Purdue Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at Purdue. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Purdue Disability Services.
Purdue for the Military
While not a "service academy", Purdue does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Purdue Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Purdue for Veterans Guide.
Purdue offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, Purdue does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Purdue University - Main Campus
Purdue offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Purdue University - Main Campus
Purdue has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 33,735 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 31,849 (94.4%). Part-time attendance was 1,886 (5.6%).
Purdue University - Main Campus is Ranked #366 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Purdue receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Purdue #366 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Purdue University - Main Campus Competes in the NCAA
Purdue has a total of 612 student athletes, 340 men and 272 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Purdue University - Main Campus Athletics