Purdue University Northwest (PNW) located in Northwest Indiana is a part of the Purdue University system. The PNW is a public university and comprises two campuses, one in Hammond and the other in Westville. The university was established in 2016 with a merger of the Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.
The campus has been estimated to be of 454 acres jointly. Purdue University offers various programs in more than 70 plus areas of study. Around 10,000 students are pursuing their higher education at Purdue University. The acceptance rate of the university is 56%.
Purdue University offers admissions for its 6 colleges through which it imparts education in the fields of business, social science, nursing, technology, and engineering. The graduates of the university are currently working in leading companies like Google and Microsoft.
Ranked 117th in Regional Universities Midwest by US News in 2020.
Ranked 115th in Top Performer on Social Mobility by US News in 2020.
Ranked 52nd in Engineering Programs by US News in 2020.
Ranked 5th in Top Public Universities in Indiana by Niche in 2020.
Ranked 81st in Most Diverse Colleges in America in 2020.
Ranked 269th in Top Public Universities in America by Niche in 2020.
Ranked 194th in Best College dorms in America by Niche in 2020.
|Campus||Hammond & Westville|
|Degree||Bachelor's & Master's|
|Academic Calendar||Semester Based|
|Scholarship Grants||Loans, Scholarships, and Bursaries|
|No. of Programs offered||70|
|Year of Establishment||2016|
The PNW university currently offers more than 70 courses in their Undergraduate and Master's degrees. The University has also been recognized as a deemed institution for Engineering programs and for their diversity among the courses they offer students to pursue. Some of the courses are Accounting, Applied Statistics, Business Analytics, Chemistry, Communications, English, Art and Literature, Technology, History, Special Education, Engineering, Managerial Studies, Psychology, Political Science and Economics. The university imparts education through its various schools:
The maximum number of students is enrolled at University College followed by the College of Engineering followed by the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
The residents of the university are provided extra facilities and care to make them feel at home and to build their confidence and career. The residents are also entitled to a health clinic and fitness facilities to be perfectly healthy and concentrate better on studies. The University has 2 apartment-style student housing facilities each campus, where students are segregated based on the degree and year of their study. They also can indulge in recreational activities and sports which are all available inside the campus.
The Hammond Campus is 167 acres in length and is located 25 miles from Chicago. The campus includes 17 academic and recreational buildings, a fitness center, and a white lodging center. The Westville campus takes up 268 acres and has 3 academic buildings, student services, and activity center. The campus comprises an outdoor and indoor art collection, tennis court, an 18 hole golf course, a baseball diamond, and 4 outdoor basketball courts along with a veterinary emergency centre.
The facility has also opened up a full-sized gymnasium and a conference center for hosting US senate debates. The PNW has many extra-curricular clubs that can be participated in by the students to build a bond over their passion and also to help themselves find their interests. There is a Police Department assigned to each campus that strive to make the campus safe and provide justice to all discrepancies.
Application Fee: Non-refundable fee of 25 USD for undergraduate application and 75 USD for graduate application has to be submitted.
If a student has secured over 6.1 in TOEFL or 5.5 in IELTS they can apply for the Undergraduate or Graduate study along with opting for extra HELP classes. If the student fails to secure the given criteria, they can apply directly to the ELP Program only. The application can be made online through the portal of PNW and the final words of the Chairman Committee are binding in this regard.
The application deadlines for the PNW in 2020 has been listed below:
|Session||Undergraduate Deadline||Graduate Deadline|
|Maymester/ Summer Session||April 1||March 15|
|Fall Semester||June 1||May 15|
|Spring Semester||November 15||October 15|
The tuition fees for the university keeps changing every year. The estimated cost for international students to study in the USA includes tuition and fee and other expenses like Books & supplies and Personal expenses.
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees||17,654 USD|
|Graduate Tuition & Fees||10,798 USD|
|Room & Board||7,765 USD|
|Personal Expenses||4,125 USD|
|Undergraduate Book & Supplies||1,500 USD|
|Graduate Book & Supplies||800 USD|
|Loan Fees||106 USD|
Purdue University offers its international students scholarships to study in the USA. The undergraduate merit- scholarships to its freshman applicants.The scholarship is worth 1,000 USD-3,000 USD/ year. The scholarship is renewable upto 4 consecutive years. If the student has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and completed 24 credit hours, then the scholarship is automatically renewed. Below is the eligibility criteria for the scholarship:
Purdue University offers various scholarships for its graduate students depending on the program they are enrolled in.
There are currently 64000 alumni and their well built network helps the endowment of the university constantly. Among them the notable alumni consists of Felicia Middlebrooks, radio news broadcaster and John Johnson, the vice president of finance and enterprise services and chief information officer at California Intel Corp.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$16,620 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||4 : 1|
|Exams||Avg. Score||Min. Score||Max. Score||% Submitted|
|TOEFLCheck Detailed Score||-||80||-||-|
|IELTSCheck Detailed Score||-||6.5||-||-|
|SATCheck Detailed Score||1070||970||1170||70%|
|Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||540||490||590||-|
|ACTCheck Detailed Score||22||19||25||35%|
|Purdue University - Northwest Enrollment||17874|
|Average Graduation Rate||29.6%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$16,620 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$19,350 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,500 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$7,597 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$5,868 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$7,520 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$6,541 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$6,384 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$6,541 / Year|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
Purdue University Northwest is a college that offers a good education at an affordable price. I watched my brother complete his engineering education there and was inspired mostly by his example. This college was also close to home.
The course curriculum is much different from what I had experienced previously in high school. I felt a little overwhelmed at the very beginning of my freshman year but have come to enjoy the challenge that this different curriculum brings.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary