PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST

United States, Indiana

Northwest Purdue University is a first-class metropolitan university dedicated to promoting change in our students and communities. This esteemed institute has two campuses and serves more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Academic excellence, supports growth and celebrates diversity are emphasized as a top priority in the university​​. It is part of the Purdue University system and provides more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for approximately 9,400 students and more than 64,000 alumni. Northwest Purdue University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in more than 70 research fields and offers a doctorate in nursing practice. PNW is located between the skyscrapers of Chicago and the beaches of Lake Michigan. Diversity, hard work, and innovation, this university is a place where outstanding academic achievements are combined with real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from all over the world gather to learn, grow, and connect.

Campus Life

The university has two campuses in northwest Indiana, one in Hammond and the other in Westville. The Hammond campus is a residential campus covering 167 acres. The community campus includes 17 academic and entertainment buildings, a fitness center, two apartment-style student accommodation facilities, the White Hotel and Tourism Management Accommodation Center, and a Challenger Learning Center. The Westville campus is located on 268 acres of land along U.S. 421 in rural Laporte County. The campus has three teaching buildings, a spacious student service center, an activity center that will open in 2015, and a veterinary emergency facility. With more than 80 student organizations, student programming committees, alternative spring breaks, and leadership programs, students at this university have multiple ways to participate, make new friends, and create lasting university memories. The Hammond campus offers apartment-style housing with private bedrooms for students.

Noted Alumni

Purdue University Northwest has over 65,000 living alumni. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Felicia Middlebrooks the radio news broadcaster, and John N. Johnson the vice president of finance and enterprise services and chief information officer at California-based Intel Corp.