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Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%

Point Park University Admissions

Point Park University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 70% of applicants get into Point Park University each year. Out of 5,411 applications received in 2023, 3,761 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Point Park University, the application fee costs $40.

Students who submit their applications to Point Park University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by October 1.

Point Park University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Point Park University's admissions stats.

Point Park University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 74%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 24%
Waitlist No

Point Park University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Point Park University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Point Park University?

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

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Point Park University Admissions

Transferring to Point Park University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Point Park University

Point Park University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Point Park University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Point Park University

What does Point Park University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Talent/Ability Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important

Make sure to check with Point Park University for more information on admission factors.

Point Park University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Point Park University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Point Park University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements audition
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Point Park University?

Students admitted to Point Park University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 54% submitted a class rank. At Point Park University 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31% were in the top 25% and 65% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Point Park University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 23%
3.75 and 3.99 15%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 7%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Point Park University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

In 2021, 74% of Point Park University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Point Park University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 483 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Point Park University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 483 or higher.

To be most competitive at Point Park University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Point Park University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Point Park University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Point Park University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Point Park University.

Transfer students can enroll in Point Park University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Point Park University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Point Park University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Point Park University.

Does Point Park University accept transfer credits?

✅ Point Park University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Point Park University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Point Park University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Point Park University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Point Park University?

❌ No, Point Park University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Point Park University's acceptance rate?

✅ Point Park University has an acceptance rate of 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Point Park University?

❌ Point Park University does not offer early decision.

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Point Park University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Point Park University? Point Park University is a somewhat selective institution. The Point Park University acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


Point Park University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Point Park University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

483 - 610

Point Park University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Point Park University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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