Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN, USA
4.23 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 ranked #56 in National Universities while their highly regarded undergraduate engineering program ranks #8 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Purdue is the #1 destination for international students pursuing STEM degrees according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which contributes to the school’s large international student population.

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
56%
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, 2018 January 15, 2018
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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
12:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,516
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$9,208
Out-of-State Tuition
$28,010
0
100
83%
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
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
$61,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.23 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

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