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Purdue University - West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University says, "The central motivation behind the core curriculum is to better prepare all Purdue students for future employment success and responsible citizenship. Recent studies indicate employers are seeking employees with a broad set of skills beyond their discipline specific abilities. A well-rounded, broad-based core curriculum will ensure this need is fulfilled." [Source]

Website: http://www.purdue.edu/

C

Grading is based on a detailed review of the latest online course catalogs. View rating criteria

35,706
Undergraduate
Enrollment
60%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$9,992
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$28,794
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

13:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
2.2%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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Curriculum last evaluated: 8/4/2021

2019-20 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.