Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (IPFW)

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IPFW can be found in Fort Wayne, IN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne has an enrollment of over eleven thousand students.

Many of the students getting into Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne got an SAT score in the range of 970 to 1190, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 18 to 25. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the IPFW average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.33 for accepted students. About 80% of all applicant were admitted at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 31% continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected IPFW acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 83%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall IPFW Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne was reported as 81.4% in Fall 2020 with over 6,380 college applications submitted to Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • IPFW ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • IPFW Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 93.3%
  • 2017-2018: 94.4%
  • 2018-2019: 96.6%
  • 2019-2020: 81.4%
  • Projected IPFW Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 83.4%

How Does IPFW Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Indiana University-South Bend77.7%
University of Notre Dame15.8%
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus71.8%
Butler University73.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to IPFW (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 600
Math480 - 590
Total Score970 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 25
Composite Score18 - 25
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