Purdue University, Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

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Purdue University, Main Campus Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

SAT / ACT Scores Due March 1
Priority Application Due March 1
College Will Notify December

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 18,133 12,991 31,124
Accepted 10,779 8,348 19,127
Acceptance Rate 59% 64% 61%
Enrolled 3,641 2,835 6,476

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.60 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(70% of Students Admitted to Purdue University, Main Campus Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 510 to 620
  • Math 550 to 680
  • Writing 510 to 620
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 620 680 620
Bottom 25th Percentile 510 550 510

ACT Scores

(51% of Students Admitted to Purdue University, Main Campus Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 23 to 30
  • Math 25 to 31
  • Composite 24 to 30
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 30 31 30
Bottom 25th Percentile 23 25 24

Purdue University, Main Campus Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Considered
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
Math 4 4
Science 3 3
Social Studies 3 3
Lab 3 3
Other 1
Electives 1 1

Purdue University, Main Campus Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 33,955 (97%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 871 (2%)

Purdue University, Main Campus Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 12)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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