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 22, 2021Register to join PNW’s Pride Stride 5K color run/walk
September 21, 2021Purdue University Northwest announces fall discussion series on ‘Race, Racism, Anti-racism’
September 20, 2021PNW receives $3.8 million for TRIO Educational Talent Search
Sep 25Fee Waiver for College Go Month
Now is the perfect time to apply to Purdue University Northwest, as the $25 application fee for undergraduates will be waived until September 30! Take the next step to success—apply to PNW today.
Sep 27PNW Chancellor’s Golf Outing
Join Purdue University Northwest at the annual Chancellor’s Golf Outing to benefit student-athlete scholarships at PNW!
Sep 27Athletics 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 28The Origins and Future of Critical Race Theory
Join Lee B. Artz, Ph.D. with Patrick Anderson, Ph.D., for a discussion on The Origins and Future of Critical Race Theory as part of the PNW Race, Racism, Anti-Racism Series.