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.
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 Athletics Conference (GLIAC). We have 15 varsity sports, including softball, baseball, basketball, tennis, cross-country, golf, soccer, volleyball 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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News & Events
June 18, 2021A Real-World Approach to Nursing
June 16, 2021Student-Produced Television Show Wins Awards
Jun 21Annual Powers-Purdue University Northwest Golf Invitational
Join Purdue University Northwest at the annual Powers-Purdue Northwest Invitational Golf Outing to benefit student-athlete scholarships at PNW.
Jun 26Johnny V. Wildflowers: A Tribute To Tom Petty Concert
Johnny V’s Wildflowers is a Tom Petty tribute act, fronted by Johnny V, one of Northwest Indiana’s most well-known and charismatic performers.
Jul 05Independence Holiday
In observance of Independence Day, the PNW campuses will be closed and there will be no classes. Classes will resume on Tuesday, July 6.
Jul 12Summer 2021 Session III Classes Begin
Summer 2021 session III classes begin, including third four-week session.