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Get to Know IT

Indiana Tech has created this resource for prospective students—and their parents, guardians or guidance counselors—to introduce them to our outstanding, comprehensive university in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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You’re on a need-to-know basis—as in you need to know these things about Tech.

For instance, did you know Indiana Tech graduates are working at great places like Amazon, Apple, the Baltimore Orioles, FedEx, General Motors, Microsoft and Vera Bradley?

And that all freshmen students are automatically eligible for merit scholarships worth up to $13,000 when they apply to Tech?

If you want to get to know Indiana Tech, this is the place to start.

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What type of school is Indiana Tech?

Indiana Tech is a four-year comprehensive private university that offers certificates, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral-level degrees in a wide variety of programs, related to and outside of the tech field.

What makes Indiana Tech degrees unique or special?

We offer relationship-based programs taught by professors with real-world experience. We offer small classroom sizes, with hands-on coursework and experiences that will prepare you for real-life expectations from industry professionals in the workforce.

What programs are Indiana Tech known for offering?

Indiana Tech was founded in 1930 as an engineering school. Since then, it has grown to become a diverse, dynamic and comprehensive university. Engineering is still a significant field of study at Indiana Tech, but we also feature strong programs in business, computer science, criminal justice, life sciences, cybersecurity and communication.

What kinds of accolades can the university boast for its academics?

Indiana Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our biomedical, mechanical, and electrical engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Our College of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Our human resources program is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Are internships required for all majors?

Some degrees require internships in order to graduate, while others recommend an internship for experience and to boost your resume. To view what is required for your major, visit our academic catalog for curriculum information.

Since Indiana Tech is a private university, how can I afford to attend?

While we are a private university, we offer several financial aid opportunities—through scholarships, grants, state and federal sources—for those who qualify. In fact, 89% of our students receive financial assistance, which considerably reduces out-of-pocket expense.

What school code should I use for Indiana Tech when I am completing my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Indiana Tech’s school code is 001805. Complete your FAFSA at studentaid.gov/fafsa.

What kinds of scholarship are offered by Indiana Tech?

When you apply as a freshman, you are immediately eligible for a merit scholarship worth between $5,000 and $13,000—and, you do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores to be eligible. Our Elite Scholarships, worth $15,000, are also available. For those, SAT or ACT scores are required.

Indiana Tech also award a limited number of full-tuition Presidential Scholarships each year. To learn more about scholarships provided by Indiana Tech, visit financialservices.indianatech.edu/scholarships.

Endowed scholarships available to Indiana Tech students have been established by donors to the university. To learn more about endowed scholarships and criteria for applying, visit giving.indianatech.edu/funds/scholarships.

What kind of scholarships are offered for transfer students?

Transfers can qualify for a merit scholarship ranging from $4,000-$10,000 based on cumulative GPA from the last college attended. There may also be additional scholarship opportunities for student athletes, those students who live in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, or for those who have earned an associate degree.

To learn more about scholarship opportunities available to transfer students, visit financialservices.indianatech.edu/scholarships/transfer-undergraduate.

How do I apply for outside scholarships?

We recommend visiting these websites for additional information and to apply.

What is the average cost of textbooks at Indiana Tech?

Most schools require students to purchase textbooks prior to the start of each semester. At Indiana Tech, your books are provided to you as part of a rental agreement at the beginning of each semester. Your textbooks are included in the cost of tuition.

When can I begin taking classes through Early Start?

You can begin taking Early Start classes during your freshman year of high school.

How much do Early Start classes cost?

Early Start classes cost $75 per credit hour or $225 for a typical three-credit course. That is a significant savings compared to normal tuition. Plus, books are included at no additional cost.

What are the benefits of enrolling in the Early Start program?

Depending on what degree you pursue in college, some, or all, of your Early Start credit could be counted toward your degree. This will reduce the time you need to complete your degree, which will save you time and money.

In addition, you can earn a $500 scholarship for each Early Start course (up to three courses) you complete with a C or better, to be applied toward your Indiana Tech tuition when you enroll as a freshman. And, the scholarship rolls over each year you are a full-time student at Tech (up to four years). So, taking Early Start courses could qualify you for $6,000 in scholarship money.

