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.
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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
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.