Purdue University North Central: Narrative Description

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1401 South US Hwy. 421
Westville, IN 46391-9542
Tel: (219)785-5200; Admissions: (219)785-5458; Fax: (219)785-5538; Web Site: http://www.pnc.edu/

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Purdue University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 305-acre rural campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $600,852. Research spending 2002-03: $106,393. Educational spending 2002-03: $3848 per student. Total enrollment: 3,467. Faculty: 244 (82 full-time, 162 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 973 applied, 83% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 51% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 2,031 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,412 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 39% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Retention: 54% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; education; business/marketing. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, 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. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: SAT I, ACT. Required for some: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/6. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $4344 full-time, $145 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,503 full-time, $350 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $368 full-time, $12 per credit hour Part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Cultural Society, Student Education Association, Construction Club. Major annual events: Chancellor's Series, Wednesday Lunch Series. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Purdue University North Central Library with 87,675 books, 2,832 microform titles, 403 serials, 602 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $446,328. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: This small community (Westville population 1,170) located 12 miles south of Lake Michigan is progressing under a town and country zoning plan. Community facilities include six major civic organizations, two churches, a library, two parks, good transportation and shopping facilities.

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