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Is the stereotype of students at Purdue University-Main Campus accurate?


The stereotype at Purdue is that it's a nearly all male engineering campus lacking in diversity. This is totally inaccurate. Purdue boasts an incredibly diverse populace studying a variety of topics. Purdue has a huge liberal arts college, an excellent business college, and programs in nursing and pharmacy. The idea that all students are engineers is totally riduclous at this point. Purdue's students are both male and female and come from all over the world.


Not necessarily. The majority of students (even engineers) are involved in lots of activities and are extremely supportive of our football and basketball teams (I am definitely one of those die-hard fans). Believe it or not, Greek life is huge on Purdue's campus so we know how to have fun, despite the boring reputation. And we're diverse, too. There are tons of people from out-of-state and lots of international students. I wouldn't agree with everyone being conservative Christians, either. There's the standard fare of college liberals around, but nothing really in-your-face. One stereotype is true: we're laid back. It's true, we get our work done and then we go have fun.


Yes, absolutely.


A clip of me describing stereo types at Purdue. I also discuss Purdue's openness.


For the most part there are more guys than girls. The behavior of Purdue graduates is noticeably different than that of other colleges. There are a lot of foreign students, which can often times slow education down because they are TA's and teammates. Many times parties at Purdue are not very large or original because there are more guys than girls and the frats of most the big parties. It gets old to go to frat parties, especially if you're not a brother there.


NO! It's true that both of those majors would be the focus when Purdue was founded but things have changed. Purdue has more students in Liberal Arts than Engineering. There are more than 200 areas of study.


Purdue is a diverse school with a variety of majors. Although we have a huge engineering program with a lot of smart people, we are more than that. There is a well rounded student body that knows how to have fun, do well in school, and help the community all at once. We are much more rounded than the stereotypes would have you believe.


The sterotypes are not accurate. Purdue is not simply composed of a bunch of agriculture majors nor a bunch of engineering majors. In fact, there are over 40,000 students majoring a a wide range of different things. People come from all over the United States and Internationally some who have never seen a farm before!


I think both of these stereotypes are extremely unaccurate, which should be obvious by looking at the completely contradictory nature of both stereotypes. While Purdue does have an excellent engineering program, many other programs and majors that Purdue offers are just as high-quality, if not better. I do not know the actual numbers, but I have not noticed an overwhelming number of engineering students on campus. First of all, Purdue is not an easy school to be admitted in to, and Purdue is working on making it even more difficult. Purdue is working hard to become even more elevated in comparison to other schools and it already has an excellent reputation, especially in other areas of the US and even overseas.


Purdue students are respectful for the most part. Their are several social circles of people at Purdue but mostly everyone is accepted for who they are.