IPFW Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Venderly Bridge over the St. Joseph River on the the IPFW Campus
Venderly Bridge over the St. Joseph River on the the IPFW Campus. cra1gll0yd / Flickr

IPFW Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 93%, IPFW is accessible to almost all applicants. Students with good grades and solid test scores have a good chance of being accepted. Interested students can apply using the Common Application, which can save time and energy for those applying to multiple schools. Additional materials required for an application include high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • IPFW Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

IPFW Description:

IPFU, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, was established in 1964 as a collaboration between Indiana University and Purdue University. The university has grown significantly since its founding, and today it is the largest university in northeastern Indiana. The 682-acre campus sits along the banks of the St. Joseph River. The majority of IPFU students come from Indiana, and the university serves the needs of students with other work commitments. About one-third of students are part-time. IPFU offers over 200 programs of study, and among undergraduates, business and elementary education are particularly popular. Academic programs are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the IPFU Mastodons compete in the NCAA Division I Summit League. The university fields seven men's and eight women's Division I teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,010 (11,453 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 56% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,213 (in-state); $19,727 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,340
  • Other Expenses: $2,726
  • Total Cost: $21,679 (in-state); $33,193 (out-of-state)

IPFW Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 61%
    • Loans: 50%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,319
    • Loans: $5,587

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Communication, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, General Studies, Nursing, Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 61%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 7%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 24%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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