A student sits near flowers on PNW's Westville campus

Westville Preview PNW

Save the date for the Spring  2023 Preview PNW. Join us for The Westville Experience on Thursday, March 2, 2023.

Purdue University Northwest offers real-world experience in 70+ areas of study. You can also enjoy close connections with faculty, nearly 60 student organizations and 20 athletic teams on two student-centered campuses.

A lion sculpture on PNW's Westville campusWhy Attend Westville’s Open House?

Located just 15 miles from Indiana Dunes National Park, PNW’s rural branch campus is a great place to start your journey to a degree—or to complete some of Purdue University Northwest’s most popular programs. Preview PNW allows you to experience the wonderful opportunities our Westville campus has available.

The Application Is on Us

  • Students can apply for free during Preview PNW! Attend an admissions presentation and let our admission counselors help you complete your application. It’ll save you $25 – who doesn’t love to save money?
  • Refreshments are on us too! Enjoy some free bites and experience what it’s like to dine as a PNW student.

Explore 276 Acres!

  • See how you can enjoy hands-on learning and connecting with professors who care, all in a beautiful 250+ acre setting.
  • Whether you’re looking for group classes, cardio machines or open gyms, our state-of-the-art Westville fitness facilities are ready to serve you. Memberships for current students are always free.

Students stand beneath a lion statue on PNW's Westville campus

Wondering what to expect at Westville Preview PNW?

Preview PNW is free and open to prospective students of all ages and their families. Tour our vibrant campus, meet our faculty, students & alumni, and learn more about…

  • Earning your Purdue Northwest degree
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Programs
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Freshman & Transfer Admission Requirements
  • Student Support Programs
  • Athletic Programs & Facilities

Picture Yourself at Purdue University Northwest

PNW’s Westville campus is filled with welcoming places to study, eat, exercise, spend time with friends or just relax. See some of our favorites.

Students walk across Westville Campus

At PNW's Welcome Weeks, students enjoy free food, fun and giveaways on both the Hammond and Westville campuses.

Students pose behind a pool table

State-of-the-art buildings, like the Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex, give students comfortable space to study, socialize and meet friends!

Engineering students do a surveying exercise.

A smaller campus allows for closer connections and personalized attention from professors and PNW support services alike!

Students work out in DSAC

Students can balance study time with workout breaks in PNW's fully equipped Fitness Center.

An education student works in a teaching classroom

Elementary education students can build real-world experience they will carry into the classroom in education resource labs.

Students in white lab coats and goggles work in a lab

Modern lab facilities gives students in subjects like biological sciences the chance to build the hands-on skills they will use throughout their careers.

Runners covered in color powder as racers start the PNW Pride Stride

Students can enjoy fun activities and campus traditions like the annual PNW Pride Stride, a 5k color run.

A sculpture in front of a Westville education building

Sculptures and gardens enhance the 250+ acre Westville campus. Walking trails and study benches promote a peaceful, calm learning environment.

A PNW graduate is pictured in front of the step and repeat.

Graduates are well-prepared to keep learning and innovating.

Get Ready To Excel

You can be a part of the PNW community and earn your bachelor’s degree in the following programs at the Westville campus.

Interested in additional PNW programs? Complete your general education courses in Westville and take classes on PNW’s Hammond campus to finish your degree.


* PNW Nursing students will attend labs at both the Westville and Hammond campuses and practice clinical work at facilities throughout Northwest Indiana.