Purdue University, located in West Lafayette in Indiana, is a top public research institution that offers higher education, founded in 1869.  Committed to affordability, the University has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels. Committed to pursuing scientific discoveries and engineered solutions, Purdue has streamlined pathways for faculty and student innovators who have a vision for moving the world forward. Ranked 56 in he 2018 edition of Best Colleges, Purdue has 30,000 undergraduate students. STEM LEADERSHIP: Purdue's reputation for STEM excellence is recognized worldwide: It is a No.1 University for International Students in STEM Disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). By leveraging its historic strengths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Purdue is answering the national call to prepare a greater number of highly capable graduates in these disciplines. How?  By Expanding Engineering, Transforming Technology and Strengthening Computer Science. (See College of Engineering, Perdue Polytechnic Institute and Department of Computer Science. It's no secret that Purdue is a great place to get a degree. Our computer science program is consistently ranked in the top 20 by US News and World Report, and The Wall Street Journal named Purdue the #4 public university in the United States.).  Computational science and engineering, Computer graphics and visualization, Database and information systems, Foundations of computer science, Machine intelligence, Programming language, Security, Software engineering, Systems programming.

ACCREDITATION: Purdue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA).


Location & Facilities

Lafayette-West Lafayette and Purdue University are described as "Two great cities, one great University": Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana is ideally situated between Chicago, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana. It is home to just over 174,000 residents and is known for its diverse community and great quality of life. We are a vibrant community of good schools, safe neighborhoods and excellent public facilities and amenities, including over 40 parks and extensive trail systems. The Community has a wide spectrum of businesses, including many nationally and internationally known high-tech corporations and institutions including Purdue University.

Perdue has a total of 5 campuses throughout the state, the main ones being Purdue, Lafayette-West Lafayette.  It has an intense campus life with sororities and fraternities, with 4 jazz bands, two symphony orchestras and the All American Marching Band. "Boilermakers": The moniker for the University's athletics teams has become a popular reference for all things Purdue. Purdue's Athletic teams, the Boilermakers, compete in the Division I Big Ten Conference and its strong men's and women`s basketball teams stand out.

HOUSING: Purdue students have a variety of housing options, both on and off campus: University Residences: on-campus residence halls. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, but most do: about one third; Cooperative Housing: homes on or near campus where students with shared interests live together. Members of the co-op houses contribute 2-4 hours toward household duties each week, which makes this a very affordable living option; Fraternities and sororities: nearly 50  fraternities and more 30 sororities. About 20% of Purdue students are members of Greek organizations.  Student residence halls are within easy walking distance of Purdue's academic campus and students may ride our local public bus service, for free, and Off-campus apartments and houses - off-campus housing around Purdue (in West Lafayette and Lafayette) is plentiful.


List of Departments (Faculties)

Astronauts. Inventors. Leaders. Our rigorous academic programs — led by some of the top professors in the world — prepare students for all different walks of life. We empower our students to move the world forward, with 12 schools and colleges that offer undergraduate, professional and graduate programs. The most popular majors at Purdue University--West Lafayette include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; and Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 92 percent. High ranking Colleges and Schools include: the College of Engineering, Krannert School of Management, the College of  Education, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Engineering with its School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, nicknamed the  "Cradle of Astronauts as among its notable alumni is Neil Armstrong, the "first man to walk on the moon."

The student-faculty ratio at Purdue University--West Lafayette is 12:1, and 38% of Classes with fewer than 20 students.

UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY CORE: The CORE CURRICULUM is a set of common learning outcomes required of all undergraduate students. It acts as a mechanism by which all Purdue University students share a similar educational experience and, in doing so, achieve a set of common goals. The core curriculum consists of two levels of learning outcomes: foundational and embedded. All undergraduate students must meet the foundational learning outcomes, which are the same for all students, regardless of discipline or major. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours satisfying the specific foundational learning outcomes, by their program of study.

