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Purdue University: Admissions 2024, Rankings, Cost & Acceptance Rate

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About Purdue University

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Year of establishment1869
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Accepted Exams
TOEFLIELTS+1 More
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)
Meal expenses5172 USD (UG)
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Q:   What is the application fee at Purdue University for international students?

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Once the application form is filled out and submitted with all the necessary documents. Applicants are required to pay an application fee for processing their application form. The application fee at Purdue University for international students applying for graduate programs is USD 75. The application fee for undergraduate programs for international students was not available on the website, however, the application fee is not zero. International students can pay the application fee online via their credit card.

Q:   Is Purdue University good for international students?

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Purdue University is one of the finest institution of higher education in the United States. Its campuses offer a very diverse and culturally vibrant environment for international students. The university prioritises the comfort of its international students across its campuses.  International students comprise at least 12.8% of the Purdue student body. Purdue University has students from across the United States and from more than 130 countries including China, India South Korea and Indonesia.

Q:   Is it hard to get into Purdue University?

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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.

Purdue University Fees & Eligibility

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(32 courses)
INR 23 L - 40 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 77 - 100, IELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, Duolingo: 115 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(43 courses)
INR 26 L - 28 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, SAT, TOEFL: 80 - 88
B.Sc.(56 courses)
INR 26 L - 27 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, SAT, TOEFL: 88 & Above
BBA(20 courses)
INR 26 L - 27 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, SAT, TOEFL: 88 & Above
B.A.(45 courses)
INR 26 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
MIM(7 courses)
INR 24 L - 47 L
Duration10-24 months
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 - 93, IELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, GMAT: 500 - 600
M.A.(9 courses)
INR 23 L - 24 L
Duration18 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 77 - 100, IELTS: 6.5 & Above
MEM(1 course)
INR 36 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedGRE, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
B.Agri(16 courses)
INR 26 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
BHM(1 course)
INR 26 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedSAT, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
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Q:   What are the admission requirements at Purdue University for international students?

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International students seeking admission to Purdue University are required to meet the course-specific and general admission requirements. International students are advised to check for the course-specific requirements before applying. Here we provide the general admission requirements for international students:

  • Academic transcripts in English from every institution of higher education attended
  • Diploma issued in English
  • Completion of a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from a college or university of recognised standing
  • English Language Proficiency
  • GRE/GMAT
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • SAT/ACT

Q:   What are the English language requirements at Purdue University for international students?

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English is the language of instruction for the majority of the programs at Purdue University. All international students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. The minimum English language requirements for international students are:

Exam

Undergraduate

Graduate

TOEFL

Overall 80-88 with at least 20 or higher in each section

80+

IELTS

Overall 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each section

6.5

DET

Overall 110 or better

115

Q:   What is the tuition fee at Purdue University?

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Purdue University is a public land-grant university, therefore, the tuition fees for domestic and international students may vary. The tuition fees for international students will also depend on the type of courses and level of study. We have provided an estimated Purdue University cost for some of the popular courses from the table given below: 

Course

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS

INR 22.60 L – 24.60 L

BE/BTech

INR 25.30 L – 27.20 L

BS

INR 25.30 L – 27.0 L

Purdue University Scholarships

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Purdue University Admission Dates

  • Application fees :USD 75
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Calendar IconImportant dates
Intake seasonDeadline
Fall1ˢᵗ Dec 2023 - 1ˢᵗ Nov 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Sep - 15ᵗʰ Nov 2024
Summer15ᵗʰ Feb - 15ᵗʰ Apr 2024
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Q:   What is the last date to apply at Purdue University for international students?

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International students seeking admission to Purdue University are advised to check the admission deadline before applying. Below we have provided the admission deadline for international students.

UG Application Deadline for Fall Intake

Particulars

Deadline

Early Action Application

Nov 1

Regular Decision Application

Jan 15

Meanwhile, the admission deadline for graduate programs will vary from programme to program.

Q:   How can I apply to Purdue University as an international student?

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International students seeking admission to Purdue University get to choose form over 200 undergraduate and over 160+ graduate programs. International applicants applying to undergraduate programs can apply online through the ‘Common Application’ portal. Whereas, international applicants applying to graduate programs can apply online through ‘University Application’ portal. However, international students are advised to check the minimum eligibility for their programme before applying.

Purdue University
Students Ratings & Reviews

4.8/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Friendly
  • Academically oriented
  • Easy going
  • Fun loving
Student Views
  • 67% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships5
Part time work5
Post study jobs5
Quality of faculty5
Student Life4.3
Value for money5
Public transportation5
Safety5
Indian Food4
Permanent Immigration4.3
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Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Batch of 2022
4.5
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
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.
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Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management - Batch of 2023
4.8
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
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. Uber and Lyft are also available.
Dislikes (Student Life): Purdue University is in West Lafayette which is a small student town in Northern Indiana. Being a small town, the options for students to hang out becomes limited to only a few good places. Being said that though the places which are here are not at all bad just that more options would have been nicer.
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Master of Engineering Management - Batch of 2024
5
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
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 are several events in college going on all the time.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): Faculty are very knowledgeable. They teach very well and quality education is received. They have a good grip on courses and are experts in their field. There are many Indian professors in Business school, Krannert school of management. They are approachable.
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Purdue University Placements

Top Recruiters

Amazon.com
Deloitte
Exxon
Cognizant
General Electric
EXL Services
KPMG
caterpillar
Microsoft
Bank of America
General Motors
Infosys
Walmart
Procter Gamble
CITI Bank
Rolls Royce
Dell
John Deere
Emerson Electric
pwc
Citigroup
Ford Motors
Intel
HSBC
JP Morgan Chase
PepsiCo
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Samsung
World Bank
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Q:   Who are the top employers at Purdue University for MSBAIM?

