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Purdue University

Purdue University is a public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana, and is the flagship campus of the Purdue University system. The university was founded in 1869 after Lafayette businessman John Purdue donated land and money to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students.(source)
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  • Amelia Earhart (70.59)
  • Gus Grissom (57.63)
  • Neil Armstrong (55.86)
  • Mercedes Lackey (52.73)
  • Frank Bunker Gilbreth (51.58)
  • Fred Meyer (50.85)
  • Paul Erdős (50.56)
  • Brian Lamb (48.61)
  • Ward Cunningham (48.08)
  • James Samuel Coleman (45.26)
  • Disciplines
  • engineering (62.56) #15 (Worldwide) #12 (USA)
  • aviation (50.29) #2 (Worldwide) #2 (USA)
  • mechanical engineering (39.53) #6 (Worldwide) #5 (USA)
  • electrical engineering (35.00) #19 (Worldwide) #15 (USA)
  • civil engineering (33.68) #29 (Worldwide) #17 (USA)
  • industrial engineering (30.11) #3 (Worldwide) #3 (USA)
  • aerospace engineering (28.53) #18 (Worldwide) #9 (USA)
  • metallurgy (24.19) #92 (Worldwide) #35 (USA)
  • materials science (22.25) #22 (Worldwide) #15 (USA)
  • robotics (21.21) #15 (Worldwide) #12 (USA)
  • biomedical engineering (20.82) #31 (Worldwide) #28 (USA)
  • systems engineering (20.61) #4 (Worldwide) #4 (USA)
  • environmental engineering (19.65) #36 (Worldwide) #32 (USA)
  • space science (19.27) #17 (Worldwide) #13 (USA)
  • cybernetics (19.19) #50 (Worldwide) #23 (USA)
  • manufacturing engineering (18.99) #6 (Worldwide) #4 (USA)
  • electronic engineering (18.98) #86 (Worldwide) #31 (USA)
  • petroleum engineering (18.95) #98 (Worldwide) #52 (USA)
  • automotive engineering (18.93) #48 (Worldwide) #15 (USA)
  • crystallography (18.93) #163 (Worldwide) #49 (USA)
  • knowledge management (18.90) #11 (Worldwide) #10 (USA)
  • quality control (18.89) #7 (Worldwide) #7 (USA)
  • biomaterials (18.88) #17 (Worldwide) #16 (USA)
  • biomimetics (18.85) #28 (Worldwide) #17 (USA)
  • bioengineering (18.84) #25 (Worldwide) #20 (USA)
  • ergonomics (18.82) #23 (Worldwide) #15 (USA)
  • polymer engineering (18.82) #41 (Worldwide) #21 (USA)
  • nuclear engineering (18.81) #149 (Worldwide) #74 (USA)
  • semiconductors (18.80) #60 (Worldwide) #38 (USA)
  • photonics (18.79) #104 (Worldwide) #52 (USA)
  • mining engineering (18.78) #95 (Worldwide) #51 (USA)
  • control theory (18.78) #104 (Worldwide) #52 (USA)
  • applied physics (18.78) #142 (Worldwide) #72 (USA)
  • nanoengineering (18.78) #69 (Worldwide) #29 (USA)
  • earthquake engineering (18.78) #114 (Worldwide) #41 (USA)
  • power engineering (18.78) #162 (Worldwide) #55 (USA)
  • mathematics (48.14) #74 (Worldwide) #26 (USA)
  • statistics (34.69) #49 (Worldwide) #26 (USA)
  • topology (21.16) #107 (Worldwide) #41 (USA)
  • logic (19.29) #136 (Worldwide) #47 (USA)
  • graph theory (18.86) #24 (Worldwide) #11 (USA)
  • geometry (18.84) #93 (Worldwide) #34 (USA)
  • combinatorics (18.83) #41 (Worldwide) #19 (USA)
  • algebra (18.82) #94 (Worldwide) #35 (USA)
  • operations research (18.82) #42 (Worldwide) #22 (USA)
