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Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Chances of getting into Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.8%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into IPFW and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,586 out of 5,540 applicants were admitted making Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent. Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IPFW SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne?

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >89%
1080 to 1180 Avg + 83%-89%
980 to 1080 Avg - 74%-83%
880 to 980 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 880 Low <63%
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IPFW ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
24%
ACT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into IPFW?

Admission data indicates that IPFW regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >89%
22 to 25 Avg + 83%-89%
19 to 22 Avg - 74%-83%
16 to 19 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 16 Low <63%
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IPFW GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.33
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into IPFW. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.33 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as IPFW accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 11.7% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.6% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.8% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 13.9% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.8% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 21.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.1% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.1% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

72% of Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 72%
Lower 50% of class 28%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,220 2,320 5,540
Accepted 2,655 1,931 4,586
Acceptance Rate 82% 83% 83%
Enrolled 717 671 1,388
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 35% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
72

Applicants have 72 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151102 IPEDS survey data for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

FAQs

Does Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne prefer SAT or ACT?

86% of students submit their SAT scores to IPFW. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to IPFW. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1180. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.