Purdue University – Rankings and Review

The Basics

Location West Lafayette, Indiana
Official Website Purdue
Nickname Boilermakers
School Colors Old Gold & Black
Athletic Conference Big 10

RealRank Ranking Categories

Reputation Gold
Renown Gold
Diversity Success Platinum
Sports Renown Silver
Tuition Profile Public University – Low cost for Indiana residents, mid-high for all others.
Endowment Silver
Alumni Engagement Silver

Key: Platinum: Elite Class; Gold: Very good; Silver: Successful, with room to improve;

Bronze: Mid to low range; NI: Needs improvement.

Academic Profile

Academic Range Well-Rounded
Professional Schools:
Architecture No
Business No
Dental No
Engineering Yes
Law No
Medical No
Nursing No
Veterinary Medicine Yes
Core Science Breadth Yes
Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Breadth Yes
Agriculture Yes
Human Sciences / Education Yes
Public Health / Urban Policy Yes

Renowned Alumni

Here are some of the famous alumni of Purdue who you may have heard of. Are there any others you would add to this list?</span.

Who else would you add to this list?

  • Ted Allen – Television personality and host of “Chopped” and “Queer Eye.”
  • Neil Armstrong – Astronaut and first human to set foot on the Moon.
  • Drew Brees – NFL Quarterback – New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles (San Diego) Chargers, and leading passer in yards gained. Deng Jiaxian – founding father of China’s nuclear weapons program.
  • Herman Cain – CEO Godfather’s Pizza; former Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
  • Len Dawson – Quarterback for NFL Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Bob Griese – NFL Quarterback for Miami Dolphins and Sportscaster.
  • Gus Grissom – Astronaut.
  • George Peppard – Actor
  • Edward Purcell – Nobel Prize winner for physics related to nuclear magnetic precision.
  • Orville Redenbacher – Popcorn innovator.
  • Dulquer Salmaan – Actor.
  • Ruth Siems – Inventor of Stove Top Stuffing.
  • Frank Thomas Jr. – Founder of Burger Chef restaurants.
  • Stephanie White – WNBA basketball player, and head coach of Vanderbilt.
  • John Wooden – Basketball coach for  UCLA, winner of numerous NBA Championships.
  • Rod Woodson – NFL football player.

Any others you would add? What has been your experience at Purdue?


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