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Purdue University-Main Campus Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Hovde Hall of Administration West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
Phone: (765) 494-4600
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Purdue University-Main Campus
  • Located in West Lafayette, IN
  • Public
  • 41,063 students enrolled
  • 68% admitted
  • $9,208 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Random Purdue Student
  • I am a current student here

    It's important to have some variety when you apply. Purdue will want to see that you have academic rigor, but that you also have other interests in other activities. Little things like a language club or volunteering at the local library are all items you should try to have.

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  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Keep your options open. Identifying what major(s) that will get you to the career you want will help with narrowing what college you will attend. Do what you are passionate about. If you don't love what you are learning about there is no point in learning it.

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  • Christina from Gurnee, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Please, please, please, please stay focused. I know how tempting it is to say that you can go out for an hour and you'll get to that assignment later. But trust me, easier said than done. College is the best, worst, craziest, easiest, and most stressful part of your life. Sometimes all at the same time. But you're here for a reason. To educate yourself. Don't get all wrapped up in the glories of adulthood because your childhood will pass you by. And the one thing I miss the most is my easy-going childhood.

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  • Evan from Placentia, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Expect to be challenged, but don't let that detour you. You will find that Purdue is filled with passionate nerdy people and that even if you are a procrastinator now (I was), the enormous academic passion of the student body will help you love the challenge. Get involved! there is over 1000 student organizations at Purdue and if for some strange reason you can't find one that suits you, you can make your own with only two members. However it is college, so no one is going to make you get involved, use the resources that are in front of you. You will be a happier person if you do. Utilize the amazon stores to the fullest! Purdue is one of the few schools that have actual amazon stores (2) on campus. They allow for one day pickup on most things with the fantastic amazon prime discounts. They make your life easier for sure! Visit! Before you choose a school you should always visit. Purdue tends to have a stronger name the further you are away from Indiana, so if you are an Indiana resident you should definitely visit the school before you look at other Indiana schools, to see why the name is so strong world wide. If you are like me and are an out of state student, the visit will sell the school to you in ways you can't get without the visit. Be ready to be thrown into a world of diversity that is almost definitely different than what you are used to. Purdue has more international students than any other public university, second most to only one private school. You will meet people from literally everywhere.

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