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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February 26, 2024PNW psychology professor receives 2024 MLK Dreamer Award
February 22, 2024STARS Computing Corps membership increases representation in computing disciplines
February 22, 2024Vote for PNW in The Times Best of the Region
Feb 28Black History Month
Join us as PNW celebrates Black History Month! From our kickoff celebration to Black Jeopardy, we’ll have fun while recognizing the essential impact of Black history, accomplishments and culture.
Feb 28Ran’D Shine the Magician
Step into a mesmerizing realm where history, culture, and the enchanting world of magic converge in a spellbinding celebration of Black History Month.
Feb 29Insomnia: First Year Pride
Insomnia is a lock-in event at PNW open to first-year students. Stay up all night with us while we play games, watch movies, make crafts and more!
Mar 01PNW Founders Day 2024
Faculty and staff of Purdue Northwest are invited to join the celebration as we honor this year’s award recipients and congratulate colleagues for their dedicated years of service!