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Purdue University Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate82%
Acceptance Rate82%

About IPFW

Purdue University Fort Wayne Overview

Purdue University Fort Wayne is a public, state school in an urban setting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. IPFW was founded in 1917 and now enrolls around 8,298 students a year, including 7,768 undergraduate students. IPFW offers on-campus housing for up to 1,204 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to IPFW for Fall 2023 is August 1.

Student Involvement at IPFW

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of IPFW's theater groups.

IPFW does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? IPFW has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at IPFW on the Student Life page.

2022 IPFW Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 63%
In-State Tuition $8,857
Out-of-State $21,265
Percent of Need Met 60%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,542

Is IPFW a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer look at what IPFW offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

IPFW Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into IPFW. The acceptance rate at IPFW is 82%. Last year, 6,077 students applied to IPFW and 4,998 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at IPFW

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 57% of students who start at IPFW come back the next year. Around 37% of students who started at IPFW earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for IPFW Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from IPFW by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with IPFW directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

IPFW's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

IPFW's endowment was valued at $76.8 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, IPFW spends about $9,268 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at IPFW

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

IPFW meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend IPFW full-time are awarded $10,542 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $21,301 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at IPFW.

Based on this information, how does IPFW sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is IPFW a good school for you?

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Where is Purdue University Fort Wayne Located?

IPFW is located in the urban setting of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

If you would like to see IPFW for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 69 to Fort Wayne, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Fort Wayne International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what IPFW and Fort Wayne are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2101 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Campus Setting: Urban

IPFW Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IPFW is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to IPFW is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



ACT Range

20 - 26

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Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1200


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

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Student Life

Wondering what life at IPFW is like? There are approximately 8,298 students enrolled at IPFW, including 7,768 undergraduate students and 530 graduate students. 61% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from IN and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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