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Purdue University Northwest Student Life

Purdue University Northwest is on a 454-acre campus in an urban setting in Hammond, Indiana, not far from Chicago. There are many activities and organizations for Purdue University Northwest 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 Housing

Purdue University Northwest offers 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 in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Purdue University Northwest offers coed housing and .

Purdue University Northwest Athletics

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 unversity, funding, and compention 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 Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens 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

Safety at Purdue University Northwest

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.

Plan a Visit to Purdue University Northwest

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to 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.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Indiana you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Purdue University Northwest's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Purdue University Northwest Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

72%

Full Time

28%

Part Time

87%

In State

13%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

58%

23%

10%

3%

3%

2%

1%

0.22%

0.11%

Undergraduate Students

7,246

Graduate Students

824

Non-Resident / International Students

123

Purdue University Northwest Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,070

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

30%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,942

Out-of-State

$11,524

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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