Purdue University – Main Campus: Ranking & Review

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West Lafayette Rank United States Rank World Rank
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Top 1%

Purdue University - Main Campus Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate57%52%67%
Applicants49,35430,36318,991
Admissions28,36315,70812,655
Enrolled undergraduates7,7284,3433,385
Enrolled total (including graduate students)42,69924,55918,140

7,841 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,494 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $60. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores5,367
Percent of students submitting SAT scores69%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
620
Math
645

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores4,596
Percent of students submitting ACT scores59%
ACT Composite
28
ACT English
28
ACT Math
29

Purdue University - Main Campus Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $22,812 $41,614
Off-campus $21,612 $40,414
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,030 and other expenses per full academic year.

Purdue University - Main Campus provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 12,979 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $9,208 $28,010
Fees for full-time undergraduates $784 $784
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $348 $948
Tuition for Full-time graduates $9,208 $28,010
Fees for full-time graduates $784 $784
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $348 $948

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering 1,685 679 291 2,655
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 393 1,259 370 15 2,037
Health Professions and Related Programs 30 429 81 268 808
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 13 538 126 25 702
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1 443 140 28 612
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 14 460 83 47 604
Education 26 247 211 21 505
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 149 213 10 372
Social Sciences 1 310 35 22 368
Mathematics and Statistics 260 28 22 310
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 224 26 54 304
Physical Sciences 136 20 94 250
Psychology 168 12 9 189
Visual and Performing Arts 2 154 16 172
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 123 8 7 138
Transportation and Materials Moving 75 36 111
Natural Resources and Conservation 88 10 8 106
English Language and Literature & Letters 55 19 30 104
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 88 88
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 41 25 14 80
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 40 4 8 52
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 48 48
History 33 4 5 42
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 16 4 5 25
Philosophy and Religious Studies 9 1 9 19
Architecture and Related Services 15 15
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians
Grand Total5287,0452,15199210,716

A total of 7,573 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Purdue University - Main Campus.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,143 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate78%76%81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%
  • Part-time retention rate - 47%

General info

Alternative namesPurdue-West Lafayette
PU
Purdue-WL
Purdue
Founded1869
MottoEducation, Research, Service
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsold gold, black
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff10,489
Instructional FTE2,092
Research FTE476
Public Service FTE205
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitepurdue.edu
AddressHovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907-2040
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone7654944600
Fax+1 (765) 494 0544

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