  • complex analysis (18.81) #54 (Worldwide) #12 (USA)
  • number theory (18.80) #51 (Worldwide) #20 (USA)
  • algebraic topology (18.80) #58 (Worldwide) #24 (USA)
  • field theory (18.80) #55 (Worldwide) #23 (USA)
  • applied mathematics (18.80) #64 (Worldwide) #20 (USA)
  • differential equations (18.80) #72 (Worldwide) #22 (USA)
  • real analysis (18.80) #74 (Worldwide) #22 (USA)
  • ring theory (18.79) #66 (Worldwide) #22 (USA)
  • linear algebra (18.79) #66 (Worldwide) #26 (USA)
  • functional analysis (18.79) #77 (Worldwide) #27 (USA)
  • algebraic geometry (18.79) #74 (Worldwide) #28 (USA)
  • differential geometry (18.79) #98 (Worldwide) #32 (USA)
  • harmonic analysis (18.79) #99 (Worldwide) #34 (USA)
  • measure theory (18.79) #84 (Worldwide) #27 (USA)
  • probability theory (18.79) #88 (Worldwide) #27 (USA)
  • set theory (18.79) #84 (Worldwide) #32 (USA)
  • game theory (18.79) #76 (Worldwide) #34 (USA)
  • mathematical physics (18.79) #108 (Worldwide) #32 (USA)
  • group theory (18.78) #121 (Worldwide) #42 (USA)
  • mathematical finance (18.78) #112 (Worldwide) #46 (USA)
  • differential topology (18.78) #139 (Worldwide) #44 (USA)
  • chaos theory (18.78) #116 (Worldwide) #39 (USA)
  • complexity theory (18.78) #159 (Worldwide) #64 (USA)
  • chemistry (47.04) #65 (Worldwide) #25 (USA)
  • chemical engineering (29.33) #26 (Worldwide) #20 (USA)
  • pharmacology (24.53) #127 (Worldwide) #52 (USA)
  • physical chemistry (19.99) #127 (Worldwide) #42 (USA)
  • organic chemistry (18.99) #52 (Worldwide) #21 (USA)
  • analytical chemistry (18.83) #33 (Worldwide) #15 (USA)
  • geochemistry (18.79) #304 (Worldwide) #112 (USA)
  • inorganic chemistry (18.79) #79 (Worldwide) #24 (USA)
  • nanotechnology (18.79) #83 (Worldwide) #37 (USA)
  • computational chemistry (18.79) #125 (Worldwide) #49 (USA)
  • immunochemistry (18.78) #103 (Worldwide) #38 (USA)
  • mathematical chemistry (18.78) #79 (Worldwide) #23 (USA)
  • cheminformatics (18.78) #87 (Worldwide) #45 (USA)
  • environmental chemistry (18.78) #155 (Worldwide) #61 (USA)
  • polymer chemistry (18.78) #180 (Worldwide) #69 (USA)
  • quantum chemistry (18.78) #181 (Worldwide) #61 (USA)
  • radiochemistry (18.78) #234 (Worldwide) #91 (USA)
  • computer science (46.62) #36 (Worldwide) #26 (USA)
  • programming (31.31) #43 (Worldwide) #25 (USA)
  • data science (22.19) #6 (Worldwide) #5 (USA)
  • software engineering (21.91) #56 (Worldwide) #33 (USA)
  • artificial intelligence (21.04) #116 (Worldwide) #66 (USA)
  • game development (20.25) #114 (Worldwide) #76 (USA)
  • system administration (20.07) #20 (Worldwide) #11 (USA)
  • computer forensics (19.55) #1 (Worldwide) #1 (USA)
  • web development (19.10) #112 (Worldwide) #79 (USA)
  • network security (18.90) #12 (Worldwide) #11 (USA)
  • database (18.88) #14 (Worldwide) #12 (USA)
  • information security (18.85) #22 (Worldwide) #17 (USA)
  • computational linguistics (18.85) #137 (Worldwide) #57 (USA)
  • information systems (18.85) #27 (Worldwide) #10 (USA)
  • computer engineering (18.85) #19 (Worldwide) #17 (USA)
  • object-oriented programming (18.85) #24 (Worldwide) #17 (USA)
