15 Facts About Purdue

1. Purdue has three NFL Super Bowl–winning quarterbacks in Drew Brees, Bob Griese, and Len Dawson.

2. In science, Purdue has produced Nobel Prize–winning physicists in Edward Mills Purcell and Ben Roy Mottelson, as well as Nobel Prize–winning chemist Akira Suzuki.

3. Purdue employs another 691 tenured and 1,021 Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Lecturers, and Postdoctorals at its Regional Campuses and Statewide Technology.

4. Purdue employs 892 non-tenure-track faculty, Lecturers, and Postdoctorals at its West Lafayette campus.

5. Purdue was originally classified as a Major College school in the 1937 season until 1972.

6. Purdue plays its home games at Ross-Ade Stadium on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

7. Purdue has one of the few college athletic programs not funded by student fees or subsidized by the university.

8. From 1889 to 2008 Purdue published a yearbook called the Debris.

9. Purdue was ranked 9th for its undergraduate engineering program and ranked 23rd for its undergraduate business program.

10. Purdue was rated the nation's fourth best place to work in academia, according to rankings released in November 2007 by The Scientist magazine.

11. Purdue offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in over 211 major areas of study, and is well known for its competitive engineering curricula.

12. Purdue launched a Global Policy Research Institute in 2010 to explore the potential impact of technical knowledge on public policy decisions.

13. Purdue awarded its first Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1960.

14. Purdue set up about a hundred centers throughout Indiana to train skilled workers for defense industries.

15. Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference and enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana, as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.