Purdue University-Main Campus

Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN
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Questions and Answers about Purdue University-Main Campus

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After the initial Financial Aid package is given from Purdue University, are there any ways for that to be reevaluated or any way for students to be able to get more?
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2 months ago
How often do students switch their intended major?

Majors offered at Purdue University-Main Campus

Biggest majors
Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Engineering

Academics at Purdue University-Main Campus

1180-1410
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
25-32
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (58% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Purdue University-Main Campus demographics

59% White
8% Asian
5% Hispanic
3% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for Purdue University-Main Campus students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Aerospace Engineer85k
Software Engineer84k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)80k
Electrical Engineer77k
Mechanical Engineer74k
Manufacturing Engineer74k
Project Engineer68k
Based on 54,103 student responses
62.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
108.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
49%in High-Meaning careers
38%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Purdue University-Main Campus

Purdue University-Main Campus financial aid

Grants per year
Loans per year

Student reviews of Purdue University-Main Campus

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100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Welcoming student body
Safe campus
Fun orientation programs
Beautiful campus
Margaret Dobson
Mathematics
Saxophone
Music
Band + 3 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Purdue has given me a rough but much-needed educational experience. I struggle for the first time in my life, but I truly believe I am learning. The campus is close together and has tons of study spaces and groups that make passing your classes so much easier.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The seats in the classroom are small.

Jonathan Ealey
Japanese
Spanish
French
Violin + 13 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The campus itself has great facilities and is a short walk, bike or bus ride to the center of town where you can go to other bars or see movies etc. Generally speaking, the community felt convenient.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

At the time I was there in 2003-2007, there weren't a lot of great restaurants.

Alden Brugh
Computer Science
Robotics
Reading
Fashion + 2 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

An extensive amount of opportunities and new things to learn that you would never have seen yourself get involved in going into college.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some people are so involved in their studies that the social experience can be a bit difficult to get into. Especially if you do not live in dorms.

Annelise Williams
Business And Entrepreneurship
Makeup and Beauty
Mental Health
Fashion + 5 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The orientation experience was one I would never forget, and being on campus felt like I was living in a movie. The professors are amazing, and I truly feel like I am getting an education that is going to serve me well in my career. My first year being on campus alone provided me with many opportunities, and there are many ways to connect with other students socially on campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I know there was an issue with a police officer on campus and how he intervened in a situation with a student who was of African-American descent.

Brennan Mahler
Cars and Automotive Engineering
Board Games And Puzzles
Collecting
Chemistry + 4 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The opportunity of the Boiler Gold Rush opened many doors for me to find many friends. The availability of student resources fosters academic excellence and inspires me to never be afraid to receive help.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The individual course is extremely rigorous! I believe it is a new level of difficulty. Exams across the board are heavily weighed per each question, so for every question you get wrong, your grade for the exam can drop almost a letter grade.

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the campus; it's a very beautiful and well-kept campus. A lot of people complain about the dorms, but my experience with the dorms has been very positive. The food is good, but there's not a lot of vegetables and fruits, which is a downside. The coursework is challenging, but I like that.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining court food and the retail food don't have a lot of fruits and vegetables, so it's a little bit hard to keep a healthy diet. There are a lot of people here, which is good for studying, but bad for trying to find a study spot or waiting in the food lines.

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