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Purdue University Northwest is a public institution situated in Hammond, Indiana. Hammond is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

$22,558 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
30% Acceptance Rate

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Purdue University Northwest Rankings

We have ranked Purdue Northwest as #319 out of 1,672 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. Out of the 29 colleges in Indiana, it is ranked at #6.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Purdue Northwest.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#97 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Purdue University Northwest?

Contact details for Purdue Northwest are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2200 169Th Street, Hammond, IN 46323
Phone: 219-989-2400

How Do I Get Into Purdue Northwest?

You can apply to Purdue Northwest online at:

Admission Requirements for Purdue Northwest

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Purdue Northwest?

30% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
75% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of Purdue University Northwest is 30%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 35%, and the acceptance rate for women is 27%.

Average Test Scores

About 75% of students accepted to Purdue Northwest submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Purdue University Northwest  ( 480 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Purdue University Northwest  ( 480 to 570 )
Purdue Northwest received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Purdue University Northwest  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Purdue University Northwest  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Purdue University Northwest  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford Purdue University Northwest?

$22,558 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
6.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Purdue Northwest is $22,558. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Purdue Northwest, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $5,544 a year. That adds up to $22,176 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Purdue Northwest is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Purdue University Northwest Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,199 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,539 undergraduate students at Purdue Northwest, with 5,199 being full-time and 3,340 being part-time.


There are also 824 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,199 full-time undergraduates at Purdue Northwest, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Purdue University Northwest students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 126
Black or African American 523
Hispanic or Latino 1,244
White 2,961
International Students 121
Other Races/Ethnicities 224

Online Learning at Purdue University Northwest

1,511 Took All Classes Online
6,058 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 6,058 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Purdue Northwest has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Purdue Northwest

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Northwest was $7,116 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $16,078. The following table shows how Purdue Northwest is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #4 #7
Registered Nursing #58 #79
Nursing #73 #112

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Purdue University Northwest Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Clinical Nurse Specialist 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0
Nursing Practice 0
Registered Nursing 0
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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