Why Purdue Northwest?
Finding Your Path to College...That's Powering Onward!
Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, Purdue University Northwest sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s shores.
From engineering to accounting, our 70+ areas of study will prepare you to succeed in a highly competitive global environment.
Take the Next Step to Success
PNW’s supportive professors will help you build the experience and connections you need to thrive. Taking the next step is easy—start the easy application process today or share your contact info to learn more about which PNW program is right for you!
Meet the Pride
“My major has experienced faculty and they support me well in the research fields. PNW has provided great guidance to choose my path.”
Varshini Dunnala, ‘23, Computer Science
Feels Like Home
“It feels more like home than any other campus. My professors have pushed me to help me find out who I am as a person and who I want to become.”
Danny Sek, Criminal Justice
“If you’re looking for a campus that supports well-rounded students through academia and getting involved, PNW is an amazing place.”
Zebaneeka Washington, ‘24, Biological Sciences
“You are able to get involved, find jobs, make connections with peers and professors, and meet so many people from all over the world!”
Mary Buksa, ‘24, Accounting
“Join a group of people active in a club adjacent to, if not within, your major. There is much needed community and support there.”
Joshua Grady, ‘25, Computer Engineering
Power Onward with Purdue Northwest
At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.
PNW at a Glance
Take a look around. We think you’ll like what you see.
98% Full-Time Freshmen
New students add to our vibrant campus community each fall.
15:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
Small class sizes foster individual attention and mentorship opportunities.
Approximately 8,700 Students
We’re bigger than your high school, but not so big that you’re just a number.
70+ Areas of Study
From engineering to education, our six colleges have majors, concentrations and courses to suit every passion.
30 Miles to Chicago
All the perks of a world-class city are just a half hour drive away from PNW’s main Hammond campus.
15 Miles to the Dunes
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan, right by PNW’s Westville branch campus.
50 Countries Represented
Students come from all over the world to study at PNW.
17 NCAA Division II Athletic Teams
We pair high-quality academics with competitive athletics. Suit up or come cheer us on!
Connect with and get support from our global alumni community.