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Purdue University - Northwest 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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.

  • Purdue University – Northwest has 2 campuses located in Hammond and Westville.
  • Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in over 70 areas of study.
  • The application fee for undergraduate students is USD 25 and for Graduate students it is USD 75. Currently due to COVID-19 the fee is waived off till June 01.
  • The university offers various forms of financial aid to incoming students. It includes scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. 


Application PortalOnline portal
Acceptance Rate81%
Application Fee (Non- Refundable)Undergraduate Application: USD 25
Transfer Application: USD 55
Graduate Application: USD 75
University TypePublic
Total Number of Students13339 (Fall 2018)
Retention Rate72%
Overall Graduation Rate47%
Academic CalendarSemester- based
Intake SessionsFall/ Spring/ Summer
Financial AidScholarships/ Loans/ Grants/ Work-study

Purdue University- Northwest Admission Deadlines

The deadline for undergraduate international students for all semesters are tabulated below:

SummerApril 1
FallJune 1
SpringNovember 15

Deadlines for graduate applications are given below:

SummerMarch 15
FallMay 15
SpringOctober 15

Purdue University- Northwest International Student Admissions 

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

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Official transcripts of all the previously attended educational institutions.
  • English proficiency test scores are required for applicants belonging to countries that do not have English as the first language.
  • Financial documents and recent bank statements.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Health insurance
  • The applicants have to fulfill some departmental requirements according to the opted course.

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

English Language Proficiency Test Score

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.

TestMinimum Requirement

The minimum requirements for graduate courses are given below. The university is also accepting DET temporarily due to Covid- 19 situation

TestMinimum Requirement

Visa Process for International Students 

The students have to obtain a Study Visa for the USA to study there.

  • The university will issue the I- 20 form to the selected applicants.
  • Following documents have to be submitted by the students to obtain I- 20 to the admission office :
    • Proof of financial support
    • Photocopy of passport
    • Letters from sponsor
  • After completion of the I- 20, students will be required to pay the SEVIS I- 901 fees of USD 200.
  • Apply for a visa by filling the DS- 160 visa application.
  • Following documents will be required in order to complete F-1 visa application are:
    • Completed form
    • Passport
    • Photographs
    • Travel itinerary and previous International travel history
    • Resume
    • Acceptance letter from Purdue University- Northwest
  • Attend a visa interview in your country at a US embassy.

Purdue University – Northwest Undergraduate Admissions 

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:

  • Copies of High school diploma or any other equivalent qualification 
  • Transcripts of all previously attended academic institutions 
  • International students will have to prove English language proficiency by submitting their scores of English Language Proficiency Tests.
  • Financial worthiness documents 
  • Specific courses have extra requirements which might include portfolios etc.

Purdue Universit – Northwest Graduate Admissions

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:

RequirementsMaster of Arts in EnglishMaster of Arts in HistoryMaster of Science in Computer ScienceMaster of Science in EducationMaster of Science in Mathematics
Application Fee (Non- Refundable)USD 75USD 75USD 75USD 75USD 75
TranscriptsRequiredRequired (3.0 GPA in UG)Required (3.0 GPA in UG)Required (3.0 GPA in UG)Required (3.0 GPA in UG)
IELTS/TOEFL Scores6.5/806.5/806.5./806.5/806.5/80
GMAT/ GREGRE is recommendedGRE is recommended--GRE is Required
Statement of PurposeRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Work experienceNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
RecommendationsRequired (3 letters)Required (3 letters)Required (3 letters)Required (3 letters)Required (3 letters)
Additional requirements---Supplements-

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.

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