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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are lots of good looking people. Girls definitely have the better deal. The average boy is better looking than the average girl, and campus is 60% male. The gender ratio is even more in the girls favor for engineering.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Decent girls - not as good as other Big Ten schools.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A wide diversity in all aspects of life, and there are always friendly others with mutual interests.

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5 College Student

Guys & Girls: Purdue University is a very diverse school with many international students living on and off campus. You see women completely covered up and you see some wearing nothing at all. Guys all dress different, some dress in suits others in just jeans and a t-shirt. Typically Asian girls hold hands while walking, where as American girls do not do that. International students usually talk in their native language to each other.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: In general, both guys and girls at my campus are well put-together, intelligent, interested, and focused. Dress varies greatly, as do interests because it is such a big school. We are a very diverse campus so there are people from a lot of different countries and so they have different lifestyles, but all are accepted.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the consensus is in: no matter who or what you're attracted to, you'll be able to find it at Purdue. The girls come out the definite winners; with about one-and-a-half men to each woman, the odds are in your favor, ladies. And it seems that the ratio is not the only thing going for you; according to Purdue's female population, the men aren't too hard on the eyes. Gentlemen, Purdue is not without its share of female beauties. After all, the former Miss Indiana and her first runner-up were both students of Purdue, and a jaunt past any sorority house will show you that, indeed, pretty women are everywhere. Don't think of the unfair girl-to-guy ratio as a deterrent; instead, think of it as a challenge.

While Purdue does not appear to host the sexiest population in the Big Ten, students will say that, overall, people are rather attractive. An underlying grumble about Abercrombie & Fitch wearers permeates this agreement (alongside the eternal complaint that anybody worth looking at is already taken), but it seems that there are plenty of down-to-earth, straight-shooting students to offset the preppy population. The author's final thought? On a campus of 30,000 people your own age, it is mathematically certain that you will find at least one of these other students attractive.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
42%
Male Undergrads
58%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Through the Women's Clinic division of PUSH. They also provide contraceptive counseling and the morning-after pill. Call (765) 494-6504 to set up an appointment.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The Aquatic Center
  2. RSC
  3. Sororities
  4. Bars
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Fraternity parties
  2. Residence hall rooms
Social Scene
Purdue students study hard, but they also like to party hard. Thanks to the core requirements that every student is required to take (history, math, science, and the like), just striking up a conversation with that cute coed sitting next to you will net you a friend, if not always a date. The campus activities (including, but not limited to, residence hall outings, club callouts, and performances) are abundant through the year. They are fun and easy ways to meet members of the opposite sex. Although students are fiercely loyal to their schools and majors, no social hierarchy dominates Purdue's social scene-if you're willing to take the plunge, you'll find it there for you.
Hookups or Relationships?
Whatever you want, you should be able to find. While many students have met their life's partner at Purdue and settled into deep, meaningful relationships, there are also many people willing to engage in casual, relationship-free hookups.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
The mating rituals of Purdue students revolve around that place where everybody knows your name-the bars. Students from all walks of life, majors, and sexual preferences come to the bars in scores to hang out with their friends, meet people, and maybe even eventually date. Because much of the social scene at Purdue revolves around the bars, you'll find that many people end up dating people outside of their major. However, if the bar scene isn't really your thing, it's as easy as pie for freshmen to meet attractive people in a rather unlikely place-the classroom. Since you'll be attending many large lectures that are required for a great amount of majors, you've got your pick of the best and the brightest. Strike up a conversation with that cute engineer sitting next to you in your history class, and ask if you can be study buddies.
Dress Code
Sometimes, you can't tell whether a student at Purdue is going to class or to a club. A great number of students look like they just walked out of the pages of an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog, and plenty others dress to the nines even when they're going to their 7:30 a.m. math class. However, you'll also find a large percentage of the population that wears sweats, flannel shirts, baggy T-shirts, and sometimes even pajamas. The rest of the students sport gear that waver between these two extremes. It's anything and everything goes.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 196 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 196 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 115 responses

  • 21% Being open
  • 20% Joining clubs
  • 12% Greek Life
  • 12% Going to class
  • 8% Stay in the dorm freshman year.
  • 6% On campus religious organizations
  • 6% Clubs
  • 6% Boiler Gold Rush
  • 2% Off campus religious organizations
  • 2% Joining a Co-Op
  • 2% Visiting dining halls - sit with someone new!
  • 1% Join organizations that you're interested in
  • 0% All-American Marching Band

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 224 responses

  • 35% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 58% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 7% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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