  • computational number theory (18.85) #24 (Worldwide) #19 (USA)
  • computational finance (18.82) #34 (Worldwide) #24 (USA)
  • cognitive science (18.82) #280 (Worldwide) #132 (USA)
  • operating systems (18.81) #35 (Worldwide) #25 (USA)
  • data mining (18.81) #38 (Worldwide) #26 (USA)
  • big data (18.81) #33 (Worldwide) #26 (USA)
  • data structure (18.81) #43 (Worldwide) #30 (USA)
  • internet of things (18.81) #37 (Worldwide) #21 (USA)
  • computer architecture (18.81) #44 (Worldwide) #30 (USA)
  • algorithms (18.81) #47 (Worldwide) #31 (USA)
  • information management (18.81) #62 (Worldwide) #39 (USA)
  • networking (18.80) #39 (Worldwide) #32 (USA)
  • human-computer interaction (18.80) #48 (Worldwide) #36 (USA)
  • information technology (18.80) #52 (Worldwide) #37 (USA)
  • parallel computing (18.80) #56 (Worldwide) #37 (USA)
  • informatics (18.79) #101 (Worldwide) #40 (USA)
  • compilers (18.79) #68 (Worldwide) #41 (USA)
  • neural networks (18.79) #70 (Worldwide) #35 (USA)
  • theoretical computer science (18.79) #84 (Worldwide) #42 (USA)
  • information theory (18.79) #63 (Worldwide) #35 (USA)
  • computational physics (18.78) #83 (Worldwide) #60 (USA)
  • internet security (18.78) #95 (Worldwide) #66 (USA)
  • recursion theory (18.78) #66 (Worldwide) #38 (USA)
  • distributed computing (18.78) #100 (Worldwide) #58 (USA)
  • machine learning (18.78) #120 (Worldwide) #59 (USA)
  • cloud computing (18.78) #114 (Worldwide) #64 (USA)
  • computer graphics (18.78) #129 (Worldwide) #75 (USA)
  • fuzzy logic (18.78) #79 (Worldwide) #45 (USA)
  • computational intelligence (18.78) #109 (Worldwide) #60 (USA)
  • quantum computing (18.78) #193 (Worldwide) #96 (USA)
  • numerical analysis (18.77) #213 (Worldwide) #116 (USA)
  • business (45.87) #80 (Worldwide) #62 (USA)
  • management (29.29) #87 (Worldwide) #63 (USA)
  • entrepreneurship (23.45) #216 (Worldwide) #121 (USA)
  • accounting (23.34) #93 (Worldwide) #66 (USA)
  • finance (22.00) #158 (Worldwide) #96 (USA)
  • sales (19.68) #97 (Worldwide) #68 (USA)
  • marketing (19.11) #41 (Worldwide) #36 (USA)
  • logistics (18.81) #18 (Worldwide) #13 (USA)
  • supply chain management (18.78) #110 (Worldwide) #74 (USA)
  • history (44.10) #206 (Worldwide) #82 (USA)
  • modern history (21.02) #319 (Worldwide) #88 (USA)
  • european history (19.37) #134 (Worldwide) #57 (USA)
  • economic history (19.21) #398 (Worldwide) #138 (USA)
  • american history (18.79) #80 (Worldwide) #64 (USA)
  • intellectual history (18.79) #98 (Worldwide) #46 (USA)
  • environmental history (18.78) #116 (Worldwide) #57 (USA)
  • world history (18.78) #222 (Worldwide) #92 (USA)
  • indian history (18.77) #211 (Worldwide) #50 (USA)
  • ancient history (18.77) #439 (Worldwide) #147 (USA)
  • political history (18.77) #517 (Worldwide) #192 (USA)
  • economics (43.67) #151 (Worldwide) #68 (USA)
  • agricultural economics (18.92) #84 (Worldwide) #42 (USA)
  • econometrics (18.82) #185 (Worldwide) #82 (USA)
  • entrepreneurial economics (18.82) #28 (Worldwide) #16 (USA)
  • managerial economics (18.80) #63 (Worldwide) #40 (USA)
