Purdue University

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, provides a global learning experience in a supportive and peaceful Midwestern community.

Purdue is home to over 45,000 students, with over 9,000 students from over 130 countries. Whether you want to be an engineer or an artist, a health care worker or an entrepreneur, you can choose from over 200 majors to follow your passions and achieve your goals.

Purdue is a global leader in Engineering and ranks highly in Nursing, Pharmacy, Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Education, and Computer Science. This is the kind of place where you build your future, one small step at a time.


Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 55%
  • Average ACT range: 25-31
  • Average SAT range: 1210-1420 (on a 1600 scale)
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Agriculture; Anthropology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Fisheries; Forestry; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geology; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Labour/Industrial Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Meteorology; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Veterinary Medicine; Zoology
  • Full list of majors available: https://www.admissions.purdue.edu/majors/index.php 


  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $45,584


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling

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