Welcome to Purdue Calumet

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Purdue University Calumet


More than 100 Purdue degree programs of study. Technology. Broadcast. Nursing. Even the horse business. Did we mention we offer a lot of choices?

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Purdue Calumet has 9,600+ students on a beautiful campus minutes from Chicago and Lake Michigan beaches. World-class instructors are easily accessible with a 23-to-1 student/faculty ratio. It’s the right size campus, the right location, the right fit.

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An Undergraduate Research Program that awards more than $30,000 per academic year for students from all academic fields to pursue projects along with Purdue Calumet faculty members. Students get a leg up on graduate school and are exposed to such nationally prominent venues as Fermi and Argonne National Laboratories.

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Purdue Calumet has several scholarship opportunities, all worth your follow-up. As a high achieving student from [Illinois] you could earn up to $30,000 in total scholarships based on meeting certain standards.

    • A Chancellor’s Scholarship includes all tuition and books.
    • A Best & Brightest Scholarship is $12,000 for four years.
    • An Honors Scholarship is $16,000 for four years, with $2,000 for Study Abroad.

Some of these scholarships opportunities may be used together.

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked Purdue Calumet’s undergraduate engineering program among the nation’s best for three consecutive years (2005-07).

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Purdue Calumet is one of the few universities in the nation to integrate Experiential Learning into its curriculum. You’ll gain hands-on experience in the “real world” while you’re in college. That will look good on a resume!

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Help designed to contribute to your success: Faculty advising. Supplemental instruction. Free tutoring. Writing labs. Support services.

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The success of our first fully furnished, private bedroom apartment-style residential facility rapidly led to construction of a second building, scheduled to open in August 2009. Convenient, eco-friendly and safe, with key-card entry and a 24/7 campus police force.

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There’s lots to do here. Play intramural sports. Catch a theater performance at the newly modernized YJean Chambers Hall. Join one of more than 60 student organizations. Work out at the Fitness Center. Aid the community through a service group. Or just walk some of the 167 acres of our tree-lined neighborhood campus.

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And, finally, two words: PURDUE degree!