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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 19 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 145 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

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

SAT Verbal Score

700+9%
600-69932%
600+41%

SAT Math Score

700+28%
600-69937%
600+65%

ACT Score

30-3632%
24-2951%
24+83%

Students applied39,706
Students admitted23,506
Admission rate59%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate46%

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$9,508
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,555

Average debt at graduation$28,343

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$28,310
Cost after non-need-based aid$33,357

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$52,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$11,744
Average non-need-based aid$6,697

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment29,255

Full-Time

Men16,016
Women11,865

Part-Time

Men774
Women600

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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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