Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)


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Purdue University is ranked 34 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 134 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 73%
Applicants who took ACT 58%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+8%
600-69932%
600+41%

SAT Math Score

700+28%
600-69936%
600+64%

ACT Score

30-3636%
24-2947%
24+84%

Students applied45,023
Students admitted26,524
Admission rate59%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate47%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,208
Fees$794
Room and board$10,030
Estimated book expense$1,220
Total cost$21,252

Cost after need-based aid$8,418
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,660

Average debt at graduation$27,711

Out of State

Tuition$28,010
Fees$794
Room and board$10,030
Estimated book expense$1,220
Total cost$40,054

Cost after need-based aid$27,220
Cost after non-need-based aid$33,462

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$54,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met86%
Average need-based aid$12,834
Average non-need-based aid$6,592

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment29,497

Full-Time

Men16,131
Women12,000

Part-Time

Men772
Women594

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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