You are driven by passion. We help you realize your potential.
PNW and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Ready to return—and ready to roar! Purdue University Northwest has plans in place to stay safe as we welcome faculty, staff and students back to campus for the Fall 2021 semester.
When I came to PNW for the very first time on a campus visit, I already knew this was going to be my home. I will be the best that I can be because I am a product of PNW.
PNW has created networking opportunities and professional relationships that I am grateful for, with mentors that are wonderful role models.
I met a lot of great people who turned out to be some of my best friends, and to actually run a live television show that airs on Lakeshore PBS is really, really valuable.
Experience Our Campuses
A Premier Metropolitan University
Our prestigious four-year university blends personalized attention with excellent value—all within easy driving distance of Chicago and Lake Michigan. PNW's committed to real-world experience is evident in our newest building, the state-of-the-art Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building.
Paws Up! Roar Pride!
Purdue Northwest competes in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). We have 19 varsity sports, including softball, baseball, basketball, tennis, cross country, track & field, golf, soccer, volleyball, ice hockey (ACHA) and Esports.
Preparing to Excel
Learning doesn't just take place in the classroom. With 98% full-time freshmen, we have new students adding to our vibrant campus community each fall.
Loving Student Life
From intramurals to fitness centers, PNW provides a range of opportunities for students to meet friends, have fun and make progress.
Balance study time with workout breaks in PNW's two well-equipped Fitness Centers.
With two campuses in Northwest Indiana, PNW has a premier metropolitan location and a hometown feel. The Hammond campus offers a vibrant residential experience and easy access to downtown Chicago. In Westville, our beautiful 269-acre rural campus is just an hour’s drive from both Chicago and South Bend.
See for Yourself - Take a Virtual Tour
September 15, 2021Purdue University Northwest to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Cultural and Academic Events
September 14, 2021PNW adds Women’s and Men’s Track and Field
September 14, 2021Purdue University Northwest Engineering Students Design Barrier System for Michigan City Pier
Sep 19Fall Sports Festival
Join PNW for a celebration of fall sports including food, music, activities and more at Dowling Park!
Sep 20Athletics Week Ahead
Get ready to roar and cheer on the PNW Pride with a look at the home games in our Athletics Week Ahead!
Sep 23Movie Night at Gabis Arboretum
Celebrate PNW families and honor Hispanic Heritage Month with a movie night featuring the film Selena.
Sep 24The Roundtable Perspective: Internet and Social Change in China
Elaine Yuan, Ph.D., associate professor of communication at University of Illinois Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how the internet has changed the concept of privacy in China and how Chinese citizens view it.