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Study at Indiana University Northwest

Indiana University Northwest was established in 1963. It is a public coeducational university campus under the Indiana University system. Located in Gary, Indiana, IU Northwest's campus sits on 36 acres of land and offers Enrolment to more than 4, 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

IU Northwest comprises of 2 colleges, 3 schools, and 1 division:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • Division of Continuing Studies
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University Northwest offers a number of associates, bachelors and masters degrees in arts and sciences, business studies, economics, education, labor studies, library and information science, and health and human services. There are also several certificate and pre-professional programs as well.

IU Northwest's sports teams are nicknamed the Redhawks. They participate in baseball, basketball and volleyball. The university also sponsors over 70 student clubs and organizations.

Profile of Indiana University Northwest

IU Northwest is in a small city, in Gary, IN. The school is classified as a public college. Students at IU Northwest earn degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include security and law enforcement and liberal arts.

IU Northwest Selectivity

IU Northwest does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 400 to 510 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 390 and 510.


Some professors at IU Northwest are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 4, 790 students (3, 443 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Many students at IU Northwest are part-timers. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Indiana University Northwest, a regional campus of Indiana University, is to provide a high-quality and relevant education to the citizens of Northwest Indiana, the most diverse and industrialized area of the state. The institution strives to create a community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and intellectual development, leading to undergraduate and selected graduate degrees in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines. The campus is strongly dedicated to the value of education, lifelong learning, diversity, celebration of cultures and opportunity for all, as well as to participating in the sustainable economic development of the region and of the state. Indiana University Northwest is committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves. (Approved by Northwest Faculty Senate 4/15/2005)"

IU Northwest Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts215general studies, interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, history, English, Spanish language, economics, . . .
Medical Support and Technology129radiographer, dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, dental assistant, medical lab tech
Business and Management128business, labor studies, actuarial science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine93registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement86criminal justice and safety
Education and Teaching78elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, social studies teaching, English teaching
Family and Social Work44public administration
Therapy and Counselling29psychology
Medical administration27medical records tech, health services administration
Science17biology, geology, chemistry
Art Studies13art studies
Media9communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Contact: IU Northwest

Indiana University Northwest

3400 Broadway

Gary, IN 46408

General Phone: (219) 980-6500


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