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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  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 2,749 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Point Park acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Drama and Theatre Production, Business Support Services, and Dance. Graduating 60% of students, Point Park alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,000.
201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
River States Conference

Point Park University Rankings

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Point Park Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$21,713/ 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
$20,694/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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.79 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
13
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,749Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
447
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
  • COPA
    47%
  • Creative
    29%
  • Vibrant
    11%
  • Obnoxious judgemental theatre major
    7%
  • Artsy
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Passionate
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.70 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.95 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
  • Creative and unique
    47%
  • Artsy
    32%
  • Helpful and Passionate
    9%
  • 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
60%
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 is one of the best things to ever happen to me! They do not just give you the academic knowledge surrounding your field, they force you to obtain practical experience in it as well, which is wonderful when it comes to internships and jobs. Point Park also offers a ton, and I really mean A TON, of opportunities for you to earn that experience, whether it is through club activities, volunteering, or jobs. Basically, if you want to do something, Point Park offers you the chance to do it. An added bonus to all of this is also the fact that the students and faculty are friendly and helpful, and because it's a small school, you'll get to know a lot of the people there pretty well.

That said, I caution prospective students in attending this school if they are primarily interested in STEM. We thrive in business, arts, and media, and while we have an interesting program in Forensic Science, STEM is just not our specialty. Be open to it but look further into it.
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I love Point Park! The campus feels huge since it's in the middle of downtown Pittsburgh, yet small because of the greenery and set up of the buildings. The students are all inclusive and support one another no matter their major or status. The campus is welcoming as well as the faculty. I have never felt ignored while talking to a staff member. The campus is located in the city so there is a lot of access to public transportation. Overall, Point Park University has the right feel for what anyone and everyone is looking for.
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!