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IPFW Student Life

IPFW is on a 683-acre campus in an urban setting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. IPFW has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

IPFW does not have fraternities or sororities.

IPFW has a thriving Live Action Combat Club. In fact, more students participate in Live Action Combat Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at IPFW include Alpha Sigma Alpha, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Student Athlete Leadership Team and Hispanos Unidos.

IPFW students' favorite campus traditions are PIT Theater Performances, Campus Kickoff/Spring Fling and PFW Health Fair.

IPFW Housing

IPFW offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most IPFW students live off campus. In 2021, 16% of undergrads at IPFW lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to IPFW. There are 1,328 spots available in on-campus housing for all 7,584 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,276 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

IPFW offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is IPFW Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Purdue University Fort Wayne is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The IPFW campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

IPFW offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to IPFW

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to IPFW, take Interstate 69 to Fort Wayne, IN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Fort Wayne International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Indiana you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore IPFW's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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