Purdue University - Main Campus Computer Science Programs
Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University - Main Campus is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
Purdue University - Main Campus Rankings
Purdue landed the #87 spot in our 2023 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 758 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 12 schools in Indiana.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Purdue has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#53||Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#75||Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Purdue.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Purdue has earned from around the web.
|#7||Best Information Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#8||Best Computer Software & Applications Schools||College Factual|
|#22||Best Computer Science Schools||College Factual|
|#26||Best Computer Information Systems Schools||College Factual|
|#34||Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#71||Best Schools||Course Advisor|
Where Is Purdue University - Main Campus?
Contact details for Purdue are given below.
|Address:||Hovde Hall Of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040|
How Do I Get Into Purdue?
You can apply to Purdue online at: https://www.admissions.purdue.edu/apply/apply.php
Admission Requirements for Purdue
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Purdue?
Approximately 58% of accepted students are men and 42% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.
Average Test Scores
About 82% of students accepted to Purdue submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 680. Math scores were between 590 and 740.
Can I Afford Purdue University - Main Campus?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Purdue, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $8,522 a year. That adds up to $34,088 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Purdue is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Purdue University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 10,949 graduate students at the school.
Of the 33,575 full-time undergraduates at Purdue, 58% are male and 42% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Purdue University - Main Campus students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||865|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,011|
Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Purdue University - Main Campus. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 135 countries are represented at Purdue. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Purdue University - Main Campus
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Purdue has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 7th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Purdue
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Purdue University - Main Campus was $9,992 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $28,794. The following table shows how Purdue is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Computer Information Systems||#46||#88|
Online Growth Rankings of Purdue
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Purdue University - Main Campus was 58.0%. This is the #415 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Purdue regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Purdue ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Purdue.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Information Technology Project Management||#1|
|General Information Science||#29|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Purdue University - Main Campus Computer Science Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|General Information Science||0||0||0||0||0|
|Information Technology Project Management||0||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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- National Center for Education Statistics
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