|Admission Standards||Very High|
Can I get into Purdue? The school has a 57% acceptance rate. Last year, 28,363 out of 49,354 applicants were admitted making Purdue a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent. Purdue University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1220|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||740|
|SAT Composite 75th||1430|
|Estimated Average SAT||1330|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Purdue University Main Campus?
Purdue University Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1430 and Above||Good||>69%|
|1325 to 1430||Avg +||57%-69%|
|1220 to 1325||Avg -||44%-57%|
|1115 to 1220||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 1115||Low||<31%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Estimated Average ACT||28|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Purdue?
Admission data indicates that Purdue regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Purdue University Main Campus.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>69%|
|28 to 31||Avg +||57%-69%|
|25 to 28||Avg -||44%-57%|
|22 to 25||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 22||Low||<31%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Purdue University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Purdue University Main Campus was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Purdue accepts 57% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||25%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||11%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||2%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
80% of Purdue University Main Campus freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||47%|
|Top 25% of class||80%|
|Top 50% of class||98%|
|Bottom 50% of class||2%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||28%||27%|
What are the requirements for admission to Purdue University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=243780 IPEDS survey data for Purdue University Main Campus.