Purdue University – Northwest is a public university which is located in Indiana, United States of America. It is a 4- year university offering Associate degrees, Certificates, Post-bachelor's and Doctoral degrees. Over 13,000 students (13,339 Fall 2018) enroll in undergraduate and graduate courses. The overall graduation rate is around 47% and the retention rate is 72%. The acceptance rate of the university is 81%. Students from 47 countries and 30 US states are currently enrolled in the university.
|Application Portal||Online portal|
|Application Fee (Non- Refundable)||Undergraduate Application: USD 25|
Transfer Application: USD 55
Graduate Application: USD 75
|Total Number of Students||13339 (Fall 2018)|
|Overall Graduation Rate||47%|
|Academic Calendar||Semester- based|
|Intake Sessions||Fall/ Spring/ Summer|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships/ Loans/ Grants/ Work-study|
The deadline for undergraduate international students for all semesters are tabulated below:
Deadlines for graduate applications are given below:
To seek admissions at Purdue University - Northwest international students have to fulfill some additional requirements along with the general requirements which are usually the same as the requirements for domestic students.
Application Portal: The undergraduate international students will be required to apply through the International Student Application portal
Application Fee: Undergraduate Application: USD 25 and Graduate Application: USD 75
The Office of Undergraduate International Student Services where the applicants can send their documents are located at :
Purdue University Northwest
Office of Global Engagement
2200 169th Street, CLO 176
Hammond, Indiana 46323
Whereas the Graduate application material can be sent to
Graduate Studies Office
Purdue University Northwest
Lawshe Hall, Room 242
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
All those applicants who come from countries whose native language is not English are required to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their IELTS, TOEFL, or other accepted test scores. The minimum requirements for admission in different undergraduate courses are given below.
The minimum requirements for graduate courses are given below. The university is also accepting DET temporarily due to Covid- 19 situation
Purdue University- Northwest offers programs for undergraduate degrees across 70 fields. Undergraduate majors and minors are offered mainly in the fields of Biological Sciences, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, English, Finance, and many more. Most courses have specific admission requirements. The basic application requirements are similar to most of the courses.
Where to Apply:International Student Application Portal
Application Fee: USD 25
Admission Requirements: Applicants have to submit the following documents at the time of admission:
Purdue University- Northwest offers several master’s degree programs in several fields. Some of the graduate courses offered are a Masters of Arts in Communication, Masters of Science in Biology, Masters of Science in Computer Science, Master of Education in School Counseling, etc. All courses have specific admission requirements. The requirements for some of the courses are tabulated below:
|Requirements||Master of Arts in English||Master of Arts in History||Master of Science in Computer Science||Master of Science in Education||Master of Science in Mathematics|
|Application Fee (Non- Refundable)||USD 75||USD 75||USD 75||USD 75||USD 75|
|Transcripts||Required||Required (3.0 GPA in UG)||Required (3.0 GPA in UG)||Required (3.0 GPA in UG)||Required (3.0 GPA in UG)|
|GMAT/ GRE||GRE is recommended||GRE is recommended||-||-||GRE is Required|
|Statement of Purpose||Required||Required||Required||Required||Required|
|Work experience||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required|
|Recommendations||Required (3 letters)||Required (3 letters)||Required (3 letters)||Required (3 letters)||Required (3 letters)|
Students at Purdue University- Northwest come from around 47 international countries. The University has a good placement rate as around 83% of the graduates get employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months of their graduation.Timely application and strong academic record make students eligible for merit-based scholarships.
Question: Which degrees does Purdue University- Northwest offer?
Answer: The university offers undergraduate, graduate degrees and doctoral degrees.
Question: Is there any delay in the admission procedure due to COVID- 19?
Answer: No, we are processing applications as usual and there is no delay in giving decisions as well.
Question: Is the university providing any assistance to students who are financially affected due to COVID- 19?
Answer: The University has waived the application fee (USD 25) till June 1st.
Question: Are there any relaxations in standardized tests?
Answer: SAT and Act are not a necessary requirement for 2020 admissions.
Question: What do I do if I cannot come to the campus?
Answer: We have canceled all in-person campus tours. You are encouraged to enjoy a virtual tour of our campus online. You can also set up online appointments with our admission representatives to clarify your queries.