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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Purdue University Northwest - Calumet is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
2200 169th St
Hammond, IN 46323

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Purdue University Northwest - 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
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  • 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
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 Northwest - 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
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Purdue University Northwest - Calumet Reviews

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There are plenty of areas around campus for big and small groups to relax or work on projects for a class! There is something new each day you walk in the doors! I like how small the campus is, it takes at most 10 minutes to get from one point to the next. I can't wait to see what's ahead as I continue my education at this school!
Review Purdue University Northwest - Calumet
Overall, Purdue is a great local school to go to if you live in the area, and do not want to travel far away for college. Many professors and counselors are willing to work with you to help you plan your classes and get you on track for graduation, however, because it is more of a commuter campus, it is very easy to get distracted with other aspects of life such as working, socializing, and family. There are very nice dorms available for students which I would highly recommend in order to have very little room to miss class due to commuting issues. It would also put the student in a better position for a job on campus, which is great because most student jobs are not too demanding and allow you to study on the clock.
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!