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Purdue University--North Central is a public institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,201, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 305 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Purdue University--North Central's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,045 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,769 (2012-13).
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Purdue University North Central, conveniently located on an attractive 305 acre campus near Westville, IN, brings superior educational opportunities to area residents seeking a certificate or degree, desiring to brush up on occupational skills, or taking courses for professional or personal enrichment. Purdue North Central faculty are student-centered professionals who are tops in their fields. They are well-positioned to provide the cutting-edge tools life-long learners of all ages need to compete in today's dynamic economy. And our students know that by attending Purdue North Central, they'll get a world-class education that meets their needs, close to home, at an affordable price.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Purdue University--North Central, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 10. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||71.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 10|
The student-faculty ratio at Purdue University--North Central is 15:1, and the school has 53.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Purdue University--North Central include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Education; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 55.0 percent.
Purdue University--North Central has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,201, with a gender distribution of 40.6 percent male students and 59.4 percent female students. Purdue University--North Central is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Purdue University--North Central offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health insurance. Purdue University--North Central 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 Purdue University--North Central, 100 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Purdue University--North Central.
|Students who have cars on campus||100%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Purdue University--North Central, 67.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,269.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,045 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,769 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||N/A|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data