Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$32,750

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
49%
400-499
21%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
54%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,152
Declined 1,708
Total Received 4,860
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Private

3,281

undergraduate students

943

graduate students

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School Facts

Point Park University, founded in 1950, is a private, coeducational, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication and Conservatory of Performing Arts. Its campus is located in Pittsburgh.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,224
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational

Urban campus in Pittsburgh (population: 302,407). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Nearest airport: Pittsburgh International

Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA
15222

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • WPPJ student radio station
  • The Body Christian Fellowship
  • Dance Club
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Action Sports Club

Top Events

  • Pioneer Community (Service) Day
  • Spring Fling
  • Freshman Riverboat Cruise
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • campus patrolled by Accredited Law Enforcement Agency, 24-hour security desk, video security

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
71%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
49%
400-499
21%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
54%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.44

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,152
Declined 1,708
Total Received 4,860

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
talent/ability

Important

rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $31,180
Room & board $12,440
Additional fees $1,570
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $920
Total $47,310
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, dance

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Behavioral Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, Other
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Forensic Science and Technology
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Technology
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Journalism, Other
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Musical Theatre
Photography
Photojournalism
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,224

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

3,281
students

Female
59%
1,935

Male
41%
1,346

22%

943
students

Female
62%
586

Male
38%
357

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

2,758
students

Female
60%
1,652

Male
40%
1,106

16%

523
students

Female
55%
283

Male
45%
240

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 49%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

314

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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