Purdue University, Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

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Purdue University, Main Campus

Purdue University, Main Campus

Purdue University, Main Campus Student Essentials

Purdue University, Main Campus Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Boilermaker Special
Website: www.purdue.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $9,900
Out-of-State Tuition: $28,702
Retention Rate: 90%
Enrollment: 44,267
Year Established: 1869

About Purdue University, Main Campus

Hundreds of academic programs, high research activity, an impressive list of graduates and a ton of student organizations are some of the exciting features of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

The second-largest school in the state, Purdue attracts students from all over the world to undertake bachelor’s and graduate degrees in more than 210 subject areas offered through Purdue’s approximately one dozen schools and divisions, including:

*The College of Agriculture
*The College of Engineering
*The College of Health and Human Services
*The College of Liberal Arts
*The School of Veterinary Medicine

Respected as a research university, Purdue conducts research in such areas as Business, Education, Healthcare and Technology.

Accomplishments of Purdue’s graduates are proof of the quality of all its academic programs. Former Purdue students have gone on to win Pulitzer Prizes, Nobel Prizes and Grammy Awards, and have also become executives of Fortune 500 companies.

Purdue’s impressive offerings extend beyond academics too. With more than 900 student organizations, as well as galleries, musical groups, campus lectures and cultural centers, there are activities for everyone.

While grades and SAT or ACT scores are important factors in the admissions process, Purdue admissions officers also evaluate the personal achievements, talents and interests of each student.

Any Purdue student who needs assistance with tuition fees may apply for financial aid.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

60% of students gave Purdue University, Main Campus 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

Like a small fish in a big pond, I was too coming to Purdue University after graduating with around 70 students from my hometown. Coming to a university with nearly 40,000 students might scare people, but the friendliness you immediately find upon entering campus washes those worries away. For incoming freshman, Purdue University provides an exciting program you can enter called 'BGR' which stands for Boiler Gold Rush. This program places you with a group leader and other students, and provides week-long entertainment and information to get to know the school and be familiar with it through tours, information sessions, and other fun activities. Purdue is also rated as one of the top universities with International student programs. It is amazing to be in class and know that you could be sitting with students from all around the world--literally. One of my favorite things about Purdue is knowing how many extracurricular activities there are. There are hundreds of clubs to join and greek-life to be involved in. From the Equestrian team to the Snowboarding club who takes an annual trip, there is plenty to do. Purdue also strives on success, but wants you to have fun. I must say Purdue is most beautiful when the weather gets warm again in the spring. Everyone is outside and it is the most wonderful feeling to know you are apart of something so large, yet so special, which makes my time as a Senior feel so precious.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I feel at home. The whole atmosphere and attitude of the professors and staff is positive ,friendly and encouraging. I was told before attending that they wanted me to graduate in four years, and in the future they wanted my children to graduate from there also.


Purdue University, Main Campus Map & Location

Purdue University, Main Campus
Hovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette, IN 47907


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Getting Around Purdue University, Main Campus

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

8/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for West Lafayette, IN

Winter
Dec
38
23
Jan
34
19
Feb
39
23
Spring
Mar
50
31
Apr
63
41
May
73
51
Summer
Jun
83
61
Jul
85
64
Aug
84
63
Fall
Sep
78
55
Oct
65
44
Nov
51
34

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 33,955
Freshman Class 6,347
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 44,267

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 82%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 4%
African American 4%
Caucasian 82%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 44%
Men 56%
International 14%
Domestic 86%

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