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Purdue University

Location

Purdue University, West Lafayette United States

Ranking

# =129QS World University Rankings

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36Undergraduate programs

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64Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

$20859Average tuition fee

About Purdue University

Founded in 1869, Purdue University in the USA is a sophisticated and historic place to study for international students, transfer students or adults looking to further their education. The university encompasses several campus locations throughout the state, as well as online opportunities that span the globe.


The central Purdue University flagship campus is in Lafayette, Indiana, where it encompasses a large area of the city’s western edge. Lafayette’s historic architecture sits happily alongside modern developments and amenities that make it an exciting, characterful place to study. Purdue also has two further campuses: Purdue Fort Wayne (PFW) and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).


Find out more about life at Purdue University via its social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Snapchat.

About Purdue University

Founded in 1869, Purdue University in the USA is a sophisticated and historic place to study for international students, transfer students or adults looking to further their education. The university encompasses several campus locations throughout the state, as well as online opportunities that span the globe.


The central Purdue University flagship campus is in Lafayette, Indiana, where it encompasses a large area of the city’s western edge. Lafayette’s historic architecture sits happily alongside modern developments and amenities that make it an exciting, characterful place to study. Purdue also has two further campuses: Purdue Fort Wayne (PFW) and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).


Find out more about life at Purdue University via its social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Snapchat.

University information

Undergraduate and postgraduate students applying to Purdue University at any of their campuses should use the online application portal. The portal also caters to transfer students and readmission applications. 

Students should apply through the portal using the Common Application. If students don't have access to all of their completed high school coursework, they can request a copy of their transcript from their school counseling office before completing the courses and grades section of the application. 
International students have their own portal with information on how and why to study at Purdue, including full admissions details. International students should note that Purdue’s institutional status means undergraduate international applicants are largely ineligible for funding to study. 

Scholarships

Scholarships at Purdue are based on a combination of admission type and financial status upon admission. To ensure maximum consideration for all financial aid available to new Purdue students, high school seniors should apply by 1 November each year and meet the Early Action deadline. Students seeking financial aid should submit their FAFSA and the Supplemental Scholarship Application (if required by the college of application) by 15 December. 

In addition to financial aid, Purdue University has frozen tuition fees for over 10 years, making admission and affordability more accessible for students from a variety of backgrounds. 

International students hoping to apply to Purdue should note that the university’s institutional status means undergraduate international applicants are largely ineligible for funding to study. 

General

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6+
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Bachelor

1190+
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6+
80+

Master

80+
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The central Purdue University flagship campus in Lafayette, Indiana, covers a significant portion of the city at the western end, and includes Purdue University Airport in its sprawling estate. Prospective students can explore the campus before they arrive using the interactive virtual tour on the Purdue website. The flagship campus features: 

  • Multiple quads
  • Several towers and study halls
  • Large study halls for specific fields and disciplines
  • Social areas and student society buildings
  • Recreational centres and athletic facilities
  • Aquatics centre
  • Specialist climbing and bouldering facilities 

The university offers teaching across 13 schools, developed over time to service students with a comprehensive choice of study areas. The colleges and schools include: 


Purdue’s online learning facilities are a university experience in themselves, with a wide range of subjects and disciplines offered to give students the option to study entirely remotely. Formed by Multiple levels of study are offered, including undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate.   
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Student life

Prospective students can find out everything they need to know about life and study at Purdue University at any of its campuses through the web portal. Known colloquially as Boilermakers – a reference to the university's athletic prowess and excellence in engineering – students at Purdue will enjoy a campus designed to help them study at their best, and stay healthy and well. 

Athletic facilities are plentiful, with a number of dedicated spaces for student recreational activities. The university’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging is focused on highlighting and celebrating the mix of cultural heritages and diverse abilities students at Purdue bring to the campus. 

The purpose-built student accommodation of the Purdue Village comprises individual and shared spaces for students to live. Using the university’s housing portal, undergraduate applicants looking to study at Purdue can find more information on how to apply for accommodation and what living on campus will be like. 
Graduates of Purdue are known for their excellence across disciplines, and the university is proud to support students in their search for work upon graduation with some of the most influential employers in the US. Full information on the Purdue University careers service is available on the website
 

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

13,377 USD
20,859 USD

International Students

20,859 USD
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

Purdue University is one of the top public universities in West Lafayette, United States. It is ranked #=129 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #=95
  • 2014
    #=99
  • 2015
    #102
  • 2016
    #=89
  • 2017
    #92
  • 2018
    #105
  • 2019
    #=100
  • 2020
    #111
  • 2021
    #109
  • 2022
    #116
  • 2023
    #=129

Available programs

Undergraduate students hoping to apply to Purdue University can browse the full range of available study areas on the university undergraduate academics area. Undergraduate students should choose from a selection of major and minor subjects, which include:  

