• Address: 201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984

  • Phone Number: 888-495-4144

  • Website: http://online.pointpark.edu/

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About Point Park University

Point Park University is a four-year Private Not-For-Profit institution which is located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in the year 1960 and is known for its affordable tuition. The university focuses on enriching the diverse urban environment and prepares students to apply knowledge through achieving their goals, advance their professions and serve their communities. It values excellence, mutual respect, and diversity, innovation, integrity, and responsibility

Point Park University student population is 4,093 that include 2,943 full-time students and  1,150 part-time students. It will give access to successful, working professionals and benefit from internship and job opportunities with leading companies and organizations.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 13:1.

  • The graduation rate is 58%.

  • Point Park University address is  201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984.


Point Park University Online

The university online is designed in such a way that the students succeed in education even though not being in 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.

  • Point Park University majors are Business Management, Information Technology, interdisciplinary studies, Public Administration and many more.

  • My Point [Park is the online login portal of the university.

  • It also has various online resources like Blackboard, Handshake, PointSync, PointWeb, Schoology and many more.


Point Park University Reviews

Some of the reviews given by the students of the college are mentioned below

  • Anyone who is looking for a traditional college experience is the best college to attend.

  • As it has a wide range of diverse community it is easy to make friends.

  • It is one of the top schools that supports musical theater and acting.

  • The university is much more affordable when compared to other community colleges

Point Park University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003357
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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE
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Programmatic Accreditation

IACBE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Yellow Ribbon Program, G.I Bill

Data Source: http://online.pointpark.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Point Park University Accreditation

The university is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education that provides accreditation for universities of Higher Education in Delaware.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management - Management, Post-Baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Management - Entrepreneurship and Master of Business Administration are accredited by International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Point Park University Campus Life

The college is much more than a classroom. The university clubs and organizations are initiated and run by students which give opportunity social interaction, recreation, leadership training, and enhancement of academic interests.

  • Point Park University athletics team is known as Pioneers and is the part of  National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). It provides an opportunity for the students to represent the university in intercollegiate competitions through achieving in athletics, academics, and community engagement.

  • Point Park University baseball has won All-American championships under the guidance of head coach Loren Torres

  • Point Park University bookstore is just more than a bookstore. It consists of textbooks, apparels, collections, supplies and electronics and many more. It also gives offers and access to online shopping.

  • Living away from home is difficult but when it comes to university life it is exciting. Point Park University dorms facilities are in the form of residence halls. It is easy and fun living on the campus. It puts you front and center for experiences in and outside of the classroom. It is available within easy walking distance of classrooms, campus eateries, fitness, and recreational facilities, the student health center and other gathering places. The housing contract will include an option for you to select your gender identity and housing will be based on that identity.

  • Point Park University notable alumni are Dennis Miller Commentator, Comedian, Television producer, Melina Kanakaredes, Actor, Jimmy Miller, Television producer, Film Producer, Paul DiMeo, Designer, Carpenter and many more.

Point Park University Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 13: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 79 % Part Time: 43 %
Total Population 4,093
Student Population Full Time: 2,943 Part Time: 1,150
Gender Division Male: 41 % Female: 59 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 4,073 1,329 2,744
Total Applicants Admitted - 2,886 846 2,040
Applicants Enrolled - 611 214 397
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 606 213 393
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 5 1 4

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 61 %

The College Monk

Female: 56 %

Total Graduation Rate: 58 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Point Park University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Point Park University

School of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Education Science

School of Communications

Majors available

Information Systems

Conservatory of Performing Arts

Majors available

Music

Rowland School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

Point Park University Admissions and Application Requirements

Point Park University Acceptance Rate is 71%

Point Park University Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Point Park University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 464
Number of students submitting ACT scores 186
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 76%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 30%
SAT Math 505 average 450 - 560 range
SAT Critical Reading 480 average 430 - 530 range
SAT Writing 490 average 430 - 550 range
ACT Composite 22 average 19 - 25 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Point Park University Financial Aid and Scholarships

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 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 Tuition Assistance Program.


Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,353 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. March 15th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $949 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. March 15th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,929 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. February 15th, 2019
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,929 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. February 15th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $13,214 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. March 15th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Satisfactory academic progress. February 15th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA) Varies Enrolled Full time with 12+ credits. Pennsylvania Resident. May 1st, 2019
State Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
State Work Study Varies Pennsylvania resident. Enrolled at least half time with 6 or more credits. Varies

Data Source: http://online.pointpark.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Point Park University Grant $10,000 Enrolled at Point Park University. Enrolled Full time. Varies
Point Park Alumni Grant Varies Student Family member Should be a Alumni of Point Park University. Graduate Student. Varies
Point Park Part-Time Grant Varies Part Time Student. Enrolled with 12 or more credit per semester. Varies
Community College Grant Varies Transfer Student Grant. Student earned an associate degrees. Varies
Graduate Student Grants $600 Enrolled with 12 or more credit per semester. Graduate student. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Graduate Merit Scholarship Varies Student must maintain GPA 3.0. High Academic Performance. Varies
Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Varies Enrolled at least Half time. Student must maintain GPA 3.0. Varies
Presidential Scholarship $19,000 Undergraduate Freshmen Enrolled Full time. Maintain minimum GPA of 3.7. Varies
Vice Presidential Scholarship $17,000 Undergraduate Freshmen Enrolled Full time. Maintain minimum GPA of 3.4. Varies
Trustee Scholarship $15,000 Undergraduate Freshmen Enrolled Full time. Maintain minimum GPA of 3.1. Varies

Data Source: http://online.pointpark.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $15,200 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program Varies Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://online.pointpark.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $18,072
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,655
$48,001 - $75,000 $21,393
$75,001 - $110,000 $22,837
Over $110,000 $25,320

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 39% $3,950
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 98% $18,237
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 37% $4,607
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 97% $15,272
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 78% $8,343
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 77% $5,667
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 22,262
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 3
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $6,249
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,083
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 105 $14,978
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 86 $15,124
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 19 $14,315

Data Source: http://online.pointpark.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Point Park University Library

The university library aims at providing a culture of scholarship by serving as the principal source of information services, providing the resources necessary to facilitate the learning and research activities of the University. It is located in Library is located at 414 Wood St. two blocks down from Academic Hall.

  • The course reserve materials include books,  articles, videos, and other materials.

  • PointCat is the Library's online catalog through which the materials are fully searchable.

  • The Faculty members can borrow material directly from participating EZ-Borrow libraries by filling out a "Direct Faculty Borrowing Authorization Form".

Point Park University Rankings

According to U.S News, the rankings of the university are as follows

  • Ranks 105 in Regional Universities-North.
  • The university ranked in between 120 and 158 in Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA).
  • It ranks between 205 and 267 in Best Online MBA Programs.
  • Ranks between 264 and 346 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs.
  • The university ranked between 224 and 291 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

Point Park University FAQ's

  What is the Federal code to apply for federal aid?


The FAFSA/Federal code of the university is 003357.

  What is the college address?


The college address is 201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Zip-code: 15222

  Which institution accredited the college?


The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

  Is the college public or private?


The college is a private not-for-profit type of an institution.

  What is the graduation rate at the college?


The graduation rate is 58% for a bachelors degree completion.

  What are the majors offered for online courses?


The majors offered are Business Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, Education, Information Technology, Homeland Security, Exercise Science, Public Administration.

  What is the total student population?


The college has an overall population of 4,093.

  Is the college military friendly?


Yes, the college is military friendly and veterans friendly.

  What is the acceptance rate of the university?


The acceptance rate of the university is 71%.

  What is the student to faculty ratio?


The student to faculty ratio is 13:1.

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