Purdue University

Purdue University is a public university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. This category contains questions relating to Purdue University (and its satellite schools)

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What is The Sacred Order of Skull and Crescent from Purdue University?

The Sacred Order of Skull and Crescent is a collegiate secret society of Purdue University. It is also known as TheLafayette Club and The Society of Bubo and Bones.

Little is known about the secrets of the club to non-members, and Purdue's order is similar to Yale University's Skull and Bones Society. Membership is considered a great honor, and joining is by invitation only.

The society was founded by John Purdue and Salmon Portland Chase in 1869 while Purdue was founding Lafayette Savings Bank and Chase was serving as US Secretary of the Treasury. Both individuals are believed to have been a type of Freemason associated with the Lafayette Club, a gentlemen's high society club in Lafayette, Indiana.

Today, Chase and Purdue continue to be linked through JP Morgan Chase & Co's purchase of Purdue National Corporation of Lafayette, Indiana in 1984.

The society is not officially recognized by Purdue University, and no members have ever spoken in great detail about the club or have ever revealed its fullest secrets.

The group has been linked to the university since its founding and is known to have tapped student members since the 1870's.

Skull and bones and the great horned owl (Bubo) are the most outward symbols associated with the society, but there are other symbols too, and the group is rumored to have once, or still be, closely linked to Yale's Skull and Bones Society.

In the 19th century, it was defined as a philosophical and cultural society. Collecting artifacts and commissioning works of art pertaining to the club's symbolism and secrets have been an ongoing tradition of its members, having even displayed certain pieces in public exhibitions.

Little verifiable facts are known to non-members, and the order may have also been connected with American engineering enterprise or NASA. Members of Purdue's Board of Trustees were directly connected to the club in the 19th and early 20th centuries. US President Benjamin Harrison, and Purdue Board of Trustees' member, has been linked to the society, along with other illustrious figures associated with Purdue University. The club had both students and adult professionals connected to it.

One known facts is that the group was responsible for placing an order for a death mask to be created for John Purdue after his demise. This mask was originally placed within a vault at Lafayette Bank, but is now part of Purdue University's special collections.

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Where is purdue university?

it is in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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When were women first allowed to attend Purdue University?

Women were allowed in Purdue University the fall of 1875.

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What is the SAT score required for admission to Purdue University?

According to the Prep Scholar website:

The average SAT score composite at Purdue is a 1837 on the old 2400 SAT scale.

On the new 1600 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 1300.

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Will a 3.2 GPA a 1580 on the new SATs and many extra-curricular activities get you into Purdue University?

go look on their website and get their address and contact the schools admissions office and request and application and when you do ask them to send you the requirements for applying most times they will send it in the package but if not request it in the letter you send.

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What year did Drew Brees graduate from purdue university?

2001

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How much does it cost to go to Purdue University?

The cost of an In- State tuition for purdue university is $7,416, an out of state tuition cost $22,224.

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What is the name of the Mascot of Purdue University?

The Boilermaker Special, NOT Purdue Pete

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What is the mascot of Purdue University?

The Boilermaker Special has been the official mascot of Purdue since the 1930s.
Purdue University's mascot is the boilermaker train.

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What athletic conference was Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in before 2007?

The IPFW basketball program played last year in the United Basketball Conference. For the 2007 season, they will play in the Summit League, formerly known as the Mid-Continent Conference.

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What are some famous alumni at Purdue?

Famous alumni include David Boudia- Olympic gold medalist in platform diving; Neil Armstrong- The first man on the moon; Carolyn Curiel- Ambassador within the White House.

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Is purdue university Catholic?

No.

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How long does is take to get from Chicago to Purdue University West Lafayette?

If you drive, it takes about 2 1/2 hours to get to Chicago. If you take a bus, it will probably take another hour or so.

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How much does it cost to go to Purdue University per year?

22,500

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What is the mascot for purdue university?

they're the boilermakers

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What are facts about Purdue University?

Here's a few to get started:

  • 22 of their alumni have been astronauts, including the first and last people on the moon (Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan).
  • There is a nuclear reactor and a particle accelerator underground.
  • High school English teachers around the country use handouts printed from its Online Writing Lab.
  • They invented the sport of cricket spitting.
  • Their marching band plays the World's Largest Drum.
  • The Purdue Research Foundation funded Amelia Earhart's last flight.
  • They have the oldest computer science department in the United States.
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Name some famous people who went to Purdue University?

Ted Allen

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How hard is it to get into Purdue University?

Well, its got more or less a 70%-78% acceptance rate so I would say yes it is depending on your major. However it is preety hard to graduate especially from engineering.

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What is the national ranking of engineering department of Purdue University?

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What is purdue university sports team name?

The Boilmakers

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How many students are in Purdue University?

I attend Purdue and want to say its probably somewhere around 40,000, but most of them are Asian so..... I wouldn't suggest coming here.

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Who founded Purdue University?

John Purdue, an businessman and industrialist in Lafayette, Indiana, founded Purdue University. The university was officially started on May 6, 1869 when West Lafayette was chosen as the location for the new school and named Purdue University. When the doors of Purdue were first opened, John Purdue was the primary original benefactor the school having given $50,000 to the project.

John Purdue was the founder and initial benefactor of Purdue University.
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Is MIT better than Purdue university?

Overall yes. But for engineering, Purdue belongs right up there with MIT, Berkeley, and UIUC. I know of a couple of people who went to Purdue ECE declining offers from Stanford and Caltech EE. But then, it also depends on the exact area within engineering.

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What is purdue university record in football?

From 1887 through the end of the 2010 season, the Purdue Boilermakers football team accumulated a record of 579 wins, 502 losses, and 48 ties. Their 2011 record was 7-6-0.

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Does purdue university have a hockey team?

Purdue University has a hockey club, but it is not a varsity sport.

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