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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 B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  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 B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

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

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

Diverse, hard-working and innovative, Purdue University Northwest is where academic excellence meets real-world experience. Sitting between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores, we bring together students from next door and those from halfway across the world to learn, grow, and excel.

PNW proudly competes as a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC) in NCAA Division II. Click below to learn more.

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Purdue University Northwest Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
960-1150
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$10,279 / 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
$7,736 / 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
20:1
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. 105 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 104 responses

Majors

The Westville Experience

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Located just 15 miles from Indiana Dunes National Park, PNW’s rural branch campus is a great place to start your journey to a degree—or to complete some of Purdue University Northwest’s most popular programs. Explore how you can enjoy hands-on learning and connecting with professors who care, all in a beautiful 250+ acre setting.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    51%
  • On Campus
    34%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,199 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,340
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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
    13%
  • Tired and determined
    12%
  • Nice
    10%
  • Confident, determined and tired (tough program)
    8%
  • Relaxed
    8%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
38%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 104 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Opportunities
    38%
  • Pretty & quiet campus that focuses on you
    25%
  • Interesting
    15%
  • Good luck
    10%
  • Let me take your money and give you fees to scam
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • Underrated
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
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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