DEGREES: Graduate: Graduate Studies, Combined Degree Programs, Professional: Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

MAJORS by career interest: Agriculture, athletics, business / management, computer programming and information systems, engineering and technology, environment and ecology, Healthcare, law, marketing, advertising, communication, and writing, Mathematics, public service or social sciences, science and research teaching and education, visual or performing arts, undecided ? = Exploratory Studies.

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES: Exploratory Studies, College of Agriculture, College of Science, College of Engineering,

Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Krannert School of Management, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Pharmacy, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, Honors College, Graduate School.

EXPLORATORY STUDIES: Undecided about your major? In Exploratory Studies, we can help you make an informed decision about your future. With over 220 majors offered at Purdue University, finding the right one can be a challenge. Statistically, college students often change their majors. Rather than beginning in one major, only to discover later that it’s not the right fit for you, why not begin exploring with us? Exploratory Studies is a program that helps students discover the major that best reflects their interests and ambitions. With the guidance of our caring advisors and university faculty, students are given the luxury of a non-pressured environment to consider their future. Therefore, once you have selected your major, you can transition into that program without having spent time in courses that do not apply. The Exploratory Studies program allows you to explore your options and interests before you select a major, giving you plenty of guidance along the way. Exploring Purdue majors, and future careers, you can begin your college career on the right path and graduate in a timely manner You have up to four semesters to select the major that is right for you. Explore your options: Find your place at Purdue and your pathway to an exciting career in Exploratory Studies!. The academic advisors in Exploratory Studies offer advising unique to each student.. Our historical data shows that 85% of Exploratory Students who finish college do not change their mind once they have declared a major.

SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE: #1 Agricultural and Biological Engineering program in the U.S., #8 Agriculture program in the world.  Purdue’s College of Agriculture equips students to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. Fight world hunger, safeguard food security. Develop renewable energy. Meet global issues head on, whether in your own backyard or half a world away.  From the get-go you’ll feel right at home in a small, yet world-leading college with 31 different majors and 54 educational options. Plus there are remarkable leadership, study abroad and research opportunities. And here’s the real kicker: never before has demand been so acute for well-prepared agriculture graduates to lead – and make a difference. Experience Purdue Agriculture. Programs and Degrees:  Baccalaureate: Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Air Quality Concentration, BS: Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Emerging Environmental Challenges Concentration;  BS: Natural Resources and Environmental Science::Environmental Policy and Analysis Concentration, BS; Natural Resources an Environmental Science: Land Resources Concentration, BS, Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Water Quality Concentration, BS: Certificate: Deans Scholar Certificate; Leadership Development Certificate; Minor: International Studies in Agriculture Minor; Natural Resources and Environmental Science  Minor: Sustainable Environments Minor;  Pre-Program:  Pre-Environmental Studies: Pre-Landscape Architecture; Pre-Veterinary Medicine.  Undergraduate agricultural and biological engineering ranked #1 six years running.  There are over 30 MAJORS that span across the disciplines of  science, engineering, technology, education, and communication.  Departments: Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Botany & Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Science, Forestry & Natural Resources, Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, Youth Development and Agricultural Education, Agricultural Research and Graduate Education, International Programs in Agriculture, Office of Multicultural Program, Office of Academic Programs, Agricultural Communication, Agriculture Information Technology, Faculty & Staff Resources


Courses offered

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE: Purdue students are breaking enrollment records in computer science (CS). In the past five years, the number of Purdue undergraduates majoring in computer science has more than doubled. A surging demand for computer scientists nationwide and a nearly 100 percent career-placement rate for Purdue CS graduates are big reasons why.  No limits: Students don’t come here to play it safe. They come here to change the world. Global warming. Infectious disease. Nanoscience.  At the College of Science you’ll work with fearless scientists who research, collaborate, teach – and make an impact.  From your first year, you’ll take courses in your major and have opportunities to research with dedicated faculty who have an insatiable curiosity and love big ideas.


