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Colleges / Indiana University Northwest

Indiana University Northwest

Gary, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

About IU Northwest

Indiana University Northwest is a public, state university in the suburb of Gary, Indiana. IU Northwest was founded in 1959. The college currently enrolls around 3,198 students per year, including 2,860 undergrad students.

IU Northwest Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into IU Northwest. Around 80% of applicants get into IU Northwest each year. In 2022, 1,538 out of 1,915 total applicants were accepted.

Indiana University Northwest Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24.3%

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Indiana University Northwest is located in the town of Gary, Indiana, near Chicago.

If you are interested in seeing IU Northwest for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65 to Gary, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Midway International Airport.

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College Info

3400 Broadway Gary, IN 46408-1197

Campus Setting: Suburban

IU Northwest Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IU Northwest is Continuous processing.

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IU Northwest SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1150


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1150 and Above


950 to 1150


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU Northwest students is 1059. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU Northwest, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU Northwest.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at IU Northwest is like? There are approximately 3,198 students enrolled at IU Northwest, including 2,860 undergraduate students and 338 graduate students. 69% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from IN and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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