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Your chances of getting into Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

80.7%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at IPFW is 80.7%.  Its admission rate is the 27th lowest in Indiana.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into IPFW and can you get accepted?

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 4,721 out of the 5,853 who applied were admitted.

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.37. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into IPFW?

81% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.37 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1100 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

IPFW GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.37

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into IPFW are to have around a 3.37 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.37 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as IPFW accepts 81% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at IPFW is 3.37 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #28 in Indiana for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since IPFW is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 15.7% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.2% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.3% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.4% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.9% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.5% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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IPFW SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 56% of students submitted SAT scores and 13% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

980-1210

Applicants Submitting SAT 

56%
SAT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 490
Math 25th Percentile 490
Composite 25th Percentile 980
SAT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 610
Math 75th Percentile 600
Composite 75th Percentile 1210
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at IPFW is 1100 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 980-1210. Students who get into Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne score in the top 64 percent of all SAT test takers..  IPFW ranks #21 in the state of Indiana for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1100 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. IPFW regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 980, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 860, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1100 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1095, you have around a 81% chance of being admitted. A 1210 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 89% chance of getting in.

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1210 and Above Good >89%
1095 to 1210 Avg + 81%-89%
980 to 1095 Avg - 69%-81%
865 to 980 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 865 Low <54%
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IPFW ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

20-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

13%
ACT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 18
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to IPFW is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 26.  The school ranks #20 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 17.

13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into IPFW for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 81% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 89% with a 26 ACT score.

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >89%
23 to 26 Avg + 81%-89%
20 to 23 Avg - 69%-81%
17 to 20 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 17 Low <54%
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High School Class Rank

75% of Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 30% are in the top quarter.

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 30%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,049 2,804 5,853
Accepted 2,484 2,237 4,721
Acceptance Rate 81% 80% 81%
Enrolled 581 629 1,210
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 28% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

43

Applicants have 43 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne is $30.

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.37 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1100 and ACT of 23 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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?

56% of students submit their SAT scores to IPFW. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

81% 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 1210. The average SAT score is 1095. 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 20 and 26. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.