Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, which lies on the banks of the Wabash River and has a population of approximately 48,000. West 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 thirty minutes away and feature water sports and beaches. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan is two hours away. 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
Our mission is to advance the frontiers of statistical sciences and data science in both theory and applications; to provide learning environments that produce well-educated data scientists, statisticians, probabilists, and quantitatively literate people; and to join with others in bringing the strengths of the statistical sciences to address societal needs.
The Department offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Graduate Certificate, Master of Science, and Ph.D. in Statistics. Our programs prepare students for careers in both industry and academia, and prepare them to be leaders in their fields.
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.