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Purdue University - Main Campus is a public institution located in West Lafayette, Indiana. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

141 Undergraduate Degrees
41 Graduate Degrees
$33,318 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
57% Acceptance Rate

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Purdue University - Main Campus Rankings

Out of the 19 colleges in Indiana, Purdue is ranked at #2.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Purdue has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Purdue.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Purdue University - Main Campus?

Location of Purdue University - Main Campus

Contact details for Purdue are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Hovde Hall Of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
Phone: 765-494-4600

How Do I Get Into Purdue?

You can apply to Purdue online at:

Admission Requirements for Purdue

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Purdue?

57% Acceptance Rate
45% Of Accepted Are Women
69% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 57%, Purdue does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 55% of accepted students are men and 45% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 52%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 69% of students accepted to Purdue submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Purdue University - Main Campus  ( 570 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Purdue University - Main Campus  ( 580 to 710 )
Purdue received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 26 and 32. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Purdue University - Main Campus  ( 24 to 32 )
ACT Math Scores for Purdue University - Main Campus  ( 26 to 32 )
ACT Composite Scores for Purdue University - Main Campus  ( 25 to 31 )

Can I Afford Purdue University - Main Campus?

$33,318 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Purdue is $33,318. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Purdue, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $7,894 a year. That adds up to $31,576 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Purdue is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Purdue University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

32,606 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 34,596 undergraduate students at Purdue, with 32,606 being full-time and 1,990 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Purdue

There are also 10,904 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 32,606 full-time undergraduates at Purdue, 58% are male and 42% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Purdue

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Purdue University - Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Purdue Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,006
Black or African American 899
Hispanic or Latino 1,815
White 20,616
International Students 4,456
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,814

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Purdue University - Main Campus. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 135 countries are represented at Purdue. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Purdue University - Main Campus

2,597 Took All Classes Online
9,238 Took At Least One Class Online
16.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,238 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Purdue has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 19th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Purdue

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Purdue University - Main Campus was 16.1%. This is the #655 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Purdue regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Purdue majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 22%
Registered Nursing 21%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Purdue ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Purdue.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Science #11
Nursing #203

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Purdue University - Main Campus Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 141 0 29 7 177
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 2 0 0 2
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 2 0 0 2
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0 1 0 0 1
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 0 0
Nursing Science 0 0 0 0 0
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 141 5 29 7 182


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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