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Undergraduate Students

Future degree-seeking undergraduates on our West Lafayette campus apply through the Common Application.

All other students (transfer, non-degree-seeking, etc.) use an internal Purdue University application on the Admissions page to start your application. 

For more information on the university's admissions criteria, including high school subject matter requirements and AP test scores required for college credit, click here. Don't forget to review this list of Deadlines and Important Dates.

Graduate Students

If you are interested in completing graduate work in the College of Liberal Arts, please visit the website of your intended academic department for more information.

For general information on entering The Graduate School at Purdue University, click here


Intelligent. Passionate. Creative. 
Problem-solvers. Communicators. Leaders. 

Graduates of Purdue University are known locally and globally as problem-solvers and analytical thinkers. As Liberal Arts students develop these abilties inside and outside of the classroom, they are also molded into exceptional communicators, critical thinkers, and sought-after leaders in many fields.  


We create knowledge and teach students a timeless and transferable set of skills to prepare them for inspired leadership in an evolving workplace.


College of Liberal Arts graduates think broadly and lead boldly, sustained by a deep and challenging educational experience. Meet a few of our proud Boilermakers

"The best advice I have for incoming students is to always keep an open mind and try everything once."

Karie Gregory Nordland

Law & Society (2010)
Crime/Intelligence Analyst  

 Karie Gregory Nordland

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