About Purdue University

Founded in 1869, Purdue University is set on beautiful campus grounds in West Lafayette. The university specializes in pharmacy, veterinary and medicine with over 200 undergraduate programs and almost 70 masters and doctoral programs.

Learn about campus life, student services, and facilities on a scheduled walking tour led by knowledgeable staff or take a self-guided tour. Venture through the “Gateway to the Future” arch, then make a wish at the Purdue Mall Fountain and enjoy a meal at Purdue Memorial Union.

Aspiring artists will enjoy the art displays at both Robert L. Ringel Gallery and the Patti and Rusty Rueff Gallery. If you’re interested in drama, time your visit to see a stage performance at the Elliot Hall of Music or cheer on the Boilermakers football team at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Getting there

Located on the western bank of Wabash River, Purdue University is a five-minute drive or 15-minute bus ride from Downtown Lafayette Historic District. It’s five minutes’ drive from Purdue University Airport and parking is available for visitors at Grant Street Parking Garage.