58%

Acceptance Rate

$10,524

Avg.Financial Aid

001825

FAFSA Code

About Purdue University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

44,474

Website

www.purdue.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Purdue University is a public research university that was founded in the year 1869 and is named after the businessman John Purdue who donated land and money to establish the university with disciplines such as science, technology, agriculture, and other domains as well. It is also known that the first class at Purdue University was held on September 16, 1874, when Purdue University consisted of only six instructors and 39 students.

As of today, the main campus of Purdue University offers more than 200 disciplines for undergraduate students, more than 69 masters and doctoral programs including professional degrees in domains such as pharmacy and medicine.

Purdue University also has 18 intercollegiate sports teams due to which it is also a member of the Big Ten Conference and is also known to enrol the second largest student body of any university in Indiana.

Purdue University-Main Campus, which is located in West Lafayette, IN is a public university. Purdue University-Main Campus occupies a total area of about 2,602 acres. Purdue University-Main Campus was founded in 1869 by John Purdue. Notably, the official colors of the university are old gold and black. Out of total 43,411 (Fall 2018) students enrolled at PUMC, 34,596 belong to undergraduate courses while 10,904 are postgraduate students. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 3,055 (Fall 2014) faculty. Around 97% of the students are 24 and under at Purdue University-Main Campus. At PUMC around 64% are white, 13% are Non-resident alien, and 9% are Asian. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 43% of the students are females and 57% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 151 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Herman Cain (Businessperson, Politician), Drew Brees (Athlete, American football player), Jim Gaffigan (Comedian, Television producer), and David Crosthwait (Inventor, Engineer). Purdue University-Main Campus's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I – Big Ten. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, PUMC offers around 684 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International), AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.). Purdue University-Main Campus has around $2 billion (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

Hovde Hall of Administration

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7654944600
Fax: N/A
Request Info

Rankings

Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Purdue University-Main Campus at the 118th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Mar

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

58%

SAT Range

1180 - 1410

ACT Range

25 - 32

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission to Purdue University-Main Campus is easy and the students can make the most out of it. Purdue University-Main Campus has 4 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $60, as part of the admission process at PUMC. The SAT score in the range of 1190-1440 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 25 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Purdue University-Main Campus is 28. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2040. To gather more information, they can call them at (765) 494-4600.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$11,898

Average Annual Cost

$9,208

Books And Supplies

$1,160

Other Fees

$784

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,030

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,640

Total One Year Cost

$22,822

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to PUMC. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $31,793. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

92%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

76%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$7,949

Faculty Overview

67%

Male Professors

33%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

1,222 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

407 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

240 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

235 Graduates

Computer Science

229 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

216 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

200 Graduates

Statistics

199 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

187 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

164 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrona...

162 Graduates

Animal Sciences

155 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

149 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

149 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

136 Graduates

Architectural Engineering Technolog...

132 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

120 Graduates

Economics

118 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

118 Graduates

Civil Engineering

117 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

116 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

114 Graduates

Sociology

110 Graduates

General Sales, Merchandising and Re...

109 Graduates

Computer Engineering

103 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

102 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

101 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

99 Graduates

Biology, General

97 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

88 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

81 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

81 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

78 Graduates

Air Transportation

75 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

74 Graduates

Chemistry

67 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

67 Graduates

Agricultural Engineering

65 Graduates

Mathematics

65 Graduates

Political Science and Government

57 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

54 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

51 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

51 Graduates

Engineering-Related Fields

51 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

48 Graduates

Public Health

48 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

47 Graduates

Materials Engineering

47 Graduates

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and...

46 Graduates

Physics

41 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

39 Graduates

Education, General

36 Graduates

Food Science and Technology

34 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

33 Graduates

History

33 Graduates

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences,...

32 Graduates

Psychology, General

32 Graduates

Genetics

31 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

31 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

29 Graduates

Agricultural Mechanization

27 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

27 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

27 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

27 Graduates

Anthropology

26 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

26 Graduates

Engineering, Other

24 Graduates

Agriculture, General

23 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

23 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

22 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

22 Graduates

Nuclear Engineering

22 Graduates

Agricultural Production Operations

21 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

21 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

20 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

18 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

16 Graduates

Botany/Plant Biology

15 Graduates

Forestry

15 Graduates

Landscape Architecture

15 Graduates

Agricultural Public Services

14 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

14 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

14 Graduates

Engineering Technology, General

14 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

13 Graduates

Mathematics and Computer Science

12 Graduates

Construction Engineering

11 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

10 Graduates

Area Studies

9 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

9 Graduates

Plant Sciences

9 Graduates

Classical and Ancient Studies

8 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

7 Graduates

Philosophy

7 Graduates

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

6 Graduates

Nutrition Sciences

6 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

5 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

5 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

5 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

4 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

4 Graduates

Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

4 Graduates

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

2 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

2 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

33,735

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

17%

Full-time

94%

Part-time

6%

Students Gender

Male

58%

US National: 44%

Female

42%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

64% White

2% Unknown

3% Black

5% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

14% Non Resident alien

9% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

39%

Out Of State

52%

In State

9%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$68,625 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

41%

Averege Housing Cost

$4,860/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,398/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,398/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Boilermaker Special

School Colors

old gold and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Ten Conference

Total Male Athletes

292

Total Female Athletes

191

Intramural Sports

27

Sports Club

52

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $10,030 per year. Purdue University-Main Campus has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at PUMC costs around $5,398 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At PUMC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 57% male and 43% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$44,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$55,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$14,000

$26,984

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$145 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,524

Students Receiving Federal Grants

18%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,528

Students Receiving State Aid

15%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,272

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

48%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,761

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$17,575

$30K - $48K

$17,507

$48K - $75K

$14,010

$75K - $110K

$6,418

> $110K

$1,884

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,121,837

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$47,947,436

In case the students at Purdue University-Main Campus face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,862, whereas the financial aid is $6,773. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $6,923, while the institutional aid is $6,773. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at PUMC based on students' financial needs add up to $3,121,837 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $47,947,436.

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