IU Northwest is the result of growth and change that began in 1921 when the university offered its first formal classes in Lake County as part of a program sponsored by the Gary Public School System. Under various names and in various locations, Indiana University has been serving the needs of higher education in northwest Indiana ever since.
Step on our vibrant campus and you’ll find more than 70 degree programs, flexible learning options, top-notch faculty and a diverse community to call your own. Home to one of Northwest Indiana’s top business schools and only medical school, IU Northwest promises you a lifetime of success, no matter what you want to do.
Just one century ago, northwest Indiana was one of the most ecologically dynamic and diverse areas in North America. Various geographical, climatological, and historical factors merged here to create an ecological tapestry rarely encountered on our continent. However, just one century of urbanization and suburban sprawl have nearly obliterated this remarkable natural heritage. Fortunately, pieces of this treasure have been preserved; these preserves are usually small, isolated, and have suffered abuses. Dr. Spencer Cortwright’s research is restoring prairie and wetlands along the Little Calumet River in Gary.
The Student Advising Center (SAC) provides academic information, resources, and services to all undergraduate students, with a primary focus on exploratory students. Our mission is to continuously help you become informed, responsible and empowered learners by providing student-focused, professional academic advising.
Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO unit. Eligible students may seek academic support services to facilitate their retention and graduation from IU Northwest. SSS combines vast resources to provide continuing support through graduation for selected participants.
IU Northwest does not currently have dorms or on-campus housing.
The John W. Anderson Library and Conference Center houses a collection of nearly half a million books, periodical volumes and 200,000 government publications. Named after philanthropist John W. Anderson, the library is a state of the art building with modern technology, ergonomic seating, designated study and research areas, and a small café.
The IU Northwest Campus Health and Wellness Center Clinic is made possible through the College of Health and Human Services. It is an organization of health care professionals who are committed to improving the health and well-being of the IU Northwest campus community. We seek to do this through the delivery of high quality, affordable health care and through health promotion and illness prevention activities that provide students, faculty, and staff with the tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle.
The Student Activities Office provides a supportive environment that encourages student engagement in programs and opportunities to lead, learn, serve and inspire.
Sports Clubs and Intramural sports help provide you with a more well-rounded, enjoyable college experience. This is your chance to enjoy the sports you love while pursuing a higher education! Our fall and spring intramural sports programs are free if you have a Fitness Center membership. All of our intramurals are co-ed.
Student connection is an essential parrt of any campus circle. Here at IU Northwest, the Office of Student Activties has the priviledge of fostering involvement through student clubs and organizations.
Indiana University Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Institution.