The College of Engineering at Purdue University–West Lafayette

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions N/A
Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application fee (U.S. residents) $60
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $75

The College of Engineering at Purdue University--West Lafayette

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 7,729
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 2,156
Overall acceptance rate 27.9% – Medium

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.70
Average GRE 527 verbal
757 quantitative
3.75 analytical writing

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.50
Average GRE 537 verbal
771 quantitative
3.71 analytical writing
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
77 internet-based test

Department Contacts

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Aerospace engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​AAE/​
(765) 494-5152
[email protected]
Biological/Agricultural engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​ABE/​
(765) 494-1166
[email protected]
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​BME/​
(765) 494-2982
[email protected]
Chemical engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​ChE/​
(765) 494-4057
[email protected]
Civil engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​CE/​
(765) 494-2436
[email protected]
Computer engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​ECE/​
(765) 494-3374
[email protected]
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cs.​purdue.​edu/​
(765) 494-7809
[email protected]
Electrical engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​ECE/​
(765) 494-3374
[email protected]
Engineering management N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​EEE/​
(765) 496-9697
[email protected]
Industrial engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​IE/​
(765) 494-5434
[email protected]
Materials engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​MSE/​
(765) 494-4103
[email protected]
Mechanical engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​ME/​
(765) 494-5730
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​NE/​
(765) 494-5749
[email protected]
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs https:/​/​engineering.​purdue.​edu/​ENE/​
(765) 494-3331
[email protected]

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 2,965
Master’s (full-time) 808
Master’s (part-time) 406
Ph.D. (full-time) 1,698
Ph.D. (part-time) 53

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 769
Total master’s graduates 528
International master’s graduates 44.7%
Minority master’s graduates 9.1%
Female master’s graduates 18.2%
Total Ph.D. graduates 241
International Ph.D. graduates 61.8%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 6.2%
Female Ph.D. graduates 17.0%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Aerospace 28 12.1%
Agricultural 24 3.1%
Biomedical 14 3%
Chemical 27 4.7%
Civil 56 12%
Computer engineering 32 5.1%
Computer science 46 8.3%
Electrical 84 21.2%
Environmental 14 .6%
Industrial / Manufacturing 23 4.9%
Materials 18 2.7%
Mechanical 58 17.2%
Nuclear 13 1.6%
Other 18 9.1%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 359
Part-time faculty 50
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 17

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $219,733,287
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year N/A

Engineering School Ranking

#10 Best Engineering Schools

(12) Ranking by Specialties

#6 in Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
#1 in Biological / Agricultural
#23 in Biomedical / Bioengineering
#14 in Chemical
#6 in Civil
#11 in Computer Engineering
#10 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#19 in Environmental / Environmental Health
#15 in Industrial / Manufacturing
#14 in Materials
#9 in Mechanical
#11 in Nuclear

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 73
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.2
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 4.1
Overall acceptance rate 27.9% – Medium
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 763
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.7:1 – High
Ph.D.s granted 241
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $219,733,287
Research expenditures per faculty member $587,522
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 4.7%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 2,965

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 2,965

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 2,506
Minority students 8.2%
International students 62.8%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 459
Minority students 15.9%
International students 10.5%

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Varies by program
Financial aid phone (765) 494-5340

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $9,979 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $28,147 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $318 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $898 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $585 per year
Room and board $9,510
Books and supplies $1,330
Miscellaneous expenses $2,640

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 281
Teaching assistants 397
Research assistants 1,499
Other appointments 45