Purdue University Northwest Reviews
My experience at PNW was that of a positive one. Teachers were extremely polite and helpful throughout my academic journey. There was such a comforting and family atmosphere when walking the halls of Purdue. Not only were the staff friendly, but the other students who attended the university were friendly as well. Class sizes were smaller and this lead to more one on on time with the professor. They were able to get to know their students and help them to the best of their ability. They wanted to provide students with the best experience possible but also prepare them for the real world.
I transferred to Purdue Calumet University, after leaving the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC). I had failed my first science course of my life, and realized that UIC was not the school for me. They did not have resources, staff, or the personality to be able to work with students who needed a little more guidance. I found that when I went to Purdue's science admissions counselor they were great with directing me, helping me choose the appropriate classes that were necessary for me to graduate. Also, they made recommendations on professors that were more personable and knowledgeable about certain disciplines. They made me feel at home and always had their doors open, whenever I had questions. My professors were the best I have ever had. Every professor I had, was happy to talk after class, during their office hours, and through email. Most of the professors were very understanding that many students had to work, and were willing to meet on off hours. I became very close with the head of the math, science and physics department, he has been a professional and personal reference for many jobs and academic opportunities I have pursued over the years. We still keep in contact and he was references for one of my medical school recommendation letters. Making the transition from UIC to Purdue Calumet was one of the best choices I ever made, it is the reason why I am continuing to further my education; after completing my BS in chemistry, I completed my MPH (Masters of Public Health), as well as moving on to pursuing a degree in medicine. I would recommend any student who is motivated, engaged, and really wants to see who they can become to give Purdue Calumet a chance. You will meet some awesome folks there, that are willing to go the extra mile.
Don't go here, they will change your degree plan in the sake of the merger and stop offering classes you need to graduate. They'll recommend a change of major and still try to get you to attend the other campus that's over 40 miles away. If you do a grad program, you're asked to split your time between campuses.
I transferred to PNW this year.The school is a commuter school. Like going to HS,The campus is a joke.No place to eat after 6pm.No school spirit. Most students go home for the weekend. Absolutely nothing to do on campus,the sport teams could be beaten by any good high school clubs. If you do not mind staying on campus for 5 hrs this is the school for you, if you are looking for a college experience stay far away.
Purdue University Northwest was a fantastic school to earn my Bachelor's degree. I received a good education at a fraction of the cost of other universities. Classes are small, so professors really do get the chance to get to know you as a person and student. With my psychology major, I was able to intern at a site where I eventually want to work, and was able to get research experience through their Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Lab. Even though Purdue University Northwest (PNW) was a smaller, satellite school of Purdue University, I feel as though I was able to accomplish all of my undergraduate goals and more. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to stay local for school, and anyone who wants to work while in school. Scheduling is flexible, and there are two different campus sites for students to choose from, making it easier to commute from work or home.
The biology department at Purdue, the calumet campus, was amazing. Small classroom size so once into upper level classes it felt like a family. I loved my time at Purdue and was able to stay at home and work to save money. You can go into any professors office hours and talk to them pretty much about anything.
Purdue University Calumet's Construction Program had numerous professors who do not teach well, required books that we never used, carried unprofessional relationships w/students. If you are seeking a construction degree, I personally recommend taking construction classes at their main campus. The other programs at Purdue Northwest (current name) such as psychology, engineering and creative communication are outstanding. The professor's in that field of study are caring and understanding. The classes are challenging and you definitely will use the books. I read every single page in all my psychology classes.
I am a Human Development and Family Studies: Gerontology graduate. I would say that professors are very willing to help a student when asked. Classes vary from lecture halls to smaller student numbers of 15-25. I felt very prepared for my career and felt safe in my environment.
Purdue University's extension at the Calumet campus in Hammond, Indiana is a great option for students wanting or needing to stay closer to home or who opt of of the traditional campus lifestyle. In addition to the wealth of resources offered to Purdue students in particular the OWL writing resources, I felt my educational experience in the Business Entrepreneurship program adequately provided an excellent base for those desiring to start a small business. As a non-traditional student who returned to college after years of owning a business, I am fortunate to have had a handful of professors who challenged and altered my thought processes about business practices.