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
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.
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September 22, 2022Somos PNW: Iris Sanchez focuses on increasing Latino visibility, serving her community
September 21, 2022A Message from the PNW Office of Public Safety
September 19, 2022The Leadership Institute and Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest Announce Fall Lunch and Lead Speaker Series
September 19, 2022Graduate Profile: Pau Aran
Sep 30PNW Application Fee Waiver
Now is the perfect time to apply to Purdue University Northwest, as the $25 application fee for undergraduates will be waived during the month of September!
Sep 30Hispanic Heritage Month
Join our annual celebration of the culture and history of the U.S. Hispanic and Latinx communities! See the full calendar of events, including “Reporting Live, I’m Ana Belaval” and a Dia de los Muertos 5K.
Oct 01Fall Sports Festival
Join PNW for a celebration of fall sports including food, music, activities and more at Dowling Park!
Oct 01PNW Men’s and Women’s Soccer Game
Enjoy back-to-back action as both soccer teams compete versus conference foes!