Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity and innovation. It's a place where those who seek an education come to make their ideas real - especially when those transformative discoveries lead to scientific, technological, social or humanitarian impact.
Foun...ded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue's role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 850 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that's without rival.
Be a part of something that moves the world forward.
A nationally renowned university: From lawns to lecture halls, Purdue's culture attracts the very best - and it shows. Research is more than a buzzword here it's a way of life that's changing lives. Whether it's agriculture (the 2009 World Food Prize winner calls Purdue home), homeland security, or particle accelerators, the search for new knowledge and solutions is never at a standstill.
A great community: Close to both Chicago and Indianapolis, West Lafayette offers much without losing its small town charm. Our university has helped shape the development of the surrounding community, and the result, the Lafayette West Lafayette area, is a place that nearly 100,000 people are proud to call home.
A robust benefits package and a commitment to work/life balance: There's employee assistance counseling to help you through a difficult time; generous leave policies and flexible work arrangements; and programming to educate you about your benefits, nutrition, work/life balance, and more. With emphasis on the more.