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  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 2,776 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Indiana - Northwest acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 24% of students, Indiana - Northwest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,200.
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

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-1010
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$7,374/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,142/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,124/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,285/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,061/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,558/ year
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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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,776Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Striving for greatness
    61%
  • Just Playing It by each semester
    21%
  • Unsatisfied and transferring colleges
    9%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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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Indiana University Northwest is a campus where students can feel they are at home where as on other campuses, students may often feel a bit lost or alone. Although it is a commuter college, there are many ways to get involved in the school such as sports, clubs, and work! Indiana University Northwest is committed to its students and faculty. Students have many opportunities to work with professors and coordinators on large projects that teaches students how to think critically. No professor, coordinator, or advisor will turn a student away if he or she needs help with anything. Everyone there wants the students to succeed and give them a sense of confidence when they leave IUN.
I never knew how the world really worked until I experienced the many classes of my major (general studies) and my minor (business administration). Now I feel informed and confident about my place in the world. The professors were professional and humane. The staff was helpful and the students were engaging and friendly. Even though I struggled through Algebra, I loved all of my classes. In spite of my initial concerns over location the Gary Indiana area is safe and its inhabitants are friendly and well mannered and welcoming. Even though there is no night life, Chicago, a large metropolitan area is under forty miles away.