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Purdue Calumet Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Purdue University Calumet Campus

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
59%
Admission Difficulty for Purdue University Calumet Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Purdue Calumet and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Purdue Calumet is 59%.  It ranks #5 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Purdue Calumet is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,649 out of 2,810 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent (SAT 940/1140 ACT 18/24). Purdue University Calumet Campus typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.19. 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.

The Purdue Calumet application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Purdue University Calumet Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

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 prefers 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. Purdue Calumet ranks #26 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >73%
1040 to 1140 Avg + 59%-73%
940 to 1040 Avg - 43%-59%
840 to 940 Reach 29%-43%
Less than 840 Low <29%
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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 #27 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Purdue University Calumet Campus.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >73%
21 to 24 Avg + 59%-73%
18 to 21 Avg - 43%-59%
15 to 18 Reach 29%-43%
Less than 15 Low <29%
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Purdue Calumet GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.19*
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Purdue University Calumet Campus?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Purdue Calumet. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Purdue University Calumet Campus was 3.19 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #38 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.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.19 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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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%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
152

Applicants have 152 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Purdue University Calumet Campus is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Purdue University Calumet Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Purdue University Calumet Campus Application 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.

FAQs

Does Purdue University Calumet Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Purdue University Calumet Campus?

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.

What SAT score is required for Purdue University Calumet Campus?

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.

What ACT score is required for Purdue University Calumet Campus?

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.