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Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, which lies on the banks of the Wabash River and has a population of approximately 28,000. Lafayette can be reached by car from Indianapolis in one hour and from downtown Chicago in two hours. The larger Lafayette-West Lafayette area (population 130,000) is nestled in a predominantly rural area. The local area has shopping malls, restaurants of note, two hospitals, two large municipal parks, and five golf courses. Two of Indiana's larger bodies of water, Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman, are one-half hour away and feature water sports and beaches. Community groups that offer theatrical and musical programs include the Civic Theater and the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. The University offers musical, dramatic and athletic events that may be attended by the general public.
Purdue University, the land-grant college of Indiana, has achieved international recognition in the areas of agriculture, engineering, and science. Since 1960 the University has greatly expanded its efforts in the humanities, but it remains a predominantly technical and scientific institution. Purdue University is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity employer.
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About the Department of Statistics
The Department of Statistics is housed in Haas Hall and the Mathematical Sciences Building. The main office, the graduate office, and some of the department's faculty, staff, and student offices are located on the first and second floors of HAAS. The rest of the faculty, staff, and graduate students are located on the fifth, second, and ground floors of the MATH building. The Department's Graduate program is ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News and World Report, April 2008.
There are 37 tenured and tenure-track professors, 2 emeriti faculty, 4 adjunct faculty members, 7 visiting professors and 15 lecturers who form the Department of Statistics faculty. Visiting Scholars from all over the world enrich the group.
The Department of Statistics has about 348 undergraduate students majoring in statistics and/or actuarial science (a joint major with the Department of Mathematics).
The Department of Statistics has 104 graduate students, 71 are Ph.D. Students and 33 are M.S. students.
For information about Purdue's overall student population, please see Purdue's Data Digest.