Purdue Calumet Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Downtown Hammond, Indiana
Downtown Hammond, Indiana. John Delano / Wikimedia Commons

Purdue University Calumet Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 59%, Purdue University Calumet admits the majority of students who apply each year. Those with good grades and test scores that fall within or above the ranges listed below have a good chance of being admitted. Interested students will need to submit an application, which can be filled out online, along with high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT.

If you have any questions about applying, be sure to contact the admissions staff at Purdue for assistance.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Purdue Calumet Description:

Purdue University Calumet is a regional campus of the Purdue University system. The nearly 200-acre campus is located in Hammond, Indiana, a city in the northwest corner of the state with close proximity to Chicago. About 80% of students reside in Indiana. The university awards associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Among bachelor's degree students, business and nursing are the most popular majors.

Academics are supported by a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Purdue Calumet Peregrines compete in the NAIA Division II Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). Popular sports include baseball, soccer, golf, cross country, basketball, softball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,194 (8,321 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 54% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,478 (in-state); $16,986 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,560
  • Other Expenses: $5,724
  • Total Cost: $22,262 (in-state); $31,680 (out-of-state)

Purdue Calumet Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 65%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 62%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,971
    • Loans: $5,434

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Child and Family Services, Communication, Elementary Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 11%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 32%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Golf, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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