PURDUE UNIVERSITY, WEST LAFAYETTE - ADMISSION

West Lafayette, IndianaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1869Established Year
  37670Enrollment

Admission

Admissions at Purdue University are accepted during summer, spring and fall sessions. Students aiming for UG can apply through a Common Application / Coalition Application. Transfer students must apply with Coalition application. Students aiming for PG can apply through an online account.

  • The university offers a lot of assistantships, fellowships, grants, loans, and other financial aid. Over 60 percent of graduate students at the university are on assistantships.
  • During the course of 2016-2017, 46% of Purdue University undergraduates received grant/scholarship aid.
  • For international students, there is no need-based scholarship or financial help available but they can definitely acquire merit-based financial aid.

Highlights 

Application PortalUG: Common/Coalition Application. PG: Varies with every school
Application FeeUG: For Domestic applications/international: USD 60
PG: For Domestic applicants: USD 60/For international applicants: USD 75
Acceptance Rate57%
Mode of paymentVisa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards “or” Western Union Business Solutions (which lets you pay in your currency, for international students)
SAT ScoreDomestic students: 1150-1360 international students: 33 or higher (new) Top 15 percentile (old)
ACT ScoreDomestic students: 25-31 international students: 28 or higher
international application deadlineFall: January 1; Spring: October 1
Academic CalendarSemester
IntakeFall, Summer, and Spring
Work experienceRequired for graduate courses
Financial aidMerit-based available for international students; need-based not available

Purdue University Admission Deadlines 

The application deadlines for undergraduate and graduate programs are :

Early action applicationNovember 1
Regular decision applicationJanuary 1
For transfer studentsSummer: April 1; Fall: July 1; Spring: Nov 1

Purdue University Admission Requirements for International Students 

Purdue University is among the top universities enrolling international students across various courses. Specifically for international students coming from India, the university accepts mark sheets for 10 standard and transcript of results for 11th standard if applicants have not yet graduated and If graduated, mark sheets for lower and upper secondary education examinations (10th and 12th) both are required.

Language Requirements for International Students (H4)

Purdue University requires international students to demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below to be eligible for admission:

English proficiency testsMinimum Score (UG)/ Transfer StudentsMinimum Score (PG)
IELTS6.5; or minimum 6.0 in each section6.5
British Ordinary Level English Language Exam (GCE/GCSE/IGCSE)Grade of A or B, or 6-9, in First-Language English.N/A
TOEFL (IBT)8880

SAT/ACT Score for International Students 

The SAT/ACT for international students is a little higher as compared to that for Domestic students.

Test typeScore required
ACT28 or higher
SAT I (old version)Top 15th percentile
SAT I (new version)33 or higher

Immigration and Final Documents Required for International Students 

Students applying must present the following Immigration Documents

Candidates are issued a Form I-20 (for sponsored students) or Form DS 2019(for students sponsored by the government or any organization) from the university once accepted.

Candidates are required to apply for a student visa.

Students must have the SEVIS fee receipt, form I-20 or DS-2019, a valid passport, evidence of financial support and proof that the candidate will be staying in the US temporarily at the time of Visa interview.

How to apply for Undergraduate Programs at Purdue University 

Checklist for admission at Purdue University

The application, either common or coalition

Purdue-specific questions from the application

Self-reported high school grades

Self-reported ACT or SAT test scores

Language proficiency requirements for international students

The application fee

How to Apply for a Graduate Program at Purdue University 

Every graduate course applicant is expected to complete a Statement of Purpose which must be approximately 500 words.

Candidates are required to upload their transcripts in the online application form.

The international candidates must fulfill the Language requirements

Some programs require few additional documents which vary for every course.

Popular courses at Purdue University 

These are some of the popular courses at Purdue University with respect to the student influx and response.

Masters in Computer Science (CS) Admissions

Computer Science at Purdue is the oldest program in the nation and has been consistently ranked in the top 20 by US News and World Report.

Application DeadlineFall 2020- December 20th, 2019 Spring 2020- October 1st, 2019
Application PortalApplication Form
Application FeeFor Domestic applicants: USD 60; For international applicants: USD 75
Academic RequirementsCS course background, a four-year bachelor's or equivalent degree, major GPA, class rank, research experience and publications
Supporting Documentsletters of recommendation and statement of purpose
Additional Requirements for International StudentsEnglish Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
Course Fee$46,114 p.a. For international students

MS in Mechanical Engineering Admissions (MSME)

It is the first of Purdue's schools of engineering. Purdue offers MSME in Acoustics, Bioengineering, Combustion, Design, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, HVAC & Refrigeration,

Manufacturing & Materials, Mechanics & Vibration, Nanotechnology, Systems, Measurement, Controls, and Robotics.

Application DeadlineFall: December 15 Spring: September 15
Application PortalApplication Form
Application FeeFor Domestic applicants: USD 60; For international applicants: USD 75
Academic RequirementsTranscripts
Supporting DocumentsRecommendation Letters Statement of Purpose
Additional Requirements for International StudentsGraduate Record Examination (GRE) Minimum Recommended Score: 162 English Proficiency Exam TOEFL IELTS

 MBA Admissions

For an MBA at Purdue University, it takes in admissions from the school’s website i.e. Krannert School of Management. It has been ranked #9 in the world by Times Higher Education / Wall Street Journal in 2018.

Application DeadlineSeptember 1, 2018
Application PortalApplication Form
Application FeeFor Domestic applicants: USD 60; For international applicants: USD 75
Academic RequirementsTranscripts GRE/GMAT
Supporting DocumentsTwo Recommendation Letters (one of these from your immediate supervisor is recommended) Statement of Purpose Essays Resume
Additional Requirements for International StudentsEnglish proficiency exam
Course FeeFor each semester Domestic: USD 11,209 international: USD 21,092

 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)/Master of Science (MS) Admissions

This School of Nursing has been ranked as one of the top schools by the US News Report, 2017 and it also provides an opportunity for part-time study, which allows a student to maintain professional employment while pursuing an advanced degree.

Application DeadlineFall: March 1; Spring: October 1
Application PortalApplication Form
Application FeeFor Domestic applicants: USD 60; For international applicants: USD 75
Academic RequirementsTranscripts
Supporting DocumentsRecommendation Letters(One letter from a clinical supervisor, one from an academic advisor or faculty member, and one from a nursing peer) Statement of Purpose Resume/Curriculum Vitae Copy of Nurses License
Additional Requirements for International StudentsEnglish proficiency exam and TWE(Test of written English)

Veterinary (MS) Admissions

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University is one of only four veterinary colleges in the U.S. that educates all members of the veterinary team who further leads into different branches of veterinary.

Application DeadlineFor international: May 1 For Domestic: July 1
Application PortalApplication Form
Form available from May 9, 2019 - September 17, 2019
Application FeeFor Domestic applicants: USD 60; For international applicants: USD 75
Academic RequirementsTranscripts from all institutions attended, Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Supporting DocumentsRecommendation Letters Statement of Purpose Minimum of three electronic letters of recommendation (eLOR) are required. On-campus interview required
Additional Requirements for International StudentsEnglish Proficiency Test

Purdue University holistically reviews applications when it comes to admissions. This means that the candidate needs to present scores as well as an overall image of themselves. It’s not just the scores which matters but also the overall performance.

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