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Purdue University Fort Wayne

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

IPFW Admissions

If you are applying to IPFW, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and the application fee is $30.

IPFW Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of IPFW's admissions stats.

IPFW 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 63%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 16%
Waitlist No

Purdue University Fort Wayne Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes August 1 ––

Want to Apply Early to IPFW?

IPFW does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Purdue University Fort Wayne Admissions

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Purdue University Fort Wayne is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Purdue University Fort Wayne

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to IPFW

IPFW has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does IPFW Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at IPFW

Wondering what factors are considered by IPFW during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with IPFW for more information on admission factors.

IPFW 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements rank in upper 50% of high school class
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into IPFW?

Students admitted to IPFW have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 38.1% submitted a class rank. At IPFW 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 30% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Purdue University Fort Wayne, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 15.7%
3.75 and 3.99 14.2%
3.50 and 3.74 16.3%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 13.4%
2.50 and 2.9 17.9%
2.00 and 2.49 6.5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to IPFW directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

IPFW looks 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 2022, 63% of IPFW's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for IPFW?

To be competitive with other IPFW applicants, you should aim to earn between 1010 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IPFW 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IPFW students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of IPFW students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for IPFW?

To be most competitive at IPFW, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IPFW's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IPFW students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Purdue University Fort Wayne

For transfer students, it is not 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

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

✅ IPFW accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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.

What is IPFW's acceptance rate?

✅ IPFW's acceptance rate is 82%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at IPFW?

❌ IPFW does not offer early decision.

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IPFW Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


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


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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1200


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IPFW, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.37. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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