Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeB-
Point Park University is ...
NAIA Division II
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Support Services77Graduates
- Drama and Theatre Production63Graduates
- Business Administration and Management55Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies39Graduates
- Cinematography and Video Production36Graduates
- Public Relations24Graduates
- Electrical Engineering Technician21Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
After Point Park University
- Very Good272
Since Point Park is a vertical campus, everything is very close together which makes living on campus very convenient. And with the sky-bridge that connects Thayer Hall and Lawrence Hall, many Freshmen don't have to go outside to get to many of the school's main areas, including laundry, the Registrar and Financial Aid offices, the mail room, or even the Cafeteria. College dorms are never the best, but I loved living there even as a freshmen. I living in both Thayer and Lawrence, and they were both very livable. Thayer has air conditioning but no private bathrooms, and Lawrence had no air conditioning but private bathrooms. I honestly really enjoyed them both! And if you really hate your roommate, there's always a lot of places to get away to in order to get some work done without having to be in your room.
- College Senior
- 6 months ago
There are so many internship opportunities right near the school. We get emails daily about new internships or jobs that pop up, and they tell Point Park first because so many people from our school have taken them in the past and it has been successful for them. There are constantly employers posting jobs around campus or even setting up a booth letting students know they are hiring. The career services office puts on several Career Fairs each semester which are so giant that students from other schools attend them too! They are a great opportunity to get your name and face right in front of employers.
- College Senior
- 6 months ago
If you are not a performing arts major, Point Park is an absolute joke. I do not feel confident that a degree from here holds any value, and it is painfully easy to get into. The academics section on here says it scored a B, but a D is a better score. I am looking to transfer at the end of this semester. There is no greek life, no party life because you have to go to other schools in Oakland, food options are bad and I am not a picky eater, professors are hit or miss, not a real college campus, and if you are not performing arts they all judge you as a subordinate. The classes here are terrible and upperclassmen agree. There is a reason the retention rate is bad. The only good thing is the area because downtown Pittsburgh is nice. In a few months I have already encountered numerous situations where people and future employers do not take Point Park seriously. Do not go here! The only thing longer than the lines for food is the line to transfer.
- College Freshman
- Oct 25 2015