Indianapolis, IndianaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1869established year

    Purdue University Global: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

    Hitaishi Bhatia's profile photo

    Hitaishi Bhatia

    Study Abroad Expert

    The Purdue Global University is a branching institution of the Purdue University system. Part of it has been the Purdue West Lafayette, which was established in 1896. A legacy institution with a renowned reputation in the US Education System, it aims to impart quality education to its adult students through a variety of platforms and techniques.

    The university offers courses of the bachelor’s, masters, and doctoral levels. The 6 physical classroom locations are situated in Indiana. Admissions at Purdue Global University are available in the 2 intakes of Fall and Spring that observe different application deadlines for its variety of courses.

    The institute allows the fair and equal chance to all the brilliant students across the globe and thus waives an application fee of 45 USD for all its international candidates. This makes it a coveted choice among international students seeking to study in the USA. The institute is least selective with a very high acceptance rate and enrolls any deserving candidate with an impressive academic profile,


    • As per, the university holds a rank in the top 250 positions in the country.
    • It is also ranked at the 61st and 57th position for Best Undergraduate Training and Most Innovative Schools in the country by a similar survey 2020.
    • It also ranked under #133-171 in the category of Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice.


    College Type Public
    Campus Housing 40%
    Endowment USD $2.3 billion
    Student Retention Rate 91.80%
    Work-study program yes
    Mode of Program Full time; Part-time; online
    English language proficiency score TOEFL or equivalent
    Financial Aid Available as awards and scholarships
    Admission Helpdesk 954-512-5112;

    Programs, Campus and Accommodation

    Campus and Residence

    • Indiana is the home to both Purdue Global and Purdue University
    • There is an effort to combine online learning with on-site support, thus the campus also offers quiet spaces to study.
    • The lush university campus is located at the I-465, on the northern side of the Indianapolis
    • Its online support centers are located in Chicago and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    As for Purdue Global University (the branch which offers online courses primarily), housing and accommodation is open to students with a disability only. In case of the need for housing on-campus, the student is obliged to give in an Accommodation Request form and other related documents.

    Otherwise, any student of at least 16 years of age and registered for respective classes at the Purdue West Lafayette campus, is eligible for housing on-campus. Housing, offered in any case, will remain effective until the student is enrolled for classes at the University.


    • The university offers a plethora of courses for international students at Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral and Associate’s level. Considering the university conducts most of its classes online, it also offers certificate courses.
    • Business, Law, General Education, Health Sciences, Nursing, and behavioral Sciences are the different schools under the University that offer their respective courses.
    • The university offers a total of 175 courses, with close to 8,000 degrees being awarded annually.
    • With the ease of taking up a course and a variety of programs available, there are a large number of courses that the university is regarded for which includes the following programs when naming a few.
      • Management and marketing are the top courses in the field of Business.
      • Engineering technologies and related sciences are famous under the programs of technical sciences.
      • Liberal arts attract a large number of students under the study of Humanities.

    Purdue Global University Application Process

    How to apply?

    Apart from the procedure, there are some requirements that must be fulfilled by an international student applicant when applying for the courses available at the institute which are as given below:

    • 18 years of age
    • Bank statements converted into U.S. dollars or a certified government sponsor indicating expenses to be covered and payment of 45.00 USD as a non-refundable application fee (exempted for international students)
    • Visa requirements
    • Proof of secondary completion: This includes submission of academic records from the previously attended educational institution.

    Application Portal: Once the applicant has gathered all documents and other relevant details for their application, they can apply using the online application of the university website.

    Basic Admission Requirements:

    Apart from the above-mentioned requirements, international students are expected to fulfill the general requirements of the application:

    • Students must submit transcripts from their respective educational institutions and must meet the same requirements as domestic institutions. These should be translated and evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to enrollment.
    • SAT/ACT scores
    • GMAT/GRE scores for graduate students
    • Essay and Resume
    • Personal Statement
    • Official bank statements.
    • Successfully complete an informational interview, where spouse or parents are also welcome.
    • Submit their English proficiency test scores (Accepted tests are that of KELPA, TOEFL, IELTS with minimum scores as given below.
    TOEFL Paper-Based Computer-Based Internet-Based
    Undergraduate 525 195 71
    Graduate 550 213 80

    IELTS scores

    • Undergraduate: 6 (no band less than 5.5)
    • Graduate: 6.5 (no band less than 5.5)

    Admission Deadlines

    Application deadlines are given as follows (Deadlines are in respect to the academic year 2020-21 for reference)

    Intake season Open Deadline
    Spring Semester August 1, 2019 October 1, 2019
    Summer Semester August 1, 2019 January 1, 2020

    Purdue Global University Cost of Attendance

    It is important to note that international students are supposed to pay the tuition fee of one term and fees in full prior to the start of each term within the academic year. They are required to make the payment via credit card or wire transfer.

    To aid your planning of the finances when seeking to enroll at the university, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.

    Type of Expenditure Cost
    Tuition/Fees 31,084 USD
    Living Expenses 10,030 USD
    Books/Supplies 1,160 USD
    Travel 2,210 USD
    Miscellaneous 1,630 USD 
    Total 46,114 USD

    Online courses

    Undergraduate Programs 371.00 USD/ quarter credit
    Graduate Programs 420.00-700.00 USD/ quarter credit hour
    Indiana Residents 280.00 USD/ quarter credit hour

    Scholarships/Financial Aid

    Purdue Global University awards a variety of scholarships to its freshman admissions, which are categorized as university-wide, college-wide (i.e. department wise) and financial-need based scholarships for international students to study in the USA.

