Purdue University Northwest: Statistics

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#1099 of 2,597 In North America
#1026 of 2,496 In the United States
#22 of 55 In Indiana
#573 of 1,044 For Social Work

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
30%
Average SAT
1055
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
82%
Undergraduates
8,539
Graduates
824
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.pnw.edu

Purdue University Northwest Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 30% 35% 27%
Applicants 5,301 2,170 3,131
Admissions 1,605 766 839
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,043 524 519
Freshmen enrolled part time 56 28 28

4,547 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,511 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
829 or 75%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 960
or below

75% of them
had 1150
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Purdue University Northwest are 960-1150 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
264 or 24%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Purdue University Northwest are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 5449 (58%)
Hispanic 2009 (21%)
Black or African American 932 (10%)
Nonresident Alien 288 (3%)
Asian 277 (3%)
Two or more races 260 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 116 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 12 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,736
Students receiving aid
82%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,164$6,068
Tuition in-state $7,164$6,068
Tuition out-of-state $13,956$11,244
Fee in-district $778$389
Fee in-state $778$389
Fee out-of-state $778$389

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 744
Room charge $5,707

Purdue University Northwest Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 555
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 100 38
Business Administration and Management, General 44 69
Accounting 71 20
Mechanical Engineering 62 28
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 76 12
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 68 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 77
Engineering & Industrial Management 16 58
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 41 22
Mechanical & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 63
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 62
Psychology, General 56
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 45
Human Development and Family Studies, General 28 15
Sociology, General 42
Education, General 41
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 41
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 2 37
Computer Science 24 12
Finance, General 35
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 34
English Language and Literature, General 26 6
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 31
Information Technology 31
Civil Engineering, General 29
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 23
History, General 12 8
Computer Graphics 17
Behavioral Sciences 16
Mathematics, General 13 3
Social Work 15
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 12
Political Science and Government, General 11
Computer Systems Analysis & Analyst 10
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 10
Chemistry, General 9
Computer Engineering, General 9
Electromechanical & Electromechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 9
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 9
Engineering, General 8
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 8
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 7
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 4
Physical Sciences, General 4
Business & Commerce, General 3
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation 3
Nursing Practice 3
Philosophy 3
Organizational Leadership 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 2
Emergency Medical Technology & Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 1
Grand Total 3 1,903 354 3
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 42% 42% 42%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 54%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,387
Citations
53,596

Publication / Citation count by topic

Engineering
316 / 4,172
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
293 / 5,931
Physics
249 / 34,751
Computer Science
245 / 3,565
Psychology
234 / 5,349
Business
183 / 2,296
Medicine
179 / 3,790
Astrophysics and Astronomy
121 / 30,879
Chemistry
111 / 2,345
Art & Design
96 / 1,203
Mathematics
92 / 2,917
Materials Science
88 / 1,586
Social Psychology
86 / 2,202
Biology
76 / 2,125
Economics
74 / 468
Health Science
65 / 1,212
Environmental Science
63 / 1,371
Sociology
61 / 1,182
Education Majors
50 / 967
Demography
45 / 2,043
Math Teachers
45 / 2,052
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
42 / 422
Child Psychology
41 / 944
Multimedia
39 / 237
Mechanical Engineering
36 / 166
Management Information Systems
34 / 500
Automation and Control engineering
33 / 419
Clinical Psychology
32 / 899
Political Science
31 / 484
Nursing
29 / 752
Computational Linguistics
29 / 459
Metallurgical Engineering
29 / 213
Communications and Public Relations
28 / 541
Finance
24 / 120
Investment Banking and Stock trading
23 / 141
Marketing
23 / 878
Creative Writing
22 / 139
Engineering Management
22 / 208
History
22 / 48
Quantum and Particle physics
21 / 1,998

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 86
1992 34 122
1993 23 109
1994 16 151
1995 29 173
1996 27 187
1997 22 181
1998 24 194
1999 20 186
2000 31 238
2001 34 265
2002 48 340
2003 51 371
2004 41 424
2005 54 507
2006 55 638
2007 54 819
2008 90 824
2009 107 1513
2010 136 3168
2011 122 4088
2012 87 4743
2013 115 5219
2014 108 4903
2015 83 5216
2016 81 5444
2017 19 5041
2018 5 4649
2019 4 4317
2020 1 4373
2021 2 3537

General info

Alternative names Purdue Northwest
PNW
Founded 2016
Colors black, old gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 952
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 2200 169th Street
Hammond, Indiana, 46323
United States
City population 78,000
Phone 2199892400
Fax +1 (219) 989 2581

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