Accounting 
Actuarial Science 
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 
Aeronautical Engineering Technology 
Aerospace Financial Analysis 
African American Studies 
Agribusiness (multiple concentrations) 
Agricultural Communication 
Agricultural Economics (multiple concentrations) 
Agricultural Education 
Agricultural Engineering (College of Agriculture) 
Agricultural Engineering (College of Engineering) 
Agricultural Systems Management 
Agronomy 
Airline Management and Operations 
Airport Management and Operations 
American Studies 
Animal Sciences (multiple concentrations) 
Animation and Visual Effects 
Anthropology 
Applied Meteorology and Climatology 
Aquatic Sciences 
Art History 
Artificial Intelligence 
Asian Studies 
Atmospheric Science/Meteorology 
Audio Engineering Technology 
Automation and Systems Integration Engineering Technology 
Aviation Management 
Biochemistry 
Biochemistry (Chemistry) 
Biological Engineering (College of Agriculture) 
Biological Engineering (College of Engineering) 
Biology 
Biomedical Engineering 
Biomedical Health Sciences 
Brain and Behavioral Sciences 
Building Information Modeling 
Business Analytics and Information Management 
Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology 
Chemical Engineering 
Chemistry 
Chemistry - American Chemical Society 
Chinese Studies 
Civil Engineering 
Classical Studies 
Communication (Pre) 
Comparative Literature 
Computer and Information Technology 
Computer Engineering 
Computer Engineering Technology 
Computer Infrastructure & Network Engineering Technology 
Computer Science 
Construction Engineering 
Construction Management Technology 
Creative Writing 
Crop Science 
Cybersecurity 
Data Analytics, Technologies and Applications 
Data Science 
Data Visualization 
Design and Construction Integration 
Developmental and Family Science 
Digital Criminology 
Digital Enterprise Systems 
Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs 
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences 
Economics (Pre) (College of Liberal Arts) 
Economics (School of Management) 
Electrical Engineering 
Electrical Engineering Technology 
Elementary Education 
Energy Engineering Technology 
Engineering (First Year) 
Engineering / Technology Teacher Education 
English 
Environmental and Ecological Engineering 
Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering (College of Agriculture) 
Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering (College of Engineering) 
Environmental Geosciences 
Exploratory Studies (for undecided students) 
Family and Consumer Sciences Education 
Farm Management 
Fermentation Science 
Film and Video Production 
Film and Video Studies 
Finance 
Financial Counseling and Planning 
Flight (Professional Flight Technology) 
Food Science 
Forestry 
French 
Game Development and Design 
General Education: Curriculum and Instruction (non-licensure) 
General Education: Educational Studies (non-licensure) 
Genetics 
Geology and Geophysics 
German 
Global Studies 
Health and Disease 
History 
Horticulture (multiple concentrations) 
Hospitality and Tourism Management 
Human Resource Development 
Human Services 
Inclusion: Dual License in Special Education (K-6) & Elementary Education 
Industrial Design 
Industrial Engineering 
Industrial Engineering Technology 
Insect Biology 
Integrated Business and Engineering 
Integrated Studio Arts, BFA (Portfolio Required) 
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies 
Interior Design - Professional Program 
Italian Studies 
Japanese 
Jewish Studies 
Kinesiology 
Landscape Architecture (Pre) 
Law and Society (Criminology) 
Linguistics 
Management (General) 
Marketing 
Materials Engineering 
Mathematics 
Mathematics, Applied 
Mathematics - Business 
Mathematics Education 
Mathematics - Statistics 
Mechanical Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering Technology 
Mechatronics Engineering Technology 
Medical Laboratory Sciences 
Microbiology 
Multidisciplinary Engineering 
Music 
Natural Resources and Environmental Science (multiple concentrations) 
Neurobiology and Physiology 
Nuclear Engineering 
Nursing 
Nutrition and Dietetics 
Nutrition and Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness, and Health (double major) 
Nutrition, Fitness, and Health 
Nutrition Science 
Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences 
Organizational Leadership 
Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Philosophy 
Physics 
Physics, Applied 
Planetary Sciences 
Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology 
Plant Science 
Plant Studies - Exploratory (Pre) 
Political Science 
Pre-dentistry 
Pre-law 
Pre-medicine 
Pre-occupational Therapy 
Pre-physical Therapy 
Pre-physician Assistant 
Pre-veterinary Medicine 
Professional Writing 
Psychological Sciences 
Public Health 
Purdue Polytechnic Institute Statewide Programs 
Radiological Health Sciences 
Religious Studies 
Retail Management 
Robotics Engineering Technology 
Russian 
Sales and Marketing 
Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space, Physics) 
Selling and Sales Management 
Smart Manufacturing Industrial Informatics 
Social Studies Education 
Sociology 
Soil and Water Sciences 
Sound for the Performing Arts 
Spanish 
Special Education: Mild & Intense Intervention 5-12 
Special Education: Mild & Intense Intervention K-6 
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 
Statistics, Applied 
Statistics with Mathematics Option 
Studio Arts and Technology 
Supply Chain and Operations Management 
Supply Chain & Sales Engineering Technology 
Sustainable Food and Farming Systems 
Systems Analysis and Design 
Theatre 
Turf Management and Science 
Undecided Liberal Arts 
Unmanned Aerial Systems 
UX Design 
Veterinary Nursing 
Visual Arts Design Education 
Visual Arts Education 
Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design) 
Web Programming and Design 
Wildlife 
Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies 

Postgraduate study at Purdue University on their West Lafayatte campus encompasses a wide range of options that cross diverse disciplines. The campus is well-equipped for postgraduate study, offering some of the most sophisticated graduate school facilities in the area. 
The list of programme options for postgraduate study is extensive and can be explored in full on the dedicated graduate school area of the university’s website

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FAQs

Scholarships at Purdue are based on a combination of admission type and financial status upon admission. To ensure maximum consideration for all financial aid available to new Purdue students, high school seniors should apply by 1 November each year and meet the Early Action deadline. Students seeking financial aid should submit their FAFSA and the Supplemental Scholarship Application (if required by the college of application) by 15 December. 

In addition to financial aid, Purdue University has frozen tuition fees for over 10 years, making admission and affordability more accessible for students from a variety of backgrounds. 

International students hoping to apply to Purdue should note that the university’s institutional status means undergraduate international applicants are largely ineligible for funding to study.