Purdue University


Purdue University

At Purdue University, we never stop in our persistent pursuit of the next giant leap. Whether you want to be an engineer, artist, health care worker or entrepreneur, you can choose from over 200 majors to follow your passions and achieve your goals. Boilermakers engage in world-changing research to deliver innovation, while creating an environment of inclusion and culture of hard work that helps build balance and growth. In the lab, field, studio and stage, we keep learning and growing. This is the kind of place where you build your future, one small step at a time.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Agriculture
  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Hospitality & Tourism

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Distance/online learning
  • Cultural Centers
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Career Center
  • Recreation & Wellness
  • Counseling & Psychological Sciences

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


The application is available starting August 1. Students who apply by the Early Action Application Deadline on November 1 will be considered for our most competitive majors and receive an admissions decision on January 15. Students that meet this deadline will also automatically be considered for our full range of merit-based scholarships (U.S. Citizens & U.S. Permanent Residents only). For a complete list of deadlines, please visit purdue.ws/deadlines


Transferring to any College or University can be difficult, but we aim to make it easy! Before you can apply as a transfer student, you must have completed at least 12 semester credit hours of college-level coursework.  Remedial college courses and advance/dual college credit (credit earned as part of high school coursework or test scores such as AP and IB) does not count toward this minimum. Depending on your major, there are different deadlines for each semester. For a complete list of resources and deadlines, please visit: purdue.ws/transfer

Additional Information

In the persistent pursuit of affordable education for students and families, Purdue University has kept tuition frozen for the past 11 years. 

Do these three things to maximize scholarship and other financial aid consideration:

1. Complete your application by Purdue’s November 1 Early Action Deadline to be automatically considered for all forms of merit-based scholarship.

2. Submit a FAFSA by December 15. The FAFSA opens on October 1; students should release FAFSA information to Purdue West Lafayette using Federal School Code 001825.

3. Submit the Supplemental Scholarship application by December 15 to apply for scholarships provided through select academic colleges and schools.

(Merit-based scholarships and financial aid apply to U.S. Citizens & U.S. Permanent Residents only).

For more information, visit https://purdue.ws/financialaid

Visit us

Are you ready to see if Purdue is the perfect fit for you? With several in-person and virtual visit opportunities available, explore how one small step can lead to your next giant leap at Purdue.

Daily Visits are one of the best ways to see campus! Held multiple times each weekday and most Saturdays, your visit starts with a walking tour of campus. Afterwards, join an Admissions Counselor for a presentation, where they walk you through the application process. Finally, explore residence halls and dining courts during the Student Life tour.

Learn more about all our visit opportunities at purdue.ws/visitpurdue

“I saw a team that would help guide me, and I saw that help would always be there if I asked for it…. Boilermakers are committed to excellence in all life’s aspects, and that is what made me comfortable committing to Purdue in the first place.”

Jordan Harris, Freshman
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Stewart Center Room 120
West Lafayette, IN 47907, United States of America

Phone number

(765) 494-1776