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Indiana University - Northwest

Established in Gary, Indiana, in 1963, IU Northwest is located on a 36-acre campus in the northwest corner of the state. We are a focal point for our students and the region offering nationally recognized degree programs, a diverse student body, a supportive environment, and unique cultural opportunities.

Whether you're just finishing high school or thinking about college to advance your career, Indiana University Northwest offers you the opportunity to earn a prestigious IU degree that is respected throughout Indiana, the nation, and the world.

  • As part of the Indiana University system, IU Northwest provides all the services and opportunities of a large university combined with the advantages and atmosphere of a small college.
  • Small class sizes promote personal attention and individualized learning. Our faculty-student ratio of 1 to 16 means you'll get to know your professors.
  • We're more affordable with manageable payment plans and financial aid
  • We're close to home and easily accessible. If you live or work in Northwest Indiana or just across the border in Illinois, we're easy to get to by major highways.
  • Academic and career support services to help you succeed in the classroom and beyond.
  • We bring college to you with an off-campus instructional site in Portage.
  • Choose from a wide array of programs including certificates and associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.
  • Convenient courses offered days, evenings, and weekends.
  • You can attend full time or part time—whatever works best with your life and goals.
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty members teach at IU Northwest. More than 82 percent have doctorates or the highest degree available in their field.
  • An alumni network of more than 27,000 are making important professional contributions in fields ranging from business and law to heath care and education.

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Serving Northwest Indiana

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IU Northwest is conveniently located in Gary, Indiana. We're easy to get to—just minutes from I-90, I-80/94, I-65, US-12, and US-20. Almost 75 percent of our students commute from Lake County with other students coming from Porter, Jasper, LaPorte, Newton, Pulaski, and Starke Counties.

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