931 reviews
  1. Hammond, IN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Purdue University - Calumet is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
2200 169th St
Hammond, IN 46323

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Scores Range
860-1070
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Purdue University - Calumet

Cost

Net Price
$10,908/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,585/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,674/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,419/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,931/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,638/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,905Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Confident, determined, some lazy and tired
    40%
  • Tired and determined
    17%
  • Confident, determined and tired (tough program)
    13%
  • Nice
    13%
  • Smart
    7%
  • Weird and smelly, yet really smart
    7%
  • Usually sticks to their own cliques
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
37%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.62 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Opportunities
    60%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Good luck
    14%
  • Let me take your money and give you fees to scam
    3%

After Purdue University - Calumet

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses

Purdue University - Calumet Reviews

931 reviews
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I am a recent transfer student from a private university and so far I love it here. I like how everyone commutes because my old school was small and everyone lived there so everyone already had their friend groups and commuters were kind of the odd ball out. Not that I care all that much because I have never been a really social person. I love all my professors, they are very knowledgeable and helpful. The campus is pretty nice and I love how 5 buildings are connected by one hallway. I don't have many complaints for Purdue Cal!
I am currently a freshman at Purdue University - Calumet and I am studying Elementary Education. If you are looking to go to a small school, this is a perfect fit. Professors have smaller class sizes, therefore they have a lot more time for one on one time which is very beneficial. I also live on campus here and the housing department is amazing. They make sure that all students living on campus feel safe and included. I am very happy with my decision to attend Purdue University - Calumet.
The whole college is somewhat small but the small teacher to student ratio can be seen as a good thing. I actually prefer the generally smaller classes, as I am more comfortable to ask questions from the professor instead of fighting for his or her attention with other students. I also like the availability of teaching assistants even though I get most of my studying help from my friends. Outside of classes, the campus does not really offer too much in terms of activities. While the occasional one is advertised, none have really peaked my interest. Unless there is free food involved of course. I do most of my relaxing hanging out with friends, which is the only reason I enjoyed my first year at college.