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Point Park University Admission Requirements

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Point Park University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.5%
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 70% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,761 out of 5,411 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 62 percent. Point Park University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Point Park University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 75% of students submitted SAT scores and 26% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Point Park University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
953-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Point Park University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 483
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 953
SAT Scores for Point Park University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Point Park University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 953 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #41 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Point Park University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >80%
1066 to 1180 Avg + 70%-80%
953 to 1066 Avg - 58%-70%
840 to 953 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 840 Low <45%
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Point Park University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
26%
ACT Scores for Point Park University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Point Park University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #36 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Point Park University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Point Park University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >80%
22 to 26 Avg + 70%-80%
18 to 22 Avg - 58%-70%
14 to 18 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 14 Low <45%
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Point Park University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.47
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Point Park University?

Applicants require above 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 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #48 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 70% 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
4.0 23.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 13.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 7.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

65% 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 11%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 65%
Lower 50% of class 35%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Point Park University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,775 1,636 5,411
Accepted 2,686 1,075 3,761
Acceptance Rate 71% 66% 70%
Enrolled 343 179 522
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 17% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
4

Applicants have 4 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Point Park University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Point Park University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Point Park University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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 Neither required nor recommended

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.

FAQs

Does Point Park University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Point Park University?

70% 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.

What SAT score is required for Point Park University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 953 and 1180. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Point Park University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 26. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.