If you are applying to IPFW, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and the application fee is $30.
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%|
These are the application deadlines for Purdue University Fort Wayne.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 1||––|
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.
For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Purdue University Fort Wayne is moderately difficult.
Transfer student admissions is not difficult.
IPFW has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
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.
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.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with IPFW for more information on admission factors.
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|
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%.
At Purdue University Fort Wayne, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
26 and Above
20 to 26
20 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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