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Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN
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Avon, Ohio
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671 reviews 671 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

In the area and with my teenage daughter who is interested in pursuing a STEM career (Purdue has reached out to her, encouraging her to pursue an engineering degree); we stopped by and walked the campus. Although it was an overcast summer day with no one around, we could still see that Purdue has a beautiful campus and looking at... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It is a great research university. I am in a doctoral program. There seems a lot of programs for undergraduates. The weather in the summer is very humid, so I don't encourage you to visit during these months. September and October are generally good - that's what I heard.

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Marietta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Well thought out and laid out campus. We liked that the campus is conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, and hotels. Additionally there are a great many conveniences on campus.

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Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

After a tough decision my daughter chose to go to Purdue last year. She has never been happier. She wanted the Big 10 atmosphere and was pleasantly surprised with everything else she discovered there. The campus is widespread but not so big you get lost in the shuffle. I have visited several times and feel at home there myself. You... More

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Sylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We recently did a walking tour of the campus. Great sculptures. The buildings all blend together well for a very peaceful and pleasant setting. Lots of great fountains.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I admit up front that I am biased. I spent four0and-a-half years at Purdue and still go back whenever I have the chance. My personal favorite time to visit is Sunday mornings during the summer. No one is around, and you have the campus almost to yourself. The downside is that the buildings are largely closed, but places like the... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
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157 reviews 157 reviews
66 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful university campuses I have seen. It is homogeneous, and looks like it was built all at one time, but was not. It has the benefit of a huge land grant, and thus even though it stated small, has been able to grow and remain all one campus. And, it is still growing leaps... More

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Marion, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Drove around campus to see the older buildings and fraternity houses, stadiums. The older buildings are so impressive. This is a great campus.

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Cary, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our daughter is in middle school, but Purdue has been reaching out to encourage girls to pursue STEM career fields. we have met many wonderful people affiliated with the university. The buildings are very well maintained and it seems to be a place for great learning!

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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited with my senior high school aged son. Engineering tour was great. They put on a wonderful presentation.

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