Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 2%
Asian American: 12%
Native American: 0%
The acceptance of gay students at Purdue is “improving because of the current administration,” according to the National Executive Director of Delta Lambda Phi. The LesBiGay network sponsors events on campus, such as “Gaypril,” in attempts to strengthen alternative lifestyle acceptance at Purdue.
Most students are conservative Republicans, but there are also a great number of liberals on campus. It is a common sight to see protesters marching on the Memorial Mall over political issues or staging hunger strikes to protest sweatshop conditions. Purdue students seem generally apathetic about their own student government, and most do not vote for campus government elections.
Most Common Religions
Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are the most popular religions on campus. There are many Christian associations on campus that hold demonstrations during the year. Those of the Islamic faith would do well to check out the Muslim Center, which is just a short walk away from inner campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Purdue’s minority clubs are rising in visibility. The international population is very well established. Minorities of all types will be able to find a club catering to them, but some have more visibility than others. The International Center, the Muslim Center, the Black Cultural Center, and the Latino Cultural Center are all hubs for Purdue’s minority demographics.
Did You Know?
Purdue had the largest international student enrollment for a state university in 2008, with students from over 146 countries.