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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
IPFW is a public university located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,913 undergraduate students. The IPFW acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 32% of students, IPFW alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,800.
About Purdue University Fort Wayne...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
The Summit League
Address
2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$10,924/ 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
$7,555/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

Academics

Professors
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.72 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,913Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,044
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Commuter
    71%
  • Determined
    14%
  • Degree without knowledge
    4%
  • Disappointed
    4%
  • Economical
    4%
  • Nerdy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say they don't have Greek life.95 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Great education with less tuition cost
    41%
  • Home away from Home
    18%
  • There
    18%
  • Looked down upon for it's placement but credible.
    14%
  • Not far from home
    8%
  • Paradoxical
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
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 have been at PFW for two years now, and have truly loved my experience. The professors are so engaged and committed to the success of their students. Everyone on campus is very kind and committed to their work. I love my majors!
Purdue Fort Wayne is a small campus, which is great because most classes and resources are within a short walk of each other. The staff and student assistants are also very kind and helpful!