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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
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
About Point Park University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
River States Conference
Address
201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
From Point Park University

At Point Park University, in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, you’ll have access to opportunities only a world-class city can offer — and few universities can match — for a real-world education that puts you on the Point Park path to a professional career. Our innovative cooperative education program empowers you to work in a paid, full-time position with our corporate partners while earning college credits. We offer more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in today's most sought-after fields. Faculty who teach from experience and have connections to working professionals in your field. Generous financial aid and overall lower tuition costs than many of our competitors for an outstanding return on your college investment. Walking distance to dozens of companies and organizations for co-op, internship and job opportunities.
Get started on a more active, more professional education at Point Park University. Career-ready. That's the Point. Point Park University.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$21,832/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,679/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,758Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
523
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
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  • COPA
    47%
  • Creative
    29%
  • Vibrant
    9%
  • Obnoxious judgemental theatre major
    7%
  • Artsy
    2%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.69 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.94 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Creative and unique
    48%
  • Artsy
    33%
  • Helpful and Passionate
    10%
  • Finding it's niche
    4%
  • Annoying
    2%
  • Checkered Vans
    2%
  • Small
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $37,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    55%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    70%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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    Point Park University Reviews

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    I love taking classes online. I can have a perfect balance between work, life, and school. Point Park University offers a wide selection of majors and online classes. The professors are very knowledgeable and the Academic advisors guide you where you need to be. This university provides real world scenarios which not only helps to add to your portfolio to show to future employers but also helps make the learning process fun and memorable.

    This school is local to the Pittsburgh area and at one 1 in 5 graduates in Allegheny county were alumni of Point Park University. Go Pioneers!
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    Point Park seems like a great school. Since I live in the Pittsburgh area, it is located conveniently downtown by Market Square. There is accessible public transportation. I can catch the bus from home straight to school and back. The college offers a variety of majors within the arts, business, education, culinary, and the sciences. I am a science major attending the school so I had to tour the campus. I love the closeness of study halls and the small classes. The campus is diverse and offers a variety of sport activities. I am excited for a great experience at Point Park!
    It's all about what you make of it. You have to make your degree worth something or it will hold no value. You are in downtown Pittsburgh, if you aren't getting internships, volunteering and making connections that's on you, not the school. Professors are hit or miss - some are great - some cancel class a week early because they "don't feel like coming anymore." If you are interested in communications or the performing arts then this is a good school simply because of the student media clubs and proximity to the city. If you are looking for a big party school or a school that will challenge you academically - then this is not the school for you. But if you're self-motivated you can get a lot out of your time here.