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Purdue University--West Lafayette

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

1080 Schleman Hall

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050

United States

Phone: 765-494-1776

Fax: 765-494-0544

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 86
SAT:
% Submitting Score:73%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:520 - 630
     Math Middle 50%:560 - 690
     Writing Middle 50%:520 - 630
ACT:
% Submitting Score:54%
     ACT Middle 50%:24 - 30
     Math Middle 50%:25 - 32
     English Middle 50%:23 - 31
     Writing Middle 50%:23 - 28
Average High School GPA:3.7
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:54%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:25%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:11%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:8%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:2%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:47%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:80%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 30,955
Total applicants who are accepted: 18,684
Total of accepted students who enroll: 6,259
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 91%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $60.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Regular Notification Date: 12/13
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/05
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $100.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Important
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    86
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    520 - 630
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    560 - 690
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    520 - 630
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    24 - 30
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    25 - 32
  •      English Middle 50%:
    23 - 31
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    23 - 28
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.7
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