Purdue University-West Lafayette


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Purdue University-West Lafayette


  • 74% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$7,096 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$21,266 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


Purdue University Libraries is a system comprised of thirteen subject libraries and an undergraduate library.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,475,242 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 21,598 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,145,402 microforms.
  • 14,577 Audio/Visual items.
  • 109,377 e-books.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 5,477 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 178 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 319 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,536 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 132 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 30,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 30% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 2% of housing units are Singles.
  • 69% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 11% of housing units are Triples.
  • 18% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 15 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 40% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 87% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Activities Carnival, athletic events, Boiler Gold Rush, concerts, film series, Grand Prix race, Greek Week, Homecoming, Industrial Roundtable, International Awareness Week, PMO Christmas Show, Senior Send-off, Spring Fest/Bug Bowl, and step shows.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 747 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Eta Rho, Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Mu, Alpha Nu Sigma, Alpha Pi Mu, Alpha Zeta, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Tau, Chi Epsilon, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Golden Key, Iron Key, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Lambda Sigma, Mortar Board, National Residence Hall Honorary, National Society of College Scholars, Omega Chi Epsilon, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Sigma Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Gamma Tau, Sigma Lambda Chi, Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi, Tau Alpha Pi, Tau Beta Sigma, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Beta Beta Beta, Iota Sigma Pi, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Alpha Theta, Sigma Lambda Alpha, Tau Beta Pi.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Adventist Collegiate Fellowship at Purdue, Apostolic Student Association, Athletes in Action, Baha’i Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Baptist Student Foundation, Bible Fellowship, Buddhist Society, Campus Advance, Campus Christian Fellowship of University Church at Purdue, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Fire Ministry, Chinese Christian Fellowship, Christian Science Organization, Christian Student Center, Christian Student Fellowship, Christian Students at Purdue, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Collegiate Organization of Reformed Presbyterian Students, Episcopal Student Association, Grace Campus Fellowship, Graduate Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Greek Intervarsity, Habitat for Humanity, Hillel Foundation at Purdue University, Hillel Graduates and Professionals at Purdue, Hindu Students Council, Hope Ministries Foundation, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Into the Light Baptist Association, Korean Catholic Student Association, Korean Christian Fellowship, Lafayette City Blessing, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Maximize Life for Life, Muslim Discussion Group, Muslim Students Association, The Navigators, Nurses Christian Fellowship, Officers’ Christian Fellowship, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Pagan Academic Network, Purdue Catholic Students, Purdue Lutheran Ministry, Purdue Young Groups, United Muslim Women Association, Victory Christian Center, WELS Lutheran Campus Ministries, Wesley Foundation Council on Ministries, White Horse, Worldwide Discipleship Association, Youth for United World, Young Life of Greater Lafayette, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Collegians for Jesus, Impact Movement, Indonesian Christian Fellowship, Salt and Light Christian Fellowship, Sowing the Seed;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Ethnic/cultral: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Asian American Students, Association of Multicultural Science Students, Black Student Union, Black Graduate Association, Chinese Calligraphy Club, Delta Phi Lambda, Inc. , Delta Phi Mu, Dialogue International, Hispanic Business Student Association, Hui Na Opio O Hawaii, Indian Classical Music Association, Indian Dance Club, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. , Korean American Students Association, Lampda Phi Epsilon, Latino Student Union, Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences, Minority Student Nurses’ Association, Minority Technology Association, Multicultural Greek Council, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 3855 (NAACP), National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc. of Purdue University, National Society of Black Engineers, Phi Beta Sigma, School of Health Sciences Minority Student Association, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Gamma Rho, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Minority Managers, Tagore Society, La Milonguera Argentinean Tango Club, Tau Phi Sigma, Women of Vision, Zeta Phi Beta, Beta Chi Theta, Chinese Cinema Society, Delta Pi Rho, Hellenic Student Assoc, Italian Club, Kappa Lambda Phi, Lambda Phi Xi, Asian Student Union Board, CFS Multicultural Society of Excellence, Delta Lambda Phi, Gamma Phi Delta, Latino Graduate Student Organization, Multicultural Presidents Council, Omega Psi Phi, Sigma Delta Tau, South Asian Business Club, Student National Pharmaceutical Association, Women for a Multicultural Tomorrow. International: African Students Association, Bangladeshi Students Association, Chinese Students-Scholars Association, Ecuadorian Student Association, Egyptian Student Association, Filipino Association, Friends of Europe, Friends of Palestine Club, German Culture Club, Hellenic Student Association, Hong Kong Student Association, I Love Taiwan Club, India Student Association, Indonesian Student Association, Iranian Culture Club, Israel Council at Purdue, Korean Association, Malaysian Students Association, Organization of Arab Students, Pakistani Students Association, Polish Student Organization, Romanian Student Association, Russian Club, Singapore Students Association, South Asian Student Alliance, Taiwan Student Association, Thai Students Association, Turkish Student Association, Undergraduate Chinese Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, Visiting and International Student Association, Drishti, Japan Student Assoc, Lebanese International Organization, Puerto Rican Student Assoc, Caribbean Students Association, Club Singapore, Purdue International Student Alliance, Sri Lankan Association at Purdue.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Anime Club, Ballroom Dance Club, Beat Society, Camera Club, College Mentors for Kids, Go Club, Old Masters, Queer Student Union, Reamer Club, Solar Racing Club, Student Orientation Committee.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Exponent, Daily


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Indianapolis, IN (66), Chicago, IL: (134)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Lafayette, IN (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Lafayette, IN (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 25% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 21% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,274
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 50 fraternities
  • 39 fraternity houses
  • 18% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 29 sororities
  • 18 sorority houses
  • 17% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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