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  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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Point Park is a private university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,710 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Point Park acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Business Support Services, Drama and Theatre Production, and Dance. Graduating 58% of students, Point Park alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,800.
About Point Park University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
River States Conference
Address
201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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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

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1110
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$22,262/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,072/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,655/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,393/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,837/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,320/ year
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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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,710Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • COPA
    48%
  • Creative
    30%
  • Vibrant
    10%
  • Obnoxious judgemental theatre major
    8%
  • Artsy
    2%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.64 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Creative and unique
    47%
  • Artsy
    34%
  • Helpful and Passionate
    11%
  • Finding it's niche
    4%
  • Annoying
    2%
  • Checkered Vans
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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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!
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Very displeased with the dance conservatory! My daughter got injured with a knee injury and no physical therapy was provided! Didn't call or anything! She has to wait to heal so she can get back dancing. Now she sits in classes for hours a day! She enjoys the program because of friends who attended before her (juniors. She's a sophomore) but after this, the faculty left a bad taste in my mouth.
Point Park offers students large financial aid packages, a spotlessly clean environment, and a safe community protected by graduates of the police academy and secured .buildongs. Additionally, the campus is well designed, including elevators and ramps for physically challenged students. While the curriculum is quite diverse, the administration offers numerous organizations and counseling to ensure the success of the student body at the university.