Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN, USA
4.22 Average Rating

Purdue University-West Lafayette is a public research university founded in 1869 and the main campus of the Purdue University System. Purdue is home to 11 colleges and schools including a nationally renowned School of Engineering conferring degrees in over 200 majors. For students interested in the arts, the Purdue campus features two art galleries and over 30 musical ensembles. Throughout the year, Purdue Convocations presents a number of well-known musical and theatrical events for students and the community.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
66%
Out of State Students
34%
0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1231
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 January 15, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
39,409
Total Number of Undergrads
29,497
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
73%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,117
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$9,992
Out-of-State Tuition
$28,794
0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
46%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,865
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
57%
43%
Student Organizations
1,055
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Indianapolis
Lafayette
Chicago
San Francisco
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
72%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,100
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What Students Are Saying

4.22 Average Rating
Purdue is basically a land of opportunity; you get out of it what you put in, and much, much more. More majors and minors than you can imagine, even more clubs and organizations--something for everyone! I love this school and campus to the bottom of my heart and would recommend it to anyone.
Marie from Goose Creek, SC
Purdue University provides a diverse, challenging, and fulfilling environment in which to learn and excel. The organizations and classes allow for student self-discovery while the professors and services provide guidance for reaching each individual's goals. This campus, overall, does a beautiful and effective job of creating well-rounded and prepared students.
Annadele from South Bend, IN