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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 A 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 minus

About

2200 169TH ST
HAMMOND, IN 46323
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
990-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$8,472 / 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
$7,048 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 87 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 115 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 114 responses

Majors

The Westville Experience

academic spotlight

Located just 15 miles from Indiana Dunes National Park, PNW’s rural Westville branch campus is a great place to start your journey to a degree. Explore how you can enjoy hands-on learning and connect with professors who care, all in a beautiful 250+ acre setting.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    30%
  • On Campus
    58%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,687 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,357
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 72 responses
  • Confident, determined, some lazy and tired
    29%
  • Dedicated
    13%
  • Tired and determined
    13%
  • Confident, determined and tired (tough program)
    10%
  • Nice
    8%
  • Relaxed
    8%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
39%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 114 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 147 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
  • Opportunities
    38%
  • Pretty & quiet campus that focuses on you
    27%
  • Interesting
    15%
  • Good luck
    9%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Let me take your money and give you fees to scam
    4%
  • Underrated
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 57 responses

Purdue University Northwest Reviews

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