purdue application question

“Essays and letters of recommendation are not required; however,
you may submit one or two if you wish.”

Purdue is one of my match/safety schools. I think my grades and test scores will admit me. So I still need to write an essay? (purdue is not on the common app)

<p>It is not required and I would guess that due to the nature of Purdue you may but mostly it will be your stats.</p>