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Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Indiana


Three major goals form the plan's foundation: Launching tomorrow's leaders by enhancing student success with careers in a dynamic global society, as well as fostering intellectual, professional and personal development for lifelong learning. Promoting discovery with delivery by conducting field-defining research with breakthrough outcomes and catalyzing research-based economic development and entrepreneurship. Meeting global challenges by enhancing PU's presence and impact in addressing grand challenges of humanity. Now, we will build upon this foundation to achieve a leadership position in the world. Together with the breadth of PU's constituents, the entire Purdue community will strive to achieve its energizing vision of new synergies.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 41433
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Faculty: 2331

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
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Contact Information

1088 Freehafer Hall
West Lafayette Indiana 47907

Website: http://www.purdue.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 765-494-4600

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Admissions Contact:
Alan L. Hefner
Assistant Director Admissions, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Maureen Delp
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, International Undergraduate Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Morgan Burke
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA requirements vary by program. Having only the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C- or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must complete 32 credits at Purdue to receive a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Transfer applicants also must provide an SAT or ACT test score unless they have completed at least 24 credit hours of college level coursework or have been out of high school for at least five years.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is not required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay of 250-1,000 words from a list of 3 topics is required with your application.

Application Fee:
Application fee of $30.

Other Requirements:
Individual Purdue colleges and majors have varying criteria for transfer admission. Admission to any program could close at any time and students are advised to visit the Closed Programs page prior to applying.

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Standardized Testing

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3420

Transfers Accepted: 1570

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 46%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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The Division of Financial Aid at Purdue University is committed to providing a high level of service to support students in achieving their academic goals by helping to remove the financial barriers to college attendance.

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