• Address: Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2040

  • Phone Number: 765-494-4600

  • Website: http://online.purdue.edu/

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a public university located in the West Lafayette, Indiana which was founded in 1869. The university focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and has been ranked widely for the same. The engineering and science programs are designed to meet the growing requirements of professionals in the nation. 

The university was named after John Purdue who donated land and money to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. It began with 6 instructors and 39 students. Programs in education and economics were later on established in the university. 

The university's centennial was celebrated in 1969, during which the official seal was inaugurated. Many courses began to be offered in world-language and cultures since 1990.

Each department of the university has its mission statement centered around service, personal growth, and value education.

  • The total student population of the university is 41,513 which includes 35,884 full-time and 5,629 part-time students.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 12: 1.

  • Purdue University acceptance rate is 56%.

  • The graduation rate is 76%.

  • The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

  • Purdue University address is 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2040.


Purdue University Online

Purdue Online Learning Portal collaborates with Teaching and Learning portal and the Center for Instructional Excellence to form the innovative learning team. Resources such as the syllabi, faculty development sessions, research-oriented teaching methods, and online course management are made available through the Teaching and Learning Portal.

  • Purdue University majors are Animal Science, Applied Science, Aviation, Business Management, Education, Engineering and Information Technology. The Engineering, Education and Business Management majors have been ranked among the best in the country.

  • Some of the Purdue University degrees offered are Master of Science in Education, Educational Specialist and Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

  • Purdue University student login called myPurdue provides access to the educational resources of the university for both the students and the faculty.

  • Course-material distribution, online assessments, and individual grading are made possible with Purdue University Blackboard.

  • Purdue Scheduling Assistant is used by the students to schedule events and classes.


 Purdue University School and Colleges

College of Agriculture College of Education
College of Engineering College of Science
College of Health and Human Science College of Liberal Arts
Krannert School of Management College of Pharmacy
College of Veterinary Medicine Honors College

Purdue University Reviews

The reviews about the university are given below.

  • The involvement of each student is ensured at the university.

  • The university is rated high and the student community is also large.

  • The institution can be regarded as a complete package of academics, entertainment, and sports.

  • Placement assistance of the university is appreciable.

  • The engineering programs of the university have high ratings.

  • The campus offers a magnificent tour of over 2,602 acres.

Purdue University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public
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Headquartered at

west Lafayette, Indiana

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001825
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Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Veterans Friendly , Financial Aid, Military Friendly

Branches

Vincennes (Indiana), South Bend (Indiana), Indianapolis (Indiana), Richmond (Indiana), Kokomo (Indiana), New Albany (Indiana), Lafayette (Indiana), Anderson (Indiana), Greensburg (Indiana), west Lafayette (Indiana)

Data Source: http://online.purdue.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Purdue University Campus Life

Life is a celebration at the university. More than just the academics, a lot of other options for recreation are provided for the students. The Student Concert Committee is instrumental in arranging popular acts for the various concerts that it organizes.

Organizations such as the Purdue Musical Organisation, Purdue Bands and Orchestra, Purdue Theatre, Purdue Galleries, and over 1,000 other student clubs organize programs bringing together the student community. A few other points that highlight the life at the university is given here. 

  • The Recreational Sports Centre and the 30+ Sports Clubs play their parts in promoting sports and athletics in the university. Purdue University Athletics team organizes Basketball, Swimming, Diving, Wrestling, Track, and Field event matches frequently in the university. Purdue University Football team, known as the 'Purdue Boilermakers', currently represents the university in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision of college football and is ranked 3rd in B10 West.

  • Items including textbooks, apparel and merchandisers can be purchased from the Purdue University Bookstore. The university merchandisers can also be bought at the Purdue Team Store.

  • Purdue University Clubs are enriched with the diversity of students and the frequency of groups. Clubs such as 'Cause for Paws' stand for nature and 'Accounting Association ' for personal development in an accounting career.

  • Purdue University Dorms offer economical and quality-stay at the university. The Cary Quadrangle, Earhart Hall along with 16 other halls provide variety housing options for the university residents.

Purdue University Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 12: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 91 % Part Time: 79 %
Total Population 41,513
Student Population Full Time: 35,884 Part Time: 5,629
Gender Division Male: 58 % Female: 42 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 49,007 29,804 19,203
Total Applicants Admitted - 27,427 15,351 12,076
Applicants Enrolled - 7,399 4,253 3,146
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 7,378 4,240 3,138
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 21 13 8

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 74 %

The College Monk

Female: 80 %

Total Graduation Rate: 76 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Purdue University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Purdue University

College of Agriculture

Majors available

Chemistry

College of Education

Majors available

Education

College of Engineering

Majors available

Science

College of Health and Human Sciences

Majors available

Health Science

College of Liberal Arts

Majors available

Public Administration

College of Veterinary Medicine

Majors available

Aviation

The Graduate School

Majors available

Education

Honors College

Majors available

Education

Krannert School of Management

Majors available

Business Management

College of Pharmacy

Majors available

Health Science

College of Science

Majors available

Biomedical Science

Purdue University Admissions and Application Requirements

Purdue University Acceptance Rate is 56%

Purdue University Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $60
Graduate Application Fee $60

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Purdue University Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Purdue University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 4,887
Number of students submitting ACT scores 4,401
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 66%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 59%
SAT Math 575 average 520 - 630 range
SAT Critical Reading 630 average 560 - 700 range
SAT Writing 570 average 510 - 630 range
ACT Composite 28 average 25 - 31 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Admissions to Purdue University

Admission Requirements for Associate Program

  • Completion of the university's application form.

  • Completion of high school or equivalent.

  • Candidates must submit high school transcripts.

