School Profile

Point Park University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Pittsburgh, PA

$33,870

Avg tuition

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About Point Park University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Point Park University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,575, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 82%. The university offers 61 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 61%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $33,870.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

82% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

73% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

61% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 950-1180

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

55%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

70%

Black

13%

Hispanic

8%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

64%

Socio-economic diversity

40% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

40

Total Online Enrollment

1,919

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

61% On-campus

39% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 67% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 25% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 100% online

Master's Check Bold 57% online

Doctorate Check Bold 60% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $33,870 $33,870
Graduate $15,858 $15,858

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $12,000
On-campus other expenses $2,300
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $3,150
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,100
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,100

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $49,370 $49,370
Off-campus without family $40,320 $40,320
Off-campus with family $37,170 $37,170

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

96%

State Grant Aid

33%

Institution Grant Aid

99%

Pell Grant

40%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,643
State Grant Aid $3,814
Institution Grant Aid $19,624
Pell Grant Aid $4,516

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$33k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NAIA Division II

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Other Sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

4

Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

6

Culinary, Entertainment, And Personal Services

BA

MA

DOC