We Are Purdue University Fort Wayne
Purdue University Fort Wayne is located in Indiana’s second-largest city and offers a traditional campus experience within a thriving metropolitan setting. As part of the venerable Purdue University system, students earn undergraduate and graduate degrees from one of the most trusted and prestigious brands in higher education.
Comprising almost 600 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 housing, popular restaurants and retail, and inviting gathering spaces. The campus serves as the epicenter of culture and entertainment for the region and presents thousands of lectures, musical performances, theatrical productions, art exhibitions, and sporting events annually.
With more than 8,000 students and 300 full-time faculty members, Purdue Fort Wayne is perfectly sized to offer small classes and individualized attention, yet large enough to have all the attributes of a major research university. Students have the opportunity to work alongside faculty to tackle real-world challenges through groundbreaking research, to create exciting new scholarship, and to explore new facets of creative expression.
Students come from all over the country—and, increasingly, from all over the world—to choose majors in the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science; the College of Visual and Performing Arts; the College of Professional Studies; the Doermer School of Business; the School of Music; the School of Education; and the School of Polytechnic. The university is home to 14 Centers of Excellence, including the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering, and the Environmental Resources Center.
A diverse mix of students, including 1,200 who live in contemporary on-campus apartments, engage in more than 90 student organizations and clubs and volunteer in a variety of meaningful community initiatives and service projects. Students have the opportunity to participate in hundreds of internships that help them connect directly with area employers, gain essential experience, and build impressive résumés. Following graduation, our newest alumni often move into lucrative careers in the region’s burgeoning economy, which includes financial services, healthcare, defense, and advanced manufacturing.
The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons athletics program—a member of the Horizon League—helps fuel campus spirit, engagement, and pride through 16 NCAA Division I teams. Student-athletes represent the university as they compete on men’s and women’s teams that include basketball, track, soccer, and golf.
Purdue University Fort Wayne was founded in 1964 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.