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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Purdue is a highly rated public university located in Wabash Township, Indiana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 32,606 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Purdue acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Business, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 82% of students, Purdue alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,800.

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Hovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette, IN 47907
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference

Purdue University Rankings

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

Purdue Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1190-1440
ACT Range
25-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,684 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,309 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
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. 309 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 305 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    1%
  • None
    79%
  • Some
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
32,606 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,990
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 192 responses
  • Focused
    23%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Friendly and focused
    21%
  • Indifferent-they do them and you do you
    13%
  • Driven
    7%
  • Nice
    6%
  • Easygoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 363 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 418 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 194 responses
  • Boiler up
    31%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Driven
    16%
  • Challenging
    13%
  • Community
    8%
  • "What are our school colors?" "Mostly red brick."
    5%
  • Degree
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 170 responses

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