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West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S
Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue 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.
Today, Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the second largest international student population of any public university in the United States