Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN

IPFW, founded in 1964, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 565-acre campus is located in Fort Wayne, 110 miles from Indianapolis.

Website: www.ipfw.edu/

Public
Co-ed
12,674
Undergraduate
Students
(55.3%) 7,011 Women
(44.7%) 5,663 Men
540
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
91% of 3,386 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,450
Out-of-state: $20,298
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Freshman Award
$9,480
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,419
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
403
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Fort Wayne Population
256,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
8% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mastodon
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
5.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.0% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
5.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2101 East Coliseum Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Phone
(260) 481-6812
Fax
 
E-mail
ask@ipfw.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
91% of 3,386 applicants were admitted
Women
91% of 1,942 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 1,444 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,007 (98%) of 3,077 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,646 (93%) of 1,770 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.20
3.75 and Above
15%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
27%
Score of 18 - 23
53%
Score of 12 - 17
12%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 14%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 75%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,450
Out-of-state: $20,298
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 10
Award Notification
On or about April 26
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001828
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,407 (90.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,097 (78.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,019 (92.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
70 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$9,480
Need-Based Gift
Received by 669 (65.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,090
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 607 (59.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,002
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 501 (49.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
11 (.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,198

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
5,658 (85.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,593 (81.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,340 (94.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
218 (5.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$9,786
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,963 (68.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,401
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,955 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,783
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,363 (31.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
115 (1.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,710

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
11%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,419
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Engineering/Technologies, Premedicine
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Statistics, General
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
403
Part-Time Faculty
398
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
43%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
642
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Public Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Facilities Management
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Management
  • Public Policy
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Systems Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Fort Wayne Population
256,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
683 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.3 average low in January, 80.9 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Fort Wayne
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Fort Wayne

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
8% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
92%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mastodon
School Colors
Royal blue, white, and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, live action combat club, active minds, intervarsity christian fellowship, student athlete leadership team, league of legends (lol)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
12,674
Women
7,011 (55.3%)
Men
5,663 (44.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,971
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
5.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.0% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students.
1.4% from 45 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
540

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
5.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
17.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
25.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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