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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Purdue University Northwest is an above-average public university. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,510 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Purdue University Northwest acceptance rate is 59%. Graduating 32% of students, Purdue University Northwest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,000.
About Purdue University Northwest - Hammond Campus...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
2200 169th St
Hammond, IN 46323
Website
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Purdue University Northwest - Hammond Campus 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
59%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1070
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$10,012/ 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
$6,869/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%

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
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,510Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,811
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Confident, determined, some lazy and tired
    38%
  • Tired and determined
    12%
  • Confident, determined and tired (tough program)
    10%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Nice
    10%
  • Weird and smelly, yet really smart
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
36%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.74 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Opportunities
    53%
  • Interesting
    21%
  • Good luck
    13%
  • Let me take your money and give you fees to scam
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
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 - Hammond Campus Reviews

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Purdue Northwest is very welcoming. I’ve only attended the freshman orientation. At that point just for those few hours I saw a lot and rated Purdue Northwest on that. Purdue is cheerful and exciting the energy that the faculty brought was amazing. There were all smiling faces all participants in the Roar pride. Over all experience was out of this world awesome! They took you through the building and I thought it was very huge campus and was very clean. I even was able to meet some of the professors for business they were very nice. All the presentations were very confident in speaking looked like no nerves! That shows a lot about the school in education and confidence they give the students. Overall my experience with Purdue Northwest was an over the top experience and can not wait to continue all four of my years at the college.
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I played basketball for Purdue Northwest. I had a great experience academic wise and found which major I wanted to pursue— nursing. However, I found there wasn’t too much to be involved in on campus, even being an athlete. PNW just joined NCAA DII so I hope to see them gain some ground athletically and grow their university numbers wise in the next decade or so. Unfortunately, I suffered a career-ending knee injury which required surgery. Now, my plan is to attend UW-Madison in the fall of 2018. I will no longer have an athletic scholarship, so I am avidly seeking scholarship opportunities wherever they may be!
I'd initially been apprehensive about PNW, for it hadn't been my first choice to attend, yet upon the start of my freshman year, I grew to love the university and its quality of education. With class sizes ranging on the smaller side, students are granted a more personalized experience, allowing for better comprehension of subject material and more attentive professors. Coursework, albeit sometimes challenging, really prepares students for their majors and future careers while simultaneously expanding one's horizons. As an English Writing major, my courses are obviously comprised of a lot of writing; however, the curriculum extends into other areas of writing, other possible career paths pertinent to my major, that I'd never before considered. Thus, it opens up a myriad of new opportunities for me later on. Overall, PNW upholds exemplary educational standards and fully develops students for their desired professions.