Purdue University is a public, state school that was founded in 1869. It is moderately difficult to get into Purdue. It enrolls around 45,869 students a year, including 34,920 undergrads.
Purdue does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.
In 2021, Purdue accepted 67% of applicants. In 2021, 38,457 out of 57,279 total applicants were accepted.
All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by December 12.
Early Admissions at Purdue
Purdue University does not offer early decision. Purdue does not offer early action.
Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
|2021 Admissions Facts|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||67%|
|Mean ACT score||29|
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Purdue meets 77.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,939 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..
Purdue offers housing for up to 13,600 students.
Most Purdue students live off campus.
B-Involved Fair, Purdue Dance Marathon, and and Industrial Roundtable are the best-attended events on campus.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Purdue.
Purdue is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.7 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 29.
Purdue does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 82% submitted the SAT. 46% submitted the ACT.
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In 2021, 5,307 applicants were waitlisted and 90 students were ultimately offered a spot off the waitlist.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
About 94% of students who start at Purdue come back the next year. Out of the 6,406 students who started at Purdue as first-time freshman, 3,856 graduate within four years.
Around 83% of students who started at Purdue earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 65 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Recent grads have an average starting salary of $57,163 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $28,793 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does Purdue sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Purdue a good school for you?
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $2,590,025,600.
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Purdue is located in the suburban setting of West Lafayette, Indiana , less than an hour from Indianapolis.
If you want to see 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.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Purdue and West Lafayette are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Purdue is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Purdue is Continuous processing.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Purdue is 29. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Purdue. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Wondering what life at Purdue is like? There are approximately 45,869 students enrolled at Purdue, including 34,920 undergraduate students and 10,949 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 54% percent are from IN and 46% percent of students are from other states.
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