You are driven by passion. We help you realize your potential.
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.
My favorite aspect of Purdue Northwest is the community. You make friends at PNW so easily. You see them all the time. It’s a great feeling.
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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July 29, 2022PNW student group earns system-wide Focus award
Aug 19Apply Now for 2023!
The Purdue University Northwest application for Spring and Fall 2023 is now open! Apply today to join the PNW Pride.
Aug 19Cookout with a Cop
Stop by University Village (behind Peregrine Hall on the Hammond campus) to enjoy free food including burgers, hotdogs, cookies and chips and bottled water!
Aug 22Disabilities Justice: Transnational Perspectives on Gender and Disablism
Fulbright Scholar Onder Islek of Aksaray University in Turkey will present his research on the role of schools in promoting independence among students with disabilities, especially those with visual impairments.
Aug 23IS Scavenger Hunt 2022
Students, show your PNW Pride and enter to win an iPad Air! The IS Scavenger Hunt 2022 begins on August 23 and ends at midnight on September 7!