Point Park University provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and operated as a private institution. Approximately 4,100 students are enrolled yearly at Point Park University.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Visual And Performing Arts
- Security And Protective Services
- Communications And Journalism
Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken to apply to Point Park University. Scores between 20 to 25 on the ACT or 1360 to 1670 on the SAT are needed to increase your chances for getting accepted. This school has an admissions rate of about 75 percent of which only 20 percent chose to enroll. Additional information on admissions can be found at pointpark.edu or simply by requesting information from this portal.
Tuition is approximately $26,000 for the year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's net price calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $5,100 for the year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The Point Park University "Pioneers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs that are available may include:
- Baseball (NAIA Division II)
- Basketball (NAIA Division II)
- Golf (NAIA Division II)
Students who wish to get more about this school may take a look at their website at pointpark.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Point Park University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Point Park University is about 3,800. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 15% enrolling as graduate students and 83% as undergraduate students.
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 $27,000-$32,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- For part-time students, charges are between $770-$920 per unit
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||97%||$16,733|
|Receiving Student Loans||82%||$7,972|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Point Park University may offer student services like:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
The overall graduation rate of Point Park University is close to 50%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||42%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||6%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.9%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dance Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation (since 1998)
Point Park University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Kentucky Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
- Basketball (Kentucky Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
- Track and Field, X-Country
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 Park 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 (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport, PA (11 miles away)
- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State New Kensington in New Kensington, PA (17 miles away)
- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Beaver in Monaca, PA (23 miles away)
- Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in Slippery Rock, PA (43 miles away)
- Ohio University - Eastern Campus in Saint Clairsville, OH (54 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Point Park University for official up-to-date information.