ENGINEERING SCHOOLS:  The College of Engineering is made up of 14 schools and departments: aeronautics and astronautics, agricultural and biological, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and computer, engineering education, industrial, materials, mechanical, and nuclear. This also includes the divisions of engineering professional education, construction engineering and management, and environmental and ecological engineering. Also, the college houses programs such as Engineering Projects in Community Service, the Minority Engineering Program, the Women in Engineering Program and the Indiana Space Grant Consortium.  SCHOOLS and DEPARTMENTS: Aeronautics and Astronautics, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineering Professional Education, Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering. DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS: Five-Year Undergraduate/Graduate Programs: Agricultural and Biological Engineering Dual Degree Program: B.S./M.S. Bachelor's and Master's in Agricultural and Biological Engineering: , Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering and Master's in Business: BSIE/MBA Program. Krannert School of Management BSIE/MBA Combined Degree Program, Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering: BSME and MSME degrees : Mechanical Engineering Combined BSME/MSME Program, Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and Master's in Business: Krannert School of Management Combined Degree Program: BSME/MBA.RANKINGS: Perdue's Engineering Programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “Best Colleges 2018,” released in September 2017, Purdue’s College of Engineering ranked 8th nationally among doctoral-granting universities. Undergraduate program rankings are based on ratings by deans and senior faculty in those disciplines at peer institutions: Undergraduate Program National Rankings: 1st Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 4th Industrial Engineering, 6th Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 6th Mechanical Engineering, 8th Purdue Engineering, 7th Civil Engineering, 8th Electrical Engineering, 12th Computer Engineering, 13th Materials Engineering, 13th Chemical Engineering,13th Environmental and Ecological Engineering, 17th Biomedical Engineering.    Graduate program national rankings: (2018, published in March 2017), 8thPurdue Engineering, 2nd Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 6th Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 6th Civil Engineering, 6th Industrial Engineering, 8th Mechanical Engineering, , 9th Electrical Engineering, 9th Computer Engineering,12th Nuclear Engineering,14th Materials Engineering, 15th Chemical Engineering, 25th Environmental and Ecological Engineering, 25th Biomedical Engineering.

PURDUE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE: As pioneers of learn-by-doing and use-inspired research, Purdue is forging a new path for technology education through the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Using innovative learning methods, hands-on experiences, and industry partnerships, the University is preparing students with the skills, knowledge and training required by business and industry today and in the decades to come. ARE YOU A TECHIE ? DEPARTMENT AND SCHOOLS:  Aviation and Transportation Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Computer Graphics Technology, Construction Management Technology, Division of Military Science and Technology, Engineering Technology, Technology Leadership & Innovation Undergraduate Majors: Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Aerospace Financial Analysis, Airline Management and Operations, Airport Management and Operations, Animation, Audio Engineering Technology, Automation and Systems Integration Engineering Technology, Aviation Management, Building Information Modeling, Computer and Information Technology, Construction Management Technology, Cybersecurity, Data Visualization, Design and Construction Integration, Effects Technical Direction, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering-Technology Teacher Education, Game Development and Design, Human Resource Development, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Network Engineering Technology, Organizational Leadership, Professional Flight, Robotics Engineering Technology, Supply Chain Management Technology, Systems Analysis and Design, Transdisciplinary Studies in Engineering Technology, Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology, Unmanned Aerial Systems, UX Design, Virtual Product Integration, Visual Effects Compositing, Web Programming and Design. Undergraduate Majors: Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Organizational Leadership, Supply Chain Management Technology, Certificates: Industrial Engineering Technology Certificate, Organizational Leadership Certificate; Associate Degrees: AS in Organizational Leadership Master's Degrees: MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management, MS in Building Construction Management, MS in Computer and Information Technology, MS in Computer Graphics Technology, MS in Engineering Technology, MS in Technology Leadership & Innovation.

