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Indiana University - Northwest is a public institution located in Gary, Indiana. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

104 Undergraduate Degrees
50 Graduate Degrees
74% Acceptance Rate

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Indiana University - Northwest Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at IU Northwest.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#21 Most Popular Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Indiana University - Northwest?

Location of Indiana University - Northwest

Contact details for IU Northwest are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408-1197
Phone: 219-980-6501

How Do I Get Into IU Northwest?

You can apply to IU Northwest online at:

Admission Requirements for IU Northwest

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into IU Northwest?

74% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
75% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 74%, IU Northwest may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 75% of students accepted to IU Northwest submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 553. Math scores were between 440 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Indiana University - Northwest  ( 450 to 553 )

SAT Math Scores for Indiana University - Northwest  ( 440 to 540 )
IU Northwest received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 22.

ACT English Scores for Indiana University - Northwest  ( 16 to 22 )
ACT Math Scores for Indiana University - Northwest  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Indiana University - Northwest  ( 17 to 22 )

Can I Afford Indiana University - Northwest?

43% Take Out Loans
9.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At IU Northwest, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,454 a year. That adds up to $21,816 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IU Northwest is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Indiana University - Northwest Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,515 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,454 undergraduate students at IU Northwest, with 2,515 being full-time and 939 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  IU Northwest

There are also 423 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,515 full-time undergraduates at IU Northwest, 29% are male and 71% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  IU Northwest

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Indiana University - Northwest students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IU Northwest Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 76
Black or African American 343
Hispanic or Latino 672
White 1,279
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 132

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Indiana University - Northwest. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 138 countries are represented at IU Northwest. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Indiana University - Northwest

461 Took All Classes Online
2,208 Took At Least One Class Online
13.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at IU Northwest. In 2017-2018, 2,208 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at IU Northwest has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 27th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of IU Northwest

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Indiana University - Northwest was 13.5%. This is the #971 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at IU Northwest regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of IU Northwest majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Human Resource Management 38%
Labor Studies 38%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at IU Northwest ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at IU Northwest.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Labor Studies #1
Human Resource Management #55

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Indiana University - Northwest Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 0 87 7 32 126
Accounting 0 0 0 10 0 10
Labor Studies 2 1 5 0 0 8
Actuarial Science 0 0 5 0 0 5
General Economics 0 0 4 0 0 4
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 0 0 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 2 1 101 18 32 154


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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