Purdue University Calumet: Narrative Description

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2200 169th St.
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
Tel: (219)989-2400
Admissions: (219)989-2213
Fax: (219)989-2775
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.calumet.purdue.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1951. Setting: 167-acre urban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $3.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6260 per student. Total enrollment: 9,222. Faculty: 291 (279 full-time, 12 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 2,165 applied, 82% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 50% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 6 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,741 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 3,542 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 23 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 15% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older, 0% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 100% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $4316 full-time, $154.15 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,096 full-time, $360.60 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $346 full-time, $13.40 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room only: $3990. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Los Latinos, student government, Theater Club, Black Student Union, Song Company. Major annual events: Homecoming, Graduation, Gospel Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 376 college housing spaces available. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Purdue University Calumet Library with 269,648 books, 764,621 microform titles, 1,228 serials, 273 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.7 million. 1,500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Purdue University - Calumet primarily serves the communities located in the northwestern part of the state, adjacent to metropolitan Chicago. It is situated in the southeastern section of Hammond, just off the Borman Expressway and Indianapolis Boulevard.

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