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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.

$33,226 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
67% Acceptance Rate

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Purdue University - Main Campus Rankings

We have ranked Purdue as #170 out of 1,672 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Purdue also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

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.

Where Is 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?

67% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women
82% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Purdue is 67%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 58% of accepted students are men and 42% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 82% 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 580 and 680. Math scores were between 590 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Purdue University - Main Campus  ( 580 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Purdue University - Main Campus  ( 590 to 740 )
Purdue received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 33. Composite scores were between 25 and 33.

ACT English Scores for Purdue University - Main Campus  ( 24 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Purdue University - Main Campus  ( 26 to 33 )
ACT Composite Scores for Purdue University - Main Campus  ( 25 to 33 )

Can I Afford Purdue University - Main Campus?

$33,226 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Purdue is $33,226. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Purdue, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $8,522 a year. That adds up to $34,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Purdue is 2.2%. 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

33,575 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 35,706 undergraduate students at Purdue, with 33,575 being full-time and 2,131 being part-time.


There are also 10,949 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 33,575 full-time undergraduates at Purdue, 58% are male and 42% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,500
Black or African American 865
Hispanic or Latino 2,011
White 21,255
International Students 4,054
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,890

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

8,309 Took All Classes Online
38,274 Took At Least One Class Online
58.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 38,274 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 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Purdue

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Purdue University - Main Campus was 58.0%. This is the #366 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Purdue regardless of major.

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.

Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0
Nursing Practice 0
Nursing Science 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0
Registered Nursing 0


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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