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Purdue University Northwest

Talented and driven students come to PNW ready to learn and work hard. They thrive in our flexible, diverse, student-centered educational environment. They graduate ready to succeed in their communities, the region, and the world.

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Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

We’ve only been the PNW Pride since 2016, but our students have been making us proud since both campuses opened in the 1940s.

Education

Our community of learning has everything you need to thrive. From accounting to physics, explore PNW's 70+ areas of study.

Research

PNW faculty and students work together to answer important questions, from the origin of the universe to the best way to recruit math teachers.

Experts at research centers across the university collaborate to deepen our understanding of the world around us.

  • Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)
  • Center for Cybersecurity
  • Center for Crime, Forensics and Security Analysis
  • Center for Early Learning
  • Center for Global Studies
  • Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center
  • Institute for Social and Policy Research
  • Water Institute

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The mission of the Student Government Association is to be the voice of the students and create a strong and effective organization that empowers students. The Student Government Association:

  • Represents a diverse student body.
  • Promotes necessary change of policy for the student body.
  • Provides the means to address student concerns.
  • Promotes awareness of campus policies.
  • Empowers credible student organizations that respect students’ priorities.
  • Builds leaders to help students understand their rights and the power they have to make change.
  • Creates a supportive atmosphere on campus.
  • Establishes good relationships with the students and administrators of Purdue University Northwest.

Housing services

Our Hammond campus offers apartment-style housing with private bedrooms for you and your 750 new best friends. You can walk everywhere — you’ll be steps from our fitness center and less than a mile from every building on campus.

University Village residence halls — Peregrine and Griffin — are at the center of many campus activities. Attend movie screenings, ice cream socials, game nights, and pancake study breaks without leaving home.

Library services

Purdue Northwest Library—your portal to library hours, staff, services and resources available for your research needs.

We offer from borrowing materials from other libraries to placing items for your students to use…even renewing books when you need a little more time.

ICT services

We do more than you might think! From application support to security training, explore all the services IS offers.

  • Accounts and Passwords
  • Audio-Visual Services
  • Blackboard
  • Gmail
  • Google Apps
  • Google Meet
  • Instructional Classrooms
  • Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive, OneNote, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Printing
  • PNW Mobile App
  • Sharepoint
  • Storage (Google Drive, H:, R:)
  • Virtual Desktops (VDI)
  • VPN
  • WebEx
  • WiFi
  • Zoom

Medical services

The PNW community, including students, faculty and staff, has easy access to primary care with health-care facilities on our Hammond and Westville campuses.

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Chronic disease management
  • Men’s health
  • Women’s health
  • Routine lab tests and screenings
  • Benefit assistance
  • Pharmacy services

Student Life

Campus life

Our community is full of contrasts: urban and rural, industrial and natural, well-established history and forward-thinking innovation. Our determined students — many of whom are the first in their families to attend college — make the most of this rich range of resources. Our Hammond campus is only 30 miles from Chicago and our Westville campus is only 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. Our impact also extends well beyond the region. Students from 30 states and 47 countries currently attend PNW, taking what they learn here and applying it all around the world.

Sports facilities

PNW Fitness and Wellness provides a range of opportunities to improve and maintain your health! From intramurals to our fitness centers, you can always find ways to have fun and make progress.

Student clubs

From Spanish Club to our car-building Society of Automotive Engineers groups to student government, there are organizations for every passion and interest at PNW.

  • Alpha Psi Lambda
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Debate Club
  • German Club
  • History Club
  • Information Systems Student Association
  • LGBTQ+ Alliance
  • Medical Careers Club
  • Nursing Club
  • Gamers’ Guild
  • PNW Improv
  • Purdue Indian Student Association (PISA)
  • Saudi Student Association
  • Society for Creative Anachronisms
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Star Wars Club
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Tau Phi Sigma Multicultural Fraternity
  • Theta Kappa Pi Sorority- Delta Chapter

Accreditation

Purdue University Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Student Reviews

Purdue is awesome.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved having the ability to be in a sorority, as well as, have the time for studies and research projects.

Purdue is cool
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was fun to learn new things. Be apart of something different and fun.

Hammond, Indiana, United States

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