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 Information for Graduate Students


At Purdue University, in 2002-2003 ...

  • 36% of the total student body lived in the 15 on-campus housing units.
  • there were 80 distinguished and named faculty.
  • there were more than 645 student organizations.
  • graduate students averaged eight years to a doctorate.
  • there were 478 graduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture.
  • there were 4,579 full-time graduate students.
  • there were 2,178 part-time graduate students.
  • there were 4,254 male graduate students and 2,503 female graduate students.
  • 8.9% of the student population were ethnic minorities.
  • there were 1,576 graduate residents and 5,181 graduate nonresidents.
  • there were 2,039 graduate teaching assistants; 2,017 graduate research assistants; and 108 graduates working as student administrative help.

The Community —

Greater Lafayette offers big city activities, but small town charm. Immerse yourself in the local culture by attending the 'Round the Fountain Art Fair, Taste of Tippecanoe, and Dancing in the Streets. Shop at the Farmers' Market downtown.  Enjoy historical reenactment at the Feast of the Hunters' Moon. Go to a Saturday afternoon show by the Lafayette Ballet Company, or enjoy an evening play with Purdue's Experimental Theatre. For more information about events in the area, visit the Greater Lafayette Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

If you're looking for outdoor activities, you can take to the water with Purdue's Sailing Club on Lake Shafer, only 30 minutes away. Or if you prefer canoeing, rent a canoe and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the Wabash River. Miss the mountains? Join Purdue's Ski and Snowboarding Club as they make their way to locations such as Crested Butte, Colorado; Park City, Utah; or Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Or go along on one of several winter trips to ski resorts in Michigan, only four hours away.

Admission —

The first step is to learn about and contact the department or program that interests you.  Use links below in "The Programs" section for that.

The Programs —

The College of Agriculture has programs available for the Graduate Student in the following areas:

The following are our multidisciplinary graduate programs:

You also may want to check out:

Office of Academic Programs, 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-8470

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