    The university offers a straight-away reduction of 25% on the total tuition fees for international students who fulfill the eligibility criteria. This cost also includes the cost of books and course material.

    Some of the well-known scholarships offered to go by the name of Trustees Scholarship (16,000 USD per year, requires the student to secure 3.00 or higher GPA), Presidential Scholarship (offers 10,000 USD as rewards per year, requires the student to secure 3.00 or more GPA), etc.

    There are also a great many benefits for students who are working available in the following ways:

    • Employer reimbursement: A student is eligible to get a reimbursement for the skills being learned, via courses, in full or part by their employer for working on the same.
    • Corporate Alliance Program: A student and their family are eligible to receive tuition benefits, if they are employed at one their registered corporate partners.

    Alumni Network

    Alumni network refers to its members at the Alumni Creed, is vast and well-connected across the globe. The graduating students are expected to join the Purdue Alumni Association, which has the participation of approximately 630,000 members.

    CareerNetwork is a service available to all members and currently enrolled students. This social platform allows all types of people to connect and also let's track their job search activity. Members are also welcome to join the LinkedIn association, which gives them a wider scope for connectivity.

    $ 45,0001st YEAR

    10 weeks

    Course Duration

    $ 45,0001st YEAR

    10 weeks

    Course Duration

    10 weeks

    Course Duration

    $ 25,2201st YEAR

    6 weeks

    Course Duration

    $ 27,1601st YEAR

    6 weeks

    Course Duration

    Purdue University Global Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $45,000 / Year

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $45,000 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $26,350 / Year


    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

    7.8 out of 10
    7.0/10Social Life


    7.5 /10

    After completing my bachelor's I went to a counseling agency in Hyderabad and they recommend me four colleges in the USA and I got selected in two of them. I decided to take admission to this college after searching for its ranking and popularity. The application process of my college is fully online through its official website.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course is about how to manage a business and understand and predict its behavior. We have various projects which are linked to real-life business where we can get real-life business experience and improve our skills accordingly.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8.0 /10

    I came to know about this college from a counseling firm in Delhi. They told me everything about this prestigious college and I made sure to get admitted here as this is one of the highly ranked public institutions in the US and I was lucky enough to get admitted here. I have to pay the application fee of $50 and the whole process was online. I had to submit the result of Higher Secondary Education and a letter of recommendation was also needed by the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course is very defined and teaches me how to implement things in real life which are taught in the course. It teaches us to manage a business, how to determine risk, and analyze the business changing climate.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    7.2 /10

    The University is a part of the Purdue University system which is one of the most popular in the entire USA. From there only I came to know about the college and liked its MBA course and also the fee is charged for it. I applied to the college online during the fall season for an application fee of $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course is divided into different sections which make it easier to master. The sections are Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing and Project management.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    4 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    6.5 /10

    I choose this college mainly because of the placement and the quality of the faculty. It was previously known as Kaplan college. Previously one of my cousins had also studied in this college and he also suggested to me. So I decided to fill the online application form for the admission for $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    I liked the course curriculum very much. Initially, it is much more focused on the basics of the subjects and different majors are explored by the student. Then it particularly focuses on a subject and covers the in-depth concepts of it.

    8 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    4 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    My favorite thing about the university is that there are a large amount of research and travel opportunities available. I can do work with professors, internships over the summer, and do research work. I applied to the university with the help of a common application, the cost for the process was $45.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum provides me the content knowledge of the major concepts, values, theories, psychological studies, and historical trends. It is designed to help me understand the nature of addiction and clinical disorders to help in my professional work with clients. The course focuses on using the scientific approach to problem-solving to evaluate behavior and mental processes while applying psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    9000 Keystone Crossing, Suite 800, IN 46240

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Airport
    • Book Store
    • Train Station
    • Shopping Mall

    Bus Station

    NW 21 a/NW 62 S0.25 km
    NW 21 a/NW 64 S0.40 km
    NW 62 S/NW 21 A0.52 km
    McNab R/NW 15 A0.67 km
    Show More

    Book Store

    Calvary Chapel Bookstore1.10 km
    ZENMASTE3.15 km
    Scholastic Book Fairs3.24 km
    Moroneys' Religious Art Inc3.55 km
    Show More

    Shopping Mall

    Northridge Shopping Center3.30 km
    Shops at 18th and Commercial4.35 km
    Print Shop4.59 km
    The Shoppes of Oakland Forest4.67 km
    Show More


    Rotor Fix0.59 km
    Aviator Express Inc.0.61 km
    Raj Airport0.61 km
    Sano Jet Center0.91 km
    Show More

    Train Station

    Cypress Creek Station1.43 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

    Similar Colleges

    University at Albany

    University at Albany

    Albany, New York
    M.Sc $ 27.31 K
    Northern State University

    Northern State University

    Aberdeen, South Dakota
    M.Ed $ 18.48 K
    Abilene Christian University
    M.Sc $ 37.26 K
    Ohio Northern University
    L.L.M $ 38.42 K
    University of South Carolina

    University of South Carolina

    Aiken, South Carolina
    MBA $ 58.97 K
    University of Akron

    University of Akron

    Akron, Ohio
    M.A $ 16.88 K
    State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
    M.Sc $ 17.33 K
    University of New Mexico

    University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    E.M.B.A $ 49.91 K
    Alcorn State University

    Alcorn State University

    Alcorn, Mississippi
    M.A.Sc $ 11.35 K

    interested in this College ?

    Get free counselling