Purdue University

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world rank  8

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University Overview

Established in 1869, Purdue University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of West Lafayette (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Indiana. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Purdue University (PU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Purdue University (PU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 149 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym PU
Founded 1869
Motto Education, Research, Service
Colours Old gold and black

University Location

Address 1088 Freehafer Hall
West Lafayette (population range: 10,000-49,999)
47907-1088 Indiana
United States
T +1 (765) 494 4600
F +1 (765) 494 0544

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette 47907-2050
+1 (765) 494 1776

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Purdue University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Purdue University System (PUS)
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA)
  • Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA)

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019