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Purdue University Northwest (formerly Purdue University-Calumet), founded in 1943, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 180-acre campus is located in Hammond, 26 miles from Chicago.

Website: www.pnw.edu/

Public
Co-ed
7,717
Undergraduate
Students
(55.0%) 4,244 Women
(45.0%) 3,473 Men
900
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
29% of 5,670 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.18
SAT Math
535 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $17,263
Out-of-state: $20,844
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,942
Out-of-state: $11,523
Room and Board
$7,821
Average Percent of Need Met
10%
Average Freshman Award
$8,391
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$12,568
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
439
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Hammond Population
78,967
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
7% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Larry Laker
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.0% Asian
10.2% Black/African-American
21.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.5% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
2.1% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
18.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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