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 $5,019
$30,000-$48,000 $5,639
$48,000-$75,000 $9,071
$75,000-$110,000 $5,019
Over $110,000 $21,159

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 66% $9,619
Federal Grants 18% $5,234
Pell grants 16% $4,301
Other federal grants 15% $1,469
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 14% $7,346
Institutional grants or scholarships 43% $6,845
Student loan aid 35% $8,188
Federal student loans 34% $6,018
Other student loans 14% $8,214

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 300 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Purdue University - Main Campus Admissions

What is Purdue University - Main Campus's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 57%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 69% of applicants
SAT Reading 570-670
SAT Math 580-710
SAT Writing 510-630
ACT Submissions 59% of applicants
Composite Score 25-31

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Purdue University - Main Campus Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 32132
Living on campus 7%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

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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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