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Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate41%
Acceptance Rate41%

About Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest Overview

Purdue University Northwest is a public, state school in the city of Hammond, Indiana. Purdue University Northwest was founded in 2016 and presently has around 7,187 students per year year, including 6,437 undergrad students. Purdue University Northwest ensures housing for up to 749 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Purdue University Northwest for Fall 2023 is August 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Purdue University Northwest!

Interested in music or performing?

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Purdue University Northwest students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Purdue University Northwest has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Purdue University Northwest has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Purdue University Northwest on the Student Life page.

2022 Purdue University Northwest Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 41%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 38%
In-State Tuition $8,174
Out-of-State $11,860
Percent of Need Met 11%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,036

Is Purdue University Northwest a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better sense of what Purdue University Northwest offers and if it could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest is moderately difficult to get into. Purdue University Northwest admitted 41% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,645 applications received in 2022, 1,512 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Purdue University Northwest

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 60% of students who start at Purdue University Northwest return for their second year of college. Around 40% of students who started at Purdue University Northwest earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Purdue University Northwest Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 48% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Purdue University Northwest grads have an average starting salary of $59,607 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Purdue University Northwest's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Purdue University Northwest's endowment was $54.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $8,894 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Purdue University Northwest

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Purdue University Northwest meets 11% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,036 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $15,038 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Purdue University Northwest.

Based on this information, is Purdue University Northwest the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Purdue University Northwest a good school for you?

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Where is Purdue University Northwest?

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

If you are interested in seeing 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Purdue University Northwest and Hammond are like without leaving home.

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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

Purdue University Northwest ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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25 and Above


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19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Purdue University Northwest is 21. 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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

Purdue University Northwest Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Purdue University Northwest is like? There are approximately 7,187 students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest, including 6,437 undergraduate students and 750 graduate students. 73% 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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