Purdue University--Calumet

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2200 169th Street

Hammond, IN 46323-2094

Phone: (219) 989-2400
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 9
application deadline

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Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Purdue University--Calumet is a public institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,912, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 202 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Purdue University--Calumet's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,098 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,885 (2013-14).

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

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.

Experiential learning is a vital component of a Purdue Calumet strategic focus of Learning through Engagement and Discovery.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1946
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $12,976,734


When applying to Purdue University--Calumet, it's important to note the application deadline is August 9. The application fee at Purdue University--Calumet is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 51 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 51.0%
Application deadline August 9
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Purdue University--Calumet is 17:1, and the school has 36.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Purdue University--Calumet has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,912, with a gender distribution of 41.8 percent male students and 58.2 percent female students. Purdue University--Calumet is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 10,054
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

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

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Paying for School

At Purdue University--Calumet, 62.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,455.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,098 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,885 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,915 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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