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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Indiana - Northwest is a public university located in Gary, Indiana in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,608 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Indiana - Northwest acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 28% of students, Indiana - Northwest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,100.
About Indiana University - Northwest...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions
Address
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
Website
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Indiana University - Northwest Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1090
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$6,736/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,532/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,608Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,092
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Striving for greatness
    59%
  • Just Playing It by each semester
    21%
  • Unsatisfied and transferring colleges
    9%
  • Stressed
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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Good teacher-to-student ratio. More hands-on interaction with professors than at IU Bloomington. With so many students at bigger schools, students are not always given the amount of attention and focus they need. At IUN, though, the professors are very invested in your success and professional development. In particular, the geology department head, Kris Huysken, goes above and beyond her obligated duties. Not only has she and other professors helped students find and apply for internships, but if the student is in good academic standing they will also go with you to visit a college campus to check out a graduate program you may be interested in. Overall, although IUN does not have the widest spectrum of majors, the ones that are offered are taught by faculty that are genuinely concerned with your success during and after your time at IUN.
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I have always had a great experience going to the campus! I've only been there a few times but each time staff and students are friendly and are a huge help, especially with the incoming freshmen.
I like that all staff members ranging from teachers, librarians, student support services, advisors, admissions and more were very hands on and willing to help you out in any way possible. I also really enjoyed some of the extra study sessions that the school provided to its students. I think the only thing I would change is the prices at the cafeteria. They tend to be a little pricey and a lot of the students are already paying a lot of money to attend IUN. Overall, I am very glad I chose IUN and that IUN chose me.