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Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About Point Park University

Point Park University Overview

Point Park University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Point Park University was founded in 1960 and the school now enrolls around 3,591 students per year, which includes 2,791 undergrad students. Point Park University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,070 students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Point Park University by October 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Point Park University!

Interested in music or performing? At Point Park University you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Point Park University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Point Park University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Point Park University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Point Park University on the Student Life page.

2022 Point Park University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 74%
Tuition $34,880
Percent of Need Met 71.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,753

Is Point Park University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Point Park University offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

Point Park University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Point Park University. Point Park University admitted 70% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 5,411 students applied to Point Park University and 3,761 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Point Park University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Point Park University, around 73% return for the next year. Point Park Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 55 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Point Park University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Point Park University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Point Park University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Point Park University's endowment was $33.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $9,761 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Point Park University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

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.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $29,334 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Point Park University.

Based on this information, how does Point Park University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Point Park University a good school for you?

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Where is Point Park University Located?

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

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Point Park University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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26 and Above


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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

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

483 - 610

Point Park University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

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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