still bring alumni's in today for our most notable 'Breakfast Club'. Imagine waking up at six or seven in the morning on a football game day and putting on the craziest, most inventive, Halloween costume you could think of and going to the bars. I must say it is hands down one of the most things I have experienced at Purdue. It even gets the parents involved. Tradition is a word best to describe Purdue when it comes to atmosphere here at Purdue. Parent's, don't be worried though. With Purdue's 'Emergency Warning Notification System', you child can get a texts verifying an alert about crimes and the location of them. Purdue also provides little stands along the sidewalks with buttons you can press that immediately notify the police. I have had the best experience here, and I know I will graduate from a place that I am proud of.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

College Life Rating

The feeling of the campus is that of a big, small town. Transportation, student activities, and all events are geared to give the student or visitor the true college experience. Student life is exactly that, the student is formost in planning and follow up. There is always more to do out of class than there is time for.

Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(765) 494-8221
Medical Center Emergency Department
(765) 494-1724
Campus Police
205 South Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971


Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Boilermaker Special
School Song: Hail Purdue
School Colors: old gold and black
Official Athletics Site: www.purduesports.com
Athletic Facilities basketball courts, recreational center, diving pool, football fields, handball courts, soccer fields, softball field, swimming pool, tennis courts
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Big Ten Conference
Basketball: Big Ten Conference
Baseball: Big Ten Conference
Track: Big Ten Conference

Athletics Department at Purdue University, Main Campus

Athletic Director Name
Morgan Burke
Athletic Department Email

Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 48
Number of Sororities: 33
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 12%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 12%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: job listings.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services
  • Talking Books
  • Other: tactile diagrams, adaptive technologies, e-texts.

Other Services at Purdue University, Main Campus

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Neil Armstrong, astronaut
  • Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger, heroic U.S. Airways pilot
  • Robert (Bob) Griese, television commentator, Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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