Purdue University-Main Campus

West layfatte, Indiana
4-year Public university


Purdue University—West Lafayette is a public institution established in 1869 with a suburban setting located at West Lafayette. It is ranked 43 in National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $99,992; out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,794. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 37,949. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#43 in National universities
Location West layfatte, Indiana
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1869
Selectivity Low
Size Large
37,949 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Transportation And Materials Moving
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $9,992
Outstate Tuition Fee $28,794
Room and Board Fees $10,030
$55,000 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


53% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$60 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.7 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition

For International Students

88 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE, DET, SAT, ACT Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$13,143 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$12,378 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $41,864
32% Students with need received Financial Aid
22.2% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline: March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Total Worth Freshman merit scholarships are awarded based on a holistic review of all information provided via the admission application.
Eligibility --
Minimum Criteria Exceptional academic achievement;
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Not Available


37,949 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
75% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
63% Students graduate within 6 years