Purdue University - West Lafayette
Purdue University is a public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana. The university was founded in 1869 after Lafayette businessman John Purdue donated land and money to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture. It is proud of its rich cultural diversity and has a prestigious reputation and ranks consistently well in national and international rankings.
Purdue University West Lafayette is the system's flagship campus and, according to The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education, a top-five U.S. public university with the fourth-highest international student enrollment. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate programs, more than 80 graduate programs and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. It is recognized for academic excellence, meaningful research, and graduate achievement. Its students and alumni enjoy a global network of leaders in business, healthcare, science, technology, education, the arts, agriculture, communication, politics and much more.
Purdue's campus is situated in the small city of West Lafayette, near the western bank of the Wabash River, across which it’s the larger city of Lafayette.
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