Purdue University ,West Lafayette,USA

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Purdue University is a renowned public research university that is known for offering STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs. It is popular as a great engineering school.

For Fall 2021, Purdue is home to over 9,452 international students, including more than 4,760 graduate and professional students from 128 countries. When it comes to international enrollment, Purdue University ranks among the top public universities for international admissions to the university. The international student body comprises 18.6% of the total number of enrolled students. Out of a total of 9,452 international students, 2698, or 28.5% were Indian students.

The tuition fee for an MS course at Purdue costs between INR 22.5 L - 24.51 L. Apart from this, the living cost at Purdue is around USD 15,000 that includes housing, food, books, course materials, supplies, equipment and transportation. Candidates require a 3.0 GPA to secure admission at Purdue.

Also Read: How to Convert GPA to Percentage for Studying Abroad?

For Fall 2021, Purdue is home to over 9,452 international students, including more than 4,760 graduate and professional students from 128 countries. When it comes to international enrollment, Purdue University ranks among the top public universities for international admissions to the university. The international student body comprises 18.6% of the total number of enrolled students. Out of a total of 9,452 international students, 2698, or 28.5% were Indian students.

The tuition fee for an MS course at Purdue costs between INR 22.5 L - 24.51 L. Apart from this, the living cost at Purdue is around USD 15,000 that includes housing, food, books, course materials, supplies, equipment and transportation. Candidates require a 3.0 GPA to secure admission at Purdue.

Also Read: How to Convert GPA to Percentage for Studying Abroad?

Year of establishment1869
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Total International Students9085
Male/Female Ratio0.75
UG/PG Course Ratio0.4
Faculty/Student Ratio12
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 2 billion
No.of Campuses12
Accommodation expenses2446 USD for 4 sharing (UG),2446 USD for 4 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses5172 USD (UG),5172 USD (PG)
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Purdue University Scholarships

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Purdue University Courses & Fees

CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(29 Courses)(12 months-2 years)INR 22.53 L - 24.54 L
B.E. / B.Tech(43 Courses)(4 years)INR 25.26 L - 27.2 L
B.Sc.(51 Courses)(4 years)INR 25.26 L - 26.95 L
BBA(20 Courses)(4 years)INR 25.26 L - 26.44 L
MIM(7 Courses)(10-24 months)INR 23.77 L - 46.52 L
B.A.(44 Courses)(4 years)INR 25.26 L
M.Agri.(4 Courses)(18 months-2 years)INR 22.98 L
MBA/PGDM(1 Courses)(21 months)INR 49.21 L
MEM(1 Courses)(1 year)INR 33.72 L
M.A.(6 Courses)(18 months-3 years)INR 22.98 L - 23.62 L

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Purdue University Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MS(29 Courses)

: 77.0-107.0

: 6.5-7.5

: Accepted

B.E. / B.Tech(43 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: Accepted

: 80.0-88.0

B.Sc.(51 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: Accepted

: 88.0 & Above

BBA(20 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: Accepted

: 88.0 & Above

MIM(7 Courses)

: 80.0-93.0

: 6.5-7.5

: 500.0 & Above

B.A.(44 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

M.Agri.(4 Courses)

: 77.0-80.0

: 6.5 & Above

MBA/PGDM(1 Courses)

: Accepted

: Accepted

: 7.5 & Above

MEM(1 Courses)

: Accepted

: 6.5 & Above

: 80.0 & Above

M.A.(6 Courses)

: 77.0-100.0

: 6.5 & Above

On-campus Accommodation

Available

  • On-Campus accommodation is available for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students.
  • For traditional undergraduate students, University Residences has two women’s halls, two men’s halls and twelve co-ed residences with students in separate living areas.
  • All residences have internet services with no additional charges.
  • University residences include the following amenities:
    • Utilities.
    • Cable- Cable television including a movie channel in each room.
    • Laundry- Facilities available in each hall.
    • U.S Postal Service- Delivery and pick for each hall.
    • City Bus Access- Free for all residents.
    • Study Lounge- Group or individual area for studying.
  • Students have the option to choose from variety of meal plan depending upon their needs.
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Owen Hall $2,446.00 Owen Hall (Per Year) + Meals Plan $5172 (Academic Year Rate)(UG)
Owen Hall $2,446.00 Owen Hall (Per Year) + Meals Plan $5172 (Academic Year Rate)(PG)
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Off-campus Accommodation

Available

  • Only apartments are available for students
  • Average price for room with shared occupancy is $600 to $800 per month and single room is around $900 per month
  • Apartments are equipped with dishwasher, microwave and central heat & AC
  • Eletricity, water and gas bills are not included in the rent

Purdue University Reviews (Showing 3 of 3 reviews)

Overall Rating (Out of 5)

4.8

Based on 3 Verified Reviews
Component Ratings (Out of 5)
Part time work
5.0
Post study jobs
5.0
Student Life
4.3
Indian Food
4.0
Student Views (Based on Reviews)
  • 67% of students Never faced discrimination in this University
Vibe of Campus
  • Friendly
  • Academically oriented
  • Easy going
  • Fun loving
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Tanmay Nahar | Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Batch of 2022
Reviewed on 10 Jan 2023
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4.5
A place to grow in your career.

