If you are considering submitting an application to Purdue University Northwest, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee is $25.
The following is an overiew of some of Purdue University Northwest's admissions stats.
|Purdue University Northwest 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||14%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||38%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||8%|
These are the application deadlines for Purdue University Northwest.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 1||––|
Purdue University Northwest does not offer early decision or early action.
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Getting into Purdue University Northwest is moderately difficult. Purdue University Northwest evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Purdue University Northwest accepted 41% of all applicants, about 1,512 from 3,645 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Purdue University Northwest, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Purdue University Northwest has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Purdue University Northwest during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
Make sure to check with Purdue University Northwest for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Purdue University Northwest, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Purdue University Northwest's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Purdue University Northwest have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 48% submitted a class rank. At Purdue University Northwest 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.
At Purdue University Northwest, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||16%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||17%|
|2.50 and 2.9||26%|
|2.00 and 2.49||8%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Purdue University Northwest directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Purdue University Northwest looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Purdue University Northwest has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 38% of Purdue University Northwest's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Purdue University Northwest students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Purdue University Northwest students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
To be most competitive at Purdue University Northwest, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Purdue University Northwest's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Purdue University Northwest students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Purdue University Northwest.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Purdue University Northwest during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Purdue University Northwest?
❌ Students who are admitted to Purdue University Northwest must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Purdue University Northwest accept transfer credits?
✅ Purdue University Northwest accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Purdue University Northwest accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Purdue University Northwest accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
❌ Purdue University Northwest does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Purdue University Northwest?
❌ No, Purdue University Northwest is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Purdue University Northwest's acceptance rate?
✅ Purdue University Northwest's acceptance rate is 41%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Purdue University Northwest?
❌ Purdue University Northwest does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Purdue University Northwest? Purdue University Northwest is a somewhat selective institution. The Purdue University Northwest acceptance rate is 41%. This means that the institution accepts 41 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
25 and Above
19 to 25
19 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Purdue University Northwest, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.19. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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