Purdue University pərdyo͞o´, –do͞o´ [key], main campus at West Lafayette, Ind. land-grant with state support coeducational chartered 1865, opened 1874. It maintains campuses at Hammond (Calumet campus) and Westville (North Central campus) and, with Indiana Univ., at Fort Wayne and Indianapolis (including the medical school and the Herron School of Art). Purdue is noted for its engineering and agricultural programs and laboratories. Its libraries house especially fine collections in the fields of engineering, agriculture, history, and literature.
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