Indiana University Northwest

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3400 Broadway

Gary, IN 46408

Phone: (219) 980-6500
2013-2014 Tuition
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rolling admission

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Indiana University Northwest is a public institution that was founded in 1948. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,636, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 38 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Indiana University Northwest's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,739 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,778 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

IU Northwest Mission
The mission of Indiana University Northwest, a regional campus of Indiana University, is to provide a high-quality and relevant education to the citizens of Northwest Indiana, the most diverse and industrialized area of the state. The institution strives to create a community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and intellectual development, leading to undergraduate and selected graduate degrees in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines. The campus is strongly dedicated to the value of education, lifelong learning, diversity, celebration of cultures and opportunity for all, as well as to participating in the sustainable economic development of the region and of the state. Indiana University Northwest is committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

About IU Northwest

Whether you're just finishing high school or thinking about college to advance your career, Indiana University Northwest offers you the opportunity to earn a prestigious IU degree that is respected throughout Indiana, the nation, and the world.

As part of the Indiana University system, IU Northwest provides all the services and opportunities of a large university combined with the advantages and atmosphere of a small college.
Small class sizes promote personal attention and individualized learning. Our faculty-student ratio of 1 to 14 means you'll get to know your professors.
We're more affordable with manageable payment plans and financial aid
We're close to home and easily accessible. If you live or work in Northwest Indiana or just across the border in Illinois, we're easy to get to by major highways.
Academic and career support services to help you succeed in the classroom and beyond.
We bring college to you with off-campus instructional sites in Portage and at Lake Central High School.
Choose from a wide array of programs including certificates and associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.
Convenient courses offered days, evenings, and weekends.
You can attend full time or part time -whatever works best with your life and goals.
Highly qualified and experienced faculty members teach at IU Northwest, with 160 full-time and 200 part-time faculty. More than 83 percent have doctorates or the highest degree available in their field.
An alumni network of more than 19,000 are making important professional contributions in fields ranging from business and law to heath care and education.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1948
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $7,879,144


When applying to Indiana University Northwest, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Indiana University Northwest is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 68.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Indiana University Northwest is 15:1, and the school has 35.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Indiana University Northwest include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 6%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 23%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 15%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 15%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 12%
Education 10%

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Student Life

Indiana University Northwest has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,636, with a gender distribution of 33.2 percent male students and 66.8 percent female students. Indiana University Northwest is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,184
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Indiana University Northwest offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Indiana University Northwest also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Indiana University Northwest, 99 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Indiana University Northwest.

Students who have cars on campus 99%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Indiana University Northwest, 75.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,421.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

In-state tuition and fees $6,739 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,778 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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