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Colleges / Purdue University

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate53%

About Purdue

Purdue University is renowned for its distinctive programs in engineering, science, agriculture, technology, and business. Purdue offers hands-on learning style, academic rigor, collaborative opportunities, and access to cutting-edge research, all in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere that encourages students to pursue their passions with dedication and enthusiasm. 

Purdue is located in the suburban area of West Lafayette, Indiana. With a relatively large campus, students can enjoy the numerous green spaces, lawns, gardens, and parks to relax, study, and socialize. The overall campus atmosphere is often described as being lively and engaging. Students at Purdue have a strong sense of school spirit, especially during athletic events. 

Purdue competes at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Big Ten conference. The most popular sports are football and basketball, but students also enjoy volleyball, swimming, soccer, and wrestling. 

Did You Know?

Neil Armstrong, first person to walk on the moon, is a Purdue alum. Armstrong earned his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue in 1955. A statue of Armstrong and a path of his astronaut boot footsteps can be found on the Purdue campus in front of Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering. The statue depicts the astronaut as he looked during his undergraduate studies - a young student wearing a jacket, penny loafers, and resting his hand on a book.

The CC Community on Purdue

"Must see things on campus probably depend on intended major but for engineers - go through Armstrong, visit the Epic projects, walk the engineering mall, stop in to WALC, the CoRec, and eat in a dining hall. Facilities are fantastic! As the parent of a graduating senior, Purdue far exceeded our expectations in every way." 

"Walking around downtown Lafayette is a nice way to spend an afternoon. Bookstores, chocolate shop/soda counter, NA beverage store, gift shops, cat cafe, jewelry stores, bars, markets and boutiques are in lovely old buildings."

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Purdue University is a public, state university in the suburb of West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue was founded in 1869. The college enrolls around 50,884 students per year, including 38,218 undergraduates.

Purdue Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Purdue. The acceptance rate at Purdue is 53%. Out of 68,309 applications received in 2022, 35,995 students were offered admission.

Purdue University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 67%

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Purdue University is located in the town of West Lafayette, Indiana, near Indianapolis.

If you are interested in seeing Purdue for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65 to West Lafayette, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Indianapolis International.

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College Info

475 Stadium Drive West Lafayette, IN 47907

Campus Setting: Suburban

Purdue Application Deadline

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Purdue SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1210 - 1450


Math SAT Range

600 - 760


Reading SAT Range

600 - 710

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