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Does Purdue qualify as a research university?

Hi there! I've been researching Purdue University, and I can't quite figure out if it's considered a research university or not. Could someone help me out? If it is, I'd really appreciate any information on the fields where research opportunities are available. Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hello! Yes, Purdue University is definitely considered a research university. In fact, it has a R1 status, which means it falls into the highest category of research activity for American universities, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

At Purdue, there are ample research opportunities for students across various fields. Some key areas where Purdue excels include engineering, agricultural sciences, and pharmaceutical sciences. The university also has strong programs in computer science, aviation, and management. Of course, there are opportunities for research in many other disciplines as well.

One of the great things about Purdue is that it encourages undergraduate students to participate in research projects, offering programs like the Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI) and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) to help involve students in research from early on in their academic journey. I hope you find this information helpful!

9 months ago

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