  • environmental economics (18.79) #77 (Worldwide) #34 (USA)
  • public finance (18.78) #100 (Worldwide) #42 (USA)
  • mathematical economics (18.78) #91 (Worldwide) #37 (USA)
  • international economics (18.78) #115 (Worldwide) #46 (USA)
  • labor economics (18.78) #127 (Worldwide) #81 (USA)
  • microeconomics (18.78) #113 (Worldwide) #55 (USA)
  • consumer economics (18.78) #90 (Worldwide) #65 (USA)
  • neuroeconomics (18.78) #78 (Worldwide) #38 (USA)
  • behavioral economics (18.78) #109 (Worldwide) #55 (USA)
  • welfare economics (18.78) #160 (Worldwide) #69 (USA)
  • financial economics (18.78) #137 (Worldwide) #73 (USA)
  • macroeconomics (18.77) #261 (Worldwide) #103 (USA)
  • monetary economics (18.77) #262 (Worldwide) #108 (USA)
  • social choice theory (18.77) #196 (Worldwide) #79 (USA)
  • classical economics (18.77) #236 (Worldwide) #94 (USA)
  • information economics (18.77) #210 (Worldwide) #92 (USA)
  • keynesian economics (18.77) #253 (Worldwide) #110 (USA)
  • marxian economics (18.77) #306 (Worldwide) #114 (USA)
  • neoclassical economics (18.77) #397 (Worldwide) #172 (USA)
  • physics (42.48) #126 (Worldwide) #45 (USA)
  • astronomy (35.64) #120 (Worldwide) #48 (USA)
  • nuclear physics (24.17) #64 (Worldwide) #19 (USA)
  • astrophysics (22.89) #181 (Worldwide) #60 (USA)
  • biophysics (20.59) #109 (Worldwide) #35 (USA)
  • planetary science (19.03) #161 (Worldwide) #82 (USA)
  • cosmology (18.85) #315 (Worldwide) #106 (USA)
  • sociology (39.57) #103 (Worldwide) #50 (USA)
  • leisure studies (18.93) #19 (Worldwide) #12 (USA)
  • analytical sociology (18.89) #17 (Worldwide) #9 (USA)
  • mathematical sociology (18.87) #22 (Worldwide) #19 (USA)
  • organizational studies (18.80) #59 (Worldwide) #38 (USA)
  • feminist sociology (18.80) #61 (Worldwide) #29 (USA)
  • women's studies (18.80) #83 (Worldwide) #53 (USA)
  • digital sociology (18.79) #66 (Worldwide) #32 (USA)
  • environmental sociology (18.79) #72 (Worldwide) #34 (USA)
  • cultural sociology (18.79) #88 (Worldwide) #44 (USA)
  • applied sociology (18.79) #86 (Worldwide) #46 (USA)
  • urban studies (18.78) #96 (Worldwide) #48 (USA)
  • conflict theory (18.78) #109 (Worldwide) #67 (USA)
  • social engineering (18.78) #114 (Worldwide) #57 (USA)
  • sociobiology (18.78) #168 (Worldwide) #80 (USA)
  • ethnic studies (18.78) #164 (Worldwide) #87 (USA)
  • gender studies (18.78) #253 (Worldwide) #106 (USA)
  • law (38.63) #473 (Worldwide) #258 (USA)
  • contract law (18.78) #189 (Worldwide) #92 (USA)
  • international law (18.77) #742 (Worldwide) #319 (USA)
  • psychology (35.94) #122 (Worldwide) #75 (USA)
  • educational psychology (20.81) #44 (Worldwide) #29 (USA)
  • social psychology (20.44) #48 (Worldwide) #30 (USA)
  • clinical psychology (19.48) #101 (Worldwide) #67 (USA)
  • industrial and organizational psychology (18.82) #49 (Worldwide) #37 (USA)
  • mathematical psychology (18.79) #82 (Worldwide) #49 (USA)
  • legal psychology (18.78) #85 (Worldwide) #45 (USA)
  • cognitive psychology (18.78) #156 (Worldwide) #92 (USA)
  • developmental psychology (18.78) #146 (Worldwide) #88 (USA)
  • abnormal psychology (18.78) #141 (Worldwide) #92 (USA)
