Purdue University

Purdue University Ranking

country rank: 18
world rank: 20

University Overview

Purdue University ranking, established in 1869, is a non-profit public state higher-education college based in the suburban setting of West Lafayette, Indiana (population range of 10,000-49,999). Purdue University (PU) ranking is a massive (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational US higher education college that is officially approved by the Higher Learning Commission. Purdue University (PU) provides classes and services leading to formally accredited higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. credentials, diplomas, associate or base degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 151-year-old American university has a preferential enrollment program focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. With an acceptance scale of 50-60%, this US higher education institution is considered to be moderately selective. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. PU also offers a library, accommodation, athletic equipment, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange schemes, online classes and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

Purdue University Ranking

University Identity

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

University Location

Address 1088 Freehafer Hall West Lafayette 47907-2040 Indiana United States
Tel +1 (765) 494 4600
Fax +1 (765) 494 0544

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$ (5,500-7,400 Euro) 7,500-10,000 US$ (5,500-7,400 Euro)
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 50-60%
Admission Office 475 Stadium Mall Drive West Lafayette 47907-2050 (765) 494 1776

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Purdue University-Main Campus's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 946,376 physical volumes, 16,729 physical media, 20,999 digital/electronic medium and 599 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes Purdue University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 14,213 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

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) National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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