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You can find intellectual enrichment and the tools to succeed in diverse careers with this marketable education for the 21st century.

Raymond Kosinski

The professors at PNW have always set clear expectations and shared information enthusiastically and engagingly. Discussion was not only had, but encouraged. Overall, the professors at PNW provided an experience that encouraged engagement and helped build connections.

Raymond Kosinski, 22′, History

John Schlatter

My degree has given me a solid foundation upon which I have built a stable career in the public workforce system and has enabled me to excel as I pursue my Juris Doctorate in law school. The breadth and depth of my philosophical education has helped me find success in areas of significant expertise even beyond my colleagues who specialized in that area.

John Schlatter, Philosophy, ’19

Erica Nichols

My learning opportunities afforded to me in PNW's kind and welcoming environment have carried me well through graduate school, all the way to finishing my dissertation, acquiring a Ph.D. in Philosophy and becoming an assistant professor.

Erica Nichols, Philosophy

Because of the class sizes, I am on a first name basis with all of my professors...They’re always asking about my future plans and how they can help me reach my goals."

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I fell in love with the people in the department and the subject in general. PNW has become a second home for me.

PNW offered a perfect college experience for me. The connections and relationships I’ve made are my favorite thing about attending.

Emily Weber-Brokke, ’21, Political Science and Spanish

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PNW provides a great learning environment for its students and resources for their success.


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News & Announcements

PNW professors and Munster High School students at a “Supreme Court vs. EPA" panel

PNW Partners with Munster High on Wetlands Panel

The Northwest Indiana Times shares how over 70 PNW students and professors met with Munster High School students for a panel titled “Supreme Court vs. EPA.” Professors discussed the legal, political and environmental implications of the recent Sackett vs. EPA Supreme Court decision.

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Purdue Northwest Students Earn Spring 2023 Semester Dean’s List Honors

The Purdue University Northwest spring 2023 semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,647 undergraduate students for their academic achievements.

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Purdue University Northwest recognizes Juneteenth with a Celebrate Freedom Day

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will celebrate Juneteenth from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 19 in Founders Plaza north of the Student Union and Library Building, 2233 173rd Street, Hammond, IN.

Important Dates

Dec 09

Fall 2023 Commencement

Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held indoors at the Hammond campus on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Dec 09

Fall 2023 Classes End

Fall Classes end Saturday, Dec. 10. Next week are final exams!

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,

Dec 31

FAFSA Opens for 2024-2025 School Year

The 2024-25 FAFSA will be available beginning December 31, 2023. Create an FSA ID now to ensure you and contributors, such as a parent or spouse are ready to complete the FAFSA.

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Read the Sixth Issue of PNW’s Philosophy Magazine: “Symphony of Reason!”

In this sixth issue, like its predecessors, the current issue of Symphony of Reason, Purdue University Northwest’s philosophy magazine, offers its readers a great variety of thought-provoking writings. Prose and poetry, East and West, philosophy, religion, law, and love – all of these may be found here!

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