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Could Purdue be categorized as a research university?

Hi there, I've been researching Purdue University for its strong engineering program, but I'm not exactly sure if it falls under the research university category. Can someone shed some light on this, and if possible, share the availability of research opportunities in electrical engineering for undergraduates? Thank you!

9 months ago

Hi! Yes, Purdue University is indeed categorized as a research university. In fact, it is classified as an 'R1: Doctoral University – Very high research activity' institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This classification means that Purdue is recognized for its extensive research opportunities and facilities available to students and faculty members.

For undergraduate electrical engineering students, Purdue offers numerous research opportunities under its highly reputed School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). To help students find projects and connect with faculty members, they have a dedicated undergraduate research program called the Early-In Research Program. Moreover, students can also participate in the ECE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which involves working on a faculty-led research project over the summer.

These programs, as well as direct connections with faculty members, can open doors to extensive research opportunities for undergraduates. I hope this helps clarify your query, and best of luck in your college journey!

9 months ago

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