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Purdue University-Main Campus

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Rating

Public

Type

47,412

Students

$28,010

Tuition

60%

Acceptance

#133

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

West Lafayette, IN

Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$28,794
Above Average

Purdue University-Main Campus

$28,794

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$41,684

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$31,392

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

60%Acceptance
Less Selective

Purdue University-Main Campus

60%

National

69%
Sat

1190 - 1440

81% of students submit

Admissions Yield

25%

ACT

26 - 33

50% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$60

Students

35,481Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

100%

Part-Time

0%
Male

57%

In-state

83%

Female

43%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

3%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
5% Mechanical Engineering5% Computer Science4% Business Administration and Management, General86% Others

5% Mechanical Engineering

5% Computer Science

4% Business Administration and Management, General

86% Others

Mechanical Engineering

5%

550 Graduates

Computer Science

5%

507 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

4%

435 Graduates

Communication, General

4%

431 Graduates

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

4%

374 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

3%

332 Graduates

Education, General

3%

314 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering

3%

309 Graduates

Civil Engineering, General

2%

251 Graduates

Academics

A+
Professors
StudentsProfessors13:113:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

13

Number of Library Books

950,167

Academic Spend per Student

$18,762

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

Full-time Retention Rate

91%

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$44,800/Year

Purdue University-Main Campus

$44,800

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$44,800

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$55,100

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

69%