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Tuition

$9,992

$28,794

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,684
Declined + 12,271
Total Received 30,955
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undergraduateRatios

57%

43%

male

female

1  :  13

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 38,788
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  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)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NAIT (National Association of Industrial Technology)
•  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

29,440

undergraduate students

9,348

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
700-800
24%
600-699
38%
500-599
30%
400-499
8%
700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
43%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
32%
24-29
43%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
30-36
37%
24-29
49%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
51%
18-23
19%
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West Lafayette, IN

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West Lafayette, IN

2,559-acre campus in West Lafayette (population: 30,419), 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
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
50 fraternities 10% of male students
 
31 sororities 8% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
47%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
700-800
24%
600-699
38%
500-599
30%
400-499
8%
700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
43%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
32%
24-29
43%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
30-36
37%
24-29
49%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
51%
18-23
19%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 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)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations

Considered

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

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,684
Declined + 12,271
Total Received 30,955

Admissions Right Now

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
Additional fees $784
Total $9,992
Average Financial Aid - $13,081
Total with Avg. Aid $-3,089

Financial Aid

86%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,081

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $25,464,869
State $21,157,353
Institutional $37,305,148
Other external $2,692,157
Total $86,619,527

Non-need-based

Federal $7,951,101
State $2,149,799
Institutional $27,200,919
Other external $7,060,833
Total $44,362,652

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
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.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Aeronautics/Astronautics
African-American Studies
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Mechanization
Agricultural Meteorology
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agriculture
Agronomy
American Studies
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Apparel Design/Technology
Art/Design
Athletic Training
Audiology/Speech Science
Audiology/Speech Sciences
Aviation Flight Technology
Aviation Technologies
Basic Medical Sciences
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Botany/Plant Pathology
Building Construction/Contracting
Business Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Education
Child Development/Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Clinical Pharmacy/Administration
Communication
Communication Teaching
Communication/Philosophy
Communications
Community Health
Comparative Literature
Comparative Medicine
Comparative Pathology
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Graphics Technology
Computer Science
Computer Sciences
Computer Technology
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology
Construction Engineering
Consumer Affairs
Consumer Sciences/Retailing
Consumer/Family Sciences
Continuing Education
Coordinated Dietetics
Curriculum/Instruction
Didactic Dietetics
Earth/Atmospheric Sciences
Earth/Atmospheric Sciences Teaching
Ecological Sciences/Engineering
Economics
Education
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Education
English
English Education
Entomology
Environmental Health Sciences
Extension Education
Family/Consumer Science Education
Farm Business Management
Financial Counseling/Planning
Food Science
Food Service/Lodging Supervision
Food/Nutrition
Foods/Nutrition in Business
Foreign Languages/Literature
Foreign Languages/Literatures Teaching
Forestry
Forestry/Natural Resources
General Agriculture
General Education
General Health Sciences
General Management
General Science
Genetics
Gerontology
Health Sciences
Health/Kinesiology
Health/Physical Education/Recreation
Health/Safety Teaching
History
Horticulture
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Individual/Family Studies
Industrial Administration
Industrial Arts Teaching
Industrial Education
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Management
Industrial Pharmacy
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Physical Pharmacy
Information Security
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Interdisciplinary Film
Land Surveying
Landscape Architecture
Liberal Arts
Life Sciences
Linguistics
Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Materials Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Science
Medical Chemistry
Medical Chemistry/Pharmacognosy
Medical Education
Medieval Studies
Molecular Pharmacology
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Resources/Environmental Science
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition
Nutrition Science
Nutrition/Fitness/Health
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Leadership/Supervision
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Philosophy/Literature
Physical Education
Physical Education Health/Recreation
Physical Education Teacher Education
Physics
Physics Teaching
Plant Biology
Plant Physiology
Plant Protection
Political Science
Pre-Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Pre-Allied Health
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Psychological Sciences
Psychology
Recreation
Religious Studies
Restaurant/Institutional Management
Retail Management
Science
Science/Culture
Selling/Sales Management
Small Business
Social Studies Teaching
Sociology/Anthropology
Special Education Teaching
Speech/Language/Hearing Science
Statistics
Statistics/Mathematics
Technology
Technology Education
Theatre
Theatre Acting
Veterinary Anatomy
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Pathobiology
Veterinary Physiology/Pharmacology
Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Technology
Visual Art
Visual Arts Teaching
Visual Communication Design
Visual/Performing Arts
Wildlife
Wildlife Sciences
Women's Studies
Youth Development
Youth/Adult/Family Services
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Undergraduate

76%

29,440
students

Female
43%
12,597

Male
57%
16,843

Graduate

24%

9,348
students

Female
41%
3,786

Male
59%
5,562

undergraduateFull-time

95%

28,142
students

Female
43%
11,996

Male
57%
16,146

undergraduatePart-time

5%

1,298
students

Female
47%
601

Male
53%
697

Student Break-down

17%
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
66%
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

34%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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

  • 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
Indonesia
Malaysia
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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