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Point Park University Admission Requirements

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into Point Park University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.1%
Admission Difficulty for Point Park University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Point Park University and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,796 out of 5,834 applicants were admitted making Point Park University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Point Park University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Point Park University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Point Park University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Point Park University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Point Park University?

Point Park University typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #58 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Point Park University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >76%
1085 to 1190 Avg + 65%-76%
980 to 1085 Avg - 52%-65%
875 to 980 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 875 Low <39%
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Point Park University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
26%
ACT Scores for Point Park University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Point Park University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Point Park University?

Admission data indicates that Point Park University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #59 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Point Park University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Point Park University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >78%
22 to 25 Avg + 65%-78%
20 to 22 Avg - 55%-65%
18 to 20 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 18 Low <44%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.21
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Point Park University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Point Park University was 3.21 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #77 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Point Park University accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Point Park University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

66% of Point Park University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Point Park University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 66%
Bottom 50% of class 34%
Bottom 25% of class 7%

Admission Statistics

Point Park University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,972 1,862 5,834
Accepted 2,757 1,039 3,796
Acceptance Rate 69% 56% 65%
Enrolled 398 218 616
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 21% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Point Park University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Point Park University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Point Park University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215442 IPEDS survey data for Point Park University.

Frequently Asked Questions

75% of students submit their SAT scores to Point Park University. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

65% of those who apply are granted admission to Point Park University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1190. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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