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Colleges / Purdue University Fort Wayne

About IPFW

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 8,093 students a year, including 7,584 undergrads.

IPFW offers housing for up to 1,328 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of IPFW's endowment was $60.296 million For each full-time student, IPFW spends about $8,685. IPFW employs one full-time professor for every 13 undergrads enrolled.

2021 IPFW Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Average GPA 3.3
In-State Tuition $8,730
Out-of-State $20,961

IPFW Regular Decision Deadline 2022

IPFW Early Admission

Purdue University Fort Wayne does not offer early decision or early action.

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IPFW Acceptance Rate

It is slightly difficult to get into IPFW. In 2021, IPFW accepted 83% of applicants. In 2021, 4,586 out of 5,540 total applicants were accepted.

IPFW Waitlist 2021

IPFW reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Purdue University Fort Wayne?

IPFW is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to IPFW, applicants must submit the following items.

IPFW Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.8
Other Requirements rank in upper 50% of high school class
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IPFW Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to IPFW is 3.3 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to IPFW.

Does IPFW Require Test Scores?

IPFW does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 81% submitted the SAT. 25% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at IPFW

Yes! IPFW provides on-campus housing for up to 1,328 students.

IPFW students are active in the school's Live Action Combat Club, Alpha Sigma Alpha and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. PIT Theater Performances, Campus Kickoff/Spring Fling, and and PFW Health Fair are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at IPFW.

Financial Aid at IPFW

IPFW meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend IPFW full-time are awarded $10,463 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is IPFW a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at IPFW

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at IPFW, around 67% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,272 students who started at IPFW as first-time freshman, 246 graduate within four years.

Around 38% 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 and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $22,986 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does IPFW sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school 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 want to see IPFW for yourself, 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


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Wondering what life at IPFW is like? There are approximately 8,093 students enrolled at IPFW, including 7,584 undergraduate students and 509 graduate students. 68% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from IN and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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