Purdue University is a public land grant university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. It is particularly noted for its schools of engineering and agriculture, and as of recently, for their school of business. Equally renowned and lesser publicized are Purdue's strength in liberal and fine arts.
Purdue's sports teams are called the Boilermakers. They participate in the NCAA's Division I-A, and in the Big Ten Conference. The team name purports to have come from a former practice of illegally employing industrial workers for its football team.
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