purdue_university_-_calumet 2200 169th Street
Lawshe Hall
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
800.HI.PURDUE (Northern Indiana)


Purdue University–Calumet is a regional campus of one of the Midwest’s great research universities. Founded just after World War II as an outgrowth of instruction in the defense industry, Purdue University bought its current 180-acre tract in 1948, and instruction began on the site in 1951 though credit classes were offered throughout northwest Indiana as early as 1946. Purdue Calumet embraces the land-grant tradition of its parent institution, devoted to bringing liberal, professional, and technical education to the people of northwest Indiana.

Purdue Calumet has an urban campus located just north of the Borman Expressway (I-80/94) and three blocks east of Indianapolis Boulevard in Hammond, Indiana. Though all students are commuters, there is extracurricular life at Purdue Calumet in the form of over 50 clubs and organizations, many organized around vocational and special interest areas. And the Total Fitness Center accommodates individual students and numerous intramural team sports.

One can be admitted directly into Purdue Calumet by taking traditional college preparatory courses or be admitted on the Preparatory or Developmental Levels with lesser academic skills by showing potential to succeed in college. Purdue Calumet is on the semester system.


9,352 students (3,663 full-time)
56% women, 44% men
30% minorities
93% from Indiana

Needed for Admission

High school transcript or GED scores
Class rank; SAT or ACT scores
Campus visit and interview recommended

Typical Costs

$101.45 per credit hour fees
$5.60 per credit hour student fees (max. $73.10)
$4.65 per credit hour technology fee

Fees are subject to change.

Withdrawals and Refunds

A student who wishes to withdraw from the University during any semester or summer session shall begin the withdrawal process by securing a withdrawal form at the Office of the Dean of Students, Room 207 Schleman Hall of Student Services. When a student withdraws from the university, the registrar will issue authorization for refunds in accordance with the existing policy regarding such refunds.

Visit www.purdue.edu/odos/administration/withdrawal.htm for more information.

Financial Aid

60% of undergraduates receive financial aid
4% of aid is not need-based
Average award: $2,637 in scholarships/grants; $3,263 in loans
Application deadline: March 1 (priority)

Pre-College Information

Office of Admissions
Schleman Hall, 475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050
Fax: 765.494.0544
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

College Credit before College, AP credit information:
If you have a strong college preparatory program, have achieved at a high level, and have strong test results, you can establish advanced college credit through several methods.

Students who take courses that are taught by high school teachers during the regular school day for concurrent high school and college credit may be asked to validate the credit through the College Board AP or Purdue Advanced Credit Examinations, as determined by the subject department. Visit http://www.calumet.purdue.edu/admissions/tces.html for more information.



For More Information


ICN Coordinator

Judith Johnson
Phone: 219.989.2210
Fax: 219.989.2771
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Office of the Registrar
Sandy Czekaj
Fax: 219.989.2771
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Paul McGuinness
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
M-R: 7:30am-6:30pm
F: 7:30am-4:30pm

Financial Aid

Mary Ann Bishel
800.228.0799 or 219.989.2213
M-R: 8am-6:30pm
F: 8am-4pm



Library Support

Kathryn H. Carpenter
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Academic Calendar

Visit http://esc.calumet.purdue.edu/
for information.