Purdue University

4,014 reviews
  1. West Lafayette, IN
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.264 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.267 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.263 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 152 responses
Report
  • Focused
    25%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Friendly and focused
    21%
  • Indifferent-they do them and you do you
    12%
  • Nice
    8%
  • Easygoing
    5%
  • Driven
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.321 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.376 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 152 responses
Report
  • Boiler up
    30%
  • Driven
    19%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Challenging
    10%
  • Community
    8%
  • "What are our school colors?" "Mostly red brick."
    5%
  • Degree
    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%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.170 responses

Reviews

4,014 reviews
  • Excellent
    683
  • Very Good
    1645
  • Average
    1400
  • Poor
    208
  • Terrible
    78
Overall, my experience at this school has been great! The activities offered are all thought out and magnificent. The people here are so diverse, that I've met people from New Zealand, Iceland, China, Germany, Brazil, and England all without having to leave the state of Indiana. I wouldn't claim it to be the best only because of how some teachers go about teaching the students. All of the teachers are well-informed in their field, that is for sure. However, some of the teachers have no clue how to make sure the student learns the material effectively. I have been in a few classes here where the teacher just copies exactly off of the book. On the bright side, I've had more teachers who were grand teachers and I learned quite a bit from them.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago
Like any other Big Ten University, Purdue has a large selection of sports; football and Men's Basketball are the most dominant. The football team is not very strong, but students continue to support them. Tailgates and other traditions such as Breakfast Club are very popular activities that lead up to the games. When basketball season rolls around, students are beyond excited. Mackey Arena seems to be at maximum capacity at almost all the games. The student section is always hype and a good time. Boiler Up!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
I am indifferent to the greek system. Many people forget that there is a difference, but there shouldn't be, between social and professional greek life. The social greeks are incredibly difficult to get into and the pledge process has been heard of as very controversial at times. The professional greeks make leaps and bounds to help build your network and expand your skills. They are a real family!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 4 months ago