Undergraduate Admissions

Your journey to PNW begins here.

Our students are at the center of everything we do. Small class sizes let you really get to know your professors. Applied learning opportunities help you graduate ready for the workforce. Our dynamic community makes sure you feel supported and connected.

Take Pride in earning your bachelor’s degree at PNW.

How to Apply


Our detailed guide takes you through our application process for first year and re-entering students.

Learn How to Apply

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Dual Admission with Ivy Tech

Students in PNW’s dual-admission program can begin their journey at Ivy Tech Community College, finish their four-year degree at PNW and enjoy the benefits of being a PNW student the entire time!

See Dual Admission Details

Schedule a Visit

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!


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I like to emphasize that PNW is a place for everyone. No matter the culture that you are, no matter where you come from, we have a place for you here.


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PNW Viewbook

Wondering how Purdue University Northwest will help you Power Onward to success? Our viewbook has everything you need to know, from PNW’s 70+ Areas of Study to housing, tuition and scholarship details.

Download Our Guide (3 MB PDF)

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Contact Us

Undergraduate Admissions

(219) 989-2213


Admissions Guidance

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Meet the Team

Have questions? Every member of PNW’s admissions and student success team has been in your shoes and is ready to help you navigate the process.

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Transfer Students

It doesn’t matter where you start, it’s where you finish that counts! We have everything you need to know about applying as a transfer student.

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Military & Veterans

Our Office of Veteran Services offers personalized support to help veterans and current service members achieve academic success.

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International Students

50 countries are represented in our student body. Learn more about applying as an international student.

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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.

Admissions Events

Dec 04

PNW Campus Tours – Hammond

Visit us and tour the PNW Hammond Campus to explore for yourself!

Dec 04

PNW Campus Tours: The Westville Experience

Visit us and tour the PNW Westville Campus to explore for yourself!

Dec 22

Winter Recess – University Closed

Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 22 to Monday, January 1 for winter recess. Campus offices will reopen Tuesday, January 2,

Feb 07

Start Your Journey in Nursing

Register for our Start Your Journey in Nursing open house at Purdue University Northwest’s branch campus at Westville!