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SAT scores needed to get into Purdue University Main Campus

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1295

The average composite SAT score for admitted Purdue University Main Campus freshman is 1295 out of 1600. Purdue students have the 129th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1295 is in the 88th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1170 to 1420

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1170 to 1420. The 75th percentile score is 1420 while the 25th percentile score is 1170.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Purdue but we estimate it to be around a 1040 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 665

The average score for Purdue students on the math portion of the SAT is 665 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 590 and the 75th percentile score 740.

Average SAT Reading Score 630

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 580 to 680 and the average score for Purdue University Main Campus students is 630.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

76 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Purdue University Main Campus

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Purdue University Main Campus based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 67.2%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.67.

Can I get into Purdue with a 1420 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1420 or higher is very competitive at Purdue and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 79% or higher.

Can I get into Purdue with a 1300 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1300 to 1410 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a good chance of acceptance, around 68% to 79%.

Can I get into Purdue with a 1170 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1170 to 1290 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 52% to 66% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Purdue with a 1040 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1040 to 1160 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 50% chance of admission to Purdue. SAT scores below 1040 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Purdue University Main Campus by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 91%
1590 90%
1580 90%
1570 89%
1560 89%
1550 88%
1540 88%
1530 87%
1520 87%
1510 86%
1500 85%
1490 85%
1480 84%
1470 83%
1460 83%
1450 82%
1440 81%
1430 80%
1420 79%
1410 79%
1400 78%
1390 77%
1380 76%
1370 75%
1360 74%
1350 73%
1340 72%
1330 71%
1320 70%
1310 69%
1300 68%
1290 66%
1280 65%
1270 64%
1260 63%
1250 62%
1240 60%
1230 59%
1220 58%
1210 57%
1200 55%
1190 54%
1180 53%
1170 52%
1160 50%
1150 49%
1140 48%
1130 47%
1120 45%
1110 44%
1100 43%
1090 41%
1080 40%
1070 39%
1060 38%
1050 37%
1040 35%
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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.