Take your next giant leap with Purdue University in Indianapolis

Be part of what’s next with Purdue University in Indianapolis. Dive into the most in-demand areas — like cybersecurity, biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence, interior architecture, motorsports engineering and more. Learn alongside world-class Purdue faculty, participate in exciting startups and incubators, and get hands-on job experience at amazing places around the city.

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Steps to applying

Complete and submit an online application.

One application allows you to apply to both Purdue University in Indianapolis and/or our West Lafayette campus. 

Meet one of these deadlines:

  • Nov. 1: Early Action application due.  
  • Jan. 15: Regular decision application deadline. 

Take advantage of direct admission to the College of Engineering

As a Purdue University in Indianapolis engineering student, you will be enrolled — day one — in the specific degree-granting major of your choice. Only Purdue University in Indianapolis offers this opportunity.

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What can I expect?

Purdue University in Indianapolis is an extension of our flagship campus in West Lafayette — offering the same rigor and same excellence. Learning is hands-on, experiential and innovative. You will be breaking new ground right along with us as we build on our existing engineering and technology space and expand into locations throughout the city, including our new 28-acre site.

Our world-class faculty will prepare you to become an expert in critical and emerging STEM fields, from artificial intelligence to cybersecurity.

How much is tuition?

Tuition for Purdue University in Indianapolis is the same as tuition for Purdue’s flagship campus in West Lafayette, which has remained frozen for 12 years.

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Will there be financial aid?

Yes. Apply for Purdue-based student-aid programs by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which opens December 2023. We are committed to making a Purdue education affordable for you and your family.

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In-demand undergraduate majors and programs

College of Engineering 

  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Motorsports Engineering 

College of Science  

  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Computer Science 
  • Data Science

Polytechnic Institute 

  • Animation and Visual Effects 
  • Computer and Information Technology 
  • Computer Engineering Technology 
  • Computer Infrastructure and Network Engineering Technology 
  • Construction Management Technology 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Electrical Engineering Technology 
  • Interior Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Themed Entertainment Design

The future of motorsports

Purdue University in Indianapolis is the only institution in the nation that offers an undergraduate motorsports engineering program recognized by ABET. Our students pursue internships and careers with NASCAR and IndyCar teams, as well as companies like SpaceX, Harley-Davidson, Ford, Polaris, GM, Cummins and Caterpillar.

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Explore life outside of the classroom

Ready to get to work?

You will benefit from having top employers located just down the street who will connect you with the leaders, visionaries and researchers who are providing solutions to today’s toughest challenges.

Access to year-round internships and co-ops is an advantage you will enjoy as a student at Purdue University in Indianapolis.

What are my housing options?

You have the option of living on campus or in one of the many apartment buildings located nearby. On-campus housing is available in partnership with Indiana University Indianapolis at North Hall.   

Residential life staff will help you focus on success and well-being, as well as provide you with opportunities to engage with learning communities. You will also be able to enjoy more than 16 different dining locations.

What’s it like to live in Indianapolis?

Known for fast cars, blockbuster events, warm hospitality and a thriving food and cultural scene, Indianapolis is an exciting place to be a college student. Take in a Colts game. Catch your favorite band at the TCU Amphitheater. Visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Hike, bike or skate some of the city’s miles of trails and parks. And be sure to hit Garage Food Hall in the Bottleworks District where you can tempt your taste buds with a little bit of everything.

Take your next giant leap

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