Purdue University-Main Campus.

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 31,887 students
  • 0.36 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.purdue.edu

Notable programs at Purdue University-Main Campus

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Food Science, Soil Science, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Fine Arts, and Biology.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

28,363 students out of 49,354 applicants were accepted into Purdue University-Main Campus. They had an average SAT score of 1293. 69% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 59% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus was $28,794, while for in-state students it was $9,992. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $32,642.

The average financial aid at Purdue University-Main Campus is $8,972. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $19,822 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Purdue University-Main Campus

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

50% of undergraduate students at Purdue University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Purdue University-Main Campus

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Purdue University-Main Campus was of $10,030 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,160.

Diversity at Purdue University-Main Campus

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017