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Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
3.43 Average Rating

Originally founded as a business training college, Point Park University is a 4-year liberal arts college and the only university in downtown Pittsburgh. Point Park is home to five colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in over 70 academic majors. For theatrically-inclined students, Point Park operates The Pittsburgh Playhouse where students in the Conservatory of Performing Arts can be cast in professional shows. With a campus in the heart of downtown, Point Park is a short walk from attractions such as the Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
59%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
32%
Submitting ACT
79%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1091
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,224
Total Number of Undergrads
3,281
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
74%
20-39 Students
24%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
58%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,494
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,450
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,450
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,320
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
38%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,679
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,617
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,839

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
79%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,646
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
50
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
32%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Pioneers
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Pittsburgh
New York
Los Angeles
Philadelphia
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.43 Average Rating
It's much different than a typical campus because it is right in downtown Pittsburgh, so it is a much different experience than campus life at a typical campus college. The class sizes are small and it makes it much easier to communicate with your teacher. Point Park is very much an arts school and concentrates very strongly on majors such as dance, musical theatre, or media communications
Danielle from New Kensington, PA
i love this school. its a nice urban campus thats probably bigger than alot of people would think. this school also has a wide range of diverse people.
LaQueisha from Pittsburgh, PA
I believe Point Park is an excellent University. The school has an amazing Dance and Performing Arts program there. The school as a whole is just great and I am so glad that I decided to go there.
Ashley from Duquesne, PA
Point Park has a very small campus in downtown Pittsburgh, but the school tries to make it as much like a college campus as they can constantly making improvements. The price really puts people away, but thats the cost for a school that needs equipment for performing arts majors. The students that go here all share a passion in something that you won't just find in high school.
Angelo from Pittsburgh, PA

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