Purdue University Northwest

country rank  779
world rank  2488

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University Overview

Founded in 2016, Purdue University Northwest is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Hammond (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Indiana. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Purdue University Northwest (PNW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 3 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym PNW
Founded 2016 merger between Purdue Calumet (1946) and Purdue North Central (1946)
Colours Black and old gold

University Location

Address 2200 169Th Street
Hammond (population range: 50,000-249,999)
46323-2094 Indiana
United States
T +1 (219) 989 2400
F +1 (219) 989 2581

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 2200 169th Street
Hammond 46323-2094
+1 (219) 989 2213
(855) 608 4600

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Purdue University Northwest's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Council foAccreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
  • Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • The Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • Indiana Commission on Higher Education (ICHE)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Purdue University System (PUS)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) of NCAA Division II

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019