Point Park University is ...
NAIA Division II
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Point Park University Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management71 Graduates
Business Support Services67 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production66 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production41 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies35 Graduates
Electrical Engineering Technician17 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.60 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
Point Park University Reviews
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.
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!