Founded in 1869, Purdue University is a public research university located in Indiana. Offering over 211 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study, Purdue University is positioned on a vast campus that augments every student’s life with its ultramodern facilities. It offers various programs in the areas of Education, Liberal Arts, Health, Management, Pharmacy, Science and Aviation. It is in fact very well-known and highly influential in the country’s aviation history, being the first university to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree in aviation and for having started the first university airport in the United States. The university has produced prominent astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Gus Grissom and Eugene Cernan. Other than aviation, Purdue University enjoys a great list of alumni achievers in the areas of engineering and science. With tons of students dreaming to graduate in these prestigious programs from the university, only a handful of select students get admission to the university, based purely on skill, hard work and merit. Purdue University has also been declared the 20th best public university in the United States and the 90th best globally, by the U.S. News & World Report as per the 2017 edition. The university has come a long way in making a name for itself globally since its inception, by warranting abundant professional and personal development among the students through various leadership organizations. The alumni’s of Purdue University are truly inspirational; here is a list of some notable entities that pursued their education here.
Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
(American astronaut)

05 August 1930

American

Drew BreesDrew Brees
(American Football Player)

15 January 1979

American

Gus GrissomGus Grissom
(Astronaut)

03 April 1926

American

C.N.R. RaoC. N. R. Rao
(Chemist)

30 June 1934

Indian

Elizabeth ShatnerElizabeth Shatner
(William Shatner’s Wife)

30 December 1958

American

Edward Mills Purcell Edward Mills Purcell
(Physicist)

30 August 1912

American

Dulquer SalmaanDulquer Salmaan
(Actor, Businessperson)

28 July 1986

Indian

Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
(American football player, Mixed martial artist, Karateka)

15 July 1978

American

John WoodenJohn Wooden
(Officer, Basketball coach, Basketball player)

14 October 1910

American

Herman CainHerman Cain
(Radio personality, Politician, Businessperson, Journalist)

13 December 1945

American

Matt HamillMatt Hamill
(Amateur wrestler, Mixed martial artist)

05 October 1976

American

Roger B. ChaffeeRoger B. Chaffee
(Officer, Aviator, Astronaut)

15 February 1935

American

Eugene CernanEugene Cernan
(Officer, Aviator, Astronaut, Fighter pilot, Autobiographer, Businessperson)

14 March 1934

American

Stephan BonnarStephan Bonnar
(Mixed martial artist, Taekwondo athlete)

04 April 1977

American

Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham
(Programmer, Computer scientist)

26 May 1949

American

Ian MurdockIan Murdock
(Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer)

28 April 1973

American

Lebbeus WoodsLebbeus Woods
(Architect, Artist, University teacher)

31 May 1940

American

Dave SchulthiseDave Schulthise

16 September 1956

American

John Robert WoodenJohn Robert Wooden
(Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach)

14 October 1910

American