Life at Purdue
Facilities for graduate study at Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics are outstanding. Graduate students receive office space in the Krannert Building where faculty members of the Departments of Agricultural Economics and Economics have their offices. Classrooms, the Management and Economics Library, and computer facilities area all located in the Krannert Building. This compact arrangement enables students to use their time efficiently and enhances opportunities for dialogue among faculty and graduate students.
Purdue University and the Department of Agricultural Economics have very up-to-date computer facilities. The department has networked microcomputers located in offices throughout the department that are connected to the campus backbone by fiber optics. Students and faculty also have access to an ever-changing array of high-performance computing machines that currently includes a 320-processor IBM SP supercomputer. The campus network is connected to computers around the world via the Internet.
Due to its size and the diversity of the student population, many opportunities for cultural and social enrichment abound at Purdue. In addition, extracurricular activities are available in the Greater Lafayette community, Indianapolis (about 65 miles to the southeast) and Chicago (about 130 miles to the northwest).