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How to Apply to PNW

Whether you’re finishing high school or pursuing a master’s degree, we make it easy to apply to Purdue University Northwest! See next steps for submitting your application!

How to Apply: Undergraduates

How to Apply: Graduate Studies

How to Apply: International Students

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Find the Right Fit

With small classes, hands-on learning opportunities and an inclusive and welcoming environment, we’re confident PNW is the right place for you to build skills, make lifelong friends and launch your career. Here are four steps for seeing why PNW is right for you.

1. Visit Campus

The best way to know what life is like at Purdue University Northwest is to visit campus and see for yourself!

2. Talk to the Admissions Team

Our experts can walk you through the application process and make sure you have everything you need to Power Onward with PNW.

3. Explore PNW Programs

From engineering to education, our six colleges have majors, concentrations and courses to suit every passion.

4. See How to Pay for College

PNW is all about quality education at an accessible price. Explore financial aid, including scholarships that don’t need to be paid back!


It’s nice to be in a more intimate, smaller setting. It makes me feel like I’m actually a student, not a number.

Mya Bell, Human Development and Family Studies, ’24

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More Information For...

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Undergraduate Students

We have everything you need to navigate the admissions and financial aid application processes.

Graduate Students

Take the next step in your career or launch a new one with our graduate degrees and certificate programs.

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Transfer Students

It doesn’t matter where you start, it’s where you finish that counts. We’re excited to make the transfer process as smooth as possible.

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International Students

PNW students come from 38 countries. Learn more about our vibrant, diverse community.

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Veteran Students

PNW is committed to creating a community of support for veterans, active-duty service members and their families.

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First-Gen Students

As a First-Gen Forward Institution, Purdue University Northwest celebrates and supports our first-generation students, connecting them with the resources they need to thrive.

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Parents and Guardians

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.

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PNW en Español

Obtenga información importante sobre Purdue University Northwest, incluyendo los programas académicos y la vida estudiantil.

Sep 22

PNW Application Fee Waiver

Now is the perfect time to apply to Purdue University Northwest, as the $25 application fee for undergraduates will be waived from September 1 to September 30! Take the next step to success—apply to PNW today.

Oct 14

Fall 2023 Preview PNW – Hammond Campus

Save the date for the Fall 2023 Hammond Campus Preview PNW! Preview PNW is a great way to get a closer look at Purdue University Northwest.