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The top employers at Purdue University for 2022 graduates for MS in Business Analytics and Information Management (MSBAIM) are:

Top Employers

Amazon

IBM

American Express

EY

Deloitte

Accenture

Oracle

Samsung

Google

Walmart

Hyundai

Bank of America

Q:   What is the employment rate of Purdue University?

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Within six months after graduation over 98% of the graduates of Purdue University are employed. For 2022, Purdue University's employment rate is 99% and the average salary for the same year is USD 124,138 per year. This shows an increase of 14% in the average base salary in 2022 from the last year.

Purdue University Accommodation & Meals

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Q:   What is the living cost at Purdue University?

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The cost of living at Purdue University will depend on your lifestyle and type of accommodation. Here, we have given rates per person per academic year. 

Roomo Type Costs
Apartment with ACUSD 8,000 - USD 14,000
Double room with ACUSD 3,000 - USD 7,000
Single with ACUSD 4,000 - USD 10,000

Q:   What is the meals plan at Purdue University?

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The mals plan are optional for residence of Hawkins Hall and Hilltop Apartment. Whereas, meal plans are required in other undergraduate residneces. Here we have provided rates per person per academic year. 

Meal PlanAcademic Year Rate
21 Track Meal Plan with USD 500 Dining DollarsUSD 5,398
21 Track Meal Plan with USD 250 Dining DollarsUSD 5,172
13 Track Meal Plan with USD 450 Dining DollarsUSD 4,554
8 Track Meal Plan with USD 100 Dining DollarsUSD 2,998

Purdue University Rankings 2024

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Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
#51-100
#51-75
Business Economics
C+
#93
Mechanical Engineering
A+
#15
#6
Supply Chain
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#10
#9
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Q:   Is Purdue University a good university?

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Purdue University is one of the best and top-rated universities in the world. The university is consistently ranked among the best universities globally and nationally. The QS World University Rankings 2024 ranked Purdue University #99 in the world. Meanwhile, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 ranked Purdue University #127 in the world. Check about Purdue University Rankings from here

Q:   Is it worth doing MBA at Purdue University?

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Purdue University offers a number of business and management programs including MBA through its Graduate School. The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked Purdue University #18 for MBA in Analytics and #10 for Masters in Supply Chain Management. Meanwhile, the U.S. News and World Report 2023 ranked Purdue University #9 for MBA in Information Systems in the country.

Q:   How are engineering courses at Purdue University for international students?

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Purdue University offers a number of engineering programs through its College of Engineering. The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked Purdue University #25 for engineering and technology programs in the world. Meanwhile, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 ranked Purdue University #38 for its engineering programs. Also, the U.S. News and World Report 2023 ranked Purdue University #5 for its Aerospace engineering programme in the country.

Study in the USA

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 6.7 L (based on 146 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 116 colleges)

Part Time Work
Permitted

International students are allowed to work part-time for 20 hours per week during an academic term.

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Post Study Work Permit
Permitted

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a one-year work and stay-back permit given to international students o... Read more about post study work permit

Cost of Visa Application
USD 185 = INR 15,380.9
Visa Application Process
Simple

You will need an F1 visa if your course of study is a full-time degree.

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Hot Job Sectors

IT, Tech, Energy, Healthcare, E-commerce and Business services are some of the popular job sectors in the U... Read more about hot job sectors

Economy Growth Rate

According to the BEA (Bureau of Economic Affairs), the Real GDP of USA was 2.1% in 2022.

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Q:   What is the cost of a student visa for the United States of America?

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The United States of America offers three types of visas to students; F-1, J-1 and M-1. So, the cost of a student visa will depend on the type of visa you are applying for. The US visa cost for a F-1 student visa is USD 185. F-1 visa is for international students who are applying for a programme in any American university that requires more than 18 hours of study in a week. J-1 student visa is for exchange students, and M-1 student visa is for students enrolled in vocational and non-academic programs.

Q:   What is the cost of living in USA for International students?

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On average, a student spends approximately INR 93,000 in a month to fulfil living costs in USA. The cost of living in USA is 224.3% higher than the cost of living in India also the rent in USA is 769.9% higher than in India. Thus, it is natural that the cost of living in the USA is very high for an Indian student. The table given below specifies the estimated student cost of living in the USA that is based on different expenses.

Expenses in USA

Average Yearly / Monthly cost

Books and study material

$900 - $2,000 per year

Travel

$300 - $700 per year

Accommodation

$9,800 - $11,100 per year

Electricity

$100 - $150 per month

Food

On campus: $250 per month

Off-campus: $400 - $600 per month

Phone subscription

$50 per month

Home Internet

$45 - $50 per month

Health Insurance

$700 - $1,100 per year

Clothes

$500 per year

Water, Trash and Sewer

$50 - $75 per month

Note: These amounts will differ from state to state within the US. On average, the cost of Indian food in the USA is around USD 350 - USD 400 for one person. 

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