KRANNERT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT:  Made for going places: When you enter the Krannert School of Management, certain rules apply. You’ll take risks, push for new solutions and discover the power of a global perspective.  Krannert is a hot spot for opportunities. Explore the world with more than 100 study abroad programs. Gain leadership experience through Krannert student organizations. And during our furiously energetic case competitions, you’ll put classroom theory to real-world practice. From your first day of college you’ll tap into campus career resources to propel you to success. Whether you want to work for a Fortune 500 company or start your own business, Krannert will help you get there. The school’s academic programs are designed to prepare students for lives of active and productive citizenship. To that end, those programs begin with a solid foundation of courses in the Core Curriculum including the arts, sciences and mathematics intended to develop a rigorous, analytical foundation, a wide intellectual curiosity and an appreciation for the breadth and diversity of the means by which we come to understand our world.  Students have flexibility to choose some of these courses to reflect their personal interests and goals. Majors: accounting, economics (school of management), finance, industrial management, management (general), marketing, supply chain information and analytics.  Courses. Economics, Entrepreneurship, Management, organizational Behavior and Human Resources. Academic Programs: Master’s and Ph.D. Programs: Executive M.B.A., M.B.A., M.S. Major: Management; Major: Business Analytics and Information Management ; Major: Global Supply Chain Management; M.S.I.A.; Ph.D. Concentrations (Areas of Study): Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods, Strategic Management; Combined Degree Programs: (Undergraduate Degree / Master’s Degree) BSEE/MBA, BSIE/MBA, BSME/MBA, B.S. in Comm./MSHRM, B.S. in Health Sciences Pre-Professional/ M.S., B.S. in ECON/ M.S./ STEM, M.S. Management/ MBA, M.S. Management/MSHRM, BSIM/ MBA, B.S. in Chemical Engineering/ MBA, B.S. in Psychological Sciences or B.S. in Brain and Behavioral Sciences / M.S. in Management (HRM concentration)

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES: From cancer researcher to preschool teacher and beyond, HHS prepares students for dynamic careers in the ever-expanding fields of health and human sciences. You’ll be amazed by the wide-range of career options HHS majors can offer: Majors: Consumer Science, Health and Kinesiology, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Development and Family Studies, Nursing, Nutrition Science, Psychological Sciences, Public Health Program, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Programs and Degrees: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE.  Schools and Departments: Department of Consumer Science, Health & Kinesiology, Health Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Human Development & Family Studies, Nursing, Nutrition Science, Psychology.  Undergraduate Majors:: Consumer Science:: Financial Counseling & Planning, Retail Management, Selling & Sales Management; HK: Health & Kinesiology: Applied Exercise & Health, Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Movement & Sport Sciences, Public Health; Health Sciences: Environmental Health Sciences, Pre-professional: Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Dental; Pre-Physician Assistant, Public Health; Medical Laboratory Sciences; Occupational Health Sciences, Radiological Health Sciences: Radiological Health Sciences Physics, Radiological Health Sciences Pre-Medical Physics; Hospitality & Tourism Management: HTM: Hospitality & Tourism Management: HDFS: Human Development & Family Studies: Developmental and Family Science, Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs, Family and Consumer Science Education, Human Services ; Nursing: Nursing – BSN; Nutrition Science: Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition in Business, Nutrition, Fitness and Health, Nutrition Science; Psychological Sciences: Psychological Sciences, Brain and Behavioral Sciences; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences: SLHS: Speech Language Hearing Sciences. Careers in Business: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, business is one of the fastest-growing industries within the United States. Careers are diverse and a well-educated workforce is in demand. If you have an interest in applied business, there’s no better time than now to explore your options within the College of Health and Human Sciences.  Majors: Financial Counseling and Planning – Learn how to combine your financial aptitude with communication skills to help others achieve financial security. Ranked within the Top 25 in the United States by Financial Planning., Hospitality and Tourism Management - Our #1 ranked program will prepare you for a management career in the fast-paced hospitality industry - hotels, restaurants, event planning, cruise ships, gaming, tourism, and much more. Psychological Sciences - Industrial and organizational psychology: Opportunity to complete an accelerated 5-year Master of Science in Human Resources, Retail Management, Selling and Sales Management Public Health within a Concentration in Health Policy and Management

Foods and Nutrition in Business.

