- 4 Year
- HAMMOND, IN
- Academicsgrade B
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade C+
- Professorsgrade B
- Locationgrade B minus
- Dormsgrade B+
- Campus Foodgrade unavailable
- Student Lifegrade B minus
- Safetygrade B
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.
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, we bring together students from next door and those from halfway across the world to learn, grow, and excel.
PNW proudly competes as a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC) in NCAA Division II. Click below to learn more.
Purdue University Northwest Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Nursing655 Graduates
- Elementary Education77 Graduates
- Biology76 Graduates
- Accounting71 Graduates
- Communications69 Graduates
- Marketing63 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering Technician63 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering62 Graduates
- Psychology56 Graduates
- Hospitality and Tourism Management55 Graduates
The Westville Experience
Located just 15 miles from Indiana Dunes National Park, PNW’s rural branch campus is a great place to start your journey to a degree—or to complete some of Purdue University Northwest’s most popular programs. Explore how you can enjoy hands-on learning and connecting with professors who care, all in a beautiful 250+ acre setting.
- Mix of Online and on Campus51%
- On Campus34%
- Confident, determined, some lazy and tired28%
- Tired and determined12%
- Confident, determined and tired (tough program)8%
- Pretty & quiet campus that focuses on you25%
- Good luck10%
- Let me take your money and give you fees to scam4%
Purdue University Northwest Reviews
Purdue University location makes it the perfect place for students seeking a healthy balance of serenity and vibrancy in their college community.