Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 41,513
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 13,021 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

56%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Purdue University-Main Campus is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 49,007 applications and 27,427 students were granted admission. Purdue University-Main Campus is at the #54 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 59% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 66% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1070 to 1320
ACT25 to 31

Application Fee

$60
Undergrad students
$60
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Purdue University-Main Campus charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $28,010 and in-state students paid $9,208.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$11,693
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$9,208
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$28,010
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 65% of Purdue University-Main Campus's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 17% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,342 (which is 2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Purdue University-Main Campus in 2016-2017, was 2,301, which is 33% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,173 (which is 2.4% below the national average.)

$4,342
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,173
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
65%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Purdue University-Main Campus has enrolled a total of 41,513 students (35,884 students full-time and 5,629 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 41,513 students, 1,074 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 58% men and 42% women and 31,105 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 10,408 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,108 students for distance studies.

41,513
Total Enrollment
1,074
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 59%

Non-resident alien: 22%

Asian: 6%

Hispanic: 4%

Black/African American: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Purdue University-Main Campus.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering 32% 6,027 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 9% 1,685 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 9% 1,602 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 1,263 0
Social Sciences 7% 1,242 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 5% 945 0
Transportation And Materials Moving 3% 471 0
Psychology 2% 417
Health Professions And Related Programs 2% 384 0
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 2% 284

Graduation & Dropout Rates

76%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Purdue University-Main Campus full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

2%
Still enrolled
22%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$71,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Purdue University-Main Campus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $71,800. Last year, out of the total 1,307 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,216 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,543 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,373 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $71,800 $85,700
Employment Rate 93% 89%
Total Graduates 1,307 1,543

Campus Location

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