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Welcome to our future students


As a student in one of the top programs in the country, you will have access to cutting-edge research opportunities, industry connections, and a supportive network of faculty and peers. 

With a degree from Purdue CS and a desire for innovation and creativiity, our students can solve complex and challenging problems in any field. 

Whether you dream of working in healthcare, law, tech, or security, a degree from Purdue CS can help you get there. 

  • We have a new 100% placement rate. View the data to see where our students go after graduation.
  • We are ranked #16 by US News & World Reports


Be More Than Just a Number

We care about our students, and we've created a number of initiatives to support your success. These include:

The Bridge Program

Bridge is a two-week summer residential course designed for incoming freshmen with little or no programming experience. Covering 70 percent of your first semester in CS 180, Bridge will get you up to speed in programming as you prepare to launch your Purdue career.

CS 180 Black and Gold

We've taken steps to ensure that you'll succeed in your first programming class. CS 180 is divided into two sections: one for students who have programming experience, and one for those who don't. You’ll learn with peers at the same level as you, and you won’t feel lost or bored.


Future Undergraduates

Explore our majors and learn more about our undergraduate program.

We welcome prospective students and their families to make plans to visit Purdue CS

Future Grad Students

Be part of a legacy with Purdue Computer Science — the first degree granting computer science program in the nation, consistently ranked in the top 16 by US News & World Report.

You’ll participate in groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research in a diverse and stimulating environment taught by world-class faculty, gaining knowledge and experience that will further your career in industry or academia.

Learn more about our graduate programs and which one might be right for you.

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