Also, you can utilize facilities, activities and services available at our Fort Wayne campus, which includes the Fitness Center, the Career Center, the McMillen Library and sporting events. And finally, because you’re accepted as an Early Start student you’re automatically accepted as a freshman if you choose to attend Indiana Tech.

Where can I learn more about Early Start?

Learn more about Early Start or contact us for more information on admissions.indianatech.edu/early-start.

How many residence halls are on the Indiana Tech campus?

Eight—Evans-Kimmell Hall, Kalbfleisch Hall, Oropeza Hall, Pierson Hall, Summit Hall, Warrior Rows A and B, Yergens-Rogers Hall. All are modern, comfortable AND EXPLORABLE—here. See where you might live at Indiana Tech. https://housing.indianatech.edu/residence-halls/

Are there single-occupancy rooms in any of Indiana Tech’s residence halls, and am I eligible to receive a single-occupancy room?

We do have a couple of residence halls that offer single-occupancy rooms. However, most incoming freshmen and transfer students are placed in double-occupancy rooms. If you have special accommodations and would like to request consideration for a single-occupancy room, you can reach out to Residence Life at 260.422.5561, ext. 2234, or residencelife@indianatech.edu.

Where can I learn more about Indiana Tech’s residence halls?

Explore our residence halls and meet our RAs on housing.indianatech.edu.

Are meals plans included with residential halls?

First-year transfers are typically assigned to either Pierson or Kalbfleisch Hall, which features suite-style accommodations and comes with an automatic meal plan of 19 meals per week. Students who are placed in apartment-style housing such as Evans-Kimmell, Summit and Oropeza Halls are able to choose a meal plan that suits their needs. Warrior Row A and B and Yergens-Rogers Hall do not require meals plan since a full kitchen is provided, however students can purchase a smaller meal plan through Student Financial Services.

Outside of the classroom, what is there to do at Indiana Tech?

Indiana Tech’s Student Engagement department organizes more than 145 events every year to engage students with the campus community, help them build a social network and give them a recreational outlet outside of the classroom. Events include comedy shows, live music and performances, trips, volunteer outings and others.

Plus, Indiana Tech boasts a six-lane bowling alley, pool tables and other fun things to do in its Recreation Center, a real movie theater (Magee-O’Connor Theater) that shows newish movies regularly, a Fitness Center filled with state-of-the-art workout equipment, a robust intramural program and dozens of student organizations and clubs where one can pursue their passion.

Where can I learn more about what there is to do at Indiana Tech?

Learn more about student engagement at Indiana Tech at indianatech.edu/life. Once you become a student at Indiana Tech, the Commons 803 app provides students with a daily schedule of events and activities that are happening on campus.

Does it cost anything to participate in Student Engagement activities?

Most of our events are free to students. Some events that take place off campus may require a small fee.

What kinds of resources does Indiana Tech have in place for students who are struggling?

Indiana Tech’s Office of Student Success (the OSS) is staffed by caring student success advisors and was created to help students navigate around any obstacles they may encounter during their college career.

The OSS helps students improve their study skills, get them connected with a tutor, advises them on future class selections and much more. In addition, the OSS is the starting point for students with disabilities. The goal of the OSS is to keep all students moving forward in their pursuit of their academic goals.

Where can I learn more about Indiana Tech’s Office of Student Success?

You can learn more about the Office of Student Success at studentsuccess.indianatech.edu.

What resources does your library offer?

McMillen Library, located in the Snyder Academic Center, offers services such as Ask-A-Librarian for those in need of reference assistance, Live chats, text or virtual consultation options to connect with staff members for various research questions. The Writing Center, located on the second floor of the library, is available to assist students with writing skills. Additional services include online access to eBooks, journals and other scholarly articles as well as various research guides to assist with research projects.

What kinds of resources does Indiana Tech have in place to help students develop professionally?

A lifelong benefit to students and alumni alike, our Career Center works to equip clients with professional proficiency that prepares them well for their first—or next—career.

Our career coaches advise users through self-assessments, career exploration, job search preparation and more. In addition, the Career Center hosts several events during the year, intended to help clients with professional growth. All services are free, and students are encouraged to visit early and often to take full advantage.

Where can I learn more about Indiana Tech’s Career Center?

You can learn more about Indiana Tech’s Career Center, explore resources and tips at careercenter.indianatech.edu.

How much does it cost to attend Indiana Tech athletic events?

