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POINT PARK UNIVERSITY, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1960Established Year
  4099Enrollment

Point Park University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Point Park University was established in 1960. It is a private university situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In fall 2019 total enrollments were 3,929. Students from 48 states and 34 countries choose to study at Point Park. 3% of undergraduate students and 6% of graduate students are international students. 90% of students receive financial aid at the University. College is organized into 5 schools. Small class sizes help students to get all the attention required.

Point Park University Rankings

  • According to U.S.News Point Park University is ranked 80th in Regional Universities North.
  • It got 21st rank in best value schools by U.S.News.
  • It is ranked 34th by Niche in Best College Locations in America.
  • The Point Park University had been ranked 50th in Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America by Niche.

Highlights

University typePrivate
Campus settingUrban
Student Retention rate72%
Campus Housing Capacity25%
Intake sessionSpring, Fall
Faculty/Staff1,383
Endowment$47 million
Tuition fee$32,750

Point Park University Campus

Point Park University is situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Pittsburgh Golden Triangle measures less than a square mile and offers 270 eateries, 6 professional theatres, and many more facilities.
  • The University provides transportation services to Oakland, airport, and shopping areas.
  • The University's advanced recycling program is creating a greener campus.
  • Point Park University public safety department got a place in the safe campus 2016 top 25 list.
  • All the Point Park students get a free membership at the student center.
  • There is a student health center to keep the students in good health.

Point Park University Residence Facilities

  • The University provides different accommodation options such as single, double, and triple rooms, suites, and apartments.
  • There are 5 halls namely Thayer hall, Lawrence hall, Pioneer hall, Conestoga hall, and Boulevard apartments.
  • Thayer Hall is a 10-story building providing accommodation to 188 freshmen students. Students have an option to choose from double and triple occupancy rooms. All the floors are co-ed with two community bathrooms and a laundry room.
  • Lawrence hall provides accommodation to 450 first-year and upper-level students. The building includes a main dining hall, Point cafe, commuter student lounge, and a student lounge. There are private bathrooms and free laundry facilities are available.
  • Pioneer hall and Conestoga hall provide suites for the sophomores. Each suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a kitchenette.
  • Boulevard Apartments is a 5-story building that provides housing to 270 junior and senior students. Each apartment has two or three bedrooms and each bedroom has a private bathroom. There is a living room, and a kitchen with a dining area.

Point Park University Programs

Point Park University offers programs for 74 bachelor's degrees, 17 master's degrees, and 3 doctoral degree programs.

  • It is organized into 5 schools namely Rowland school of business, School of Arts and Science, School of Communication, School of Education, and Conservatory of Performing Arts.
  • Point Park has small classes with an average class size of 15 to 20 students.
  • Student to faculty ratio is 13:1.
  • Some of the popular programs are MBA, Business Analytics, Business management, Dance, Animation and Visual Effects, and masters in communication technology.

Point Park University Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at Point Park University can follow the below-mentioned application process:

For Graduate

Application portal:PointWeb

Application Fee: No fee

Application Deadlines: Rolling

Application Requirements:

  • Official transcripts
  • English proficiency test score (TOEFL/IELTS)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement of Future goals
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE score is not required in most of the courses

For Undergraduate

Application Portal:PointWeb

Application fee: No fee

Application Requirements: Rolling

  • Official transcripts
  • SAT/ACT
  • IELTS (minimum 6.0) or TOEFL (minimum 500 in paper-based or 61 in internet-based)

Point Park University Cost of Attendance

The full-time cost of fee for Undergraduate course is mentioned-below:

DepartmentCost per year
Schools of Arts and Science, Business, Communication, and Education$32,560 per year
Conservatory of Performing Arts$41,480 per year

The full-time tuition fee for Graduate course is tabulated below:

ProgramCost per Credit
Master's Degree$881
Master's and Certificate Education$530
Doctoral$925
Psy. D.$953

Additional fees such as University fees, technology fees, health services fees, etc are also applicable.

Point Park University Scholarships

The University provides many scholarships for international students to afford their study in the USA. Scholarships for first-year students based on their ACT/SAT score and GPA. These scholarships include Presidential ($19,000), Vice Presidential ($17,000), Trustee ($16,000), Founders ($14,000), and Point Park Opportunity Grant ($12,000).

  • International Ambassador ($14,000), and International Fellow ($12,000) scholarships are provided to first-year international students based on their IELTS/TOEFL score and ELS Level.
  • Graduate Scholarships ($1,000/$2,000/$3,0000) are provided to international students based on their GPA and IELTS/TOEFL scores.
  • First-year and transfer students of Conservatory of Performing Arts are also offered merit-based scholarships. These include Artistic Achievement ($3,000-$25,000), Dean's Academic Freshmen ($5,000), and Dean's Academic Transfer ($5,000).

