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About Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest is a public, state school in an urban setting in Hammond, Indiana. Purdue University Northwest was founded in 2016 and now enrolls around 8,070 students a year, including 7,246 undergrads.

Purdue University Northwest offers housing for up to 749 students. The majority of students live on-campusand first year-students are required to live in on-campus housing..Each weekend, 0% of students stay on-campus..

For each full-time professor, there are about 16 undergraduates enrolled at Purdue University Northwest.

2021 Purdue University Northwest Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 30%
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 22
In-State Tuition $7,164
Out-of-State $10,746

Purdue University Northwest Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest does not offer early decision or early action.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Purdue University Northwest

It is moderately difficult to get into Purdue University Northwest. In 2021, Purdue University Northwest accepted 30% of applicants. Out of 5,300 applications received in 2021, 1,605 students were offered admission . ### Purdue University Northwest Waitlist 2021

Purdue University Northwest reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Purdue University Northwest?

Purdue University Northwest is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Purdue University Northwest, applicants must submit the following items.

Purdue University Northwest Application Requirements

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Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
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Purdue University Northwest Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Purdue University Northwest is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for Purdue University Northwest students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Purdue University Northwest.

Purdue University Northwest Waitlist

Purdue University Northwest reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Does Purdue University Northwest Require the ACT or SAT?

Purdue University Northwest is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 75% submitted the SAT. 24% submitted the ACT.

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Does Purdue University Northwest Provide Student Housing?

Yes! Purdue University Northwest provides on-campus housing for up to 749 students.

Purdue University Northwest students are active in the school's Black Student Union, Women in Business and National Society of Black Engineers. Welcome Rally, Halloween Party, and and Pancake Study Break are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Purdue University Northwest.

Financial Aid at Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest meets 11% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Purdue University Northwest full-time are awarded $8,300 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is Purdue University Northwest a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Purdue University Northwest

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Purdue University Northwest, around 71% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,423 students who started at Purdue University Northwest as first-time freshman, 306 graduate within four years.

Around 42% of students who started at Purdue University Northwest earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 41 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $14,414 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Purdue University Northwest sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Purdue University Northwest a good school for you?

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Where is Purdue University Northwest Located?

Purdue University Northwest is located in the urban setting of Hammond, Indiana, less than an hour from Chicago.

If you want to see Purdue University Northwest for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80/94 to Hammond, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Chicago Midway, O'Hare International.

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College Info

2200 169th Street Hammond, IN 46323-2094

Campus Setting: Urban

Purdue University Northwest Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Purdue University Northwest is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Purdue University Northwest is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Purdue University Northwest ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Purdue University Northwest is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Purdue University Northwest. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Purdue University Northwest SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

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Purdue University Northwest Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Purdue University Northwest is like? There are approximately 8,070 students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest, including 7,246 undergraduate students and 824 graduate students. 72% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from IN and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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