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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Purdue University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
Hovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Website
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Purdue University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1320
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,693/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,250/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,005/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,828/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,605/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,323/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.264 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.286 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.282 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,309Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 171 responses
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  • Diverse
    22%
  • Focused
    22%
  • Friendly and focused
    22%
  • Indifferent-they do them and you do you
    12%
  • Nice
    7%
  • Driven
    5%
  • Easygoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.340 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.395 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 171 responses
Report
  • Boiler up
    29%
  • Driven
    18%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Challenging
    12%
  • Community
    8%
  • "What are our school colors?" "Mostly red brick."
    5%
  • Degree
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.170 responses
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Purdue University Reviews

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My experience at Purdue has been great! At Purdue, students are offered great opportunities to participate in research, student led organizations, and extra curricular activities on throughout the year. Because Purdue is a research university, students and faculty definitely can develop a rapport that fosters a students growth in obtaining certain knowledge and skills. Purdue also offers many great opportunities for students to develop leadership through becoming members of one of the hundreds organizations on campus. Lastly, Purdue students can attend many sports events whether it be for the school's football team or even an intramural team game. Purdue has may eateries and study spots so people can meet up for lunch or dinner then study for upcoming exams. Together, Purdue is a great school for people to cultivate connections and develop necessary leadership skills for their careers and in life.
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I love Purdue University because you truly get the authentic "university experience" you hear others talk about. The academia at Purdue is reason enough to attend the University, but the beautiful campus, AMAZING basketball team, and wonderful Purdue Pete mascot are additional bonuses! Safety is an important criterium when looking at colleges, especially for parents who are leaving their children there. When living on campus I did not feel unsafe once throughout my whole year. There are plenty of resources regarding safety, including a "safe walk" program, and safety alarms around campus. Purdue has gone above and beyond with campus living and making each and every student feel safe!
Purdue is well known for their math and science curriculum and the material is rigorous. However, it is worth it because all of the faculty and staff care about you and your success. For such a large university, you would think it would be hard to find a helping hand, but not at Purdue. They provide the utmost amount of support and guidance, and it makes you feel like an important individual in a vast sea of more than 40,000 students. The layout of the campus was ingeniously designed, considering Purdue is an engineering powerhouse, this is a reassuring fact. Lastly, the diversity at Purdue makes it easy to build your network, which becomes wildly relevant post-graduation when searching for a start to your career. Overall, an outstanding university. Boiler Up!