Tips: If you are here, make sure you enjoy as much as you can. You will need funding for this course so start applying for loans etc as soon as possible, because by the time you come to campus, it might be too late. You can also find some on campus jobs as part-time work so do not restrict yourself, there is nothing wrong in doing part-time job.

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1170
  • Prepping time for classes30 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 80585
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Madhur Goenka | Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management - Batch of 2023
Reviewed on 15 Dec 2022
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4.8
A great place to study and propel your career

Tips: Though best known for its engineering programs, Purdue University offers a wide range of other courses to choose from which are equally good. The faculty here is world class. People in Indiana are nice and overall it's a homely vibe. Winters do get really cold though.

Likes (Public transportation): Fairly well connected by the city's public bus transportation system. Their app is also nice which gives real-time update on the location and schedule of the buses. Purdue students can ride free by showing their university ID card. ...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 798
  • Prepping time for classes20 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 100014
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Komal Chhajer | Master of Engineering Management - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 15 Dec 2022
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5.0
Purdue university offers great faculty for engineering.

Tips: The college and the town West Lafayette is quite student-friendly. You will have the time of your life here. Transportation is free completely for students and you keep getting freebies in college. The quality of education is unmatched. Professors are quite approachable. Surely value for money.

Likes (Quality of faculty): Student life is amazing here because of the tight-knit cohort. It is a small cohort, that is why everybody is connected and shares a good bond. There are several activities to do and sports to play. There ...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 688
  • Prepping time for classes16 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 86990
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Studying USA Details
Average 1st Year Tuition Cost
MS INR 23.7 L
|
BE/Btech INR 27.2 L
|
BSc INR 26.9 L
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BBA INR 24.9 L
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MA INR 23.6 L
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MIM INR 27.8 L
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MBA INR 28.5 L
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MFA INR 27.2 L
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MEng INR 27.4 L
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MArch INR 30.7 L
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BHM INR 23.8 L
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MEM INR 22.7 L
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MDes INR 34.4 L
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MASc INR 22.9 L
Average Accommodation Expense

INR 6.7 L (based on 146 colleges listed on Studyabroad.shiksha.com)

Average Meals Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 116 colleges listed on Studyabroad.shiksha.com)

Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 79
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IELTS: 6.5
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PTE: 54
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GRE: 297
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GMAT: 510
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SAT: 1022
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ACT: 39
Part Time Work
Permitted

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Post Study Work Permit
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Cost of Visa ApplicationUSD 160 = INR 13,126.4
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Hot Job Sectors

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Purdue University FAQs

Q. What is Purdue University famous for?-

A. Purdue is known for offering world-class education and is popularly known as a great engineering school. Purdue University is best known for its STEM Programmes. Apart from this, Purdue is also known for its great nursing program, and a pharmacy program along with its management course.

Purdue University Highlights

Parameters

Stats

Purdue Acceptance rate

68.8%

Purdue Application fee

USD 75

Living expenses for USA/ Purdue

10.5 L / USD 28,786

Cost (Tuition fee) for MS

INR 22.71 L - 24.74 L

Cost (Tuition fee) for B.E. / B.Tech

INR 25.46 L - 27.42 L

Graduates employment rate

100%

Q. Is Purdue University a good university?

A. Purdue University is a highly ranked university nationally. It has been ranked at #51 in National Universities and #18 in Top public schools by US News & World Report. Purdue is known for offering courses in engineering and nursing. Apart from this, the university is also known for its various MBA programs.

We have also compared job placement data for Purdue with universities (Texas A & M University and Arizona State University) in a similar category.

Particulars

Purdue

ASU

Texas A&M

Graduate employment rate

100%

97%

Job Offers Received 3 months post-graduation

NA

NA

83.6%

Job Offers received by Graduation an up to 90 or 180 days

100%

NA

83.6%

Average annual salary

USD 121,632

USD 134,955

USD 110,485

Verdict: After looking at the above data, we can say that Purdue is a good university.

Q. Is it hard to get into Purdue University?

A. The acceptance rate at Purdue is 68.8%. So, for every 100 applicants, 68 are admitted. So, the school is moderately selective. For all graduate programs at Purdue, there is a 3.0 minimum GPA requirement.

