Point Park University Overview
Point Park University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The location of Point Park is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Point Park University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Point Park is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 23% of the faculty were full-time.
- It takes the average Point Park student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Point Park University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Point Park.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Point Park has earned from around the web.
|#1||Highest Paid Electronics Engineering Technology Graduates||College Factual|
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Where Is Point Park University?
Contact details for Point Park are given below.
|Address:||201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984|
How Do I Get Into Point Park?
You can apply to Point Park online at: https://pointweb.pointpark.edu/ics/Admissions/
Admission Requirements for Point Park
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Point Park?
Approximately 27% of accepted students are men and 73% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.
Average Test Scores
About 79% of students accepted to Point Park submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 480 and 580.
Can I Afford Point Park University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Point Park, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $8,675 a year. That adds up to $34,700 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Point Park is 7.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Point Park University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 829 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,626 full-time undergraduates at Point Park, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Point Park University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||334|
|Hispanic or Latino||170|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Point Park University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 53 countries are represented at Point Park. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Venezuela.
Online Learning at Point Park University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Point Park has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 20th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Point Park
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Point Park University was 88.2%. This is the #370 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Point Park regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Point Park majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Point Park ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Point Park.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Point Park University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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