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Applying to IU Northwest

Find deadlines and resources for applying to IU’s regional campus in northwest Indiana, where you’ll find a diverse and vibrant community, strong academics, and buzzing student life.

Get to know IU Northwest.

Is IU Northwest the right fit for you?

Located on a beautiful campus just outside Chicago, IU Northwest offers more than 95 academic programs, all with top-notch faculty and abundant support services to help you succeed. This campus is home to northwest Indiana’s top business school and only medical school, and a wide variety of real-world internships and other hands-on learning and research experiences are available to undergraduate and graduate students alike.

IU Northwest is also proud to be the most diverse IU campus, and students love the supportive and enriching community they find here. The community extends beyond campus too, with a strong network of alumni in the region who help connect students to post-graduate job opportunities and support them in building their careers.

More to consider

  • Students admitted to IU Northwest have an average high school GPA of 3.05 (out of 4.0).
  • Minority students make up 54% of the IU Northwest student body.
  • 69% of IU Northwest undergraduates go to college full-time, and 71% of students take at least some classes online.

All statistics are current as of fall 2023.

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  • Statistics are current as of fall 2023.

For my Marketing Strategies course, my team and I completed a business plan for a local small business. Breaking out of the classroom to get that done really had a huge impact. It felt like the most important thing I had ever done in school.

David Hertl IU Northwest student

How to apply to IU Northwest

If you are a high school student, you can apply to IU Northwest using either the Apply IU application or the Common App.

If you are a transfer or adult student, you must apply to IU Northwest using the Apply IU application.

IU Northwest accepts applications on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the priority admission deadline for the term you want to start.

Applications are reviewed daily, so once the IU Northwest Office of Admissions receives all your required information, you’ll hear from them directly with a written decision. In addition, we will send the decision to the email address on file.

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Deadlines to watch

To be considered for priority admission*, apply by:

  • Fall semester: December 1
  • Spring semester: October 1
  • Summer Session I: May 1
  • Summer Session II: June 15

*Priority admission deadlines are the dates to submit your application for the best chance of admission, as well as scholarships and financial aid. If you miss these deadlines, your admission to IU Northwest may be delayed until the following semester.

IU Northwest Admissions resources and support

Find where to learn more about different IU Northwest opportunities and application types.

IU Northwest Admissions is here to help

Have questions? Contact:

Office of Admissions
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN

219-980-6991 (or toll-free: 888-YOUR-IUN (968-7486))



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