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Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne (IPFW)

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne provides a variety of program options for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Fort Wayne, IN and publically funded. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled per year at IPFW.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs IPFW offers:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Public Administration And Social Services

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1260 - 1600 for the SAT exam and within the range of 18 - 24 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to IPFW. Roughly 90% of all applicant were admitted at this school, with 81% of those accepted choosing to attend. More information on admissions can be found here.

The tuition at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $7,400 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $18,000 annually. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $6,700. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for IPFW is the "Mastodons", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students can visit the school's http://www.ipfw.edu to see additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students IPFW accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting accepted to IPFW.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading420 - 530
SAT ® Math430 - 550
SAT ® Writing410 - 520
SAT ® Total Score1260 - 1600

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English17 - 24
ACT ® Math18 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score18 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into IPFW

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting accepted into Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions2,530 (91%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled2,044 (81%)

Student Enrollment

Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne has a total student population of about 14,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 6% enrolling as graduate students and 94% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,000-$7,200
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $16,000-$18,770
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $260-$310 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $610-$730 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships63%$6,772
Receiving Student Loans64%$5,265

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

IPFW has an overall graduation rate which is close to 27%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years5%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
  • Dental Laboratory Technician Program
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

IPFW is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (The Summit League)
  • Basketball (The Summit League)
  • Track and Field (The Summit League)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies


Public Administration and Social Services


Health and Clinical Professions

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Interior Design (A, B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Art Studies (B)
  • Commercial and Advertising Art (A)
  • Music Performance (B)
  • Music (B)

Communications and Journalism

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Engineering Technology

  • Mechanical Technology Technician (A, B)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A, B)
  • Architectural Engineering Technology (A)
  • Construction Engineering Technology (B)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (B)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (A)
  • Industrial Technology (A, B, C)
  • Engineering Management (M)
  • Quality Control Technology (C)

Science Technology

  • Chemical Technology (A)

English Language and Literature

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Data Processing (A, B)
  • Computer (A, B, C, M)

Social Sciences


Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)


Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Womens Studies (B)

Security and Protective Services

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