Purdue University, West Lafayette
Purdue University, West Lafayette

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN, 47907

Web Site: www.purdue.edu



About Purdue University, West Lafayette:

Purdue University is the flagship institution of the Purdue University system, founded in 1869. The campus is located in the small city of West Lafayette – the most densely populated city in the state of Indiana. There are 13 academic colleges and schools offering more than 200 different undergraduate majors, 70 postgraduate programmes and vocational degrees. The very first PhD awarded by the university in 1897 was in agricultural, in line with the college’s long tradition in agricultural science and engineering. The first Bachelor of Arts degree was not offered until 1959. Even today, the engineering programme is still the most reputed and competitive, and the university has been influential on the history of aviation in the United States over the years. The very first college credit in flight training and the first four-year bachelor programme in aviation were offered by Purdue. In 1934 Purdue University Airport was established as the first university-owned airport in the country. Twenty-three Purdue alumni have become astronauts, including Neil Armstrong – the first person to walk on the moon – and Eugene Cernan – the last person to walk on the moon. In 2010 the newest school was founded: The College of Health and Human Sciences, combining the School of Nursing, the School of Health Sciences, the College of Consumer and Family Sciences and psychology and hearing and speech pathology majors from the College of Liberal Arts. In addition to more than 400 research labs, the Purdue Research Park, established in 1961, enables the university’s experienced researchers to develop their work in collaboration with private business and high-tech industries. Four Purdue scientists have won Nobel Prizes while at the university: Herbert C. Brown for Chemistry in 1979, Ei-ichi Negishi for Chemistry in 2010 and Otto Doering together with Kevin Gurney for Climate Change research in 2007. Among public universities in the United States, Purdue enrolled the most international students as of 2014. Twenty-two per cent of the student population is international, hailing from 126 different countries. On campus, the only building still standing from the original six buildings is University Hall – built in 1871, then known as the Main Building. John Purdue, the benefactor of the university, was buried directly across from its main entrance.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 101 102 96 105 108 108 98 111 117 119 124 128

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 26 31 22 29 29 36 39 43 46 46 47
Engineering - 32 21 27 30 34 33 42 45 40 53 64
Life Sciences - 166 156 169 155 154 152 169 173 175 174 194
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - 301-350 351-400
Natural Sciences - 60 48 56 56 53 47 58 55 57 62 65
Social Sciences - 80 101 93 84 86 88 96 94 93 106 105

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 25 29 41 34 35 34 32 34
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 60 84 72 53 59 79 75 97 112
Chemistry - - - 57 44 42 46 59 57 55 73 78
Civil Engineering - - - 23 19 34 50 40 46 33 32 49
Computer Science - - - 33 35 30 37 38 37 46 48 50
Electrical Engineering - - - 15 26 26 31 39 43 40 49 63
Environment / Ecology - - - - 118 132 124 131 136 129 126 121
Geosciences - - - 93 98 91 89 100 108 104 103 93
Materials Science - - - 56 57 66 56 69 67 71 85 87
Mathematics - - - 60 68 48 47 67 57 55 74 48
Mechanical Engineering - - - 14 15 10 8 13 20 27 31 35
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 49 87 85 87 92 77 76
Physics - - - 66 65 65 59 56 56 66 68 73
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 15 14 20 22 24 26 31 36