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Why Us Find

You take your education seriously, and so do we.

At Purdue University Fort Wayne we combine the international prestige and challenging academics of Purdue University with personalized attention and hands-on opportunities.

Located in up-and-coming Fort Wayne, Indiana, we’re big-city in culture and lifestyle, but small-city in affordability, connectivity, and support.

When you leave Purdue Fort Wayne, you'll have a degree from one of the most respected names in education—opening doors to countless opportunities and experiences.

Every journey is important. We’re prepared for yours.

Our school represents a great education and unlimited opportunities. It also represents the place where I made many great friends!

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Mexico, Ind.

Academics Craft

We know what it means to be unique.

Every facet of Purdue University Fort Wayne’s academic experience has been crafted with the diversity of our students’ needs and interests in mind, so that we can support your individualized pursuit of what matters most to you.

Not sure what your major should be? With our Pathway Program, our counselors and advisers will work with you to find the career path that's perfect for you.

At Purdue Fort Wayne, pick from dozens of majors in:

With ample support services and a robust selection of honors societies, we have every tool you’ll need to ensure success and satisfaction with your education.

It’s your college career. You’re the boss.

Student Life See

Student organizations. Events. Athletics. Your own private room.

Many of our students have their own private bedroom (and bathroom) in our on-campus, apartment-style living spaces. Walk or bike to class. Catch the bus to Fort Wayne for a burger at Powers or banh mi at Kim Vu.

Join in on an intramural sport or take advantage of free admission to all of the Mastodons’ home games—whichever sport is your thing. And we’ve got 14 other men’s and women’s sports teams to cheer on all year long.

We know student life is just as important as your academic one.

So kick off your shoes—here, you’re home.

While the school tested my character and passion, it taught me that as long as you have a family, grit, and the right attitude, everything is possible. It enabled me to believe in my true blue potential.

Major: Biology
Hometown: Goshen, Ind.

Fort Wayne explore

Your Backyard through

Small-city vibes. Big-city opportunities.

Fort Wayne is the second-largest city in Indiana, and there’s so much to see and do here.

We believe in strong community connections, which is why we’re proud of our 250+ partnerships with regional employers and industries.

You’ll intern, network, and receive some of your most formative experiences and opportunities in this city. And you’ll definitely catch a TinCaps baseball game or Mad Ants basketball game—it’s a Purdue University Fort Wayne tradition.

We know you’re going to love this city as much as we do. Here are a few of the items on our Fort Wayne must-do list:

We can talk all day about why we love Fort Wayne.

But you’re from here. You know already that this city is on an upswing: Businesses are flourishing. Arts and culture have taken hold. New opportunities are popping up all over the place. It’s a nice place to call home.

At Purdue University Fort Wayne, you’re getting all the prestige and pedigree of Purdue’s big name, but with convenience, cozy class sizes, and affordability.

Learn from some of the best faculty in the country; intern with businesses you’ve admired your whole life; make new friends from your hometown and beyond. There’s nothing you can’t do here:


IPFW becomes Purdue University Fort Wayne July 1, 2018. Between now and then, we’re changing webpages, forms, and more to reflect our new name. Thanks for your patience as we move forward with this exciting change!

Your next big adventure is about to begin.

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Arts and Sciences

  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Data Science and Applied Statistics
  • English
  • General Studies
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women's Studies


  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Organizational Leadership

Professional Studies

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Services
  • Middle School Education
  • Public Administration and Policy
  • Secondary Education

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art and Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music Education
  • Music – Outside Field (Music Technology, Business, Theatre, or another discipline)
  • Music Performance
  • Music Therapy
  • Theatre


It’s perfectly normal to be undecided about a major. At Purdue Fort Wayne, you can take advantage of our Pathway Program to explore your interests and discover your major.

There are six Pathway options for students at PFW. These Pathways cover overarching areas of study:

  • Business and Leadership
  • Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering and Science
  • Polytechnic

Choosing a pathway will help determine if a certain major and career choice may be right for you, and it should help to eliminate the guesswork and uncertainty that many students experience during this process.