Indiana University Northwest

3400 Broadway, Gary, United States
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Overview of Indiana University Northwest

About this school

Indiana University Northwest, founded in 1922, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Divisions of Allied Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Continuing Studies, Education, and Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science; the School of Nursing, Dental Auxiliary Education; Labor Studies; Library and Information Science; Medical Sciences; and Guided Studies. Its 38-acre campus is located in Gary.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,700
    • Men:1,099 (29.7%)
    • Women:2,601 (70.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Indiana University Northwest is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
7
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3400 Broadway
City, State, Zip
Gary, IN  46408-1197
Phone
(219) 980-6991
Fax
(219) 981-4219
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 1,749 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,168 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 581 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
876 (67%) of 1,302 admitted students enrolled
Women
611 (70%) of 878 admitted students enrolled
Men
265 (63%) of 424 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.01
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
19%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
509 average |440-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
44%
• Score 300 - 400
9%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
506 average |450-553 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
44%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
16%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
26%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,344|Out-of-state: $19,400
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


Indiana University Northwest accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 10
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001815
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
504 (90.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
361 (71.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
336 (93.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
53 (15.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$8,104
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 287 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,648
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 147 (43.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,040
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 30 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
63 (11.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,706

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,342 (85.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,874 (80.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,782 (95.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
242 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$8,390
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,463 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,259
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,085 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,605
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 94 (5.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
218 (8.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,379

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,241
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Illiana Scholarships, transfer scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,769

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


165

Part-Time Faculty


199

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,105,325

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
605
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Indiana University Northwest provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


8.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


22.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


28.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (40)


  • Actuarial Science
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Services Administration
  • History, General
  • Informatics
  • Labor Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Liberal Studies, Master of Public Administration, Master of Performing Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (15)


  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


78,450

Nearest Metropolitan Area


43 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 79.5 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
Gary
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Gary

Housing

College Housing


College does not provide housing for students

Types of Housing


Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
RedHawks
School Colors
Crimson, cream, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Indiana University Northwest offers drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student ambassadors, art club, modern languages club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,608

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,700
Women
2,601
Men
1,099

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.9% Asian
  • 17.6% Black/African-American
  • 22.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 53.0% White
  • 1.1% Unknown

International Students


0.5% from 36 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


355

Student Resources

Study resources