Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: 111
Public Colleges Ranking: 22 (out of state)
Public Colleges Ranking: 13 (in state)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 69%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 60%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+16%
600-69949%
600+65%

SAT Math Score

700+31%
600-69938%
600+69%

ACT Score

30-3640%
24-2945%
24+85%

Students applied48,912
Students admitted28,092
Admission rate57%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate51%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,208
Fees$784
Room and board$10,030
Estimated book expense$1,160
Total cost$21,182

Cost after need-based aid$8,400
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,838

Average debt at graduation$27,617

Out of State

Tuition$28,010
Fees$784
Room and board$10,030
Estimated book expense$1,160
Total cost$39,984

Cost after need-based aid$27,202
Cost after non-need-based aid$34,640

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$55,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met77%
Average need-based aid$12,782
Average non-need-based aid$5,344

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment31,006

Full-Time

Men16,973
Women12,656

Part-Time

Men758
Women619

Freshmen retained92%


# - 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.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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