Purdue University Northwest
Power Onward with PNW
Diverse, hard-working, and innovative, Purdue University Northwest is where academic excellence meets real-world experience. Sitting between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores, the University brings together students from next door and halfway across the world to learn, grow, and excel. Your PNW experience will go beyond the classroom as you build hands-on skills and create connections with professors who care. Move toward your dreams. Power Onward with PNW.
Get ready to excel
PNW has everything you need to succeed: an intimate, small-school feel with the resources of a premier metropolitan university. Wherever your future takes you, our reputation for academic excellence and supportive faculty will push you to succeed.
Find your right fit
From Spanish Club to the Society of Automotive Engineers, there are more than 80 organizations for every passion and interest. You can join a professional society, volunteer in the community, or even learn to play a new sport! Your options are endless.
Living on campus
Our Hammond campus offers apartment-style housing with private bedrooms for you and your 750 new best friends. You can walk everywhere—including our fitness center and less than a mile to every other building on campus.
Scholarships and aid
Paying for college is a major investment, but a PNW degree is an excellent value. The University’s generous donors fund specialty scholarships for all kinds of students, majors, colleges, and career paths. Plus, all freshmen and new transfer students are automatically considered for academic scholarships as part of the admission process. Visit pnw.edu/financial-aid for the latest tuition details and to find the right scholarship for you!
• Approximately 8,900 total students
• 96% of freshman students attending full-time
• 15:1 student-faculty ratio
• 70+ areas of study
• 80+ student organizations
• 17 NCAA Division II athletic teams
• 40+ intramural activities
• 30 miles to Chicago (from Hammond campus)
• 15 miles to Indiana Dunes (from Westville campus)
An unlimited number of college credits can be transferred to PNW, but you have to complete a minimum of 32 credits here to earn a degree from Purdue University Northwest. Learn more about how your credits will transfer on our website.
“I wanted to go somewhere bigger and to be closer to a bigger city—I loved it."
“All the faculty members I’ve worked with truly are working for me. 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.”
“I was able to build relationships with [professors]. They were very supportive, and I don’t feel I would have found this anywhere else.”
"It’s nice to be in a more intimate, smaller setting. It makes me feel like I’m actually a student, not a number."