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Tuition & Fees

$10,002

$29,598

not including room and board

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,506
Declined + 16,200
Total Received 39,706
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undergraduateRatios

57%

43%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Computer Science
  3. Management
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School Facts

Purdue University is a public, comprehensive institution. Founded in 1869, it adopted coeducation in 1874. Its 2,602-acre campus is located in West Lafayette, 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis, IN.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 38,770
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Codes

SAT 1631
ACT 1230

Public

29,255

undergraduate students

9,515

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
32%
500-599
44%
400-499
15%
700-800
28%
600-699
37%
500-599
28%
400-499
7%
700-800
8%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
16%
30-36
32%
24-29
51%
18-23
17%
30-36
36%
24-29
41%
18-23
22%
12-17
1%
30-36
39%
24-29
48%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
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West Lafayette, IN

2,595-acre campus in West Lafayette (population: 30,875), 65 miles from Indianapolis; branch campuses in Fort Wayne, Hammond, and Westville. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Indianapolis. Public transportation serves campus.

Purdue University — West Lafayette
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
50 fraternities 17% of male students
 
31 sororities 20% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
42%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
32%
500-599
44%
400-499
15%
700-800
28%
600-699
37%
500-599
28%
400-499
7%
700-800
8%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
16%
30-36
32%
24-29
51%
18-23
17%
30-36
36%
24-29
41%
18-23
22%
12-17
1%
30-36
39%
24-29
48%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,506
Declined + 16,200
Total Received 39,706

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Pamela T. Horne
Dean of Admissions
P: 765 494-1776
F: 765 494-0544
admissions@purdue.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,208
Room $4,860
Board $5,170
Additional fees $794
Books & supplies $1,210
Total $21,242
Average Financial Aid - $13,076
Total with Avg. Aid $8,166

Financial Aid

85%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,076

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,348,742
State $20,683,151
Institutional $36,080,067
Other external $2,490,146
Total $83,602,106

Non-need-based

Federal $6,393,063
State $2,138,887
Institutional $29,114,645
Other external $7,818,543
Total $45,465,138