  • counseling (18.78) #195 (Worldwide) #135 (USA)
  • positive psychology (18.77) #203 (Worldwide) #134 (USA)
  • neuropsychology (18.77) #320 (Worldwide) #162 (USA)
  • humanistic psychology (18.77) #194 (Worldwide) #129 (USA)
  • evolutionary psychology (18.77) #282 (Worldwide) #166 (USA)
  • experimental psychology (18.77) #376 (Worldwide) #199 (USA)
  • psychometrics (18.77) #331 (Worldwide) #190 (USA)
  • psychoanalysis (18.77) #595 (Worldwide) #314 (USA)
  • applied psychology (18.77) #308 (Worldwide) #168 (USA)
  • biology (33.16) #172 (Worldwide) #71 (USA)
  • botany (31.73) #205 (Worldwide) #63 (USA)
  • biochemistry (29.79) #130 (Worldwide) #52 (USA)
  • microbiology (27.84) #93 (Worldwide) #40 (USA)
  • genetics (26.39) #141 (Worldwide) #62 (USA)
  • zoology (25.12) #369 (Worldwide) #142 (USA)
  • physiology (23.85) #167 (Worldwide) #62 (USA)
  • neuroscience (23.72) #181 (Worldwide) #76 (USA)
  • molecular biology (23.29) #100 (Worldwide) #43 (USA)
  • ecology (23.25) #177 (Worldwide) #82 (USA)
  • bioinformatics (23.19) #70 (Worldwide) #33 (USA)
  • paleontology (23.01) #278 (Worldwide) #130 (USA)
  • pathology (22.07) #255 (Worldwide) #99 (USA)
  • virology (20.76) #271 (Worldwide) #118 (USA)
  • marine biology (20.09) #198 (Worldwide) #85 (USA)
  • parasitology (20.03) #215 (Worldwide) #68 (USA)
  • immunology (19.92) #313 (Worldwide) #117 (USA)
  • computational biology (19.77) #61 (Worldwide) #30 (USA)
  • biotechnology (19.76) #81 (Worldwide) #39 (USA)
  • anatomy (19.17) #544 (Worldwide) #215 (USA)
  • developmental biology (18.96) #99 (Worldwide) #45 (USA)
  • evolutionary biology (18.95) #276 (Worldwide) #126 (USA)
  • cell biology (18.83) #447 (Worldwide) #187 (USA)
  • systems biology (18.78) #167 (Worldwide) #73 (USA)
  • systematics (18.78) #238 (Worldwide) #110 (USA)
  • origin of life (18.78) #178 (Worldwide) #83 (USA)
  • mathematical biology (18.78) #141 (Worldwide) #61 (USA)
  • histology (18.78) #532 (Worldwide) #232 (USA)
  • endocrinology (18.77) #669 (Worldwide) #262 (USA)
  • philosophy (32.39) #298 (Worldwide) #111 (USA)
  • epistemology (19.08) #155 (Worldwide) #72 (USA)
  • ethics (18.94) #343 (Worldwide) #146 (USA)
  • analytic philosophy (18.89) #142 (Worldwide) #58 (USA)
  • metaphysics (18.80) #250 (Worldwide) #93 (USA)
  • feminist philosophy (18.78) #143 (Worldwide) #82 (USA)
  • applied ethics (18.78) #126 (Worldwide) #59 (USA)
  • normative ethics (18.78) #140 (Worldwide) #63 (USA)
  • bioethics (18.78) #204 (Worldwide) #108 (USA)
  • metaethics (18.78) #163 (Worldwide) #63 (USA)
  • animal rights (18.78) #438 (Worldwide) #201 (USA)
  • anarchism (18.78) #535 (Worldwide) #213 (USA)
  • eastern philosophy (18.78) #172 (Worldwide) #58 (USA)
  • ontology (18.78) #245 (Worldwide) #91 (USA)
  • virtue ethics (18.78) #217 (Worldwide) #101 (USA)
  • social philosophy (18.78) #274 (Worldwide) #104 (USA)
  • continental philosophy (18.77) #320 (Worldwide) #126 (USA)
  • modern philosophy (18.77) #308 (Worldwide) #108 (USA)
  • aesthetics (18.77) #343 (Worldwide) #119 (USA)
  • environmental ethics (18.77) #263 (Worldwide) #123 (USA)
