Point University

West Point, GA

Point University

West Point, GA

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Who we are

Founded in 1937, Point University provides an affordable, quality education within the context of a Christian worldview. Students are prepared to attain their professional goals, equipped for spiritual growth and marketplace influence, and inspired to serve. With access to a full range of extracurricular activities, vibrant intercollegiate athletics, and community service opportunities, our students enjoy a robust traditional college experience. Those seeking a close-knit, diverse Christian environment in which faith is fully integrated into the entire educational experience will find a home at Point.

Challenging academics
Our broad, challenging curriculum is designed to prepare students to lead in their chosen professions. We offer more than 50 associate and bachelor’s degree programs in 26 majors, some with pre-professional tracks that prepare students for graduate study in Dentistry, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, and Veterinary Medicine. Curricula-inclusive professional certifications in some fields give graduates a unique competitive advantage. Degree programs are available in person or online so students can study in the environment that best meets their needs. 

Master’s programs in Business and Ministry are aimed at preparing recent graduates or those who have significant professional experience for additional education and impact in their chosen fields. Additional graduate-level programs are planned for in the University’s strategic plan. 

At Point, we endeavor to challenge and engage each student to develop relationships with their peers, growing their faith and influence. 

Engaging opportunities
With 19 athletic teams, an award-winning marching band, numerous campus ministries, intramural sports, and a growing number of student organizations, there are a multitude of opportunities for students to be involved on campus. Our student life and residence life teams work hard to ensure that each student can develop lifelong friendships and connections during their time at Point. Centered on tradition, our community chapels, annual impact days, celebration weeks, and homecoming activities give students opportunities for fellowship and a chance to lead and engage with their peers.

Cultural relevance
Point integrates faith into the entire education process so students can strengthen their relationships with Christ while preparing for their careers. Everything our students do is intentional in equipping them to take their faith into the marketplace in new and culturally relevant ways. 

Global impact
Our students and alumni are all over the globe leading, loving, and serving in a way that makes Jesus, the Gospel, and the cross visible to a world in need. More than 5,000 graduates are serving and sharing Christ in the marketplace and nonprofit world as entrepreneurs and professors, college presidents and ministry leaders, national recording artists and pastors, CEOs and counselors, and in the medical field—all fulfilling significant roles that extend the mission that brought them to Point University. 

Accreditation and program approval
• Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
• National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation from the Continuous Improvement Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
• Georgia Professional Standards Commission (Georgia PSC)
• Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)
• National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
• Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC)

Overview

• Institutional control: Private, independent
• School type: Christian, liberal arts
• Academic calendar: Semesters
• Religious affiliation: Non-denominational
• School size: Over 1,900 students
• Student-faculty ratio: 13:1

Costs & Aid 2020–2021
• Undergraduate in-state tuition (academic year): $20,085
• Undergraduate out-of-state tuition (academic year): $20,085
• Room and board (depending on selections): $7,900–$9,000
• Average additional fees: $1,100
• Scholarships: Yes
• Grants: Yes
• Loans: Yes
• Work-study: Yes
• Co-ops/internships: Yes

Admission

• Essay required: No
• Interview required: No
• Application deadline: August 1
• Application fee: Free

Top 5 Majors
• Exercise Science
• Business Administration
• Biology
• Psychology
• Criminal Justice

Distinctive Programs
• Accounting & Information Systems
• Biblical Studies
• Counseling & Human Services
• Early Childhood Education
• Sociology with Social Work

Athletics
• 425 student-athletes competing on 19 NAIA collegiate sports teams
• Mascot: Skyhawk
• Band: Marching Skyhawks
• Members of the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC)
• Teams:
   - Baseball
   - Basketball
   - Cheerleading
   - Cross-country
   - Football
   - Golf
   - Lacrosse
   - Soccer
   - Softball
   - Swimming
   - Tennis
   - Volleyball

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