West Lafayette, IN
Tuition (in-state)
$28,702 ($9,900)
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Applicant Status At Purdue University

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:31,124
Male Applicants:18,133
Female Applicants:12,991
Total Acceptances:19,127
Male Acceptances:10,779
Female Acceptances:8,348
Acceptance Rate:61%
Yield: ? 34%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(765) 494-1776
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$50
Application Web Site:
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Regular Decision Rolling Rolling
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 3 weeks of notification thereafter
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:6,476
Full-Time Male Enrollment:3,624
Full-Time Female Enrollment:2,821
Part-Time Male Enrollment:17
Part-Time Female Enrollment:14
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? Not Reported
Applicants Accepting: ? Not Reported
Students Enrolled: ? Not Reported
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:2,648
Applicants Accepted:1,735
Students Enrolled:1,119

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 510 - 620 550 - 680 510 - 620 1570 - 1920 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 23 - 30 25 - 31 22 - 28 24 - 30 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:27%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:70%
Students Submitting ACT:51%
SAT Subject Test Requirements

Facts & Statistics

Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Attend Boiler Gold Rush freshman year.
  • Find a study buddy in your classes.
  • Get involved in activities-or else you're in for a long, boring haul.
  • Get the smallest meal plan.
  • Harry's Chocolate Shop does not sell chocolate.
  • It is essential to organize your time.
  • Make friends with older students in your major, so they can tell you what classes to take and which classes to avoid.
  • Talk to your professors.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Call (765) 494-1776 anytime from 8:30-4:30 Eastern time. Or register online two weeks prior to your visit at Purdue University does not have an interviewing process for the application to the University.
Campus Tours
The Office of Admissions offers daily presentations about Purdue and walking tours of the campus. Located in Schleman Hall, the admissions office is open year-round on weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. From September 1 through May 1, the office is also open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. To get the best feel for campus, however, it is recommended that you visit during the week. The regular admissions visit schedule is as follows: Late August through Early December Weekdays at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. 30-minute admissions presentation and 90-minute walking tour of campus including residence hall visitations. No admissions sessions or tours will be available November 24-27. Mid-September through Early December Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. 30-minute admissions presentation and 90-minute walking tour including a residence hall visitation. Mid-December Weekdays at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admissions presentation only Late December Admissions counselors available on a walk-in basis No information sessions or tours will be given on December 23, 24, 30, 31. Early January Weekdays at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admissions presentation only
Overnight Visits
There are no official overnight visiting programs for Purdue, but if you know someone living in the residence halls, it's beneficial to visit them and spend the night to get a feel of what it's really like to live on campus.
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