Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
2101 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 481-6100
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a four-year, public institution in Fort Wayne, Ind. The university was founded in 1964 as a combined campus through Indiana University and Purdue University. According to its website, IPFW is the largest university in northeast Indiana and the fifth largest in the state. IPFW serves 14,326 students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Programs Offered

IPFW offers more than 200 academic options through its five colleges, one school, and two divisions composed of 33 departments. IPFW comprises the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science, College of Health and Human Services, College of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Education and Public Policy, the Richard T. Doermer School of Business and Management Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Studies and Division of Labor Studies. Undergraduate programs include: accounting, actuarial science, advanced microprocessors, art education, bank management, business, ceramics, commercial art, communication sciences and disorders, folklore, gerontology, hospitality management, informatics, life sciences, medieval studies, and metals. Graduate programs are available in applied computer science, health systems administration, nurse executive, special education, and systems engineering. Online degree programs are available through the Division of Continuing Studies, including a bachelor’s degree in general studies with minors in psychology, business studies, communication studies, and women’s studies, and a graduate degree in nursing.


The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne since 1969.


General admission to IPFW requires a class rank in 100th to 50th percentile and a cumulative GPA greater than 2.8. Admissions also requires a 1420 score on the SAT or better, or a 20 score on the ACT or better. Individual majors may set additional admissions requirements. Prospective students may submit an application online or print out an application and drop it off to the admissions office. A $50 application fee is required with the application. IPFW sets an Aug. 1 admission deadline.


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