Indiana University Northwest

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Indiana University Northwest
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Established 1963
Type public coeducational
Endowment $7,900,000 [1]
Chancellor William J. Lowe
Students 6,387
Undergraduates 5,904
Postgraduates 483
Location Gary, IN, United States
Campus urban: 36 acres (14.57 ha)[2]
Athletics Division II NAIA teams[1]
Nickname RedHawks
Mascot Rufus the RedHawk
Affiliations Indiana University System

Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a regional university campus in the Indiana University system in Gary, Indiana, USA, established in 1963.


IU Northwest is located on a 36-acre (14.57 ha) campus in the northwest corner of the state. Class sizes average 30 students, and the faculty-student ratio is 1 to 14.

Programs, part- and full-time, are taught during days, evenings, and weekends, and lead to certificates and associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. There are more than 170 full-time and more than 200 part-time faculty, more than 75% of whom have doctorates or the highest degree available in their field.

There is a network of 24,000 alumni.

College, schools, and divisions

Indiana University Northwest is organized into two colleges, two schools, two divisions, Library and Information Science, and pre-professional programs:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Containing the departments of:
      • Anthropology
      • Biology
      • Chemistry/Physics/Astronomy
      • Communication
      • Computer Information Systems
      • Economics
      • English
      • Fine Arts
      • Geosciences
      • History
      • Master of Liberal Studies
      • Mathematics
      • Minority Studies
      • Modern Languages/Comparative Literature/Linguistics
      • Performing Arts
      • Philosophy
      • Political Science
      • Psychology
      • Sociology
      • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • College of Health and Human Services
    • Containing the departments of:
      • Dental Education
      • Health Information Management
      • School of Nursing
      • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
      • Radiologic Sciences
      • Division of Social Work
      • IU School of Medicine - Northwest
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education
  • Division of Continuing Studies
  • Division of Labor Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Pre-Professional Programs
    • Containing the departments of:
      • Health professions
      • Law
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Student Enrollment

In the fall of 2015, 5,848 students were enrolled at IU Northwest.[2] Of that:

  • 94% undergraduates and 6% graduate students
  • 71% full-time students and 29% part-time students
  • 69% women and 31% men
  • 98% residents of Indiana
  • 55% Caucasian, 19% African-American, 20% Hispanic students, 2.2% Asian and 0.2% Native American

Financial aid

US$38 million is awarded to IU Northwest students annually in the form of financial aid. 73% of IU Northwest students receive financial aid


IU–Northwest teams are known as the RedHawks. The university competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as an Independent member in the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). Men's sports include basketball, cross country and golf; while women's sports include basketball, volleyball, cross country and golf.

Clubs and organizations

  • ABSO - Accounting and Business Student Organization
  • ALMA (Hispana de IU Northwest)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Honor Society)
  • American College of Health Care Executives, Student Chapter
  • Anthropology Club
  • Arts Club
  • Asian American Association
  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Biology Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • C.H.I.L.L.
  • CJSA (IUN Criminal Justice Student Association)
  • C.O.L.O.U.R.S Crew
  • IUNCA - Communication Club
  • Dean's Undergraduate Advisory Council
  • Delta Sigma Pi fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Theta sorority
  • Dental Education Club
  • E-Commerce
  • Education Club
  • English Club
  • Environmental Action Committee
  • Fine Arts Club
  • Gamma Sigma Omega
  • Gay-Straight Student Alliance
  • Geology Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Health Information Technology Club
  • History Club
  • Hoosier Volunteers Club
  • Horror and Independent Film Club
  • HYPE (Helping Young People through Education)
  • Indiana Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Student Forum
  • ISEA - Indiana Student Education Association
  • IAC - International Affairs Club
  • Illest Dance Group
  • Information Technology Consortium
  • Iota Iota Iota
  • Iota Phi Theta fraternity
  • IU Alumni Association
  • IU Dons Inc.
  • IU Northwest Alumni Association
  • IU Northwest Dance Company
  • IU Northwest Gold Stars Club
  • Math Club
  • Military Science Club
  • Mixed Martial Arts Club
  • Modern Language Club
  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
  • Neal-Marshall Alumni Club
  • Northwest Phoenix (Student Newspaper)
  • Omega Psi Phi fraternity
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society
  • Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society (Public Administration)
  • Pi Delta Phi (French Honorary)
  • Pre-Professional Studies Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Public Affairs Club
  • Radiography Club
  • Sigma Gamma Rho sorority
  • Sociology Club
  • Spirits Literary Magazine
  • Student Activity Board (SAB)
  • Student Activities Fund Trustees
  • Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)
  • Student Alumni Association
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Student Nurses' Association
  • Students in Free Enterprise
  • Students of UTEP for Relevant Education (SURE)
  • Students Returning to School
  • Swingshift College Student Organization
  • Table Tennis Club
  • 21st Century Scholars
  • Women's Studies Student Association


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  3. 3 full-time_faculty "FactBook > Personnel > Number of Faculty > full-time". Indiana University system. Retrieved February 1, 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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