Parents and Guardians Admissions Guide

Welcome parents and guardians!

At PNW, our students are at the center of everything we do. Small class sizes let your student really get to know their professors while hands-on learning opportunities help them graduate career ready.

Choosing a college is an important decision, and we know families play a crucial role in everything from the application process to move-in day. Find resources below to help your student make the right choice for their future!

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How to Apply

Step-by-Step

Now is the perfect time to apply to Purdue University Northwest, as the $25 application fee for undergraduates will be waived until November 7! Our detailed guide takes you through our application process for first year and re-entering students.

Learn How to Apply

The Big Picture

PNW is all about high quality education at a cost-effective price.

In-State Tuition

$8,057

1 Year Full-Time Undergraduate

Out-of-State Tuition*

$11,688

1 Year Full-Time Undergraduate

*Figures based on full-time (12 to 18 credit hours) enrollment for fall 2021 and spring 2022. Domestic non-resident students enrolled prior to fall 2018 will be assessed at the international rate.

Explore Tuition and Costs

Financial Aid

A high-quality yet affordable education that prepares you for the real world is within reach. Scholarships, grants, federal loans and work study are available to qualifying applicants.

Learn About Financial Aid

Discover PNW Scholarships

See For Yourself!

Launch Experience

The best way to see what life is like at Purdue University Northwest is to visit campus. Find the opportunity that’s right for you!

SCHEDULE A VISIT

The Career Center helped me choose my majors, and the Center for Career Management helped me with interviews and networking. I received multiple interviews and/or offers for internships, including two "Big 4" public accounting firms.

Contact Us

Undergraduate Admissions

(219) 989-2213

admissions@pnw.edu

Already Admitted?

See next steps, from accepting your offer to getting ready for the first day of class!


See the Admitted Student Guide

PNW Graduates in Action

Purdue Northwest offers a pathway to success. Our graduates land with some of the top employers in the nation.

Diverse Industries

PNW graduates find careers in thriving industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and education.

Local Roots

Top local employers of PNW graduates include La Porte Hospital, Michigan City Area Schools and Parkview Health.

National Prestige

PNW alumni hold positions in some of the world’s most renowned companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Marriott.

Explore the Pride

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Explore Degrees

Our community of learning has everything your student needs to thrive. From accounting to physics, explore PNW’s 70+ areas of study.

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Campus Safety

The Purdue University Northwest Police Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide security for our campuses.

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Housing

Students are less than a mile from their classes in the apartment-style housing on PNW’s Hammond campus.

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We’re Here to Help

Explore  resources, information and tools designed to help your students have the best possible experience at Purdue University Northwest.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Dec 04

Transfer Express Admission Day

Thinking of coming to PNW? Join the December 3 Express Admission Day, designed to allow you to apply, turn in any transcripts and receive an admission decision the following business day.

Dec 15

Priority Consideration Deadline for Academic Achievement Scholarship

Applying to PNW for Fall 2022? Submit your application by Dec. 15, 2021, to be eligible for priority consideration for an Academic Achievement Scholarship worth up to $3,500!

Jan 07

Transfer Express Admission Day

Thinking of coming to PNW? Join the January 7 Express Admission Day, designed to allow you to apply, turn in any transcripts and receive an admission decision the following business day.

Feb 01

Scholarships Closing

The deadline to apply for most scholarships is February 1, 2022. Some specialty scholarships may have different deadlines, which you can see on their listings.

Contact Us

Undergraduate Admissions

(219) 989-2213

admissions@pnw.edu

Already Admitted?

See next steps, from accepting your offer to getting ready for the first day of class!


See the Admitted Student Guide