Point Park University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Point Park University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,845 students enrolled. This college was established in 1960 and is one of the 31 schools and colleges located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
71
Fair
Several-month certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, and doctoral degree are offered at Point Park University.

Point Park University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 71 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Marketing and Advertising, Communication and Journalism, and Retailing and Wholesaling. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
72%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Point Park University is fair at 72% (close to Pennsylvania average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Point Park University is below average: 51%. Approximately 19% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Point Park University is pretty good: 13:1. Learn more information regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$28,300
High
Average tuition cost is very high, about $27,000 a year. The additional fees at Point Park University not covered by tuition are roughly $1,300, which makes it a total of $28,300 a year.

Read the details about Point Park University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
71%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 4,021 applications were submitted and 2,836 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to become a student at this school.

This college might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score information at Point Park University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,000
Medium
Point Park University offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Point Park University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Point Park University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,100 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable: nearly $5,000 per year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Point Park University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Point Park University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Point Park University Location and Maps



Post Address: Point Park University, 201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984, USA
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