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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: 54%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 32%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 9%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 41%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 37%
SAT I Math score 700+: 28%
SAT I Math score 600+: 65%
ACT score 24-29: 51%
ACT score 30-36: 32%
ACT score 24+: 83%
Students applied: 39,706
Students admitted: 23,506
Admission rate: 59%
Students per faculty: 12
4-year graduation rate: 46%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 29,255
Full-time enrolled men: 16,016
Full-time enrolled women: 11,865
Part-time enrolled men: 774
Part-time enrolled women: 600
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):
$9,508
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$14,555
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$28,310
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$33,357
Average debt at graduation: $28,343

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 85%
Average need-based aid: $11,744
Average non-need-based aid: $6,697

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

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