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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
32,672
Undergraduate
Students
(43.2%) 14,122 Women
(56.8%) 18,550 Men
10,739
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
58% of 53,439 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
590-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
634 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
25-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,812
Out-of-state: $41,614
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,992
Out-of-state: $28,794
Room and Board
$10,030
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$13,616
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,440
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,354
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
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
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Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.2% Asian
3.4% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.8% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students
14.3% from 111 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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