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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
580
75th
740
25th
590
75th
34
25th
24
75th
33
25th
26
75th
33
25th
25
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 38,619
Declined 18,891
Total Received 57,510
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Public

36,989

undergraduate students

12,038

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 49,027
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational

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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: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
580
75th
740
25th
590
75th
34
25th
24
75th
33
25th
26
75th
33
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 38,619
Declined 18,891
Total Received 57,510

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Admission test scores
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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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Financial Aid

50%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$10,213

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,208
Room $4,860
Board $5,398
Additional fees $784
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $21,250
Average Financial Aid - $10,213
Total with Avg. Aid $11,037

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $25,424,702
State $26,127,499
Institutional $59,359,123
Other external $4,383,831
Total $115,295,155

Non-need-based

Federal $7,943,856
State $2,754,971
Institutional $29,204,323
Other external $8,044,286
Total $47,947,436

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 765 494-5050
F: 765 494-6707
facontact@purdue.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
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/Recreational Sports

aikido, archery, badminton, ballroom dance, 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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Ten Conference (Division I, Football I-A)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Acting.
Actuarial Science.
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician.
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
Agricultural Business and Management, General.
Agricultural Communication/Journalism.
Agricultural Economics.
Agricultural Engineering.
Agricultural Mechanization, General.
Agricultural Teacher Education.
Agricultural and Extension Education Services.
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, General.
Apparel and Textiles, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical 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.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Graphics.
Computer Science.
Construction Engineering.
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management.
Creative Writing.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Education, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering, General.
Engineering, Other.
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entomology.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Experimental Psychology.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management.
Fashion/Apparel Design.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Financial Planning and Services.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management.
Food Science.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Forest Sciences and Biology.
Forestry, General.
French Language and Literature.
Genetics, General.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Gerontology.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health and Wellness, General.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Health/Medical Physics.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
History, General.
Horticultural Science.
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Industrial Engineering.
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Industrial and Product Design.
Information Technology.
Interior Design.
Italian Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Landscape Architecture.
Learning Sciences.
Linguistics.
Management Science.
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.
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician.
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Microbiology and Immunology.
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Neurobiology and Anatomy.
Nuclear Engineering.
Nursing Science.
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.
Public Health, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Russian Language and Literature.
Selling Skills and Sales Operations.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Sociology, General.
Soil Science and Agronomy, General.
Special Education and Teaching, Other.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Statistics, General.
Systems Science and Theory.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
Toxicology.
Turf and Turfgrass Management.
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General.
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.
Women's Studies.
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology/Technician.
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

49,027

total students

50%

in-state

50%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

36,989
students

Female
43%
15,841

Male
57%
21,148

25%

12,038
students

Female
44%
5,322

Male
56%
6,716

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

33,097
students

Female
42%
14,017

Male
58%
19,080

11%

3,892
students

Female
47%
1,824

Male
53%
2,068

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Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

0%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 98
Countries most often represented China
India
Indonesia
Malaysia
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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Lists & Rankings

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