About Purdue University-Calumet Campus

Founded in 1946, Purdue University-Calumet Campus. is a Public college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 8,321 full time undergraduate students, and 873 full time graduate students.

The Purdue University-Calumet Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 231 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Purdue University-Calumet Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate58%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range860-1070
ACT Range18-24

Admissions at PUC are considered Selective, with ,36% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 32 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

68% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 33% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Purdue University-Calumet Campus.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
28%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
69%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
45%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
16%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
56%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
25%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
16%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
65%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
19%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
78%
“There might be people who do”
3%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
28%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
69%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
45%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
16%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
56%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
25%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
16%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
65%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
19%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
78%
“There might be people who do”
3%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    70 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    64 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    108 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    113 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    113 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    111 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    111 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    113 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

Purdue University-Calumet Campus REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Purdue University-Calumet Campus?

34 Students rated Purdue University-Calumet Campus

Kaylea - 06/12/2024

very safe and easy to navigate after a few times around, signs are everywhere if you get lost. The campus is clean both inside and outside making a safer environment for both students and staff. Staff is welcoming and very open with students when students are in need. There are also a plethora of resources students can use to make there time on campus better for themselves during there education.

Jadon - 05/26/2020

In my opinion, I believe this school would be a lot better if more than half of the professors were more organized and willing to help struggling students. The environment around the campus is very nice and secure, however the only issue is the ability of the professors to think about the future of their students instead of what they are getting out of their job.

Brenda - 04/28/2020

Need updates /renovations , more outdoor lighting and more vigilance.

Armando - 09/05/2019

My overall opinion of Purdue Northwest is that everything is very easy to follow and if I ever need any help with anything I can always ask for anything. There are very interesting people and staff that work here. There are many facilities and clubs to enter. From all the schools around the area, this is one of the best around!

Purdue University-Calumet Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Purdue University-Calumet Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Purdue University-Calumet Campus is 58%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The advice I would give myself as a senior in high school would be to give it my all. In high school I tried to do my best, but I never tried my hardest. I would explain to myself that trying my hardest really does pay off in the end. I would also give myself the advice of applying for every shcolarship possible. I now find myself in financial trouble and wish I would have signed up for a lot more scholarships. The last thing I would advise myself to do was to never give up and never let someone else tell me what I can be in life. Too often I let myself be bothered by this in high school and now that I outgrew that fear, I am doing better than I have ever done before. This past semester I got straight A's and done it thanks to my perseverance. All in all the advice I would give to myself would be to try my hardest and to give it my all no matter what I was doing in highschool.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is challenging.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think the worst thing about Purdue University Calumet are the Academic Counselors. I attended Indiana Unviersity in Bloomington and was absolutely impressed with my counselor. She knew my name each time we spoke and was well rehearsed with where i was in school. My counselor at Purdue Calumet has no idea who i am, what classes I am in or what my goals are. At one point she kept telling me take spanish, ive been enrolled in French. I have had negative experiences with my counselor at purdue calumet.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend this school should be a hard working person who wants to better their life through education.

    Read all  26 answers
  6. Describe the students at your school.

    You're either born technical or left behind what is going on in the classroom.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It is well-known university with quality education with a culturally diverse staff and student body. The campus is the right size where everything is accessable within a short distance. The professors and instructors are all helpful and good people with thier students in their best interest.

    Read all  24 answers
  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    someone who is not focused on actually moving on in life to succeed. Someone who only wants to party and waste money. A person who does not want to obtain a degree but only needs something to do.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I BRAG ABOUT FLEXIBLE CLASS SCHEDULES. THE ABILITY TO GET QUALITY SOUND ADVICE FROM ADVISORS AND THE ABILITY TO TALK TO TEACHERS WHENEVER YOU NEED TO.

    Read all  23 answers
  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Purdue Calumet is best known as a closer and more affordable branch of the main Purdue University in Lafayette. It is a smaller campus, but the professors are helpful and friendly and seem focused on our education. It is easy to make friends, and a pretty fun place to be.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I had been out of school for eleven years when I enrolled at Purdue University Calumet, so I just wish I would have better prepared myself to deal with the work load that I was going to take on.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    I enjoy the accessibility of professors and the small class room sizes. Becausee the classes are smaller, the professors are more likely to recognize you, and it is easier to get to know them and approach them for help. Most of the professors are always willing to make accomodations to help you with any problems you have. In fact, much of the faculty and staff on campus are extremely helpful and want you to succeed.

    Read all  19 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The drive, and the class rooms seem past their prime.

    Read all  18 answers
  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    I am interested in various academic programs, currently I am interested in Softball, Biology.

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I believe the Honor College

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Yes very much accurate.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

8,321

Total Undergrad Enrollment

873

Total Grad Students

10%

Out-Of-State

86%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

60

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

2

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

8%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
17%
% White or Caucasian
49%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

65% of students attending Purdue University-Calumet Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 46% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,881

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$7,560

Room and Board

24,941

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,493
$30 - $48K
$8,157
$48 - $75K
$12,510
$75 - $110K
$15,186
$110K & UP
$16,063

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