Comparison with similar universities

International students need to have a 3.0 GPA to get into Purdue which has an acceptance rate of 68.8%. With an acceptance rate of 88.2% and a 3.0 GPA, it is even more difficult to secure admission to Purdue than ASU. Also, the University of Texas A&M has an acceptance rate of 64.3% and a GPA of 3.0. So, getting into Purdue is relatively more difficult than Texas A&M.

Parameters

Purdue

ASU

Texas A&M

GPA

3.0

3.0

3.0

Acceptance Rate

68.8%

88.2%

64.#%

QS has consistently dropped Purdue's position in its world university ranking in the last five years. In 2019, it was ranked in the 100th position whereas in 2023 it has been ranked 129th.

When we compare it to other similar universities then we can notice that Texas A&M has continuously improved its position in the QS World university ranking.

QS Ranking

Purdue

ASU

Texas A&M

2019

100

212

203

2020

111

215

189

2021

109

220

169

2022

116

216

168

2023

129

219

164

Advantages of applying early

  • As you apply early, you get enough time to apply to other universities
  • your chances of getting admission increase, as your profile gets evaluated earlier, so, the admission committee takes an early decision on your profile
  • Applying early increases your chances of getting a scholarship

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Out of a total of 9,452 international students, 2698, or 28.5% were Indian students. So, a lot of Indian students prefer Purdue to pursue their higher education.

Q. Why is Purdue University so highly ranked?

A. QS (Top universities) gives maximum weightage to the academic reputation of the university. Purdue's rank has been consistently dropped by QS since 2019, so, we can say that Purdue is missing on its academic reputation. Similarly, THE has also dropped Purdue's rank in university ranking from 64th in 2019 to 127th in 2023. So, Purdue has not maintained high standards in teaching, research, and citations which are the main parameters used by THE in deriving the rankings.

As US News' best global universities ranking methodology, it focuses more on global and regional research reputation and number of publications cited among the top. Purdue has not performed well on these parameters in the last two years.

Year

QS

THE

US News

2019

100

64

114

2020

111

88

114

2021

109

94

114

2022

116

105

127

2023

129

127

140

If we look at the last five years’ data by QS universities then we can notice that it has continuously dropped Purdue's position in its world university ranking. It ranked Purdue at 100th position for 2019 and at #129 for 2023. If we compare it with other similar universities then Texas A&M's position has been improved by QS since 2019 from #203 to #164 in 2023. Also, ASU has been range bound and has been ranked 212-220 in the last five years by QS in its World University Ranking.

Year

Purdue

Texas A&M

ASU

2019

100

203

212

2020

111

189

215

2021

109

169

220

2022

116

168

216

2023

129

164

219

Q. Is Purdue University good for international students?

A. Purdue University's acceptance rate is 68.8% this means that out of 100 applicants, 68 make it to Purdue. So, Purdue is relatively selective in its admission policy.

  • When it comes to international enrollment, Purdue University ranks among the top public universities for international admissions to the university.
  • For Fall 2021, Purdue is home to over 8,900 international students, including more than 4,760 graduate and professional students from 112 countries.
  • Approximately 41% of Purdue graduate students are international students.
  • Purdue has approximately 700 international faculty and staff.

International students’ services provided by Purdue University

F-1 students who require authorization for internships off-campus during their studies or who will graduate soon and wish to apply for Optional Practical Training can check Practical Training for F-1 Students sites by Purdue.

Immigration counseling is the most important service offered by Purdue University. Some of the immigration services offered by Purdue University are:

  • International undergrad, graduate, & professional students' documents
  • Transfer between Purdue and other U.S. academic institutions
  • Employment applications

Q. Is Purdue University expensive for Indian students?

A. Below we have provided tuition fees for Purdue University’s popular courses.

Tuition fee for popular courses at Purdue University

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS

INR 22.5 L – 24.5 L

B.E. / B.Tech

INR 25.22 L - 27.16 L

MIM

INR 23.73 L - 46.44 L

MEM

INR 33.67 L

The cost of attending Purdue varies depending on where you choose to live, enrollment in a specific program or college, food and travel expenses, and other expenses. Below we provided estimated costs for the 2023-24 academic year for students enrolled in two semesters full-time in an undergraduate program living in on-campus housing.

Billed Expenses

Expense

Cost

Tuition/Fees

USD 31,104

Housing/Food

USD 11,650

SUBTOTAL

USD 42,754

Other Estimated Expenses

Expense

Cost

Books/Course Materials/Supplies/Equipment

USD 1,030

Transportation

USD 2,180

SUBTOTAL

USD 3,210

Estimated Total

USD 45,964

Location
University CityWest Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Size of citySmall
Population of City45,872
Wikipedia Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Lafayette,_Indiana

Contact Details

Address

610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47906
West Lafayette ( Indiana)

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Email

iss@purdue.edu

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