About Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne

Founded in 1964, Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne. is a Public college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 11,453 full time undergraduate students, and 557 full time graduate students.

The Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 306 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate93%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range860-1080
ACT Range18-24

Admissions at IPFW are considered Less Selective, with ,25% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 45 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

71% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 33% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
19%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
31%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
47%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
33%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
57%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
10%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
70%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
3%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
73%
“There might be people who do”
3%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
19%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
31%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
47%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
33%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
57%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
10%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
70%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
3%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
73%
“There might be people who do”
3%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    83 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    66 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    99 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    107 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    107 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    107 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    107 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    107 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne?

32 Students rated Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne

Emersen - 04/29/2024

I was a commuter student, so I can't say much about dorm life or the cafeteria food. It's a school thats meant for commuters: being one of the only if not the only school in Indiana with free parking, and lots of it. It's affordable, and its in an affordable area, but its very small. There's a surprising amount of arts, and outside students are encouraged to join the plays and musicals the school puts on. A good place to start and gather up gen eds, but many people end up transferring a few years in.

Gretchen - 10/13/2020

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne is an amazing school! The moment I stepped on campus I knew it was the one for me. This is my second year attending, and while the world's circumstances have made it a little difficult, the faculty has all been very active in helping students adjust. I changed majors during my first year, and the advising staff were very helpful; they were willing to talk to me and give me information about the majors they advised and help me find the one that fit best. The professors can be a mixed bag, but you get that at any school. Most are very involved and will do anything to help their students--whether that be with things within their class or outside of it! The students are fun, classes are interesting, and overall I don't regret choosing this school at all. I'd choose it over any other in a heartbeat!

Tanvir - 01/04/2020

Purdue Fort Wayne is a very unique school. When I came here at a freshman, the overall population or attendance of students at the school had been quite few. The professors which I had my freshman year were very good at teaching and professional. You could tell that they were experts in the fields that they were teaching in. The facilities are great! The library which they have is great! However the on-campus food is a bit of a problem mainly because it is so expensive. However that may be the case for every college. Overall I would rate the college a 3 out of 5 stars.

Emily - 08/24/2019

I think that Indiana University - Purdue University is great because they really encourage their students to learn, they provide every opportunity to assist when needed. Seeing students succeed is their highest priority. The campus itself is very nice, I love to study at the library. They have a local coffee shop on campus which is awesome I can support some place local plus have coffee so close!

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne is 93%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Knowing what I know now I would have never quit college the first time because it is the hardest thing to get back into college. I would definately go back and redo everything. I would go to class and work my hardest on my school work. I would encourage all my friends to stay in and do there best. I am ready to get a degree and start a career and raise my child.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    my classmates seem to be friendly for the most part and seem to rank close to where i rank in most categories.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Small campus with the assests of a large university; filled with love and encouragment to keep you wanting to succeed.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    i dont think there is a type that shouldnt, there are many diff. types here and no one seems to be singled out.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    I would have to say the diversity. There are so many different kinds of cultures and languages.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Being a branch of Indiana and Purdue University.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think the worst thing about our school is the fact that there are no dining halls. There are restaurants within the campus that are national and local chains, but there are no food plans available. They have plans to add one in the neat future, though.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    That alot of adults use this school so they can get better jobs so alot of the classes or filled with older people instead of kids my age.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Seeing that i come from Gary,Indiana its very different being around a variety of different people. Different cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and colors. It has lots of programs for students like me whom are unaware of what to expect coming into college. I was a first generation student so it was helpful.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That the professors do not take the classes very seriously.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    From the area. Want a small school. want to feel safe on campus.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I really do not "brag " about my school as I am unhappy there. Previously, I was attending another local but private university which I really enjoyed. However, I became overwhelmed with the cost of college each semester and found it difficult to concentrate and make decisions. I thought that going to a less expensive school would solve a large portion of my stress. However, that was not the case, and in fact has created even more stress to my life as I have found that the majority of staff at this school do not seem to care about the students.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Its a good school that is continuing to grow and expand. They are learning as they go.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

11,453

Total Undergrad Enrollment

557

Total Grad Students

6%

Out-Of-State

92%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

107

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

8%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
82%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

86% of students attending Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 49% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$19,727

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,400

Books and Supplies

$9,340

Room and Board

30,467

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,452
$30 - $48K
$6,251
$48 - $75K
$10,767
$75 - $110K
$16,082
$110K & UP
$17,195

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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