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
May 30PNW Summer of Fun Events Series: Game Night
Get your game on at the Summer of Fun Game Night!
Jun 08Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee Dinner
Save the date! Join us for a special event to honor our 2023 Purdue University Northwest Alumni Hall of Fame Honorees.
Jun 12Summer 2023 Session II Classes Begin
Summer 2023 Session II classes begin including the eight-week session and second four-week session.
Jun 18Deadline to Submit Summer 2023 Application to Graduate
Summer 2023 candidates for graduation must apply to graduate in myPNW.