Purdue University

3,975 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

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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

3,975 reviews
  • Excellent
    666
  • Very Good
    1623
  • Average
    1388
  • Poor
    208
  • Terrible
    78
What I like best about Purdue University is the challenge that it provides in terms of academics. I have never had my intelligence be challenged in such an intense manner, and I look forward to it being challenged over the next 3 years.
  • Sophomore
  • 18 days ago
The professors are definitely knowledgeable in their respective areas of expertise and when they need to overlap with another area of experience, they do so in a seemingly flawless transition that unless being looked for, the students are not even aware of it.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I have truly enjoyed my time at Purdue thus far. I find it not only challenging but extremely rewarding as well. I was fortunate enough to participate in an internship this summer with PepsiCo and I know I wouldn't have had this oppertunity at a different school.One downside, however, is that some professors care more about research than teaching. These professors over shadow the professors that actually care, which is unfortunate.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago