Purdue University

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, provides a global learning experience in a supportive and peaceful Midwestern community.

With 9,200 students hailing from more than 130 countries, Purdue ranks 1st among all accredited U.S. colleges and universities for international students pursuing degrees in STEM fields and 3rd among U.S. public institutions for international student enrollment.

Purdue is an international leader in engineering, management, science, and agriculture. It has an excellent reputation in health and human sciences, education, liberal arts, nursing, pharmacy, technology, and veterinary medicine, with many of these programs top-ranked nationally and globally.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 55%
  • Average ACT range: 25-31
  • Average SAT range: 1210-1420 (on a 1600 scale)
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Agriculture; Anthropology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Fisheries; Forestry; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geology; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Labour/Industrial Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Meteorology; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Veterinary Medicine; Zoology
  • Full list of majors available: https://www.admissions.purdue.edu/majors/index.php 


  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $45,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling

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