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Purdue University Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana

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Overview

Student Population
44,474
Purdue University Main Campus overview
Location West Lafayette, Indiana
Online purdue.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Purdue University Main Campus overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University Main Campus is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 55,311 prospective students applied, and 33,093 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 8,195 enrolled in the school.  38,395 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,079 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $9,208 plus fees of $784. Purdue is ranked 94 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

9/10
Overall
9/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
9/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

Purdue is rated within the top 20% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Purdue University Main Campus within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
Purdue University Main Campus overview
SAT 1190/1440
ACT 25/32
GPA 3.7
Applications Accepted
59.8% 
Purdue University Main Campus overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Indiana Resident Tuition
$9,208
In State Costs for Purdue University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,190
Other Fees$784
Room and Board $10,030
Budget for Other Expenses$1,670
Total One Year Cost$22,882
Out of State Resident Tuition
$28,010
Out of State Costs for Purdue University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,190
Other Fees$784
Room and Board $10,030
Budget for Other Expenses$1,670
Total One Year Cost$41,684

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$61,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Purdue University Main Campus students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 18%
Business 18%
Engineering Technology 8%
Work and Family Studies 6%
Education 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=243780 IPEDS survey data for Purdue University Main Campus.

Current students may use the Purdue University Main Campus GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.