31,006
Students
Financial aid thermometer
13,942
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
57
57%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Purdue University is a University institution located in West Lafayette, IN, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 475 Stadium Mall Drive
Schleman Hall
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2050
United States
Contact Ms. Kristina M. Wong Davis
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Email: admissions@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-9116
Fax: 765-494-0544

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Business And Management Checkmark
Agricultural Communication/journalism Checkmark
Agricultural Economics Checkmark
Agricultural Mechanization Checkmark
Agriculture Checkmark
Agroecology And Sustainable Agriculture Checkmark
Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences Checkmark
Farm And Ranch Management Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Horticultural Science Checkmark
Soil Science And Agronomy Checkmark
Turf And Turfgrass Management Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Landscape Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Botany/plant Biology Checkmark
Cell And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Entomology Checkmark
Genetics Checkmark
Microbiology And Immunology Checkmark
Neurobiology And Anatomy Checkmark
Plant Genetics Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration Checkmark
Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark Checkmark
Selling Skills And Sales Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Graphics Checkmark Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
Learning Sciences Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education Related Checkmark
Technology/industrial Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/space Engineering Checkmark
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Construction Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Related Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Nuclear Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Aeronautical/aerospace Engineering Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Architectural Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Engineering/industrial Management Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology Checkmark Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Consumer Merchandising/retailing Management Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Hispanic And Latin American Languages Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Health And Wellness Checkmark
Health Professions Related Checkmark
Pharmaceutics And Drug Design Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Veterinary/animal Health Technology Checkmark Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Computational And Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Financial Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematical Statistics And Probability Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Ancient Studies Checkmark
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Systems Science And Theory Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Fishing And Fisheries Sciences And Management Checkmark
Forestry Checkmark
Natural Resources Management And Policy Checkmark
Natural Resources/conservation Checkmark
Wood Science And Wood Products/pulp And Paper Technology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Experimental Psychology Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Airline Pilot And Flight Crew Checkmark Checkmark
Aviation/airway Management Checkmark Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Theater Design And Technology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

48,912
Applied
28,092
Accepted
31,006
Enrolled
57%
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Female Admissions

18,897
Females Applied
12,616
Females Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

30,015
Males Applied
15,476
Males Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.75
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported December 12th Yes
Other early decision plan November 1st December 12th
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 617 570 670
SAT Math 665 580 710
ACT Composite 29 25 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,208
In-state
28,010
Out-of-state
Fees icon

Fees

784
Full-time student fees
10,030
Room & board
4,860
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

13,942
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,452
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
1,595
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,059
Avg. Loan Aid
5,344
Avg. Grant Aid
12,782
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
77%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
33%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

31,006
Total undergrad students
16%
International Students
36%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.97%
Black or African American 3.01%
White or Caucasian 63.07%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 7.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 2.87%
Other 2.28%

Gender

Male (57.19%)
Female (42.81%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 40%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
PESC Roundtable, Homecoming and Purdue Dance Marathon

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
More
cooperative housing
Most popular organizations:
Purdue Student Government, FSCL Councils, RHA, Society of Women Engineers and AG Council

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

2,642
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 2,287
Part-time - 355
Male - 1,672
Female - 970