#49 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Point Park University overview
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Online pointpark.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Point Park University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Point Park University is a private institution established in 1960, situated in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It offers a dynamic urban campus setting within the Golden Triangle, where students live and study against the backdrop of a major cosmopolitan city. Renowned for its Conservatory of Performing Arts, the university also provides a diverse range of programs including business, communications, and education. Point Park fosters a creative environment with its contemporary and industry-focused curriculum, embracing a liberal arts education. The university is characterized by an inclusive application process. Student housing is integrated within the urban campus, offering residence halls that contribute to the convenience of city living. While not primarily known for its athletic programs, Point Park does feature competitive sports teams known as the Pioneers.

In the most recent statistical year 6,033 prospective students applied, and 4,950 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 559 enrolled in the school.  2,340 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 948 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,880 plus fees of $1,740. Point Park University is ranked 682 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Point Park University is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Point Park University overview
SAT 1030/1245
ACT 19/26
GPA 3.47

Applications Accepted

Point Park University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Point Park University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,740
Room and Board $12,240
Budget for Other Expenses$2,300
Total One Year Cost$52,360

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Point Park University students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 25%
Business 20%
Communication 14%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
Education 7%

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