purdue engineering gpa requirements

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Students must have a 3.0 average GPA in any engineering, science, and math courses completed prior to CODO. This includes CS 15900 and CGT 16300 if taken. Student must be in good academic standing (not on probation).\

We want all qualified students to be Boilermakers! Unfortunately, we don’t have the space to accommodate everyone. We also must do our best to make sure students are prepared to rock it in classes when they get here. Currently, about 40% of those who apply are admitted. Below we will break down some of the factors that Purdue Admissions considers when reviewing applications for First-Year Engineering and share some tips in how to put your best foot forward in the application process!


University of Maryland–College Park (Clark) is ranked No. 20 in Best Engineering Schools. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At PU, 6,678 applicants (81% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 4,077 applicants (50%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,315 and the average ACT score is 29 at PU. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,440 and 25th percentile score is 1,190. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 99 and the 25th percentile score is 75. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at PU.

25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590690
SAT Math600750
ACT Composite2532
ACT Math2633
ACT English2434

Admission Requirements

Purdue University-Main Campus requires 5 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, Admission Test Scores) and recommends 1 articles (High School Rank) to submit to their applicants. The following table summarizes the application requirements at Purdue University-Main Campus

High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

What does it take to get admitted to Purdue Engineering?

We want all qualified students to be Boilermakers! Unfortunately, we don’t have the space to accommodate everyone. We also must do our best to make sure students are prepared to rock it in classes when they get here. Currently, about 40% of those who apply are admitted. Below we will break down some of the factors that Purdue Admissions considers when reviewing applications for First-Year Engineering and share some tips in how to put your best foot forward in the application process!

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2019-2020, the acceptance rate is 59.83% where a total of 55,311 students (33,896 men and 21,415 women) have applied to PU and 33,093 (18,865 men and 14,228 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 4,734 male and 3,461 female students have enrolled into PU and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 24.76%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.

TotalMenWomen
Applicants55,31133,89621,415
Admitted33,09318,86514,228
Enrolled8,1954,7343,461
Acceptance Rate59.83%55.66%66.44%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.76%25.09%24.33%

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