Purdue University -- West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University -- West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

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Tuition & Fees

$9,992

$28,794

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
51%
500-599
24%
400-499
1%
700-800
43%
600-699
34%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
30-36
47%
24-29
37%
18-23
13%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 32,834
Declined 22,078
Total Received 54,912
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Public

33,646

undergraduate students

10,905

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Purdue University -- West Lafayette 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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 44,551
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

2,602-acre campus in West Lafayette (population: 46,269), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Indianapolis
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Indianapolis International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Purdue Student Government
  • FSCL Councils
  • RHA
  • Purdue Engineering Student Council
  • AG Council

Top Events

  • PESC Roundtable
  • Homecoming
  • Purdue Dance Marathon

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
49%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
51%
500-599
24%
400-499
1%
700-800
43%
600-699
34%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
30-36
47%
24-29
37%
18-23
13%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.69

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 32,834
Declined 22,078
Total Received 54,912

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)

Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

61%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,879

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,208
Room & board $10,030
Additional fees $784
Books & supplies $1,160
Other fees $1,630
Total $22,812
Average Financial Aid - $4,879
Total with Avg. Aid $17,933

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, archery, badminton, baseball, crew, cricket, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, judo, karate, kendo, lacrosse, racquetball, rifle/pistol, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, tae kwon do, tennis, trap/skeet, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, archery, badminton, baseball, crew, cricket, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, judo, karate, kendo, lacrosse, racquetball, rifle/pistol, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, tae kwon do, tennis, trap/skeet, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture, General
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Asian Studies/Civilization
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication, General
Comparative Literature
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Creative Writing
Design and Visual Communications, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entomology
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Experimental Psychology
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
Fashion/Apparel Design
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Financial Mathematics
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Food Science
Forestry, General
French Language and Literature
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Wellness, General
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Industrial and Product Design
Information Technology
Interior Design
Italian Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Learning Sciences
Linguistics
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Microbiology and Immunology
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Nuclear Engineering
Nutrition Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Plant Genetics
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Systems Science and Theory
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Women's Studies
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

44,551

total students

57%

in-state

43%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

33,646
students

Female
43%
14,567

Male
57%
19,079

24%

10,905
students

Female
44%
4,814

Male
56%
6,091

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

32,025
students

Female
43%
13,768

Male
57%
18,257

5%

1,621
students

Female
50%
799

Male
50%
822

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 59%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

759

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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