The acceptance rate at Purdue is 67%. It ranks #13 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Purdue is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 38,619 out of 57,510 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1170/1420 ACT 25/33). Purdue University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.67. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Purdue application fee is $60 and applications are due by Mar 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Purdue University Main Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||740|
|SAT Composite 75th||1420|
|Average SAT Score||1300
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Purdue University Main Campus?
Purdue University Main Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1040. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. Purdue ranks #3 in Indiana and #129 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|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||34|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||29
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 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Indiana and #134 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Purdue University Main Campus.
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What GPA do you need to get into Purdue University Main Campus?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Purdue. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Purdue University Main Campus was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Purdue accepts 67% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||39.48%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||26.27%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||14.44%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||6.75%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||2.81%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.34%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.05%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
79% 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||48%|
|Top 25% of class||79%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||23%||23%|
Applicants have 30 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Purdue University Main Campus is $60.
What are the requirements for admission to Purdue University Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|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.
76% of students submit their SAT scores to Purdue. 51% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
67% of those who apply are granted admission to Purdue. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1420. 76% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 33. 51% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.