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Purdue University is a world-class research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Established as a land-grant university in 1869, the West Lafayette campus is the flagship university of Purdue’s six-campus system. Purdue, a Big Ten Conference member, serves the second largest student body among Indiana universities, and enrolls the fourth largest amount of international students in the United States.

Degree Programs

Purdue offers a broad selection of degree programs for both undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 fields of study, and is renowned for its advanced engineering programs. Aviation history in America has been greatly influenced by the institution, which was the first college to offer credit for flight training, to create a four-year degree in aviation, and to establish a university airport (under the only College of Technology in the Big 10). In the mid-1900s, Purdue expanded its aviation program to include cutting-edge spaceflight technology. Purdue’s nickname, "Cradle of Astronauts," was born of the fact that Neil Armstrong, Gus Grissom, Eugene Cernan, and twenty other astronauts have graduated from Purdue.

Purdue is divided into twelve schools and colleges along with Pre-Med and Pre-Professional Programs and The IU School of Medicine. Other colleges include and feature the Colleges of Engineering, Agriculture, and Technology, as well as the newly established College of Health and Human Sciences. This college encompasses programs in Health Sciences, Nursing, Consumer Science, Psychological Science, and Nutrition for a wide range of career options.

Accreditation

Purdue is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Athletics

Known as the Boilermakers, Purdue athletic teams play in the Division I/I-A NCAA. Teams include cross country, tennis, basketball, football, wrestling, and golf. The school is also a founding member of the Big Ten Conference.

Purdue’s classic rivals include the Indiana Hoosiers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Library System

Purdue’s library system includes 15 discipline-specific divisions, such as: Archives and Special Collections; Life Sciences; Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education; Aviation Technology; and the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics.

Other library services include: interlibrary loans; use of media materials; electronic equipment check out; use of public computers; classrooms for study groups; and printing, copying, and scanning equipment. The library system was designed to reflect the university’s core strengths of agriculture, engineering and science as well as the professional schools of business, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.

Rankings

Purdue’s engineering program is strongly ranked, both nationally and internationally, with The U.S. News & World Report placing it as eighth nationwide. Purdue’s graduate program was ranked 10th in 2012, and The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) placed the engineering program at tenth internationally.

In 2011, the ARWU ranked Purdue 40th nationally, while U.S. News & World Report ranked it 62nd and Washington Monthly ranked it 79th.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Purdue offers scholarships and grants, loans, fee remissions and discounts, and federal work-study options to help students defray the cost of attendance. Scholarships include funds for National Guard members, senior citizens, nursing students and minority teachers.

Student Housing

There are a variety of living options, both on-campus and off. The university residence halls include: Cary Quadrangle; Earhart Hall; First Street Towers; Harrison Hall; Owens Hall; and Shreve Hall. In addition, there are several cooperative housing properties, as well as fraternities and sororities; 20 percent of Purdue students opt for the latter.

General Information

Admission Office
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050
(765) 494-1776
Fax: (765) 494-0544
[email protected]
Contact: Pamela Horne
Dean of Admissions
Main Address
Schleman Hall, Room 109
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050
(765) 494-4600
www.purdue.edu
www.online.purdue.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 31,761
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 6,840
Degree-seeking undergrads: 31,491
Graduate enrollment: 7,427

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $7,416 $7,750 $8,638 $9,070 +5.00%
Books and Supplies $1,050 $1,140 $1,220 $1,270 +4.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus




Room and Board $7,530 $7,930 $8,710 $9,120 +4.71%
Other $1,970 $2,000 $2,070 $2,360 +14.01%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus




Room and Board $7,530 $7,930 $8,710 $9,120 +4.71%
Other $1,970 $2,000 $2,070 $2,360 +14.01%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $17,966 $18,820 $20,638 $21,820 +5.73%
In-state Off Campus $17,966 $18,820 $20,638 $21,820 +5.73%
In-state with Family $8,466 $8,890 $9,858 $10,340 +4.89%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,592
In-state Student Fees $478
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $26,144
Out-of-state Fees $478

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 4,879 70%

Grant or scholarship aid 3,267 47% $27,078,951 $8,289
– Federal grants 1,131 16% $6,036,165 $5,337
– Pell grants 1,003 14% $3,239,421 $3,230
– Other federal grants 1,010 15% $2,796,744 $2,769
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,190 17% $5,005,494 $4,206
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,921 42% $16,037,292 $5,490
Student loan aid 2,892 42% $18,294,600 $6,326
– Federal student loans 2,843 41% $13,671,834 $4,809
– Other student loans 631 9% $4,622,766 $7,326

