You are driven by passion. We help you realize your potential.
It’s nice to be in a more intimate, smaller setting. It makes me feel like I’m actually a student, not a number.
All the faculty members I’ve worked with truly are working for you. They want you to be able to do what you want to do.
You can just walk into a club on any day and you’ll feel like you belong, even if you’ve never met those people before.
Experience Our Campuses
Focused on You
PNW has everything you need to succeed, balancing a small-school feel with the resources of a premier metropolitan university, including 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 baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, cross country, track & field, golf, soccer, volleyball, ice hockey (ACHA) and Esports.
Power Onward at PNW
When you’re part of the Pride, you won’t get lost in the crowd. At Purdue University Northwest, small classes and supportive professors will help you build the hands-on skills and connections you need to thrive in more than 70 areas of study, from cybersecurity to psychology.
Find Your Fit
With over 60 student organizations, intramural sports and an inclusive and welcoming campus community, PNW students have plenty of ways to get involved, make new friends and create lasting college memories.
Recognized for Diversity
At PNW, you will find space to be your truest self. Our inclusive and welcoming campus was ranked third among Midwest public universities for campus ethnic diversity in the most recent U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.
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 branch campus is just an hour’s drive from both Chicago and South Bend.
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December 7, 2023Reaching for the stars: Meet 2023 PNW graduate William Feithen
December 6, 2023The joy of nursing: Meet 2023 PNW graduate Jazmin Encarnacion
Dec 22Winter Recess – University Closed
Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 22 to Monday, January 1 for winter recess. Campus offices will reopen Tuesday, January 2,
Dec 26Support PNW with a Year-End Gift
In this season of giving, you can reward hard-working students and invest in a brighter future with a gift to support PNW student scholarships!
Dec 31FAFSA Opens for 2024-2025 School Year
The 2024-25 FAFSA will be available beginning December 31, 2023. Create an FSA ID now to ensure you and contributors, such as a parent or spouse are ready to complete the FAFSA.
Jan 08Spring 2024 Classes Start
Welcome back for the Spring 2024 semester!