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Best Values in Colleges

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Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)


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Purdue University is ranked 27 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 189 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 73%
Applicants who took ACT 54%

SAT Verbal Score

700+8%
600-69929%
600+37%

SAT Math Score

700+24%
600-69938%
600+62%

ACT Score

30-3630%
24-2951%
24+81%

Students applied30,955
Students admitted18,684
Admission rate60%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate42%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,208
Fees$794
Room and board$10,030
Estimated book expense$1,210
Total cost$21,242

Cost after need-based aid$9,664
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,343

Average debt at graduation$29,121

Out of State

Tuition$28,010
Fees$794
Room and board$10,030
Estimated book expense$1,210
Total cost$40,044

Cost after need-based aid$28,466
Cost after non-need-based aid$33,145

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met86%
Average need-based aid$11,578
Average non-need-based aid$6,899

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment29,440

Full-Time

Men16,146
Women11,996

Part-Time

Men697
Women601

Freshmen retained91%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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