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Purdue University

United States
  • 62 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 102 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 102 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 99 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 89 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 113 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 105 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About Purdue University

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 900 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Campus information

The smallest campus in the Purdue system, PNC has often been the fastest growing component of the university. Purdue University North Central is organized into 12 departments, in 4 colleges:

  • College of Business
    • Department of Business
    • Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision
    • MBA Program
  • College of Engineering & Technology
    • Department of Engineering
      • Mechanical Engineering Program (ME)
      • Electrical Engineering Program (EE)
    • Department of Engineering Technology
      • Construction Engineering Management Technology (CEMT) Program
      • Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Program
      • Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program
    • Department of Computer & Information Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts
    • Department of Communication
    • Department of Education
    • Department of English and Modern Languages
    • Department of Social Sciences
  • College of Science
    • Department of Biology and Chemistry
    • Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
    • Department of Nursing
  • Nearest Airport = 100 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
  • Nearest Bus Station = 75 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
  • Nearest Train Station = 75 mile(s) from campus in Chicago


Ten apartment buildings with 128 two bedroom units and 32 three bedroom units are on site.

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Club lounge with fireplace and widescreen TV
  • Business Center with private study rooms & computer workstations
  • Game room
  • State of the Art Fitness Center
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Resident Socials
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds
  • On-site management & maintenance
  • Access to nearby tennis courts, basketball courts, and baseball field
  • Easy access to the PNC campus

With gas prices on the rise, living close to campus practically pays for itself. Imagine being able to wake up later because you are conveniently living across from campus or coming home between classes and grabbing lunch. Your new apartment home features:

  • 2 and 3 bedroom floor plans available
  • Private bathrooms
  • Professionally designed interiors
  • Telephone hook-ups
  • High-speed internet and cable access in each bedroom
  • Full-size washer and dryer in every apartment
  • 9' ceilings
  • Ceramic tile in kitchen, baths, and entryway
  • Deadbolt bedroom door lock
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchens with top quality appliances, including refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher, disposal, and microwave
  • Individual leases for students
  • Roommate matching available


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 3 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Engineering 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 2


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