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Study at Purdue University North Central Campus

Purdue University-North Central Campus is located in West Lafayette, United States. It is one of six campuses within the Purdue University System. It was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university. The campus of Purdue University-North Central offers more than 200 options for major Course Topics and a variety of options for minors. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering and Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
Purdue University North Central supports several sports teams. They are members of the NAIA and compete within the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The university boasts of an active Greek life and hosts the third largest Greek community in the nation. It has more than 45 fraternities and over 25 sororities.

Profile of Purdue University North Central Campus

The campus of Purdue North Central is in Westville, IN, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Purdue North Central include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in business and management, engineering technician, and nursing and emergency medicine.

Purdue North Central Selectivity

Admission at Purdue North Central is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 410 and 520.


Purdue North Central has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 3, 904 students enrolled (2, 977 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

A lot of students at Purdue North Central attend part-time. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Independent Great Lakes Region.

Purdue North Central Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management255business and related services, operations management, business management, management information systems
Engineering Technician105industrial production tech, mechanical engineering related tech, electronics tech, architectural engineering tech, quality control tech, architectural drafting, industrial tech, civil engineering tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine102registered nursing
Liberal Arts85liberal arts and sciences, English
Education and Teaching28elementary school teaching
Therapy and Counselling26behavioral sciences
Computer Science and Engineering16computer support
Media10communication studies

Contact: Purdue North Central

Purdue University North Central Campus

1401 S US Hwy 421

Westville, IN 46391-9542

General Phone: (219) 785-5200


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