Purdue University Northwest is on a 454-acre campus in an urban setting in Hammond, Indiana, not far from Chicago. Purdue University Northwest has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Purdue University Northwest also has fraternities and sororities.
Purdue University Northwest has a thriving Black Student Union. In fact, more students participate in Black Student Union than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Purdue University Northwest include Women in Business, National Society of Black Engineers, American Sign Language Club and Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Purdue University Northwest students' favorite campus events are Welcome Rally, Halloween Party and Pancake Study Break.
Purdue University Northwest offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
The majority of Purdue University Northwest students live on campus. In 2021, 7% of undergrads at Purdue University Northwest lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 749 spots available in on-campus housing for all 7,246 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 455 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Purdue University Northwest offers coed housing.
At Purdue University Northwest there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Purdue University Northwest:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Tennis||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Purdue University Northwest is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Purdue University Northwest campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Purdue University Northwest offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Purdue University Northwest, take Interstate 80/94 to Hammond, IN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chicago Midway, O'Hare International airport.
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