Tuition & Fees

$31,450

$31,450

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%
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
29%
400-499
44%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
28%
18-23
42%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
42%
12-17
24%
30-36
2%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,152
Declined + 1,708
Total Received 4,860
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Private (nonprofit)

3,281

undergraduate students

943

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2676
ACT 3530

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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,224
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)

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Pittsburgh, PA

Urban campus in Pittsburgh (population: 303,625). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
7%

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%
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
29%
400-499
44%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
28%
18-23
42%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
42%
12-17
24%
30-36
2%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Particular talent/ability

Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Joell Minford
Director of Full-time Admissions
P: 412 392-3430
F: 412 391-3902
enroll@pointpark.edu

Financial Aid

71%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,353

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,980
Room $4,860
Board $5,620
Additional fees $1,470
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $42,930
Average Financial Aid - $25,353
Total with Avg. Aid $17,577

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,204,737
State $3,721,474
Institutional $32,690,287
Other external $2,646,722
Total $45,263,220

Non-need-based

Federal
State $14,802
Institutional $3,041,770
Other external $424,486
Total $3,481,058
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 412 392-3930
F: 412 392-4795
financialaid@pointpark.edu

Financial Aid Officer

George Santucci
Director of Financial Aid
gsantucci@pointpark.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Dance

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Dance

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Action Sports, Dance, Hip Hop Team, Martial Arts/self-Defense, Pilates, Rugby, Tap Dance, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Dan Swalga (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Michelle Coultas (women's)
Primary Woman Administrator
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, American Mideast Conference
Mascot
Pioneers
School colors
green and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult Education/Administration
Animation/Visual Effects
Athletic Coaching
Behavioral Sciences
Biological Sciences
Broadcast Production/Media Management
Broadcast Reporting
Business Administration
Business Management
Cinema Production/Media Studies
Civil Engineering Technology
Clinical Community Psychology
Clinical/Community Psychology
Communication Technology
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Economics/Finance
Education
Educational Administration
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Engineering Management
English
Environmental Journalism
Environmental Studies
Forensic Science
Funeral Service
Global Cultural Studies
Health Care Administration
History
Human Resources Management
Information Technology
Instructional Studies
Intelligence/Global Security
Intelligence/National Security
Interdisciplinary Design
Journalism
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Mass Communication
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Communications
Multimedia
Organizational Leadership
Photography
Photojournalism
Playwriting/Screenwriting
Political Science
Pre-Health
Pre-Medical
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations/Advertising
Screenwriting
Secondary Education
Special Education
Sport/Art/Entertainment Management
Theatre
Writing for Screen/Media
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education

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 Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
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

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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