Purdue University is a public, comprehensive institution. Founded in 1869, it adopted coeducation in 1874. It does not feel big to its students, even though it is one of America's largest universities. Indeed, the main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, was built around a master plan that keeps walking time between classes to a maximum of 12 minutes. Its 1,579-acre campus is located in West Lafayette, 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
37,101
Undergraduates
21,259
Men - 57.3%
15,843
Women - 42.7%
12,538
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 59,173 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.67
SAT Math
664 average
600-740 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
639 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
26-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,062
Out-of-state: $41,864
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,992
Out-of-state: $28,794
Room and Board
$10,030
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$12,396
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,221
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,486
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
14%
10-19
24%
20-29
23%
30-39
12%
40-49
8%
50-99
12%
Over 100
6%
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West Lafayette Population
30,875
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Indianapolis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
13.3%
Black/African-American
2.8%
Hispanic/Latino
7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
70.2%
Unknown
1.5%
International Students
11.2% from 113 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.7%
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