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Purdue University Fort Wayne

Comprising almost 700 beautiful acres on the banks of the St. Joseph River, the university conveys a significant presence in the region and boasts a modern campus that includes well-equipped classrooms, impressive research labs, first-rate student apartments, popular restaurants and retail, and inviting gathering spaces. 

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (4)
Journalism & Media (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Founded in 1964, Purdue University Fort Wayne is located in Indiana's second-largest city and offers a traditional campus experience within a thriving metropolitan setting. 


With more than 8,100 degree-seeking students and 330 full-time faculty members, Purdue Fort Wayne offers small classes and individualized attention with all the attributes of a major research university.


Our Centers of Excellence engage you in experiential learning opportunities through service and research. These real-life experiences will allow you to market the skills you learn to the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. As a participant, you will be exposed to multidisciplinary collaboration. Through the Centers of Excellence, you will enhance your academic experience and form valuable partnerships.


  • Purdue University Fort Wayne employees can pursue exciting career paths in an environment that fosters a quality work life for faculty and staff.
  • Our Career Services area provides a variety of resources for students

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Student services

Whether you are a student joining our campus community for the first time or a student continuing your studies with us, IPFW offers you the opportunity to pursue your goals in an environment that provides both challenge and support, to engage actively in the academic and social life of campus, and to benefit from and contribute to the greater Fort Wayne community.

Housing services

Individuals who are employed at Purdue University Fort Wayne, who believe they may be a person with a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodation(s) under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are encouraged to contact Purdue University Fort Wayne Human Resources at 260-481-6840. The accommodation process applies to all Purdue University Fort Wayne employees including temporary and student employees.

Library services

The library's services and facilities are available to Purdue University Fort Wayne students, faculty and staff and to residents of Indiana and visitors. Our goal is to provide a virtual and physical environment that fully supports Purdue University Fort Wayne's mission and goals.

ICT services

IT Services provides a number of resources and services to the Purdue Fort Wayne community.  These include but are not limited to:

  • E-mail
  • Facilities (computer labs, computers in classrooms, etc.)
  • Hardware & Printers
  • goPFW
  • Network & Internet
  • Software & Applications
  • IUware
  • Resources for New Students

Student Life

Campus life

The campus serves as the epicenter of culture and entertainment for the region and presents hundreds of lectures, musical performances, theatrical productions, art exhibitions, and sporting events annually. 

Sports facilities

  • Purdue University Fort Wayne offers a number of Intramural Individual Sports and activities for students' participation.
  • Intramural Individual Sports and activities are a great way to meet new friends and stay active year around.
  • Feel free to browse through the pages listed on left and explore which individual sports and/or activities you might be interested in.
  • If there is an individual Sport or activity that you do not see offered and believe there is significant student interest, feel free to reach out via email to see if we can help set it up.

Student clubs

The club sports program offers a unique blend of team and individual sports; some are organized for competitions while others are more instructional in nature. Contact information for each club is listed below.

  • Bass Fishing Club
  • Hockey Club
  • Soccer Club


Purdue Fort Wayne is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Student Reviews

Study for what you love
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Studying at Purdue made me realize what area of study was I passionate about and that was political science.

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

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