  • consequentialism (18.77) #244 (Worldwide) #112 (USA)
  • mathematical logic (18.77) #266 (Worldwide) #93 (USA)
  • platonism (18.77) #318 (Worldwide) #118 (USA)
  • libertarianism (18.77) #248 (Worldwide) #98 (USA)
  • ancient philosophy (18.77) #311 (Worldwide) #128 (USA)
  • marxism (18.77) #407 (Worldwide) #132 (USA)
  • scholasticism (18.77) #398 (Worldwide) #144 (USA)
  • medieval philosophy (18.77) #475 (Worldwide) #198 (USA)
  • teleology (18.77) #434 (Worldwide) #185 (USA)
  • aristotelianism (18.77) #385 (Worldwide) #150 (USA)
  • anthropology (27.26) #304 (Worldwide) #155 (USA)
  • ethnography (18.82) #522 (Worldwide) #218 (USA)
  • cultural anthropology (18.78) #279 (Worldwide) #132 (USA)
  • biological anthropology (18.78) #245 (Worldwide) #119 (USA)
  • physical anthropology (18.77) #259 (Worldwide) #138 (USA)
  • political science (25.08) #427 (Worldwide) #165 (USA)
  • human rights (19.39) #655 (Worldwide) #219 (USA)
  • asian studies (19.33) #78 (Worldwide) #42 (USA)
  • public policy (18.78) #216 (Worldwide) #128 (USA)
  • government (18.77) #427 (Worldwide) #164 (USA)
  • policing (18.77) #289 (Worldwide) #144 (USA)
  • social justice (18.77) #393 (Worldwide) #171 (USA)
  • international affairs (18.77) #401 (Worldwide) #181 (USA)
  • earth sciences (19.14) #240 (Worldwide) #81 (USA)
  • meteorology (30.12) #67 (Worldwide) #29 (USA)
  • geophysics (21.24) #139 (Worldwide) #58 (USA)
  • geography (20.33) #432 (Worldwide) #146 (USA)
  • geodesy (19.30) #193 (Worldwide) #60 (USA)
  • atmospheric sciences (19.19) #86 (Worldwide) #55 (USA)
  • hydrology (19.05) #197 (Worldwide) #66 (USA)
  • petrology (18.87) #148 (Worldwide) #53 (USA)
  • mineralogy (18.77) #302 (Worldwide) #108 (USA)
  • communication (18.78) #163 (Worldwide) #98 (USA)
  • journalism (43.18) #196 (Worldwide) #120 (USA)
  • public speaking (19.34) #233 (Worldwide) #145 (USA)
  • rhetoric (18.91) #335 (Worldwide) #183 (USA)
  • criminal justice (18.78) #238 (Worldwide) #131 (USA)
  • criminology (20.82) #199 (Worldwide) #105 (USA)
  • health (18.78) #317 (Worldwide) #142 (USA)
  • ophthalmology (33.28) #34 (Worldwide) #15 (USA)
  • surgery (20.75) #674 (Worldwide) #272 (USA)
  • toxicology (20.74) #55 (Worldwide) #26 (USA)
  • dentistry (19.84) #359 (Worldwide) #183 (USA)
  • neurology (19.33) #403 (Worldwide) #171 (USA)
  • oncology (19.15) #355 (Worldwide) #150 (USA)
  • pediatrics (18.98) #453 (Worldwide) #216 (USA)
  • literature (18.78) #314 (Worldwide) #129 (USA)
  • writing (53.97) #253 (Worldwide) #130 (USA)
  • literary criticism (26.91) #325 (Worldwide) #122 (USA)
  • philology (19.98) #690 (Worldwide) #178 (USA)
  • classical studies (19.04) #477 (Worldwide) #237 (USA)
  • grammar (19.03) #394 (Worldwide) #129 (USA)
  • psycholinguistics (18.81) #168 (Worldwide) #79 (USA)
  • literary theory (18.80) #857 (Worldwide) #337 (USA)
  • etymology (18.80) #413 (Worldwide) #145 (USA)
  • mythology (18.79) #145 (Worldwide) #64 (USA)
  • religious studies (18.77) #1,233 (Worldwide) #655 (USA)
  • apologetics (18.78) #387 (Worldwide) #222 (USA)
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