Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, IN

Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, IN

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$7,942

$11,523

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,620
Declined 4,050
Total Received 5,670
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Public

7,717

undergraduate students

900

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Purdue University Northwest, founded in 2016 with the unification of the former Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central institutions, is a public, coeducational institution. One university with two campuses located in Hammond and Westville, IN.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 8,617
Established in 2016
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

177-acre campus in Hammond (population: 76,618), 25 miles from Chicago. Additional 277-acre campus in Westville, 15 miles from Michigan City. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Chicago Midway, O'Hare International

Purdue University Northwest
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN
46323-2094

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
7%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Black Student Union
  • Women in Business
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Top Events

  • Welcome Rally
  • Halloween Party
  • Pancake Study Break
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
75%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
52%
400-499
26%
300-399
0
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
54%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
52%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.18

Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,620
Declined 4,050
Total Received 5,670

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,917

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,942
Room & board $7,821
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $17,263
Average Financial Aid - $4,917
Total with Avg. Aid $12,346

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Ice Hockey

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II
NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Behavioral Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Technology
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

8,617

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

7,717
students

Female
55%
4,244

Male
45%
3,473

10%

900
students

Female
60%
543

Male
40%
357

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

72%

5,558
students

Female
52%
2,850

Male
48%
2,708

28%

2,159
students

Female
65%
1,394

Male
35%
765

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 68%
Student 4 year graduation rate 18%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

600

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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