Purdue University is a coeducational, state-funded learning institution that serves as the flagship university within the Purdue University System. Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, the university’s main campus is located in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Purdue University today is regarded as one of the country’s leading research institutions and is known for providing excellent yet affordable education. It offers over 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. The university is also highly influential in the aviation history of the United States and its aviation and aeronautical engineering programs is the highest rated and most competitive in the world. Purdue University is divided academically into the College of Agriculture, College of Consumer and Family Sciences, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences, College of Science, College of Technology, Krannert School of Management, School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School.

Estimated cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime students who are residents of Indiana is US$20,638 and, for non-residents, US$37,288. These costs include tuition and fees of US$8,638 for residents and US$25,118 for non-residents; room and board at US$8,710; books and supplies at US$1,220; miscellaneous/personal expenses at US$1,760 and travel expenses at US$310 for residents and US$480 for non-residents. Depending on the degree program, some may require additional fees like US$500 for Technology, US$1,000 for Engineering and US$1,274 for Management.

To helps students pay for their cost of attendance, financial aid is extended by the university by way of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study arrangements.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Purdue University.