PNW Honors College students pose in front of a sculpture on the Westville campus

Honors College

From academic excellence to social responsibility, the Honors College cultivates the next generation of leaders and thinkers.

Paths to Success

Admissions

See admissions standards and the benefits of being a part of Honors College.

Learn more

PNW student Courtney Blackwell

I chose PNW because of the challenging academics. It’s also close to home, the environment is welcoming, and they’re part of NCAA Division II Athletics.

Shelisa Thomas

The Honors College introduced me to new ways of thinking and problem solving, and expanded my personal and professional network.

Shelisa Thomas, 2016 graduate

Resources

Honors Benefits

Student Resources

From peer mentoring to research opportunities, see how Honors College prepares you to excel.

In the Classroom

Honors Curriculum

Our learner-centered courses emphasize critical thinking and conceptual, discussion-based learning.

Who We Are

About Honors

Meet the faculty and staff who will work with you to create an experience that meets your needs.

Students wearing Honors College t-shirts
Honors Graduates
Freshman Honors College Group

News and Announcements

Summer Student Spotlight: Kayla Vasilko

Kayla Vasilko appreciates how Purdue Northwest has helped her develop her writing skills–and given her the opportunity to make a difference.

Student Sydney Valiska is pictured.

Summer Student Spotlight: Sydney Valiska

Sydney Valiska of New Lenox, IL is excited to enter her senior year at PNW. She chose to major in civil engineering because of the endless possibilities in this field.

Summer Student Spotlight: Courtney Blackwell

Courtney Blackwell of Whiting, IN wants to become a school administrator. She is studying English with a concentration in Teaching at PNW.

Upcoming Events

Oct 20

Graduation Expo – Westville Campus

All Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 graduates and candidates are invited to pick up their graduation regalia, take professional photos, order class rings and announcements, and more!

Oct 21

Graduation Expo – Hammond Campus

All Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 graduates and candidates are invited to pick up their graduation regalia, take professional photos, order class rings and announcements, and more!

Oct 22

Graduation Expo – Hammond Campus

All Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 graduates and candidates are invited to pick up their graduation regalia, take professional photos, order class rings and announcements, and more!

Oct 26

Spring 2021 Priority Registration Begins

Check your registration status in myPNW to find the earliest date and time you can register based on your classification.