Purdue University

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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

Agricultural

Communications B
Agricultural

Economics B
Agricultural

Mechanization B
Agricultural

Production B
Agricultural/Food

Processing B
Agriculture

– General A,B
Agronomy/Crop

Science B
Animal
Sciences B
Farm/Ranch

Management B
Food
Science B
Horticultural

Services B
Horticulture

Science B

Architecture & Related
Programs

Landscape

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

African-American

Studies 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/Visual

Communications B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Fashion
Design B
Film
Studies B
Fine/Studio

Arts B
Interior
Design B
Music –
General A,B
Photography

B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B
Botany B
Cellular/Molecular

Biology B
Chem/Phys/Molecular

Biology B
Entomology

B
Microbiology

B
Molecular

Biology B
Plant
Genetics B
Zoology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Accounting/Business

Management B
Accounting/Finance

B
Actuarial

Science B
Business
Administration/Management B
Construction

Management C
Fashion
Merchandising B
Financial

Planning B
Hospitality

Administration/Management B
Hotel/Motel

Management B
Human
Resources Management B
Marketing

Management B
Operations

Management A,B
Travel/Tourism

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising

B
Broadcast

Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B
Public
Relations B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Graphics A,B
Computer
Networking/Telecommunications A,B
Computer
Science B
,C
Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

Education
Agricultural

Education B
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Chemistry

Teacher Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Early
Childhood Special Education B
Education

– General B
Elementary

Education B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – Education B
Foreign
Language Teacher Education B
French
Teacher Education B
German
Teacher Education B
Health
Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool

Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Physical
Education B
Physics
Teacher Education B
Secondary

Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish
Language Teacher Education B
Teacher
Education, Multiple Levels B
Technology/Industrial

Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial

Education A

Engineering
Aeronautical/Aerospace

Engineering B
Agricultural

Engineering B
Biomedical

Engineering B
Chemical
Engineering B
Civil
Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Construction

Engineering B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Industrial

Engineering B
Materials

Engineering B
Mechanical

Engineering B
Nuclear
Engineering B
Surveying

Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Aeronautical/Aerospace

Engineering A,B
Architectural

Engineering Technology A,B
Computer
Engineering A,B
Construction/Building

Technologies A,B
Electrical

Engineering Technologies A,B
Engineering/Industrial

Management A,B
Industrial

Technology A,B
Manufacturing

Technologies A,B
Mechanical

Drafting A,B
Mechanical

Engineering Technology A,B
Robotics
A,B
Surveying

Technology B

English Language &
Literature

Creative
Writing B
English
Language & Literature –
General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile

Studies B
Family/Community

Services B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition

Studies 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/Hearing

Sciences B
Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Dietetic
Technician B
Health
Services – General B
Medical
Dietetics B
Nursing
(RN) B
Occupational

Health/Industrial Hygiene B
Predentistry

B
Premedicine

B
Speech-Language

Pathology B
Speech-Language

Pathology/Audiology B
Veterinarian

Assistance A,B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities

B
Liberal
Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied
Mathematics B
Mathematics

– General B
Statistics

B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical

Sciences B
Nutrition

Sciences B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental

Science B
Fishing/Fisheries

B
Forestry
– General B
Natural
Resources & Conservation –
General B
Wildlife/Wilderness

Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Health/Physical

Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B
Religion/Religious

Studies B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric

Sciences B
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Meteorology

B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Law
Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Political

Science/Government B
Social
Sciences – General B
Sociology

B

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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