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 6394 1338 838 331 341
Agriculture 289 68 43
Agricultural Business and Management, Other 8
Agricultural Economics 81 33 9
Agricultural Mechanization 27
Agronomy and Crop Science 24 9 8
Animal Sciences 98 10 3
Food Science 35 6 13
Horticultural Science 24 2 10
Architecture and Related Services 30
Landscape Architecture 30
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 1
African-American/Black Studies 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 205 14 43
Biochemistry 16 8
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 171 8 23
Botany/Plant Biology 13 2 8
Entomology 5 4 4
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 979 416 15 78 288
Accounting 162 35
Business Administration and Management 439 403 13 167
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other 1
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 133 13 2
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 3
Operations Management and Supervision 245 74 86
Communication and Journalism Programs 242 9 10
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 242 9 10
Computing and Information Sciences 190 27 15
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 117
Computer and Information Sciences 73 21 15
Computer Graphics 6
Education 463 138 55 1 6
Agricultural Teacher Education 14
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 9
Education 25 44 39 3
Elementary Education and Teaching 163
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 199 17 5
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 53 77 11
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 1 3
Engineering 1317 380 204 1
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 140 72 18
Agricultural Engineering 41 12 7
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 47 13 14
Chemical Engineering 142 11 18
Civil Engineering 149 52 25
Computer Engineering 64
Construction Engineering 28
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 192 76 63
Engineering, Other 24 42 6
Industrial Engineering 143 22 12
Materials Engineering 28 3 5 1
Mechanical Engineering 282 71 31
Nuclear Engineering 37 6 5
Engineering Technology 500 211
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician 45
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 140 3
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 85 21
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 8
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 115 36
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other 145 96
Robotics Technology/Technician 7 10
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 143 24 26 5
English Language and Literature 143 24 26 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 37 28 7
Foreign Languages and Literatures 37 18 4
Linguistics 10 3
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 384 80 257 37 37
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 71 21 9
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 7
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 104 10 2
Pharmacy 18 16 185 14
Public Health 7
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 164 10 5
Veterinary Medicine 51
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences 16 5 23
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 20 37
History 74 5 3
History 74 5 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 15 3
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 3
Mathematics and Statistics 103 34 27
Mathematics 89 19 15
Statistics 14 15 12
Mechanics and Repairers 1
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 18
Biological and Physical Sciences 18
Natural Resources and Conservation 61 11 9
Forestry 10 11 9
Natural Resources/Conservation 15
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 36
Physical Sciences 88 28 77
Chemistry 52 14 55
Geology and Earth Science 16 7 8
Physics 20 7 14
Psychology 189 10 17
Psychology 189 10 17
Social Sciences 362 32 15 1
Economics 87 9 7
Political Science and Government 103 9 4
Social Sciences 26
Sociology 146 14 4 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 156 4
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology 155
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 1 4
Visual and Performing Arts 143 24
Art/Art Studies 89 1
Design and Visual Communications 35
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 19
Dramatic/Theater Arts and Stagecraft, Other 23
Work and Family Studies 404 10 15
Apparel and Textiles 207 4 4
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 65
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 84 3 6
Human Development and Family Studies 48 3 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $30
Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 72%
Percent students who return for sophomore year: 86%

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
AgriculturalCommunications B
AgriculturalEconomics B
AgriculturalMechanization B
AgriculturalProduction B
Agricultural/FoodProcessing B
Agriculture– General A,B
Agronomy/CropScience B
Animal Sciences B
Farm/RanchManagement B
Food Science B
HorticulturalServices B
HorticultureScience B

Architecture & Related Programs
LandscapeArchitecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-AmericanStudies B
Asian Studies B
French Studies B
German Studies B
Japanese Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Design/VisualCommunications B
Drama/TheaterArts B
Fashion Design B
Film Studies B
Fine/StudioArts B
Interior Design B
Music – General A,B
PhotographyB

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
BiochemistryB
Biology B
Botany B
Cellular/MolecularBiology B
Chem/Phys/MolecularBiology B
EntomologyB
MicrobiologyB
MolecularBiology B
Plant Genetics B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
AccountingB
Accounting/BusinessManagement B
Accounting/FinanceB
ActuarialScience B
Business Administration/Management B
ConstructionManagement C
Fashion Merchandising B
FinancialPlanning B
HospitalityAdministration/Management B
Hotel/MotelManagement B
Human Resources Management B
MarketingManagement B
OperationsManagement A,B
Travel/TourismManagement B

Communications & Journalism
AdvertisingB
BroadcastJournalism B
Communications/RhetoricB
JournalismB
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Graphics A,B
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,B
Computer Science B
,C
Computer/InformationSciences – General B

Education
AgriculturalEducation B
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
ChemistryTeacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Early Childhood Special Education B
Education– General B
ElementaryEducation B
Family/ConsumerSciences – Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/PreschoolEducation B
MathematicsEducation B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
SecondaryEducation B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B
Technology/IndustrialArts Education B
Trade/IndustrialEducation A

Engineering
Aeronautical/AerospaceEngineering B
AgriculturalEngineering B
BiomedicalEngineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
ConstructionEngineering B
Electrical/CommunicationsEngineering B
IndustrialEngineering B
MaterialsEngineering B
MechanicalEngineering B
Nuclear Engineering B
SurveyingEngineering B

Engineering Technologies
Aeronautical/AerospaceEngineering A,B
ArchitecturalEngineering Technology A,B
Computer Engineering A,B
Construction/BuildingTechnologies A,B
ElectricalEngineering Technologies A,B
Engineering/IndustrialManagement A,B
IndustrialTechnology A,B
ManufacturingTechnologies A,B
MechanicalDrafting A,B
MechanicalEngineering Technology A,B
Robotics A,B
SurveyingTechnology B

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/TextileStudies B
Family/CommunityServices B
Family/ConsumerSciences – General B
Foods/NutritionStudies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
Japanese B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Audiology/HearingSciences B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Dietetic Technician B
Health Services – General B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
OccupationalHealth/Industrial Hygiene B
PredentistryB
PremedicineB
Speech-LanguagePathology B
Speech-LanguagePathology/Audiology B
VeterinarianAssistance A,B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
HumanitiesB
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics– General B
StatisticsB

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/PhysicalSciences B
NutritionSciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
EnvironmentalScience B
Fishing/FisheriesB
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Wildlife/WildernessManagement B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Health/PhysicalFitness B

Philosophy & Religion
PhilosophyB
Religion/ReligiousStudies B

Physical Sciences
AtmosphericSciences B
ChemistryB
Geology B
MeteorologyB
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology– General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
AnthropologyB
PoliticalScience/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
SociologyB

Transportation & Materials Moving
Air Traffic Control B
Air Transportation A,B
Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew B
Aviation Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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