Purdue University

4,041 reviews
  1. West Lafayette, IN
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Purdue University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
Hovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Website

Purdue University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1080-1330
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,081/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,153/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,073/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,391/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,638/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,144/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.189 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.196 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.192 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,419Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Focused
    29%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Indifferent-they do them and you do you
    17%
  • Friendly and focused
    13%
  • Nice
    11%
  • Easygoing
    3%
  • Judgemental
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.253 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.305 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Boiler up
    28%
  • Driven
    22%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Community
    12%
  • "What are our school colors?" "Mostly red brick."
    9%
  • Degree
    4%
  • Family
    3%

After Purdue University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.89 responses

Reviews

4,041 reviews
  • Excellent
    677
  • Very Good
    1642
  • Average
    1400
  • Poor
    208
  • Terrible
    78
Love attending Purdue University. It is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. My experience with Greek life was a disastrous. Several houses acted and said they wanted me as a member and then cut me during rush. I think they should be honest with girls upfront that you only have about a 1 in 4 chance to make it into a house.
  • Sophomore
  • 22 hours ago
I have had great experiences there and always have a good time when I am there. The campus is gorgeous, and very easy to find things.
  • Niche User
  • 1 day ago
So far I love Purdue, it has given me great educational opportunities and challenges. While some classes are not run very effectively, overall the curriculum is rock-solid.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 days ago