Purdue University Calumet is an academically comprehensive university and part of the Purdue University System. Classes were first offered on the campus in 1946. Today, more than 10,000 students attend classes in which the student faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Since its inception, the university has awarded more than 39,000 internationally respected Purdue degrees.
Purdue University Calumet’s 167-acre campus is located in Hammond, Indiana, in the Midwestern region of the United States. Just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois and near the shores of Lake Michigan, Purdue Calumet offers a diverse learning community and welcomes and supports international students.
Purdue Calumet is committed to experiential education, providing a range of opportunities for students to engage in active learning experiences and research through the University’s connections with industries in Northwest Indiana and the nearby Chicago area. Further, the small class sizes, friendly student services, cost-effective tuition, and high quality classrooms and laboratories make Purdue Calumet an invaluable educational opportunity for international students.
Available to students at Purdue University Calumet are more than 35 fields of study offered within our six colleges. With historic strengths in engineering and technology, Purdue University Calumet is also highly regarded in the areas of liberal arts, natural, behavioral and social sciences, and for our professional programs in nursing, management/business, and education.
Drawing upon the university’s considerable computer resources, the faculty provides students with both technical skills and awareness of the social and ethical importance of new technology. All faculty members are highly qualified and expected to stay current in their fields. They publish in and edit top journals; they win awards; they are engaged in nationally prominent research; and they bring this expertise to the classroom. Students are afforded wide-ranging internship opportunities and the chance to work in cooperation with many well-respected academicians.
Upon graduation, Purdue Calumet students pursue fast-track career opportunities with such Fortune 500 companies and business and industry leaders as: NASA, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Arcelor Mittal Steel, BP, Cisco Systems, Proctor and Gamble, Lockheed, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Westinghouse and Texas Instruments.
With more than 100 different organizations on campus, Purdue University Calumet has something to meet all students’ interests, including several country-cultural organizations. The clubs and organizations provide educational, social and cultural experiences for member and the PUC community at large. Additionally, serious athletes and those playing just for fun enjoy the camaraderie and competition afforded by intercollegiate basketball and intramural sports at the campus’ Fitness & Recreation Center.