- Five American astronauts are alumni of this university.
- John Bradford Harper was the first Degree holder of this university.
- Purdue was the person donated money for the establishment of this university.
Purdue University is a public university in West Lafayette, Indiana. The university was founded in 1869 when one of the business tycoons of Lafayette John Purdue donated land and money to establish a college that can teach science, technology, and agriculture in his name.
The money he donated in the 18th century was equal to 2.8 million US dollars of 2018, and a land of 100 acres.