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IPFW Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to IPFW, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 1 and the fee for the application is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to IPFW?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is IPFW Hard To Get Into?

Getting into IPFW is slightly difficult. IPFW evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, IPFW accepted 83% of all applicants., around 4,586 of the 5,540 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like IPFW, MIN Admissions to students graduating high school over 2 years ago is program not competitive.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult. For applicants who are not residents of Indiana, getting into Purdue University Fort Wayne is moderately difficult.

What Does IPFW Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at IPFW

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

IPFW Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to IPFW must submit the following items. Double check with IPFW's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8
Other Requirements rank in upper 50% of high school class
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into IPFW?

Students admitted to IPFW have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 71% submitted a class rank. At IPFW 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Purdue University Fort Wayne, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 71%
3.75 and 3.99 15.6%
3.50 and 3.74 16.8%
3.25 and 3.49 13.9%
3.00 and 3.24 14.8%
2.50 and 2.9 21%
2.00 and 2.49 6.1%
IPFW does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 81% of IPFW's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for IPFW?

To be competitive with other IPFW applicants, you should strive to earn between 990 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IPFW 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IPFW students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of IPFW students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for IPFW?

To be most competitive at IPFW, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IPFW's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IPFW students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Purdue University Fort Wayne

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to IPFW.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in IPFW during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

IPFW Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to IPFW?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to IPFW.

Does IPFW accept transfer credits?

IPFW accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. IPFW accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES Excelsior College Examinations

Does IPFW accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

IPFW accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to IPFW?

IPFW. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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IPFW Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

83%

How hard is it to get into IPFW? IPFW is a less selective institution. The IPFW acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

IPFW ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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IPFW SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

990 - 1170

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Math SAT Range

490 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

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IPFW GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.33

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IPFW, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.33. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,093

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,867

Out-of-State

$22,098

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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