Purdue University-West Lafayette is a public research university founded in 1869 and the main campus of the Purdue University System. Purdue is ranked #56 in National Universities while their highly regarded undergraduate engineering program ranks #8 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Purdue is the #1 destination for international students pursuing STEM degrees according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which contributes to the school’s large international student population.
Fairly easy to get accepted by the school, but definitely challenging, especially for Engineering students. You should be prepared to spend a lot of time doing homework, projects, and studying. The campus is very nice, but some of the dorms are very far away from the campus, which makes navigation pretty difficult in Indiana weather.
Iris from Brentwood, TN
Purdue University is filled with surprises. No one would expect a school in central Indiana to be one of the most diverse, most academically rigorous, most involved, healthiest, and inspiring universities in the world. It is literally difficult to find things, social or academic, that Purdue isn't world renown for and the Big Ten nature of the school makes it home to one of the greatest times in a student's life.