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Ten Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Boilermaker Special
School colors
old gold and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accelerated Nursing
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Aeronautic Engineering Technology
Aeronautical Technology
Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
Aeronautics/Astronautics
Aerospace Financial Analysis
African-American Studies
Agribusiness
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Communication
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Finance
Agricultural Systems Management
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agricultural/Natural Resource Engineering
Agriculture
Agronomy
Agronomy Business/Marketing
Airline Management/Operations
Airport Management/Operations
American Studies
Animal Agribusiness
Animal Production
Animal Products
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Animation
Anthropology
Apparel Design/Technology
Applied Exercise/Health
Applied Mathematics
Applied Meteorology
Applied Meteorology/Climate
Applied Physics
Applied Statistics
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science
Audiology/Speech Science
Audiology/Speech Sciences
Automation/Robotics Engineering Technology
Aviation Management
Aviation Technology
Basic Medical Sciences
Behavioral Neuroscience Psychology
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biological/Food Process Engineering
Biology
Biology Education
Biomedical Engineering
Botany/Plant Pathology
Brain/Behavioral Science
Building Construction Management
Building Construction/Contracting
Building Information Modeling
Business Management
Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Education
Child Development/Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Clinical Pharmacy/Administration
Communication
Communication/Gerontol
Communication/Human Relations
Communication/Philosophy
Communications
Comparative Literature
Comparative Pathobiology
Comparative Pathobiology/Gerontol
Comparative Pathology
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Graphics Technology
Computer Science
Computer Science/Software Engineering
Computer Sciences
Computer Technology
Computer/Information Science
Computer/Information Technology
Construction Engineering
Consumer Science
Consumer Science/Gerontol
Consumer Sciences/Retailing
Continuing Education
Coordinated Dietetics
Corporate Communication
Creative Writing
Crop Science
Culinary Science
Curriculum/Instruction
Developmental/Family Science
Didactic Dietetics
Dietetics/Nutrition Fitness/Health
ECE/Exceptional Needs
Earth/Atmospheric Sciences
Earth/Atmospheric Sciences Teaching
Earth/Atmospheric/Planetary Science
Earth/Atmospheric/Planetary Science
Ecological Sciences/Engineering
Ecology/Evolution/Environmental Biology
Economics
Education
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Education
Engineering Technology
English
English Education
Entomology
Environmental Geoscience
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Plant Studies
Environmental Soil Science
Environmental/Ecological Engineering
Environmental/Natural Resource Engineering
Family/Consumer Science Education
Film/Video/Theatre Productions
Finance
Financial Counseling/Planning
Fine Arts
Fisheries/Aquatic Sciences
Food Industry Marketing/Management
Food Manufacturing Operations
Food Science
Food/Nutrition
Foods/Nutrition in Business
Foreign Languages/Literature
Foreign Languages/Literatures Teaching
Forestry
Forestry/Natural Resources
Game Studies
General Agriculture
General Health Sciences
General Management
General Science
Genetics
Geology/Geophysics
Health Education
Health Sciences
Health/Disease
Health/Fitness
Health/Kinesiology
Health/Kinesiology/Gerontol
Health/Physical Education
History
Horticulture
Hospitality/Tour Management/Gerontol
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Human Centered Design/Development
Human Services
Industrial Administration
Industrial Distribution
Industrial Education
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Management
Industrial Pharmacy
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Physical Pharmacy
Information Security
Interdepartmental Food Science
Interdepartmental Food Science
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Interdisciplinary Film
Interdisciplinary Life Science
Interdisciplinary Life Science
Interdisciplinary Program Information Security
International Agronomy
International Ecological Sciences/Engineering
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Horticulture/Design
Languages/Cultures
Liberal Arts
Life Sciences
Linguistics
Management
Management/Executive
Management/Executive
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mass Communication
Materials Engineering
Math/Operations Research
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics Teaching
Mathematics/Business
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mathematics/Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medical Chemistry
Medical Chemistry/Molecular Pharmacy
Medical Chemistry/Pharmacognosy
Medical Education
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Molecular Pharmacology
Movement/Sport Sciences
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Resources/Environmental Science
Network Engineering Technology
Neurobiology/Physiology
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition
Nutrition Science
Nutrition Science/Gerontology
Nutrition/Fitness/Health
Occupational Health Science
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Leadership/Supervision
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy Practice/Gerontology
Philosophy
Philosophy/Literature
Physical Education
Physical Education Health/Recreation
Physical Education Teacher Education
Physics
Physics Teaching
Planetary Sciences
Plant Biology
Plant Genetic Breeding/Biotechnology
Plant Genetics/Breeding
Plant Science
Political Science
Pre-Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Pre-Allied Health
Pre-Communication
Pre-Dental Studies
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Professional Flight Technology
Professional Writing
Psychological Sciences
Psychological Sciences/Gerontol
Psychology
Public Health
Public Health Promotion
Public Horticulture
Public Relations/Rhetorical Advocacy
Public Relations/Strategic Communication
Quantitative Agricultural Economics
Radiological Health/Pre-MP
Radiological/Health Sciences
Religious Studies
Retail Management
Sales/Marketing
Science
Science/Culture
Selling/Sales Management
Social Studies Teaching
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Sociology/Gerontol
Soil/Crop Management
Soil/Crop Science
Soil/Water Sciences
Special Education Teaching
Speech/Language/Hearing Science
Speech/Language/Hearing/Pre-Professinal
Speech/Language/Hearing/Science/Gerontol
Statistics
Statistics/Mathematics
Strategy/Organizational Management
Studio Arts/Technology
Supply Chain Information/Analytics
Supply Chain/Management Technology
Sustainable Biomaterials
Sustainable Food/Farm Systems
Systems Analysis/Design
Teacher License/Curriculum/Instruction
Teacher License/Educational Studies
Technology
Technology Education
Technology Education/Industrial Arts
Technology Leadership/Innovation
Theatre Acting
Theatre Design/Production
Turf Science
Turf Science/Management
Unmanned Aerial Systems
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Veterinary Clinical Sciences/Gerontol
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Technology
Virtual Product Integration
Visual Art
Visual Arts Teaching
Visual Arts/Design Education
Visual Communication Design
Visual/Performing Arts
Web Programming/Design
Wildlife
Wildlife Sciences
Women's Studies
Wood Products/Manufacturing Technology
Youth Development
Youth Development/Agricultural Education
Youth/Adult/Family Services
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Undergraduate

75%

29,255
students

Female
43%
12,465

Male
57%
16,790

Graduate

25%

9,515
students

Female
41%
3,901

Male
59%
5,614

undergraduateFull-time

95%

27,881
students

Female
43%
11,865

Male
57%
16,016

undergraduatePart-time

5%

1,374
students

Female
44%
600

Male
56%
774

Student Break-down

18%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

39%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 92
Countries most often represented China
India
Malaysia
Pakistan
Republic Of Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kim Powers
Assistant Director
765 496-3154
iss@purdue.edu

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