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About PFW

Mastodons, we’re one of a kind

Who We Are

For more than 50 years, Purdue Fort Wayne has drawn Mastodons from near and far. Our students value the prestigious Purdue name and degree, and they experience the affordability and vibrance of Indiana’s second-largest city, Fort Wayne. We offer a traditional campus experience with perfectly sized classes that allow for individualized attention to help our students thrive. Students also have the opportunity to work alongside faculty to tackle real-world challenges through groundbreaking research and to explore new facets of creative expression.

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We’re here to help you build fulfilling careers, meaningful lives, and flourishing communities. Meet our administration, see what it takes to make it all happen, and feel the support of the Herd.
Meet Our Team


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We’re more than a source of higher education. Our university is an integral part of the surrounding community. We’ve been moving Fort Wayne forward since our founding.
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Purdue Fort Wayne is the only university in the country with a mastodon as a mascot. It’s a distinction that we are proud of, and it represents our unique story.
Our Story
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See it for yourself.

Explore the Mastodon stomping grounds. Our campus and the surrounding community of Fort Wayne are filled with opportunities and adventures.

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Contact us.

2101 East Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Office of Admissions
260-481-6812 | 800-324-4739 | [email protected]


Purdue Fort Wayne is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Consumer Information

We keep you in the know.

At Purdue Fort Wayne, you have access to consumer information that maintains transparency for current and prospective students, parents, and the public.

At Purdue Fort Wayne, we strive to enforce security policies and keep crime to a minimum to ensure your safety. University Police produces an Annual Safety Report [PDF] that discloses relevant information regarding these policies and crime statistics. You can also view historical information about our campus on the University Police website.

We are invested in your successes and endeavors after you graduate. The Career Development Center collects data each year through the First Destination Survey [PDF]. This document is a snapshot of graduates. It includes an array of statistics, including employment and graduate school information. For those with a Purdue University user account, an interactive dashboard (internal) has been created to help you filter this information by specific colleges, departments, and majors. For those without a Purdue University user account, a less detailed dashboard (external) has been created. 

The Net Price Calculator is a tool designed to help students estimate what it may cost to attend Purdue University Fort Wayne. Actual net price can vary significantly based on student eligibility and does not represent an actual award. For more information, see the Office of the Bursar for detailed information on tuition and fees. You may also visit the Office of Financial Aid to learn more about financial aid.

Disability Access Center ensures equal access to university programs and services for eligible students.