Purdue University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Purdue University is a large four-year, public school with 40,475 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1869 and is the only college located in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
198
Good
At Purdue University you can receive your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Purdue University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 198 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Management, Business, Agriculture, and Education. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
92%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Purdue University is very high at 92% (well above Indiana average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Purdue University is good - 73%. Roughly 22% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Purdue University is pretty good - 12:1. Learn more regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$28,900
High
Average tuition pricing is very high, around $28,100 annually. The additional fees at Purdue University (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $800; which comes to $28,900 annually.

Read the details about Purdue University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
59%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 45,264 applications were submitted and 26,692 were accepted; so it is not very hard to be accepted at this school.

This college might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score info at Purdue University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,900
Medium
Purdue University provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Purdue University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Purdue University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 12,100 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low: roughly $4,900 per academic year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Purdue University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Purdue University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Purdue University Location and Maps



Post Address: Purdue University, Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2040, USA
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