Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Purdue University-Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
31,936
Total Undergrads
Including 2,042 Part-time
6,513
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 54 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

41% Women
59% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $504,788)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $183,624)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 96 134 - -
Baseball 35 - - Yes
Basketball 15 12 - Yes
Football 107 - - -
Golf 11 8 - Yes
Soccer - 23 Yes -
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 36 37 - Yes
Tennis 9 8 - Yes
Volleyball - 16 Yes -
Wrestling 30 - - -
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rifle - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Squash - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.4%
Hispanic 2.8%
Non-resident alien 15.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 70.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 125
Liquor Law Violation 206
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 48
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Marie from Goose Creek, SC
  • 4
  • It's a dorm, not a hotel. There are a TON to choose from at Purdue though, and each one is different/offers different things. Regardless of where you stay, I guarantee…

  • Jun-25-2012 Read More
  • Jenna from Lawrenceburg, IN
  • 5
  • The dorms are pretty great, especially if you happen to live in one with air conditioning. The staff are all very friendly and willing to help you if you need…

  • Feb-13-2012 Read More
  • Dylan from Vevay, IN
  • 5
  • Living in the dorms is a great experience. If you want to live by yourself and not be bothered, you can be. Or you can be involved with the people…

  • Jun-21-2012 Read More
  • Erika from Lafayette, IN
  • 3
  • I haven't lived in the dorms, but I have plenty of friends who do. You will have a roommate and, depending on the building, you will have to share bathroom…

  • Sep-02-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Ariana
  • Apr-23-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Delicious!

    Read More
  • 5
  • Alyssa from New Lenox, IL
  • Mar-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Purdue has some of the top rated food in the country. The menus in the dining courts vary by day, and each location has a certain Make-your-own option so you can customize what you're eating. A wide variety of choices that make it easy to be healthy, unhealthy, vegetarian, or anything in-between.

    Read More
  • 5
  • Devin from West Lafayette, IN
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    I think the dining courts are just wonderful at Purdue. They offer a large selection of healthy foods as well as ethnic foods. They are clean and give off a nice vibe. Also food in the Union is great! Beans in MSEE is the place to go for coffee and tea!

    Read More
  • 4
  • Waverly from Pell City, AL
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining courts are good but they do get old after a while. There are cafe' and food court in the Union if you get tired of the dining court food. Off campus dining is amazing. Purdue has so many diverse restaurants. You will find all the food that you like and can eat a couple of blocks from campus. Also restaurants will deliver food to your dorm.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Kristen from Saint John, IN
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Purdue has been known for its great food in the dining courts. There are 5 dining courts around campus, each with its own specialties. Windsor: burrito bar, many vegetarian/vegan options, specialty salads, pasta bar Ford: pizza every day all the time, Chinese food, amazing desserts Wiley: make your own pasta, make your own pizza, make your own slider, tons of meat choices Earhart: make your own pasta, make your own pizza, make your own stir fry, make your own slider, american foods Hillenbrand: brunch food, make your own quesadilla, fruit bar, pasta bar, nacho day There is an app you can download on your phone to see the menus. You can eat at any dining court. The meal plans are great too, but those would be better to explain if you go to the housing.purdue.edu website. Food choices change every day. Windsor is open all day while the others close after lunch hours, so if you have a class during lunch, you can still eat somewhere. There are also three On-The-Go locations on campus where you can use a meal swipe and pick up 4 prepackaged items to grab and go. These are helpful if you woke up late and don't have time for lunch and need to head to class or if you have evening meetings and want to have an early dinner before the dining courts open. Honestly though, I do enjoy the food, but after three years of eating the dining court food, I am ready to move into an apartment and cook for myself!

    Read More
  • 2
  • David from West Lafayette, IN
  • Jan-29-2014 I am a current student here

    I hope you're not a vegetarian, otherwise there really isn't much for you. Same goes for those hoping to find ethnic comfort foods from home! What they do have plenty of is burgers, pizza and fried things, and while good, aren't something you'd want to eat every day.

    Read More
Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Waverly from Pell City, AL
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Purdue has the third largest Greek population in the country. So if you like Greek community, fraternities, and sororities Purdue is your place.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Kristen from Saint John, IN
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not involved in Greek life, but many of my friends are and they enjoy it. They have a great support system and friends they will have for years after graduation. I cannot say much here, but if it is something you are interested in, I would definitely check it out or at least try it.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Amy from Kokomo, IN
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is huge at Purdue. It's worth giving it a shot, even if you think it's not for you.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Paige from West Lafayette, IN
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is HUGE at Purdue. I highly recommend it. If you aren't in a house, you really don't go out. My roommate has maybe gone out 5 times within a semester. I usually go out 5 times in 2-3 weeks!

    Read More
  • 0
  • Kolton from Floyds Knobs, IN
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Purdue greek life has to be one of the best in the country. Around 40% of the student population is involved and it is a great way to make life long friends and meet so many people.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Florence from Morton Grove, IL
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm in a sorority and I absolutely love it! I actually achieved my highest GPA and better study habits because of my sorority's academic system. Formal recruitment is definitely a way to meet to people and interact with a community within Purdue.

    Read More
  • 0
  • from West Lafayette, IN
  • Nov-11-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a large greek life at Purdue but it isn't forced down your throat. Many sororities and fraternities offer continuous recruitment through the year to gather and meet new people. There is drinking within the greek life, and you aren't forced to drink at all. Greek system at Purdue is really good at following rules and don't do any sort of hazing at all.

    Read More