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY: There are many reasons why Purdue’s Pharmacy program is ranked No. 7 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Outstanding faculty. Prestigious awards. Partnerships with industry. Life-changing internships.  At the College of Pharmacy, you’ll stretch the limits of what is possible every day. For more than 125 years, we have prepared the next generation of scientists who innovate, save lives, discover new drugs – and literally lead the way.  Founded in 1884, Purdue’s College of Pharmacy is consistently ranks among the 10 best pharmacy programs in the nation. Numerous research opportunities, an innovative teaching pedagogy, and world-renowned, caring faculty create a cutting edge learning environment. Employers are drawn by the quality, depth and experiential learning of Purdue pharmacy graduates. The College of Pharmacy is making a difference locally and globally.  Majors: Pharmacy; Undergraduate Programs: The Purdue College of Pharmacy offers an undergraduate program in Pharmacy. All new students enter the College with a major in Pharmaceutical Sciences and then select from one of two educational goals: Pre-Doctor of Pharmacy is a two-year, non-degree program that is intended to prepare students for entry into the PharmD program below. Completing this program, however, does not guarantee entry into the PharmD program. Doing your Pre-pharmacy work through Purdue’s two year program can save you up to two years of study and student loan debt, as well as enter the job market two years sooner. That’s a big part of the reason why Purdue Pharm D graduates have less debt upon completion of their degree than Pharm D students from any other Big Ten pharmacy program. The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) is a four-year undergraduate program that stresses the multidisciplinary basic sciences related to drug discovery, development, and commercialization. A degree in this program does not allow graduates to become licensed pharmacists.  Professional Program: Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) - Completion of the pre-pharmacy program is required, after which successful applicants continue their studies for an additional four years. Graduating from this program allows students to sit for the licensure exam to practice pharmacy. Plan of Study: Pharmaceutical Sciences, BS, Pre-Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy: Phar.D.

