Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

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Purdue University is a public, comprehensive institution. Founded in 1869, it adopted coeducation in 1874. It does not feel big to its students, even though it is one of America's largest universities. Indeed, the main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, was built around a master plan that keeps walking time between classes to a maximum of 12 minutes. Its 1,579-acre campus is located in West Lafayette, 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

Website: www.purdue.edu/

Public
Co-ed
31,006
Undergraduate
Students
(42.8%) 13,275 Women
(57.2%) 17,731 Men
10,567
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 48,912 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.75
SAT Math
665 average
580-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
617 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,182
Out-of-state: $39,984
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,992
Out-of-state: $28,794
Room and Board
$10,030
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$13,452
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,617
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,287
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

West Lafayette Population
30,875
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Indianapolis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.0% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.1% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students
16.0% from 104 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 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 Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone
(765) 494-1776
Fax
(765) 494-0544
E-mail
admissions@purdue.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
December 12
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 12

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 48,912 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 18,897 applicants were admitted
Men
52% of 30,015 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
8,497 (30%) of 28,092 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,782 (30%) of 12,616 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,715 (30%) of 15,476 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
94

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.75
3.75 and Above
60%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
665 average
580-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
31%
Score of 600 - 700
38%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
617 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
40%
Score of 24 - 29
45%
Score of 18 - 23
15%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 44%
Top quarter: 78%
Top half: 97%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,182
Out-of-state: $39,984
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,992
Out-of-state: $28,794
Room and Board
$10,030
Books and Supplies
$1,160
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On or about April 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001825
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
5,295 (73.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,608 (68.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,432 (95.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,357 (39.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$13,452
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,456 (71.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,990
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,919 (55.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,399
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,318 (38.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
913 (12.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,392

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
16,796 (58.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
12,157 (72.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
11,767 (96.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,876 (32.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$13,942
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,910 (75.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,782
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,300 (62.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,115
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3,876 (32.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4,353 (15.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,344

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,617
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, Other
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animal Sciences, Other
  • Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Manufacture
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Apparel and Textiles, Other
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology
  • Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
  • Audiology/Audiologist
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Botany/Plant Biology, Other
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
  • Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
  • Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
  • Building/Property Maintenance
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Cell Physiology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Chemical Engineering, Other
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Civil Engineering, Other
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Science
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Hardware Engineering
  • Computer Hardware Technology/Technician
  • Computer Programming, Other
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
  • Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer Software Technology/Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Trades, General
  • Construction Trades, Other
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Consumer Services and Advocacy
  • Creative Writing
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Developmental Biology and Embryology
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Education Policy Analysis
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
  • Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
  • Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
  • Educational Evaluation and Research
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Statistics and Research Methods
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
  • Engineering Acoustics
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering-Related Technologies, Other
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forestry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Robotics Technology/Technician
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Superintendency and Educational System Administration
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Agriculture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, forestry, nursing, social work, pharmacy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
2,287
Part-Time Faculty
355
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
85%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,354,865
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
5237
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Agriculture, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Forestry, Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Master of Science in Industrial Administration, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allied Health--General
  • American Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Statistics
  • Aquaculture
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Aviation Management
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Home Economics Education
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Japanese
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Natural Resources
  • Neurobiology
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pathobiology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Public Health--General
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Virology
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allied Health--General
  • American Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Statistics
  • Aquaculture
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Home Economics Education
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interior Design
  • Japanese
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management of Technology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Natural Resources
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Pathobiology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Systems Biology
  • Toxicology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Virology
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Boston Population
30,875
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Indianapolis
Campus Size
2,660 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.2 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in West Lafayette
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Lafayette

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
58%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, purdue student government, fscl councils, rha, society of women engineers, ag council
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
31,006
Women
13,275 (42.8%)
Men
17,731 (57.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
29,629
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.0% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.1% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students.
16.0% from 104 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
10,567

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
74.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Average Starting Salary
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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