Purdue University Northwest is an above-average public university. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,510 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Purdue University Northwest acceptance rate is 59%. Graduating 32% of students, Purdue University Northwest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,300.
Purdue University Northwest - Hammond Campus Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.70 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.97 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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Purdue University Northwest - Hammond Campus Reviews
I played basketball for Purdue Northwest. I had a great experience academic wise and found which major I wanted to pursue— nursing. However, I found there wasn’t too much to be involved in on campus, even being an athlete. PNW just joined NCAA DII so I hope to see them gain some ground athletically and grow their university numbers wise in the next decade or so. Unfortunately, I suffered a career-ending knee injury which required surgery. Now, my plan is to attend UW-Madison in the fall of 2018. I will no longer have an athletic scholarship, so I am avidly seeking scholarship opportunities wherever they may be!
I'd initially been apprehensive about PNW, for it hadn't been my first choice to attend, yet upon the start of my freshman year, I grew to love the university and its quality of education. With class sizes ranging on the smaller side, students are granted a more personalized experience, allowing for better comprehension of subject material and more attentive professors. Coursework, albeit sometimes challenging, really prepares students for their majors and future careers while simultaneously expanding one's horizons. As an English Writing major, my courses are obviously comprised of a lot of writing; however, the curriculum extends into other areas of writing, other possible career paths pertinent to my major, that I'd never before considered. Thus, it opens up a myriad of new opportunities for me later on. Overall, PNW upholds exemplary educational standards and fully develops students for their desired professions.
If you want one of the top engineering schools, pick Purdue Northwest. The diversity of the students, the beauty of the campus, and most importantly the dedication of my professors to helping me strengthen my strong points and refine my weak points are only three examples of what makes Purdue phenomenal! I couldn't have made the Dean's List 7 consecutive semesters without the support, guidance and diligence of my professors.