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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 73%
Applicants who took ACT: 58%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 32%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 8%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 41%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 36%
SAT I Math score 700+: 28%
SAT I Math score 600+: 64%
ACT score 24-29: 47%
ACT score 30-36: 36%
ACT score 24+: 84%
Students applied: 45,023
Students admitted: 26,524
Admission rate: 59%
Students per faculty: 12
4-year graduation rate: 47%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 29,497
Full-time enrolled men: 16,131
Full-time enrolled women: 12,000
Part-time enrolled men: 772
Part-time enrolled women: 594
Freshmen retained: 93%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $9,208
Fees (in state): $794
Tuition (out of state): $28,010
Fees (out of state): $794
Room and board: $10,030
Est. book expense: $1,220
Total cost (in state): $21,252
Total cost (out of state): $40,054
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$8,418
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$14,660
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$27,220
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$33,462
Average debt at graduation: $27,711

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 86%
Average need-based aid: $12,834
Average non-need-based aid: $6,592

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

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