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Purdue University--Calumet is a public institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,639, its setting is city, and the campus size is 202 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Purdue University--Calumet's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,959 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,720 (2012-13).
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Purdue University Calumet is a northwest Indiana-based, comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system of nearly 10,000 students, it is distinguished, not only by the world-respected Purdue degree its graduates earn, but also its adoption of an innovative experiential learning initiative within all undergraduate degree programs.
Purdue Calumet defines experiential learning as the integration of traditional classroom and textbook learning with the applied learning that occurs within a work-related, real world environment. At Purdue Calumet, experiential learning is a partnership among students, faculty and community partners.
Though most colleges and universities offer some form of experiential learning in various degree programs, the Purdue Calumet initiative is unique in that it is offered to and required by all undergraduate students as a condition of graduation.
Purdue Calumet experiential learning is further distinguished by its strict adherence to the eight principles of good practice established by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE): intention, preparedness and planning, authenticity, reflection, orientation and training, monitoring and continuous improvement, assessment and evaluation, and acknowledgment.
Purdue Calumet students satisfactorily complete two experiential learning courses by engaging in such opportunities as: internships, undergraduate research, service learning, cooperative education, cultural immersion (study abroad), and project design or practicum. These experiential learning opportunities are implanted within course curriculum.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Purdue University--Calumet, it's important to note the application deadline is August 3. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 47.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||47.7%|
|Application deadline||August 3|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Purdue University--Calumet is 18:1, and the school has 30.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||7|
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Purdue University--Calumet has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,639, with a gender distribution of 44.7 percent male students and 55.3 percent female students. At this school, 7.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 93.0 percent of students live off campus. Purdue University--Calumet is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Purdue University--Calumet offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Purdue University--Calumet also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Purdue University--Calumet.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Purdue University--Calumet, 65.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,355.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,959 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,720 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,717 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data