  • Candidates must be 18 years or higher to register for clinical courses

  • SAT or ACT scores.

Admission Requirements for Master Programs

  • Completion of the application form to Graduate School.

  • A statement of purpose with 300-500 words

  • Official Transcripts from previous institutions attended.

  • 3 letters of recommendation and a resume.

  • Official GRE/GMAT and TOEFL scores ( if applicable)

Note

  • For Graduate certificate programs, candidates must have completed a Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Purdue University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs have aided the university students in their financial needs. Students seeking financial aid can fill the FAFSA Form. Purdue University federal school code is 001825.

  • The Loans that are available include Subsidized/Unsubsidized Direct Educational Loans, Graduate PLUS Loans, Parent PLUS Loans, Health Professionals Student Loans, Purdue Loans, and Private Loans.

  • The various Grants that can be utilized are Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Iraq Afghanistan Education Grant, Teach Grant, Indiana Grants including Frank-O-Bannon Higher Education Award,21st Century Scholarship and many more.

  • Purdue Bound and Purdue Promise are Purdue University Scholarships for Indiana Residents. The other scholarships are Barbara Cooper Clark Memorial Scholarship, Laverne Noyes Scholarship, Law Enforcement Personnel Children's Scholarship and many more.


Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,348 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. March 1st, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,469 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. March 1st, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $1,469 Students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Must be ineligible for the Pell Grant. March 1st, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,469 Undergraduate or Graduate. Students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school. 3.25 CGPA. March 1st, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct PLUS Loans $8,214 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. March 1st, 2019
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,134 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. March 1st, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,134 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. March 1st, 2019
Health Professionals Student Loans $8,214 Professional students in Doctor of Pharmacy. Enrolled Full time. March 1st, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Satisfactory academic progress. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Frank O'Bannon Grant $7,346 Indiana resident. Enrolled Full time. April 15th, 2019
Indiana Senior Citizen's Tuition Exemption $7,346 Indiana Grant. Enrolled Senior Citizen. April 15th, 2019
National Guard Tuition Supplement Grant $7,346 Member of the Indiana National Guard in active drilling status. Enrolled Full time. April 15th, 2019
Adult Student grant $7,346 Indiana resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours. Satisfactory Academic Progress. April 15th, 2019
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
21st Century Scholarship $7,346 Indiana Resident. Enrolled Full time. April 15th, 2019
Child of Veteran's and Officer's Fee Remissions (CVO) $7,346 Children of Deceased or Disabled Veteran. Must have served in the US armed forces. April 15th, 2019
William A. Crawford Minority Teacher/Special Education Scholarship $7,346 Indiana resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen. Minority student. April 15th, 2019
The Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship (MDEGS) $7,346 Indiana resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enroll full-time. Varies

Data Source: http://online.purdue.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Trustees Scholarship $10,000 Exceptional academic achievement. Leadership and service in school/community March 1st, 2019
Presidential Scholarship $6,845 High academic achievement. Leadership and service in school/community. March 1st, 2019
National Merit Scholarships (NMS) $500 College Sponsored National Merit Finalist. Student listed Purdue as first-choice institution. March 1st, 2019
National Hispanic Scholarship $1,000 National Hispanic recognition. Enrolled Full time. March 1st, 2019
LaVerne Noyes Scholarship Varies Descendants of World War I veterans. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: http://online.purdue.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $9,930 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,463 Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies

Data Source: http://online.purdue.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $4,250
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,005
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,828
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,605
Over $110,000 $21,323

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 18% $4,272
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 46% $11,163
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 19% $5,535
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 43% $6,919
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 34% $7,742
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 33% $5,173
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 11,693
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 45
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $160,884
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $3,575
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.purdue.edu/registrar/currentStudents/residency/index.html
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 379 $9,601
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 259 $8,902
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 120 $11,112

Data Source: http://online.purdue.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Purdue University Library

The university library system consists of six-subject oriented libraries. The library staff consists of 99 faculty and professionals. Over 4,645,406 printed volumes and electronic books are available in the library. Over 178,631 electronic and print journals along with 400,000 additional government documents and microforms can also be accessed by the university students.

  • On request, the resources available in Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries would be made accessible in a few days.

  • The e-pubs digital repository is another attraction of the Purdue library.

  • The Purdue University Research Repository is a collection of library resources.

  • The ITaP and the EVPRP are data-management solutions that facilitate the researchers of the university to make use of the research datasets.

Purdue University Rankings

Some of the rankings that the university has received from the Us News are given below.

  • The university obtained the 56th rank in the 'National Universities'.

  • It was also ranked 28th in 'Best College for Veterans'.

  • The university secured 21st Rank for 'Best Undergraduate Teaching'.

  • Purdue University Nursing program has been awarded the 'Best Grads Schools Award'.

Purdue University FAQ's

  Does Purdue University offer financial aid?


It offers Federal, Institutional and Military aids to the eligible students.

  What is the application fee of Purdue University?


Purdue University charges $60 as application fee for both graduate and undergraduate degrees.

  What is the acceptance rate at Purdue University?


The acceptance rate of the university is 56%.

  Where Purdue located?


Purdue University is located at 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, Indiana Zip Code - 47907-2040.

  How can students check Purdue University admission application status?


The university has the myPurdue portal. Students can log in and click on 'My Application Status'.

  What is the graduation rate of the University?


The graduation rate of the University is 76%.

  How many students does Purdue University have?


The total student population of the university is 41,513 which includes 35,884 full-time and 5,629 part-time students.

  Is the university is a public type?


Yes, Purdue University is a public university.

  Does the university offer online programs?


Yes, Purdue University offers 24 online programs across 7 Majors.

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