All you need to know about Purdue University

All you need to know about Purdue University

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About the University

The Purdue university was founded in 1869 after Lafayette businessman John Purdue donated land and money to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. Moreover, the first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students.

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Courses offered

The university offers a handful courses of all fields for the students to choose from. More than 80 graduate programs are offered at West Lafayette campus and nearly 40 programs at 3 other campuses – Purdue Fort Wayne, Purdue Northwest (Hammond), IUPUI (Indianapolis) across Indiana.

The program details in accordance with the campuses of University is detailed in the below link for reference.

Applying for admission

Firstly, the students must check for the program of interest to apply and its requirements. Secondly, an application account has to be created for applying to the university in the below link

Lastly, for information regarding the LOR, test score requirements, application status can be checked through this link

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Competitive test score requirements

*TOEFL score(paper based exam)

Reading 19

Listening 14

Writing 18

*TOEFL score(Internet based exam)

Writing 18

Speaking 18

Listening 14

Reading 19

Total 80

The application code varies with campus and has to be chosen with the choice of Purdue University campus

West Lafayette-1631.


Fort Wayne’s-1336.


*IELTS score-6.5

Reading 6.5

Listening 6.0

Speaking 6.0

Writing 5.5

GRE and GMAT score requirements are determined by the specific program and department for different campuses. For department websites use the link

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Fee structure

The fee structure has categories of general fee, rehabilitation, technology fee, student wellness fee and student activity fee. In addition to these categories, non-resident students have a tuition fee of $9401.00

The link guides the fee structure for 2018-19.

Financial aid and scholarships

The students of Purdue University has several funding options like assistantships, grants, fellowships, loans and other financial aids.

Types of aids:





Loans and Financial aids

Applying for financial aid:

  1. Searching for the funding options before choosing the course.
  2. Preparing for the application process.
  3. Applying for the funding.


Housing is provided for the students by the university according to the candidate’s choice.

Moreover, the students have the options to choose from the co-ed housing, male housing and female housing.

The housing facilities, moving in and faculty guidance can be surfed through the following link

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Job opportunities

The Center for Career Opportunities helps undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni with job opportunities. On top of that, the center offers its services at the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University. The services and appointments can be done with the below link

Notable Alumni

Neil Armstrong, Dulquer Salman, Eugene Cernan, Ian Murdock, Britanny Brees.


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