The Best & Worst

Location
West Lafayette, IN
Undergrads
29,360
Tuition (in-state)
$28,702 ($9,900)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

  1. 1
    Fountain runs
  2. 2
    The awesome Big Ten athletics
  3. 3
    The beautiful campus--so pretty, and so easy to navigate that it must have been designed by an engineer
  4. 4
    Grand Prix
  5. 5
    Mad Mushroom cheese sticks at 2 a.m.
  6. 6
    Big Ticket/CONVOS touring shows for discount rates
  7. 7
    Sledding down Slayter Hill on lunch trays
  8. 8
    Meredith and Cary Quad residence hall food
  9. 9
    The CityBus campus loops
  10. 10
    Hot boys playing Frisbee on the Memorial Mall without their shirts

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
90% of students return after their first year.
Knowledgeable Professors
94% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
69% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
58% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
52% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Campus Pride
53% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
91% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
62% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
56% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
99% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    The extreme boredom of the Lafayette/West Lafayette surroundings
  2. 2
    Traffic during home games
  3. 3
    The Midwestern weather
  4. 4
    Foreign TAs
  5. 5
    Dead Week
  6. 6
    The parking Nazis who slap a ticket on your car the instant the meter expires
  7. 7
    Saturday finals at 3:30 p.m.
  8. 8
    Meredith and Cary Quad residence hall rooms
  9. 9
    7:30 a.m. classes
  10. 10
    2-3 power hours in a row
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