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About Point Park University

Point Park University is a private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1960. It is moderately difficult to get into Point Park University. The institution enrolls around 3,591 students a year, including 2,791 undergrads.

Point Park University does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

Acceptance Rate for Point Park University

Around 70% of applicants get into Point Park University each year. Out of 5,411 applications received in 2021, 3,761 students were offered admission .

Point Park University Application Deadlines

All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by October 1.

Early Admissions at Point Park University

Point Park University does not offer early decision. Point Park University does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 22
Tuition $33,870

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Point Park University.

Financial Aid at Point Park University

Point Park University meets 71.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Point Park University full-time are awarded $30,753 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Dorms at Point Park University

Point Park University offers housing for up to 1,070 students.

Most Point Park University students live off campus.

The most popular organizations for Point Park University students to join are WPPJ student radio station, The Body Christian Fellowship and Dance Club. Pioneer Community (Service) Day, Spring Fling, and and Freshman Riverboat Cruise are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Point Park University.

What GPA Do I Need For Point Park University?

Point Park University is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 22.

Is Point Park University Test Optional?

Point Park University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 74% submitted the SAT. 24% submitted the ACT.

Want to Score 22 or Higher on the ACT?

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Point Park University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Point Park University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Point Park University

About 73% of students who start at Point Park University return the next year. Out of the 629 students who started at Point Park University as first-time freshman, 307 graduate within four years.

Around 55% of students who started at Point Park University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Point Park University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $29,334 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Point Park University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Point Park University a good school for you?

What is Point Park University's Endowment?

Point Park University's endowment was valued at $33,486,618 in 2021. The school spends $9,761 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is Point Park University?

Point Park University is located in the urban setting of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania .

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College Info

201 Wood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

Campus Setting: Urban

Point Park University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Point Park University is Continuous processing.

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Point Park University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 26

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Point Park University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Point Park University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Point Park University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

483 - 610

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Wondering what life at Point Park University is like? There are approximately 3,591 students enrolled at Point Park University, including 2,791 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from PA and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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