How much does Purdue University - Main Campus cost?

Purdue University - Main Campus Cost of Attendance
In-state $9,992
Out-of-state $28,794
On-Campus Room and Board $10,030
Off-Campus Room and Board $9,460
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $4,855
$30,000-$48,000 $4,923
$48,000-$75,000 $8,420
$75,000-$110,000 $4,855
Over $110,000 $20,546

Purdue University - Main Campus Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 69% $9,844
Federal Grants 18% $5,528
Pell grants 17% $4,399
Other federal grants 14% $1,842
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 15% $7,272
Institutional grants or scholarships 48% $6,761
Student loan aid 34% $7,894
Federal student loans 32% $5,887
Other student loans 13% $7,917

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Purdue University - Main Campus Admissions

What is Purdue University - Main Campus's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 58%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 76% of applicants
SAT Reading 590-680
SAT Math 590-730
SAT Writing 510-630
ACT Submissions 51% of applicants
Composite Score 25-32

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Purdue University - Main Campus Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 32132
Living on campus 8%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

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Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

2 Student Testimonials



Freshman · Engineering

For engineering, classes are pretty difficult (which makes sense). I love the community that’s on campus - especially the community in Cru (an organization I’m a part of). There are so many opportunities to get involved, you just have to be searching for them. Once you find them, it’s crazy! :D Come visit and see for yourself! (The food’s also better than the food I have at home, which means it’s really good :D)



Freshman · Accounting

Being both affordable and close to home, Purdue was the most obvious choice for my college career. I didn’t really know what to expect going into college at all, but I was consistently pleasantly surprised by how great Purdue is. The majority of my lecture professors very obviously love what they do and are enthusiastic about what they teach. While I never utilized office hours, I felt comfortable emailing them whenever homework or study material left me confused

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About Purdue University - Main Campus


Hovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette, IN

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Research Universities
Setting Small City
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