Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)


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Purdue University is ranked 15 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 117 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 68%
Applicants who took ACT 62%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+10%
600-69933%
600+43%

SAT Math Score

700+24%
600-69938%
600+62%

ACT Score

30-3639%
24-2941%
24+80%

Students applied48,775
Students admitted27,226
Admission rate56%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate49%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,208
Fees$794
Room and board$10,030
Estimated book expense$1,160
Total cost$21,192

Cost after need-based aid$7,788
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,233

Average debt at graduation$27,530

Out of State

Tuition$28,010
Fees$794
Room and board$10,030
Estimated book expense$1,160
Total cost$39,994

Cost after need-based aid$26,590
Cost after non-need-based aid$34,035

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$55,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$13,404
Average non-need-based aid$5,959

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment30,043

Full-Time

Men16,549
Women12,163

Part-Time

Men764
Women567

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.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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