Purdue University - West Lafayette
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1869
Address: 610 Purdue Mall
Introduction

Educational access is the founding premise for Purdue University. Established in 1869 under the Morrill Act of 1862, the University is a land-grant, state-assisted institution with its main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Named for its benefactor John Purdue, the University has gained a global reputation for quality, affordable education and as one of the nation's leading research institutions. Consistently ranked among the elite nationally and world-wide in programs such as science, agriculture, engineering, and business, Purdue's educational repertoire now includes more than 200 undergraduate majors and specializations and 80 graduate programs while serving nearly 74,000 students system-wide. Purdue’s main campus is comprised of 13 schools and colleges -- Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Exploratory Studies, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Management, Pharmacy, Science, Technology, and Veterinary Medicine, Honors College as well as a Graduate School that oversees all graduate programs. A dynamic and affordable Purdue education is preparing tomorrow’s leaders for a changing world.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Hospitality & Tourism Management
10
Aerospace Engineering
12
Mechanical Engineering
22
Civil Engineering
23
Management
26
Statistics
28
Agricultural Sciences
29
Sociology
29
Key Statistics
47412
Total Enrollment
23.0%
International Students
35481
Undergraduate Enrollment
/
International Students
11931
Graduate Enrollment
/
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Advertising (See Public Relations and Rhetorical Advocacy)
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Aeronautical Engineering Technology
African American Studies
Agribusiness
Agricultural Communication
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Systems Management
Air Traffic Control (See Aviation Management)
American Studies
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Apparel Design and Technology
Applied Exercise and Health
Applied Meteorology and Climatology
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science/Meteorology
Aviation Management
Biochemistry
Biological and Food Process Engineering
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biology - Biochemistry
Biology - Biology Education
Biology - Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
Biology - Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences
Biology - Genetics
Biology - Health and Disease
Biology - Microbiology
Biology - Neurobiology and Physiology
Biomedical Engineering
Brain and Behavioral Sciences
Building Construction Management Technology
Business (See Management)
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry - American Chemical Society
Chemistry - Biochemistry
Chemistry - Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Communication, General
Comparative Literature
Computer and Information Technology
Computer Engineering
Computer Graphics Technology
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Corporate Communication
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice (See Law and Society)
Crop Science
Developmental and Family Science
Dietetics
Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness, and Health (dual major)
Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs
Earth/Space Science Teaching
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Engineering/Technology Teacher Education
English
English Education
Entomology
Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Environmental Geosciences
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Studies (See Pre-environmental Studies)
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Farm Management
Fashion Design (See Apparel Design and Technology)
Film and Theatre Production
Film and Video Studies
Finance (See FInancial Counseling and Planning or Management)
Financial Counseling and Planning
Fine Arts
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Flight (Professional Flight Technology)
Food Science
Foods and Nutrition in Business
Forestry
French
General Health Sciences
Geology and Geophysics
German
Graphic Design (See Visual Communication Design)
Health and Safety Education
History
Horticulture Science
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Human Relations Communication
Human Resources (See Management or Organizational Leadership and Supervision)
Human Services
Industrial (Consumer Product) Design
Industrial Distribution
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Management
Industrial Technology
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies
Interior (Space Planning) Design
International Business (See Management)
Italian Studies
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism (See Mass Communication)
Landscape Architecture
Law and Society
Linguistics
Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing (See Management or Public Relations and Rhetorical Advocacy)
Mass Communication
Materials Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Meteorology (See Applied Meteorology and Climatology or Atmospheric Science/Meteorology)
Movement and Sport Sciences
Multidisciplinary Engineering
Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Natural Resources Planning and Decision Making
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition Science
Nutrition, Fitness, and Health
Occupational Health Sciences
Organizational Leadership and Supervision
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Photography and Related Media
Physical Education
Physics
Physics Education
Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology
Plant Science
Political Science
Pre-environmental Studies
Predentistry
Prelaw
Premedicine
Preoccupational Therapy
Prepharmacy
Prephysical Therapy
Prephysician's Assistant
Preveterinary Medicine
Professional Writing
Psychological Sciences
Public Health Promotion
Public Relations and Rhetorical Advocacy
Radiological Health Sciences
Religious Studies
Retail Management
Russian
Sales and Marketing
Selling and Sales Management
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Soil and Hydrologic Sciences
Spanish
Special Education
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences - Pre-research
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences - Preprofessional
Statistics - Applied Statistics
Statistics with Mathematics Option
Sustainable Agronomic Systems
Technology Statewide Programs
Theatre
Theatre Design and Production
Turf Science and Management
Undecided Liberal Arts
Undecided Science
Undecided within Engineering
Undergraduate Studies Program (for exploratory students)
Veterinary Technician or Technologist
Visual Communications Design
Wildlife
Women's Studies
Wood Products Manufacturing Technology
Zoology (See Wildlife)
Graduate Programs
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Agricultural Economics
Agronomy
American Studies
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Art & Design
Aviation Technology
Basic Medical Sciences
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Botany & Plant Pathology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child Development & Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Communication
Comparative Literature
Comparative Pathobiology
Computational Life Sciences
Computational Science & Engineering
Computer and Information Technology
Computer Graphics Technology
Computer Sciences
Consumer Sciences & Retailing
Curriculum & Instruction
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Ecological Sciences & Engineering
Economics
Educational Studies
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering Education
English
Entomology
Food Science
Foods & Nutrition
Foreign Languages & Literatures
Forestry & Natural Resources
Gerontology
Health & Kinesiology
Health Sciences
History
Horticulture
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Industrial & Physical Pharmacy
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology
Information Security
Interdisciplinary Comparative Medicine
Interdisciplinary Engineering (Distance Education)
Linguistics
Management - Executive
Management - GISMA (Germany)
Management - M.B.A.
Management - M.S. Degree in Finance Program
Management - M.S.I.A
Management - Ph.D.
Management - Weekend M.B.A.
Materials Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition
OBHR - M.S. Degree in Human Resources Management Program
Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management - (OBHR)
Pharmacy Practice
Philosophy
Philosophy & Literature
Physics
Political Science
Psychological Sciences
PULSe (Life Sciences)- Biomolecular Structure and Biophysics
PULSe (Life Sciences)- Chemical Biology
PULSe (Life Sciences)- Chromatin and Gene Expression
PULSe (Life Sciences)- Integrative Neuroscience
PULSe (Life Sciences)- Integrative Plant Sciences
PULSe (Life Sciences)- Membrane Biology
PULSe (Life Sciences)- Microbiology
PULSe (Life Sciences)- Molecular Evolutionary Genetics
PULSe (Life Sciences)- Molecular Signaling and Cancer Biology
PULSe (Life Sciences)- Molecular Virology
Sociology
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
Statistics
Theatre
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)
Visual & Performing Arts -Art & Design
Visual & Performing Arts -Theatre
Youth Development & Agricultural Education