Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne

2014 Quick Stats
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard

Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Phone: (260) 481-6100
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne is a public institution that was founded in 1964. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,117, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 682 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,104 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,936 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a joint campus of two internationally recognized Big Ten schools. IPFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It has the broadest scope of programs of all institutions of higher learning in northeastern Indiana, offering more than 200 degree and certificate options. IPFW has a diverse enrollment of nearly 14,000 students encompassing many ages, races, and nationalities. Through exemplary standards in teaching, research, and service, IPFW reflects Indiana University and Purdue University commitments to excellence and lifelong learning. IPFW provides its students the opportunity for success through its academic diversity, affordability, and flexibility.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1964
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $39,575,227


When applying to Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 82.1%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne is 17:1, and the school has 51 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne include: Business Administration and Management, General; General Studies; Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General; Education, General; and Public Administration. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 60.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 4%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 20%
General Studies 17%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 10%
Education, General 9%
Public Administration 7%

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Student Life

Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,117, with a gender distribution of 44.6 percent male students and 55.4 percent female students. At this school, 6 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 94 percent of students live off campus. Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 13,771
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne, 99 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne.

Students who have cars on campus 99%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne, 75.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,831.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,104 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,936 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,242 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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