Students are able to attend Indiana Tech athletic events for free.

How do I connect with the athletic department if I am interested in playing college sports?

Visit indianatechwarriors.com/feature/beapartofit to see if you have what it takes to become a Warrior. There you can learn about our programs and our facilities and complete a recruiting form that could begin your career as a collegiate athlete at Indiana Tech.

Does Indiana Tech have a security department?

Yes. Our security is active 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Unarmed security officers and off duty police work together to ensure that the campus community can learn, live and work in a safe environment.

How does the security department keep the campus safe?

Foot and vehicle patrols are conducted around the campus day and night. Staff, faculty and students are given the tools to report any issues they find. The security department maintains a strong working relationship with the Fort Wayne Police Department. These combined efforts allow the security team to meet issues as they arise.

Additionally, we have hundreds of cameras across campus and an emergency notification system that we can use to send out emergency notifications. All building entrances have the ability to be remotely locked in an emergency also.

Where can I find safety data for the Fort Wayne campus?

For CLERY Act reporting, visit safety.indianatech.edu/crime-stats. Other safety information can be found by navigating through safety.indianatech.edu.

What crimes happen on campus?

Unfortunately, crime still occurs on and around campus. The City of Fort Wayne works tirelessly to keep the surrounding neighborhoods safe just as the security department does the same on campus. Surrounding campus, unlocked vehicles have been targets of theft if parked on the side streets. On campus, theft between students is the most common crime and happens when something is left unlocked and unattended.

Outside of theft, criminal actions are rare on campus but can occur. Data on CLERY Act reportable crimes can be found at safety.indianatech.edu/crime-stats.

What about campus parking?

Fort Wayne campus requires parking permits for vehicles on campus. More information can be found at safety.indianatech.edu/parking

What is weather like in Northeast Indiana?

Northeast Indiana experiences all four seasons, and during seasonal changes, temperatures can change suddenly.

  • During fall months, high temperatures average between 49 and 76 degrees, while low temperatures average between 33 and 54 degrees.
  • During winter months, highs average between 32 and 37 degrees, while lows average between 17 and 23 degrees.
  • During spring months, highs average between 47 and 72 degrees, while lows average between 29 and 50 degrees.
  • During summer months, highs average between 81 and 84 degrees, while lows average between 60 and 63 degrees.

Generally speaking, what is Fort Wayne like?

Fort Wayne is a city on the rise with a vibrant, safe downtown and numerous options for entertainment. Northeast Indiana’s cultural hub is home to 259,000 citizens, 15 museums and art galleries, a philharmonic orchestra, a botanical conservatory, a nationally renowned zoo, professional sports teams, awesome music venues, tantalizing dining options, a popular trail system and nearly 100 public parks.

What large cities are close to Fort Wayne?

Fort Wayne is within a four-hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Columbus and Louisville.

Where can I find out more about Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana?

To learn more about Fort Wayne, go to visitfortwayne.com. Also, check out the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership at neindiana.com.

I want to learn more about Indiana Tech on your website. Where should I go?

Explore indianatech.edu/admission-aid to get started.

I want a traditional on-campus college experience at Indiana Tech’s main Fort Wayne campus. With whom should I connect at Indiana Tech?

Contact our traditional admissions, by email admissions@indianatech.edu, or by phone 260.422.5561, ext. 3103.

I want to take accelerated courses, either online or at a regional campus near me. With whom should I connect at Indiana Tech?

Those courses are delivered through Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Students (CPS). Contact CPS admissions, by email cps@indianatech.edu, or by phone 800.288.1766.

Does my student need to provide my SAT or ACT scores to apply to Indiana Tech?

No. Your student does not need to provide SAT or ACT scores to apply to Indiana Tech. However, if he or she wishes to apply for any of Indiana Tech’s elite scholarships, they will need to submit their SAT or ACT scores.

Is there a particular Indiana Tech admissions counselor I should be working with?

The Indiana Tech admissions counselor with whom you should work depends on your school, state or region. Find out who you should be working with—and their contact information—at admissions.indianatech.edu/contact/staff.

Use the Find Your Counselor matrix at the top of the page or scroll through each counselor to see what population they serve.

Come See Us

We are still hosting in-person tours and admission events on our Fort Wayne campus. Or, you can visit us virtually.