Purdue University (Main Campus) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Purdue University admits the majority of applicants each year, making the school generally accessible to applicants. Those interested in applying will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or the ACT. Students can apply to Purdue using the Common Application, which can save time and energy when applying to multiple schools that also use this application. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Purdue University Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Purdue
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 520 / 630
    • SAT Math: 550 / 690
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 25 / 31
    • ACT English: 24 / 32
    • ACT Math: 26 / 32

Purdue University Description

Purdue University in West Lafayette is the main campus of the Purdue University System in Indiana. As the home to over 41,000 students, the campus is a city unto itself that offers over 200 academic programs for undergraduates. West Lafayette is located about 125 miles southeast of Chicago and 65 miles north of Indianapolis. The Purdue Boilermakers compete in the Big Ten Conference, and the school fields nine men's and nine women's Division I NCAA teams. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Purdue was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Be sure to compare the Big Ten schools.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 41,513 (31,105 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 58% Male / 42% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,002 (in-state); $28,804 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,220 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,030
  • Other Expenses: $1,780
  • Total Cost: $23,032 (in-state); $41,834 (out-of-state)

Purdue Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 65%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 46%
    • Loans: 34%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,163
    • Loans: $7,742

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Aeronautics, Apparel and Textiles, Architectural Engineering, Business, Communications Studies, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Hotel Administration, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Management
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Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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