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Academics & Research

Our community of learning has everything you need to thrive. From accounting to physics, explore PNW's 70+ areas of study.

Explore Majors & Programs

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Get Ready to Excel

Areas of Study

Wherever your future takes you, PNW’s reputation for academic excellence and supportive faculty will push you to succeed.

Find Your Major

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Focused on You

A Student-Centric Approach

PNW has everything you need to succeed, balancing a small-school feel with the resources of a premier metropolitan university.


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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.

David Bolton, Communication, ’24

Sonja Pierson

PNW has created networking opportunities and professional relationships that I am grateful for, with mentors that are wonderful role models.

PNW provides a quality education to its students and unique opportunities to better themselves. As a senior, I am thankful for the years that I’ve spent here at PNW and for the quality faculty and students that I have come to know.

Regan Sink
Electrical Engineering, ’21

Ahmee'l Taylor

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. 

Ahmee’L Taylor, Marketing, ’22


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Find Your Pride

Colleges and Schools

From technology to tourism management, PNW’s colleges and schools will offer the hands-on knowledge you need to grow.

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Dive Deeper

PNW Research

With 20 research centers, PNW lets you build your skills, connecting with experts in fields ranging from sales to cybersecurity.

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Here to Help

Student Resources

Whether it’s help choosing the right classes or support from our counseling center, PNW has resources to help you thrive.

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Why PNW?

Find Your Fit

Our blend of small classes and real-world learning helps you connect with professors who care and build skills to launch your career.

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Learning doesn't just take place in the classroom—programs like PNW's award-winning student-produced television program builds the hands-on knowledge you need to succeed.

Students work in a lab in PNW's Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building

PNW is committed to real-world experience, and nowhere is that more evident than our newest building, the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building. Located at the heart of our Hammond campus, this $41 million state-of-the-art facility has teaching classrooms for our nursing and biology students, including entire sections designed to look just like physicians’ offices or acute-care facilities.

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PNW’s state-of-the-art Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) combines advanced simulation techniques and 3-D visualization to solve real-world engineering problems.

Students do a mock interview in PNW's Professional Selling Lab

PNW’s high-tech White Lodging Professional Selling Lab lets students role-play sales scenarios to develop confidence and skills in the Sales minor program. The sales lab includes a flexible central classroom and six practice suites equipped with video-recording technology for use in practice job interviews and classroom instruction.

Students collaborate in a PNW lab space

With nearly two dozen research and specialty centers, PNW lets you build your skills and connect with experts in fields ranging from sales to cybersecurity. State-of-the-art lab space gives students the opportunities to build abilities they will carry into their careers.

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You'll roar with pride at commencement, knowing that your PNW experience has started you on the path to your dreams.

A student serves a table in the PNW Restaurant

Part of the White Lodging School for Hospitality and Tourism Management, The Restaurant at Purdue Northwest allows students interested in hospitality and tourism the opportunity to gain experience in an elegant setting. This building features a state-of-the-art beverage lab and kitchen spaces as well as a professionally-equipped restaurant offering both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house experiences.