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COLLEGE PROFILE

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English4 
Mathematics3 
Science3 
Foreign Language3 
Social Studies  
History  
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredFebruary 1
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address 
City, State, ZipWest Lafayette, IN  47907
Phone(765) 494-1776
Fax(765) 494-0544
E-mailadmissions@purdue.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Application Fee$60
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationDecember 12
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent cannot defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action NotificationDecember 12
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate59% of 45,023 applicants were admitted
   Women66% of 17,475 applicants were admitted
   Men54% of 27,548 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled7,989 (30%) of 26,524 admitted students enrolled
   Women3,434 (30%) of 11,550 admitted students enrolled
   Men4,555 (30%) of 14,974 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.72
3.75 and Above55%
3.50 - 3.7425%
3.25 - 3.4911%
3.00 - 3.247%
2.50 - 2.992%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math663 average
560-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
28%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading585 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing589 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite28 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
36%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
Score of 18 - 23
16%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 43%
Top quarter: 79%
Top half: 97%
Bottom half: 3%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.62 4.01 670 625 30
Low 1.71 2.50 480 410 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 36
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