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Purdue University Fort Wayne
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  • 4 Year
  • FORT WAYNE, IN

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

2101 E COLISEUM BLVD
FORT WAYNE, IN 46805
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
From Purdue University Fort Wayne

Purdue University Fort Wayne is located in Indiana’s second-largest city and offers a traditional campus experience within a thriving metropolitan setting. As part of the venerable Purdue University system, students earn undergraduate and graduate degrees from one of the most trusted and prestigious brands in higher education.

With nearly 6,000 students and over 300 full-time faculty members, Purdue Fort Wayne is perfectly sized to offer small classes and individualized attention, yet large enough to have all the attributes of a major research university. Students have the opportunity to work alongside faculty to tackle real-world challenges through groundbreaking research, to create exciting new scholarship, and to explore new facets of creative expression.

Purdue University Fort Wayne was founded in 1964 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Purdue University Fort Wayne Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$11,820 / 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
$7,108 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 75 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 93 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 92 responses

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Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,752 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,016
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
  • Commuter
    58%
  • Determined
    19%
  • Economical
    9%
  • Nerdy
    5%
  • Degree without knowledge
    3%
  • Disappointed
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 110 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
  • Great education with less tuition cost
    39%
  • Home away from Home
    17%
  • Looked down upon for it's placement but credible.
    14%
  • There
    14%
  • Not far from home
    9%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 56 responses

Purdue University Fort Wayne Reviews

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