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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Purdue Fort Wayne is a public university located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,702 undergraduate students. The Purdue Fort Wayne acceptance rate is 97%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 39% of students, Purdue Fort Wayne alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,800.
2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
The Summit League

Purdue University Fort Wayne Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

PFW Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1180
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,195/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,013/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,702Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,962
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Commuter
    69%
  • Determined
    16%
  • Economical
    6%
  • Degree without knowledge
    4%
  • Disappointed
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say they don't have Greek life.98 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Great education with less tuition cost
    43%
  • Home away from Home
    19%
  • There
    17%
  • Looked down upon for it's placement but credible.
    13%
  • Not far from home
    7%
  • Paradoxical
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
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I am currently a student at Purdue University Fort Wayne, and the atmosphere makes you feel welcomed! When I was first applying to college, I had no clue where I wanted to attend and thought about taking a gap year. I applied to this campus without any thought, and eventually started classes at Purdue Fort Wayne majoring in Human Services. My department professors are truly wonderful as they help me with any questions or concerns I have regarding anything. It's a small diverse university that gives you a great education for a lot less than some other universities.
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I love this school! The students enrolled make you feel welcomed and comfortable like you have always gone to school there. The staff wants and drives each day to help you become successful, even in the hardest topics. There is free tutoring and help all around campus. PFW has a ton of diversity and people from all over. It's a great place to start the next step.
The facilities are nicely updated and kept clean. There are many areas for quiet studying as well as group studying. Many of the faculty are caring and will work with you to enable your success. Most of the professors in my experience are helpful, flexible, and encouraging; while still supporting you and your goals even after you are no longer taking their class!