Purdue University - Main Campus: Ranking & Review

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West Lafayette
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United States
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World
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11318
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

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

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

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
Engineering1,6856792912,655
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3931,259370152,037
Health Professions and Related Programs3042981268808
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1353812625702
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services144314028612
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences144608347604
Education2624721121505
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs14921310372
Social Sciences13103522368
Mathematics and Statistics2602822310
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2242654304
Physical Sciences1362094250
Psychology168129189
Visual and Performing Arts215416172
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences12387138
Transportation and Materials Moving7536111
Natural Resources and Conservation88108106
English Language and Literature & Letters551930104
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies8888
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics41251480
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies404852
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities4848
History334542
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies164525
Philosophy and Religious Studies91919
Architecture and Related Services1515
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 population46,000
Phone7654944600
Fax+1 (765) 494 0544

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