Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
42,699
Total Number of Undergrads
32,132
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
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
34%
40-99 Students
19%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
75%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
48%
51%
Ethnicity

African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
White
78%
Hispanic
3%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

4.22 Average Rating
Purdue is hard.
Like, duh, right?
But hear me out.
This is not the type of school to slack off in. Especially for engineering.
Keep up with your studies or you will fall behind.
Christina from Gurnee, IL
Purdue is considered the 6th most difficult school in the United States to receive an A. In other words, it is VERY difficult. However this is what makes the Purdue degree so world renown. You will learn to handle challenges that students from most places wouldn't be able to complete after they graduate. This fact can be verified by the insane amount of career fairs that exist on campus, including Industrial round table which takes place every year, one of the largest (if not the largest) career fairs in the world. We have 300% more on-campus interviews than any other university in the US. It is very uncommon for a student not to have a job when they graduate. Many majors have 100% job placement rates after graduation.

The faculty are incredible, the class sizes small, the research opportunities numerous, and the industry engagement is in-depth.

I have had multiple classes with only 5 other students and the world leading expert on autonomous aircraft as the professor. This sort of thing is not uncommon at Purdue.
Evan from Placentia, CA
Guys--it's hard. But Purdue is a top school, so getting your butt kicked by academics (it will happen to even the smartest of the smarty-pants!) is only going to put you on top of the applicant pile when it comes time to get a big-kid job.
Marie from Goose Creek, SC