purdue university
  • 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

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.

On May 1869, the general assembly established the institution with the name of the kind personality as Purdue University.

On September 16, 1874, the university started its services with six instructors, and 39 students were enrolled for the first batch.

The Morril land Grant Act was signed by the great Abraham Lincoln, the main purpose of this act was to allow any of the state to use the land sale proceeds to maintain a college teaching agriculture and the “Mechanic Arts”.

The first-degree holder of this university was John Bradford Harper.

University Facts

It has the largest university-affiliated incubation park in the U.S. They are holding 4 Nobel Prize Laureates, 2 World Food Prize Laureates, and 3 National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates.

They are also providing more than 400 international students to study at this university from 60 different countries.

According to the U.S News and world report of 2019, the university is at 56th position for the best national university, 28th as the best colleges for veterans, and 21st as the best undergraduate Teaching.

According to THE World University Rankings of 2019, the university is at 64th position in world university rankings, and 43rd in the U.S.

According to Forbes rankings of 2019, the university is at the 126th position as the top colleges, 31st in public colleges, 69th as the best research universities, and 20th as the best in Midwest.

University Admissions

The university main campus is providing more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 69 masters and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in Pharmacy and veterinary medicine in 13 different schools.

There is a financial aid program available for the students who cannot afford the expenses of education. There is no need for a lawyer to hire for the situation as all the assistance is available for the students in their office.

University Notable Alumni

Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, Jerry Ross, David Wolf, Andrew J. Feustel.

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