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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Purdue University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
Hovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Website

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Purdue University

Cost

Net Price
$13,081/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,153/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,073/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,391/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,638/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,144/ year

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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.269 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.265 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,419Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 154 responses
Report
  • Focused
    25%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Friendly and focused
    21%
  • Indifferent-they do them and you do you
    12%
  • Nice
    8%
  • Easygoing
    5%
  • Driven
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.323 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.378 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 154 responses
Report
  • Boiler up
    30%
  • Driven
    19%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Challenging
    10%
  • Community
    8%
  • "What are our school colors?" "Mostly red brick."
    5%
  • Degree
    3%

After Purdue University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
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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I am very happy with my decision to come to Purdue! I came in as a student in Exploratory Studies, because I really didn't know what I wanted to major in or what career path I wanted to take. The Exploratory program helped me tremendously by encouraging me to interview people in various majors and careers that I was interested in as well as providing me with several personality tests. By the end of the semester, I was confident in my decision to pursue a degree in Animal Sciences with a concentration in pre-vet med. Aside from my experiences with Exploratoy Studies, Purdue has been a great place to meet people from all different races and cultures, it has challenged me in my academics but is full of resources to help me maintain good grades, and it has so many fun clubs to join to practice your hobbies or foster new ones. I would definitely recommend Purdue to anyone considering it!
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I'm in my third year of engineering at Purdue and it's become my home. I've made friends that are family to me and have been through a rough past 2 years with me and stuck by my side. The academics are great, difficult, but if you really care about your education and put forth the effort it's easy. I know so many successful engineers and the stories that alums share are amazing. It's also super safe. I'm never scared walking around campus at night. I love this place, boiler up!
Overall, my experience at this school has been great! The activities offered are all thought out and magnificent. The people here are so diverse, that I've met people from New Zealand, Iceland, China, Germany, Brazil, and England all without having to leave the state of Indiana. I wouldn't claim it to be the best only because of how some teachers go about teaching the students. All of the teachers are well-informed in their field, that is for sure. However, some of the teachers have no clue how to make sure the student learns the material effectively. I have been in a few classes here where the teacher just copies exactly off of the book. On the bright side, I've had more teachers who were grand teachers and I learned quite a bit from them.