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Purdue Calumet Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Purdue University Calumet Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.7%
Admission Difficulty for Purdue University Calumet Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Purdue Calumet and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,649 out of 2,810 applicants were admitted making Purdue Calumet a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Purdue University Calumet Campus typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 54% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Purdue University Calumet Campus is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Purdue Calumet SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
56%
SAT Scores for Purdue University Calumet Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Purdue University Calumet Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Purdue University Calumet Campus?

Purdue University Calumet Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #31 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Purdue University Calumet Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >71%
1040 to 1140 Avg + 59%-71%
940 to 1040 Avg - 46%-59%
840 to 940 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 840 Low <33%
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Purdue Calumet ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
60%
ACT Scores for Purdue University Calumet Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Purdue University Calumet Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Purdue Calumet?

Admission data indicates that Purdue Calumet regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #31 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Purdue University Calumet Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Purdue University Calumet Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >71%
21 to 24 Avg + 59%-71%
18 to 21 Avg - 46%-59%
15 to 18 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 15 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.08
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Purdue University Calumet Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Purdue University Calumet Campus was 3.08 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Purdue Calumet accepts 59% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Purdue University Calumet Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 13% Good
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 31% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 13% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 1% Reach

High School Class Rank

71% of Purdue University Calumet Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Purdue University Calumet Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 71%
Bottom 50% of class 29%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Purdue University Calumet Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,494 1,316 2,810
Accepted 837 812 1,649
Acceptance Rate 56% 62% 59%
Enrolled 418 473 891
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 50% 58% 54%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
185

Applicants have 185 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Purdue Calumet before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Purdue University Calumet Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Purdue University Calumet Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Purdue University Calumet Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152248 IPEDS survey data for Purdue University Calumet Campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

56% of students submit their SAT scores to Purdue Calumet. 60% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

59% of those who apply are granted admission to Purdue Calumet. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1140. 56% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 60% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.