Overview

Applicants
5,884
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
2.58

GPA Breakdown

3%
Over 3.75
4%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
33%
2.00 - 2.49
16%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
410 - 510
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
410 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

Other Admission Factors


Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
518
with Terminal Degree
212

272
Men
246
Women
92
Minority
26
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Small Business Administration/Management.
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Graphics.
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
  • Information Technology.
  • Network and System Administration/Administrator.
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager.
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Engineering Technology, General.
  • Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Civil Engineering, Other.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Engineering, Other.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Metallurgical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Behavioral Sciences.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Robert F. Agrella
President, Santa Rosa Community College

Maria Razumich-Zec
General Manager, Peninsula Hotel Chicago

Dale E. Wiersbe
Retired President and CEO, Ispat Inland, Inc.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$2,947

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,989

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,355

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,125

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,005
Foreign Countries Represented
39

Demographics

55% female
45% male
11% are out of state
65% are full time
35% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
6%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
15%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
56
Number of Honor Societies
25

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Peregrines)
1 Sports

Basketball
Women's Sports (Peregrines)
1 Sports

Basketball


Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Paul McGuinness
Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Address
2200 169th Street
Lawshe 130
Hammond, IN 46323

Phone
219-989-2213

Email
adms@purduecal.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Physical Education and Recreation Building
Enrollment Services Center
Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Chicago's Lakefront Museum Campus
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes State Park
Purdue Calumet’s attractive neighborhood campus is located in Hammond, Ind., less than a mile north of Interstate 80/94, within three miles of the Indiana/Illinois state line and 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Guided Tours on Fridays 10am - 1pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
Campus Housing opens Fall 2005

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxi, city bus closest airports: Chicago Midway, Chicago O'Hare, Gary/Chicago International

Driving Instructions to Campus
The Purdue University Calumet campus is one-third mile north of Interstate 80/94 and three blocks east of Indianapolis Boulevard (U.S. 41), accessible from 173rd and 169th Streets. Motorists may arrive at campus... From the west...by traveling east on Interstate 80/94 to Indianapolis Boulevard (Highway U.S. 41); exit north and proceed one-third mile to 173rd Street or 1.3 miles to 169th Street; turn right/east and proceed three blocks to campus. From the east...by traveling west on Interstate 80/94 to Kennedy Avenue; exit north and proceed one-third mile to 173rd Street or 1.3 miles to 169th Street; turn left/west and proceed approximately 3/4-mile to campus. From the north (Chicago area)... by traveling south on Toll Road 294 to Interstate 80/94; proceed east and follow directions "from the west." OR, south on Interstate 94 through Chicago to Highway 90 (Chicago Skyway); proceed south to Highway U.S. 41; continue south on U.S. 41 approximately 8 miles to 169th or 173rd Streets; turn left/east and proceed three blocks to campus. From the south...by traveling north on Interstate 65 to Interstate 80/94; proceed west to Kennedy Avenue; exit north and follow directions "from the east." OR, north on Highway U.S. 41/Indianapolis Boulevard to 173rd Street or 169th Street; turn right/east and proceed three blocks to campus.


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