Purdue University

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Purdue University
City: West Lafayette, Indiana
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling[1]
Colors: old gold, black
Mascot: Boilermaker Special (Boilermakers)
Website: http://www.purdue.edu/

Purdue University is an Indiana public university founded in 1869.[2] It ranked #64 in US News's 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.[3]

It is renowned for its programs in aviation and spaceflight, no fewer than 23 astronauts have graduated from the program, including Neil Armstrong (the first person to walk on the Moon) and Gene Cernan (the last person to walk on the Moon).


Purdue has 9 men's and 9 women's sports teams.[1] The football program has won 7 bowl games (while losing 7).[4] The women's basketball program has won 1 national championship.[5]