Point Park University Alumni Network

Some of the benefits provided to University alumni includes:

  • Alumni grant provides an $80 per credit discount for graduate courses and $30 per credit discount for undergraduate courses.
  • Alumni have access to the Professional Career Readiness Center for life.
  • Free access to the university library.
  • Discounted tickets to the show at Pittsburgh Playhouse.
  • Point Park offers a 20% discount on any community classes to its alumni.
  • 25% tuition discount for MBA courses.

To avail these benefits, alumni must have an alumni ID Card.

Few notable alumni are:

  • John Magaro: American Actor
  • Rob Ashford: American stage Director
  • Dennis Miller: Talk Show Host

Point Park University Placements

There are many events such as 'Etiquette Dinner and Networking Reception', 'Senior Week Networking', and 'westPACS Internship and Job Fair' that help students to connect with employers and give them various job opportunities. 

  • Spring/Fall Internship gives students a chance to network with more than 80 employers.\
  • Handshake is a job and search website provided to students. Each semester approximately 400 jobs are posted from more than 300 active employers on Handshake.
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Point Park University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population4995
FAFSA Code003357
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$29,980 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10859801190 79%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing555500610-
Mathematics530480580-
ACTCheck Detailed Score221925 32%
English221925-
Mathematics211824-

Point Park University Acceptance Rate

64.9%

Acceptance Rate

4860

Total Applicants

4995

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.1%

Male

58.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program64.8%
Total Applicants5923
Total Enrolled3841
Graduate
Graduate Programs64.8%
Total Applicants1780
Total Enrolled1154

Point Park University Enrollment

Enrollment
Point Park University Enrollment4995
Undergraduate Enrollment3841
Graduate Enrollment1154
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate57.1%

Attendance Cost

$29,980

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$29,980 / Year
Post Graduate Program$26,430 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,100 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,300 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$3,150 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,100 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,100 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,100 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Dance

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
97301676805432

College rating

based on 2 students ratings

8.4/10

9/10academic
8.5/10infrastructure
8.5/10placements
9/10faculty
9.5/10extracurricular
6/10accommodation

Reviews

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Atul chopra, INDIA Business management
Point Park University
, Batch : 2020
9.5
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

REGULAR DEGREE FOR ONLINE COURSE

Since I wanted to study while doing a full-time job, I choose Point Park University. The procedure for applying online course was easy, No application fee was charged. The course cost me a minimal amount. Besides this, I'll be receiving the same degree as the regular one.


Course Curriculum - 

The fully online bachelor's degree in business management offers a diverse curriculum developed by professionals for professionals, with an emphasis on applicable skills for your career. It focuses on a well-rounded education through the core curriculum. The major provides a broad knowledge base that helps us prepare for a variety of positions in the global marketplace.

10 /10
academic
10 /10
faculty
10 /10
infrastructure
9 /10
accomodation/food
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placement
9 /10
extracurricular
10, Oct 2019 read more
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Nate grossi, UNITED STATES Sports, arts and entertainment management
Point Park University
Current student , Batch : 2020
7.3
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH , MY CAMPUS

I chose it because of its location in a Downtown urban area close to many entertainment venues which is where I hope to work after graduating. It one of the only schools in the country to offer the Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management degree and does a great job with doing so.


Course Curriculum - 

I think it should be more focused on what you need for your career instead of focus on core topics that aren't relevant to your career and take up extra time. I think you could easily finish a degree in two years if they removed all of the unnecessary curriculum.

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faculty
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infrastructure
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accomodation/food
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extracurricular
25, May 2019 read more
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201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Shopping Mall

EASTERN WIGS0.24 Km
Pittsburgh Christmas Market0.27 Km
Luminous Stage0.38 Km
Station Square0.65 Km
Two Allegheny Center1.56 Km
Strip District Terminal2.08 Km
Wharton Square2.22 Km
SouthSide Works3.18 Km
Kouzla3.28 Km
Spring Garden Plaza3.64 Km
Noble Manor Shopping Center4.75 Km
Mc Kees Rocks Plaza5.59 Km
Dormont Village Shopping Center5.76 Km
Crafton Ingram Shopping Center6.02 Km
East Liberty Shopping Center6.74 Km
Uptown Mt. Lebanon7.33 Km
Bakery Square7.49 Km
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Airport

US Steel Rooftop Heliport0.62 Km
Grant Oliver Corporation1.32 Km
Allegheny General Hospital Heliport2.03 Km

Book Store

Barnes & Noble0.88 Km
Duquesne University Bookstore0.91 Km
Eide's Entertainment1.02 Km
CCAC Allegheny Campus Bookstore1.77 Km
City Books2 Km
Rome Monument and Donatelli Granite Company3.11 Km
Carlow University Bookstore3.34 Km
The University Store on Fifth3.86 Km
Brambler Boutique4.29 Km
Caliban Book Shop4.49 Km
Phantom of the Attic4.74 Km
White Whale Bookstore5.14 Km
The Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore & Cafe5.21 Km
The Exchange5.78 Km
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Train Station

Pittsburgh Union Station1.07 Km
Potomac Station5.46 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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