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE:  Whatever your age there is something for you at Purdue Veterinary Medicine. Whether you are ready to pursue a veterinary technology degree or a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, wanting to research a specific topic, or expanding your expertise, we have educational programs to assist you. Programs: Professional:  Veterinary Medicine, DVM, Associate: Veterinary Technician, AAS, Veterinary  Baccalaureate:  Veterinary Technology 2+2, BS, Veterinary Technology, BS; DEPARTMENTS: Departments of Basic Medical Sciences Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: With over 45 different majors, numerous minors and world-class faculty, the College of Liberal Arts will help you develop the communication, problem solving, and analytical skills that will make you job-ready, career-ready, and future-ready.  Our students work side-by-side with STEM students, mindful that complex challenges demand creative, collaborative, multi-faceted, innovative, and meaningful solutions. Liberal Arts students deliver on that challenge as a force for good in the world. Think Broadly. Lead Boldly.  As the home to over 2,800 undergraduate students at Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts has over 50 different majors and numerous minors. Programs: Anthropology, communication, English, history, interdisciplinary studies. Languages and cultures, philosophy, political science, sociology, visual and performing arts – design. Visual and performing arts– Theatre. Minors: African American Studies, American Studies. Anthropology: Arabic, Art And Design Studio, Art History, Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, Business French, Chinese, Classical Studies, Communication, Creative Writing, Critical Disability Studies, Dance, Electronic And Time-Based Art, English, Environmental Politics And Policy, Film And Video Studies, French, German, Global Studies, History, Human Rights, Islamic Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Latin American And Latino Studies, Law And Society, Linguistics, LGBT Studies, Medieval And Renaissance Studies, Music History And Theory, Native American And Indigenous Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Portuguese, Religious Studies, Russian, Acting, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish – Proficient, Theatre, Theatre Design And Production, Women's Studies.  Graduate studies: The College of Liberal Arts is committed to supporting our globally recognized, collaborative, and diverse graduate student programs. Programs: anthropology, communication, english, history, interdisciplinary studies, languages and cultures, philosophy, political science, Purdue bans and orchestras, SCLA/cornerstone, sociology, visual and performing arts – design, visual and performing arts-theatre.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION:  At Purdue, education majors are offered in six academic colleges. Want to teach elementary school? Your Purdue academic home is College of Education. Want to teach high school math? Your home is the College of Science. This structure allows students all-access to teaching methods coursework in the College of Education while those who need focused subject-matter training — science teachers, math teachers, English teachers, etc. — also study alongside peers who are biology, math and English majors.  Undergraduate Students: Clinical experiences and research are a key part of our cutting-edge curriculum. All of our students train in actual classrooms. Nearly 30% of our students study abroad. You can work on research projects with faculty, study collaborative leadership and maximize your professional opportunities with dual-certification in programs like elementary education and special education.  Graduate Students: Grow professionally and personally in our nationally-ranked graduate programs. Study with top scholars who are engaged in funded-research projects and expanding the base of knowledge in their fields. Develop your leadership and scholarship with teaching and research opportunities that abound at a research-intensive university.  Degrees: degrees offered at the graduate level (M.S.Ed., Ed.S. and Ph.D.).Undergraduate programs: Elementary education, Social studies education. Graduate programs: Art Education; Curriculum Studies. Education for Work and Community: Agricultural and Extension Education, Career and Technical Education, Engineering-Technology Teacher Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education: English Education. Learning Design & Technology. Literacy and Language Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education: Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Earth Space Science Education, Geo-environmental Science Education, Physics Education, Social Studies Education, Additional Licensure Programs: English Language Learning.

THE PERDUE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL: Advance to a higher degree with the Purdue University Graduate School! Established in 1929, the Graduate School oversees graduate education that includes more than 80 graduate programs at the West Lafayette campus and nearly 30 programs at four regional campuses across the State of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Hammond, Indianapolis, and Westville.

TUITUION AND FEES: UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE: Perdue has a semester-based calendar. Tuition and Fee Rates for 2017-2018: Flat Rate (8+ credit hours) . All University tuition and fee rates are subject to change without notice.)            



There are many types of aid available to make college more affordable. Gift aid, or free money, is just that — money you don't have to pay back during or after college. Types of free money include scholarships and grants.  GRANTS are a type of free money — something you don't have to pay back. These can be awarded based on financial need and academic performance. When you complete the FAFSA, you are automatically considered for these grants: there are Federal grants and Indiana grants for Residents. SCHOLARSHIPS: At Purdue, most merit scholarships are awarded to qualified freshmen based on academic information provided in your admission application. To learn more about the Trustees, Presidential and Marquis scholarships, you can head over to admissions. Some students may have different financial aid options, such as:: 21st Century Scholars, Aviation Technology, Graduate Students, Polytechnic Institute Statewide, Summer Aid. If you identify with any of these populations inquire more information. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Purdue has one of the most diverse student populations in the country with students from over 120 different countries, and we'd love to have you join our campus. For information about the admissions process and financial documentation required to attend Purdue as an international student, check out the Office of International Students and Scholars website. Can international students receive aid? Although need-based financial aid isn't typically available to students who do not meet financial aid citizenship requirements, merit-based financial aid may be available for both undergraduate and graduate students from private sources. Loans may also be available to both undergraduate and graduate students who have a U.S. citizen co-signer. These loan amounts are limited to the estimated cost of attendance minus what your resources are; in other words, you can only receive enough aid to cover the estimated cost of attendance.



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