Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
4-year
Large
Urban
4th
Best value Bachelor's Degree in Indiana
6th
Best value Associate's Degree in Indiana

Questions and Answers

Katherine Y.
2 days ago
Is Purdue University flexible when students want to change their majors for the engineering college?
Raymond S.
3 days ago
What is the average amount of financial aid students receive at Purdue University?
Priscilla A.
4 days ago
Do I need to fill out a FASFA form, before getting admitted if I have a third party full ride scholarship to attend any college?
Taylor B.
15 days ago
What percentage of students are involved in Greek life at Purdue University?
Taylor B.
15 days ago
What mental health resources does Purdue offer to make sure students have the optimal opportunity to succeed?
Elizabeth W.
16 days ago
What is the most popular focus in the computer science major at PU?

Academic details

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
4-year institution

Diversity statistics

59% White
8% Asian
5% Hispanic
3% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common Careers

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

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
$10,524
Average grant for incoming freshmen
$4,503
Average Pell Grant
$5,134
Average Federal Loans

$6,761
Average Institutional Grant
$6,982
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$28,794 / year
While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.