Point University (Point U)
2605 Ben Hill Rd, East Point, GA
- FAFSA School Code: 001547
- Phone: (404) 761-8861
- School Homepage
Point University is a nonprofit private institution that has many majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in East Point, Georgia, in a predominately suburban area. The school's Christian Churches and Churches of Christ affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. About 1,000 students enroll at Point U yearly.
Here is a list of some of the popular programs Point University offers:
- Counseling Psychology
- Business Administration
- Biblical Studies
- Music Performance
Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 830 to 1020 on the SAT and between 17 to 21 on the ACT is common among students admitted to Point University. Point U has an admissions rate of around 47% of which only 70% chose to enroll.
The cost of tuition is around $18,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for a cost of $3,200 per year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.
This school has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NAIA. Athletic programs available include:
- Baseball (NCCAA Division II)
- Basketball (NCCAA Division II)
- Soccer (NCCAA Division II)
- Volleyball (NCCAA Division II)
Students should visit the Point U website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more that is available at this school.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Point U accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting into Point University.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- Letters of Recommendation are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||15 - 21|
|ACT ® Math||17 - 22|
|ACT ® Composite Score||17 - 21|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Point U
The chances of getting accepted into Point University can be seen in the table below.
|Granted Admissions||191 (47%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||133 (70%)|
Point University has a total student population of about 1,000.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $15,000-$19,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Per unit charges are around $680 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$10,818|
|Receiving Student Loans||86%||$8,931|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Point University may provide student services including:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Counseling assistance
The overall graduation rate of Point U is close to 40%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||22%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||16%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2000)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Point University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
- Counseling Psychology (A, B)
Business and Marketing Studies
- Business Administration (A, B)
Theology and Religious Vocations
- Biblical Studies (A, B)
Visual and Performing Arts
- Music Performance (B)
Family and Consumer Sciences
- Early Childhood Education (A, B)
- Middle School Education