B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Point Park University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Point Park University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1090
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$22,461/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,437/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,057/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,350/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,614/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,923/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,643Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • COPA
    50%
  • Creative
    30%
  • Vibrant
    11%
  • Obnoxious judgemental theatre major
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.60 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Creative and unique
    44%
  • Artsy
    37%
  • Helpful and Passionate
    12%
  • Finding it's niche
    5%
  • Annoying
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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Since Point Park is a vertical campus, everything is very close together which makes living on campus very convenient. And with the sky-bridge that connects Thayer Hall and Lawrence Hall, many Freshmen don't have to go outside to get to many of the school's main areas, including laundry, the Registrar and Financial Aid offices, the mail room, or even the Cafeteria. College dorms are never the best, but I loved living there even as a freshmen. I living in both Thayer and Lawrence, and they were both very livable. Thayer has air conditioning but no private bathrooms, and Lawrence had no air conditioning but private bathrooms. I honestly really enjoyed them both! And if you really hate your roommate, there's always a lot of places to get away to in order to get some work done without having to be in your room.
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There are so many internship opportunities right near the school. We get emails daily about new internships or jobs that pop up, and they tell Point Park first because so many people from our school have taken them in the past and it has been successful for them. There are constantly employers posting jobs around campus or even setting up a booth letting students know they are hiring. The career services office puts on several Career Fairs each semester which are so giant that students from other schools attend them too! They are a great opportunity to get your name and face right in front of employers.
I am a current sophomore at PPU. I love the city of Pittsburgh and depending on your major, this school can either be a hit or miss. The campus's location can not be beat, it is in the heart of downtown and has easy access to a lot of food, shopping, museums and ect. The student life and athletics could be a little more enthusiastic but it is slowly building due to the increase of student. All in all, this campus and school is what you make it!