About the School
Founded in 1869, Purdue University is a public university with an endowment over $2 billion. Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, its 2,468-acre rural campus is about 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Enrollment is approximately 32,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students. It is known for programs in science, technology, and agriculture. Purdue University is in the Big Ten Conference in the NCAA Division 1. There are also club and intramural sports on campus. Around 20% of students participate in “Greek Life” across 90 fraternities and sororities. Purdue has a St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center, Thomistic Institute chapter, and FOCUS ministry.