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

  • Phone Number: 765-494-4600

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

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About Purdue University

Purdue University is a public university located in the West Lafayette, Indiana. The university was founded in 1869. The campus is over 2602 acres. It is a public university.It has branches in Vincennes(Indiana),South Bend(Indiana),Indianapolis(Indiana),Richmond(Indiana),Kokomo(Indiana),New Albany(Indiana),Lafayette(Indiana),Anderson(Indiana),Greensburg(Indiana),West Lafayette(Indiana).

The university offers 24 online programs across 7 majors.

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%.

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

Purdue University Online

The university offers 24 online programs across 7 majors. The 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.

  • The university offers programs in Associate, Graduate Certificate and Master's Level.

  • The majors available are Animal Science, Applied Science, Aviation, Business Management, Education, Engineering and Information Technology.

  • The Purdue University Login provides access to the educational resources of the university for both the students and the faculty.

  • Course-material distribution, online assignments, online assessments, and individual grading is made possible with University Blackboard


Purdue University Schools and Colleges

College of Agriculture

College of Education

College of Engineering

Exploratory Studies

College of Health and Human Science

College of Liberal Arts

Krannert School of Management

College of Pharmacy

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

College of Science

College of Veterinary Medicine

Honors College

                     The Graduate School

Purdue University Tuition 

The tuition fee for the course varies. The university offers Associate's, Master's andGraduate's-Certificate Programs.

  • The average tuition for the Associate degree is $18,900.

  • The average tuition for the Master's degree is $31,484.

  • The average tuition for the Graduate Certificate is $5,268.

Purdue University Programs

A few programs of the university that are available are. 

Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician

Graduate Certificate in Applied Heat Transfer

Graduate  Certificate in Gifted, Creative and Talented Children

Graduate Certificate in Social and Affective Development of Gifted Students

Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Engineering

Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Mangement

Master of Science in Construction Management

Master of Science in Economics

Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Master of Science in Education in Special Education

Purdue University Financial Aid

Loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs have aided the university students in their financial needs. Students seeking financial aid can fill the Federal-Aid Form. Purdue University FAFSA 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,Child of Veteran's and Officer's Fee Remission,Indiana Senior Citizen's Tuition Exemption,Adult Student Grant,William A Crowford Minority Teacher,Special Education Scholarship and Mitch Daniel's Early Graduation Scholarship

  • Purdue Bound and Purdue Promise are Scholarships for Indiana Residents. The other scholarships are Barbara Cooper Clark Memorial Scholarship, Laverne Noyes Scholarship, Law Enforcement Personnel  Children's Scholarship, Order of Amaranth Scholarship, Raymond R Best Scholarship, Robert and Florence Bookwalter Memorial Scholarship,Amelia Earhart Scholarship,Mortar Board Awards and Scholarships,President's Council 40th Anniversary Scholarship,General Motors /Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC)Endowed Scholarships,Norfolk and Western Scholarship,Samuel B Lutz and the Emil and Laura Miller Scholarships,Sigma Chi Scholarships,Space Shuttle Memorial Fund Scholarship and a few Private Scholarships.

Purdue University Accreditation 

The university is regionally accredited. The university has met the accrediting standards of the Higher Learning Commission.

Programmatic Accreditations

  • The Special Education Program is accredited by the CAEP-CEC.
  • The English Education Program has  been accredited by the CAEP-NCTE

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.178,631 electronic and print journals along with 4,00,000 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 Reviews and Rankings

A few of the rankings that the university has received as cited from the UsNews are as given Below.

  • The university obtained the 56th rank in the National Universities.
  • It was also ranked as the 28th best college for veterans.
  • The university secured  21st Rank for Best Undergraduate Teaching

The reviews about the university are typically positive.

  • The involvement of each student is ensured at the university.
  • The university is rated high and the student community is also large.
  • The university can be regarded as a complete package with academics, entertainment, and sports.
  • The placement assistance of the university is appreciable.
  • The engineering programs of the university have high ratings.

Purdue University Campus Life

  • 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 and Purdue Galleries organize programs for the betterment of the organization.
  • The Recreational  Sports Centre and the 30+ Sports Clubs play their parts in promoting sports and athletics in the organization.
  • Community building is another ideology that the college believes in 




Purdue University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public
Also see:
Private vs Public

Headquartered at

west Lafayette, Indiana

FAFSA/Federal School Code

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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University



Veterans Friendly , Financial Aid, Military Friendly


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 Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 56 %
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


College of Education

Majors available


College of Engineering

Majors available

Public Administration

College of Health and Human Sciences

Majors available

Health Science

College of Liberal Arts

Majors available


College of Veterinary Medicine

Majors available


The Graduate School

Majors available


Honors College

Majors available


Krannert School of Management

Majors available

Business Management

College of Pharmacy

Majors available

Health Science

College of Science

Majors available


Purdue University Admissions and Application Requirement

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.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $60
Graduate Application Fee $60

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

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)


  • 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

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.

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