Contact The Purdue Exponent for Advertising/Listing Details:

Phone: (765) 743-1111 ext.122
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm
Fax: (765) 743-6087


The Exponent, an independent college newspaper published by the Purdue Student Publishing Foundation, is Indiana’s largest collegiate newspaper and one of the largest in the country. There are approximately 150 who work at the newspaper and only eight full-time professionals.

Exponent alumni include two Pulitzer Prize winners, a presidential speechwriter, an Indiana Supreme Court Justice, a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, a former U.S. ambassador, an Emmy Award winner and many leaders in business and industry.

Exponent Housing

The Exponent Housing site was developed to help current and new students search through the endless possibilities for student living. To list your property on the website please call us at (765) 743-1111 ext 122 or submit your request to ATTN: Exponent Housing.

Exponent History

The Exponent began publication on Dec. 15, 1889 and became a daily newspaper in 1906.

In 1969, the Exponent became an independent newspaper, owned and operated by the Purdue Student Publishing Foundation, a not-for-profit, education foundation. Board members include seven students, three Purdue faculty members and three community members. As an independent college newspaper, the Exponent receives no money from the university, except through advertising.

On May 15, 1989, the Exponent moved from the basement of the Purdue Memorial Union to the Exponent Journalism Center, 460 Northwestern Ave.

On Sept. 9, 1996, the Exponent launched its electronic edition of the newspaper.