Point Park University

838 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Point Park University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
880-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,827/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,486/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,480/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,045/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,737/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,817/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,616Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • COPA
    49%
  • Creative
    31%
  • Vibrant
    11%
  • Obnoxious judgemental theatre major
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Creative and unique
    43%
  • Artsy
    38%
  • Helpful and Passionate
    12%
  • Finding it's niche
    5%
  • Annoying
    2%

After Point Park University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

Reviews

838 reviews
  • Excellent
    124
  • Very Good
    272
  • Average
    319
  • Poor
    76
  • Terrible
    47
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
  • 5 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
  • 5 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