You are driven by passion. We help you realize your potential.
It’s nice to be in a more intimate, smaller setting. It makes me feel like I’m actually a student, not a number.
All the faculty members I’ve worked with truly are working for you. They want you to be able to do what you want to do.
You can just walk into a club on any day and you’ll feel like you belong, even if you’ve never met those people before.
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At Purdue University Northwest, small classes and supportive professors will help you build the hands-on skills and connections you need to thrive in more than 70 areas of study, from cybersecurity to psychology.
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Focused on You
PNW has everything you need to succeed, balancing a small-school feel with the resources of a premier metropolitan university, including the state-of-the-art Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building.
Paws Up! Roar Pride!
Purdue Northwest competes in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). We have 19 varsity sports, including baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, cross country, track & field, golf, soccer, volleyball, ice hockey (ACHA) and Esports.
Power Onward at PNW
When you’re part of the Pride, you won’t get lost in the crowd. At Purdue University Northwest, small classes and supportive professors will help you build the hands-on skills and connections you need to thrive in more than 70 areas of study, from cybersecurity to psychology.
Find Your Fit
With over 60 student organizations, intramural sports and an inclusive and welcoming campus community, PNW students have plenty of ways to get involved, make new friends and create lasting college memories.
Recognized for Diversity
At PNW, you will find space to be your truest self. Our inclusive and welcoming campus was ranked third among Midwest public universities for campus ethnic diversity in the most recent U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.
With two campuses in Northwest Indiana, PNW has a premier metropolitan location and a hometown feel. The Hammond campus offers a vibrant residential experience and easy access to downtown Chicago. In Westville, our beautiful 269-acre rural campus is just an hour’s drive from both Chicago and South Bend.
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News & Events
February 27, 2023PNW Esports to host UNIFIED Gaming Fanfest
February 27, 2023Student Spotlight: Thomas Stobbe
Mar 22Women’s History Month
From academic events to art showcases, join PNW in celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of women all month long!
Mar 22Tornado Drill
Campus members, we will be conducting a Tornado Drill (move to a storm safe area) at both campuses on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
Mar 28“Asian Art in American Museums” with the Art Institute of Chicago’s Tao Wang
Take a visual journey of Asian art guided by visiting scholar Dr. Tao Wang from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Apr 04Days of Discovery – Westville Campus
The 2023 Days of Discovery will be held on April 4 at the Westville Campus and on April 5 at the Hammond Campus. This two-day event features distinguished internal and external keynote speakers as well as faculty and student oral and poster presentations.