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Why go to Purdue University

There are many reasons why you may want to consider Purdue when thinking about which graduate schools to apply.

  1. Purdue is a research intensive university with plenty of very talented faculty.

  2. Faculty at the Department of Biological Sciences specializes in various disciplines (Biology Education; Cell & Molecular Biology; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Microbiology, Immunology, & Infectious Disease; Neuroscience & Physiology; Structural, Biophysical and Computational Biology) and encourages multi-disciplinary approaches to answer questions. Multi-disciplinary projects are an important trend in biology nowadays.

  3. Many Faculty in our Department are highly renowned nationally and internationally (including a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, many fellows of academic societies, etc.).

  4. Our Department has a good reputation for offering a collegial but scientifically rigorous atmosphere for grad school.

  5. The costs of living in the Lafayette/West Lafayette area are comparatively lo for a big school like Purdue compared to other similar campuses.
  6. Living in Lafayette/West Lafayette Indiana is not boring.  On the contrary, this town has plenty of festivals, attractions, and beautiful areas for hiking throughout the year.
  7. If you want big-city entertainment, Indianapolis is about an hour and Chicago two hours away from Lafayette/West Lafayette.

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