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Purdue University-Main Campus - Engineering

Purdue University-Main Campus
AddressHovde Hall of Administration
CityWest Lafayette
LevelFour or more years
Total Engineering Students8490 (Undergraduate), 949 (graduate), 1824 (PhD)
PhDs granted(current yr)534
Total Engineering Teachers361
Total Engineering Research Expenditure$244824
Admission Rate (Undergrad)17286 (Applications), 8250 (Offered admissions), 1989 (Accepted)
GPA (for Undergrad)95 [percentage of students ranked in top 25% of their high school class]
Admission Rate (Grad)8808 (Applications), 2586 (Offered admissions), 859 (Accepted)
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Application Fees
Undergrad Application Fees$60
Grad Application Fees$60
Tuition / Fees
Undergrad In-State$12042
Undergrad Out-State$30844
Grad In-State$12000
Grad Out-State$30000
SAT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
ACT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile

Engineering Courses/Degrees

Aerospace- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering- General
Construction Engineering
Electrical- Electronics and Communications Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering


  • US applicants have an average GPA of 3.60 or higher.
  • International applicants are typically in the top 5% of their graduating class or higher.
  • Typically, a 3.25/4.00 grade point average (GPA) is considered a minimum requirement for admission into the ECE graduate program. GRE
  • Average scores for admitted students are approximately: 533 (Verbal)
  • 780 (Quantitative)
  • 4.6 (Analytical Writing)

    Approximately 70% of Purdue's graduate students receive funding by or through the University. Most financial support is in the form of graduate teaching or graduate research assistantships and fellowships.

  • Engineering Resources

    9. Carnegie Mellon University
    10. The University of Texas at Austin
    11. Purdue University
    12. University of California-Los Angeles
    13. Princeton University

    GRE Scores and Admissions