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Point Park University
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  • 4 Year
  • PITTSBURGH, PA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Point Park University is committed to the health and safety of the campus community. We are planning for your future semesters to be on our vibrant Downtown Pittsburgh campus and fully operational. We are accepting scheduled campus visits. Admission counselors will also continue to accommodate prospective families via email, phone, live chat, virtual tour, virtual appointment and Open House 2.0. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade D+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

201 WOOD ST
PITTSBURGH, PA 15222
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
River States Conference
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
70%
SAT Range
970-1180
ACT Range
18-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,980 / 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
$22,039 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 70 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 82 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 81 responses

Majors

Innovative Co-op & Professional Career-Readiness Center

Point Park University prepares you to be career-ready. Our innovative co-op program connects you with our corporate partners for paid, full-time positions while earning college credits. Our Downtown Pittsburgh location puts internships, co-op and career opportunities at your doorstep. Our Professional Career-Readiness Center prepares you with the skills (resume, job search, interview) to succeed.

Online

Online Programs Offered
18
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
15
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    55%
  • On Campus
    14%
  • Online
    32%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,410 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
381
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
  • COPA
    47%
  • Creative
    31%
  • Vibrant
    10%
  • Obnoxious judgemental theatre major
    7%
  • Artsy
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Passionate
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 73 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
  • Creative and unique
    48%
  • Artsy
    30%
  • Helpful and Passionate
    11%
  • Finding it's niche
    4%
  • Annoying
    2%
  • Checkered Vans
    2%
  • Small
    2%

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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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