About Point Park University
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Point Park University, located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a 4 year, private, a co-ed university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees. The University traces back to 1933 when it was established under the direction of Dorothy Finkelhor and L. Herbert Finkelhor as a small business training college. The University was named after the city's historic park called Point State Park. Through a legacy of over a century, Point Park University has stayed true to its vision of revolutionizing the concept of education and its viable contribution to harvesting revenue for Downtown Pittsburgh.
With an urban setting, Point Park University aims at instilling the same progressive values among the students. The University offers around 100 undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate Major courses in various fields which are taught and mentored by some of the best professors in the State. The cost of attendance is also moderate and the ROI(Return of Investment) for any graduating student from Point Park University is also pretty decent. The median salary of graduate students at the University is around $40,800, which is better compared to the first salaries of other colleges in States.
The current student population is 4,093 where 2,943 are full-time students and are 1,150 part-time students.
Point Park University is ranked 38th in the lowest acceptance rate category with an average acceptance rate of 65.1%.
The University is affiliated under Middle States Commission on Higher Education(MSCHE) complies with all regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
- The Student to faculty ratio is 13:1.
Point Park University's campus happens to be spread across the entire city with an area of approximately 56 acres along with world-class culture, big-league sports, Fortune 500 internships, and a slew of great restaurants, shops, and pubs.
The subjects like Liberal Arts and Business Studies among 100 other Major courses are globally recognized so students from more than 56 countries come every year to avail of a Major track from Point Park University.
In terms of outcomes, the University is the best. It provides co-op, internship, and career opportunities that are right at your doorstep.
Online Education at Point Park University
The university online education is designed in such a way that the students succeed in education even though not being on the campus through distance learning. It gives adaptability and flexibility with a focus on relevant knowledge and skills that are ideal for career advancement. The teaching professionals are experts in their field.
Where other universities run online programs as a side venture, Point Park University takes their online degree courses as seriously as the offline ones. Almost all the offline courses are made online with detailed worksheets and practice papers.
The selection of subjects and the pace is also kept on the preference of the student. So it offers added flexibility.
Almost 93% of students prefer online education at Point Park University.
- For detailed information, refer to the official page for online programs.
According to U.S News, the rankings of the university are as follows
Ranks 105th in Regional Universities-North.
The university ranked in between 120th and 158th in Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA).
It ranked between 205th and 267th in Best Online MBA Programs.
Ranked between 264th and 346th in Best Online Bachelor's Programs.
The university ranked between 224th and 291th in Best Online Graduate Education Programs.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
How realistic is the cost to attend Point Park education? Point Park has a look and feels of private University but in terms of fee, its similar to a public university. When you consider tuition that is lower than many of our competitors, more generous financial aid packages and a comparison of cost to graduate outcomes, Point Park is value unlike any other. The University believes that Education is an investment - and a significant one. As a result, one would expect only the greatest return possible. With the unique professional opportunities offered by Point Park and Downtown Pittsburgh, student's return of investments is proven to be solid, with an undeniable bright future.
The annual cost of attending Point Park University is the same for both the resident/in-state student and non-resident student which is $46,090.The fee structure is intentionally made in such a manner because the ratio of international students in the net student population is pretty high. Having said the numbers, PPU's cost to attend is on the less expensive side.
Through years of legacy brilliance in academics and grooming the students to have an edge in the industry, the Net Cost to Attend Point Park University pays off. After getting an undergraduate degree from PPU, the candidate's net value is worth about $40,800 more than what it would cost you. The following data suggests that the cost to attend the university is very low but the Return of Investments(ROI) is great.
The Average Net Price of investing is $21,713.To gauge a more realistic view on the campus tuition fee, the University offers financial aid in the form of student scholarships, federal loans, and grants. Around 92% of the student population avail of some sort of financial assistance.
Last year, $52,209,478 was used for financial aid purposes. Students who are willing to apply for financial assistance must fill the federal student code(FAFSA) application. The FAFSA code for PPU is 003357.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$54,201 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Financial Aid is any assistance given to the students to support their educational cost. The four types of financial aid offered are scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. It is given on the basis of need or on a merit basis.
Point Park University federal school code (FAFSA) is 003357.
Federal aid includes Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), TEACH Grant, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal Work-Study.
State aid consists of Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA), and State Work-Study.
Institutional aid includes Point Park University Grant, Point Park Alumni Grant, Graduate Merit Scholarship, Non-Traditional Student Scholarship, Graduate Student Grants, Vice Presidential Scholarship, and many more.
Military Aid consists of Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, and the Tuition Assistance Program.
Apart from these financial aid options, Point Park University provides several other options for financial aid to choose from.