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Student Life  

Whether pursuing current interests or exploring new ones, students make friends and establish their on-campus community by getting involved. As a Big Ten university with nearly 30,000 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, there are literally thousands of things to do at Purdue.


The Big Ten is Big Time for varsity athletics. But you don't have to be a world class athlete to participate. Club and intramural sports offer dozens of opportunities to play - from inner tube water polo to gymnastics as well as some sports you may have never heard of.

Clubs and Activities

With more than 1000 student clubs and organizations finding students with shared interests is as easy as catching a ride on the Boilermaker Special on Free Ride Fridays.

Arts and Culture

Convocations attracts top-drawer shows and performers. Purdue Galleries brings artistic collections. Purdue Bands & Orchestras and Purdue Musical Organizations offer instrumental and vocal performance opportunities for talented students and exceptional entertainment for all of campus.

Greater Lafayette

Two great cities, one great University. Life on and around campus.

Building Community

Creating a home away from home is all about making connections, and here are just a few resources that help Purdue students find their Purdue home.

Facts on File
  • More than 1,000 student organizations
  • Top 10 best colleges for LGBT students
  • Flicks at Fowler: movies for free before they hit DVD
  • Award winning campus food
  • 60 min to Indy from Purdue and 2 hrs to Chicago
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