Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is home to more than 45,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Our students come from all 50 states and 130 countries. Founded in 1869, Purdue is Indiana's Land Grant Institution. Purdue offers more than 200 majors in ten academic colleges and schools. A founding member of the Big Ten, Purdue's students excel in academics and athletics. The University offers 1,000 student organizations, countless research opportunities, and study abroad programs around the world. Students take advantage of 19 residence halls, five dining courts, and a wide variety of other eating options. Boiler Up!