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Purdue University Northwest
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  • 4 Year
  • HAMMOND, IN

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

Purdue University Northwest is an above-average public university located in Hammond, Indiana in the Chicago Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,561 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Purdue University Northwest acceptance rate is 29%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Communications. Purdue University Northwest graduates 38% of its students.

About

2200 169TH STREET
HAMMOND, IN 46323
About Purdue University Northwest...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Purdue University Northwest Rankings

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Purdue University Northwest Admissions

Acceptance Rate
29%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
980-1160
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  
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Cost

Net Price
$10,157 / 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
$7,253 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 80 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 103 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 102 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,561 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,545
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
  • Confident, determined, some lazy and tired
    28%
  • Dedicated
    12%
  • Nice
    10%
  • Tired and determined
    10%
  • Confident, determined and tired (tough program)
    8%
  • Relaxed
    8%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
37%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 102 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
  • Opportunities
    39%
  • Pretty & quiet campus that focuses on you
    23%
  • Interesting
    16%
  • Good luck
    10%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Let me take your money and give you fees to scam
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 55 responses

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