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Founded in 1960, Point Park University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,276 full time undergraduate students, and 817 full time graduate students.
The Point Park University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 147 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Point Park University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,19% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 37% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Point Park University.
72 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
57 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.
89 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
89 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.
89 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
89 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
29 Students rated Point Park University
It's a great school meant to help you succeed in life. While they're more focused on their top majors (SAEM, Dance, and Journalism), the other majors are still great and the professors are so helpful. If you don't like loud people, it's not the best school for you, but it's a liberal arts school, so it's what we expect.
I truly love Point Park. Don't get me wrong, like every college, Point Park definitely has it little flaws here and there, but overall I feel like it's a safe and accepting environment and I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.
We don't have a huge sports scene, though we do have several teams. Our team spirit is pretty minimal.
Living in the city is awesome and there is almost always something to do on a relatively cheap budget. There are hundreds of fantastic restaurants and places like that so close to campus. The school really likes to emphasize the city being our campus, since our actual campus is so small.
The food is probably the biggest complaint that students have. We have two main campus dining options, the dining hall and the cafe. The dining hall is buffet style and the food is mediocre. This hasn't changed much over the past few years. The cafe on the other hand has changed a lot over the past years and is actually pretty good, but they run out of things a lot and you can only use meals on your meal plan during certain times of the day. You can always use flex or pay with your own money.
Classes are relatively small, which is awesome. In my past three years, I think my biggest class was about 30 people. This allows students to create great relationships with professors and receive the level of attention they desire, whether it be a lot or minimal. Most professors have office hours but are happy to help you outside of them via email.
I love Point Park University. I knew this school was the best fit for me after attending the Pioneer Experience. I am very active on campus and have made a lot of friends throughout my time here. I have also been fortunate enough to receive scholarships and internship opportunities due to my professor's belief in me. The school is great if you use your network to your advantage and most importantly have fun. College is what you make it.
Point Park is a good school. This university was one of the few who actually have my major (sports, arts and entertainment management), so I am happy to be here. I have learned a lot and look forward to learning more. The food could be better and so could the dorms.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Point Park University is 70%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
You must not expect that you are going to know exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life. There is so much emphasis on what you want to study in college but don't think you have to pick a major when you apply. In todays work force the average person is changing their career three times in their lifetime. I suggest instead of initially declaring a major, use your Freshman year to take a variety of classes in all different areas of study that sound interesting to you. For me these would be: Art classes, cooking, phsycology, cake decorating, women's studies, environmental studies, Fashion Design, Travel and forensic science. These are all topics in which I have interest but I never knew exactly what I wanted to pursue because I was never exposed to many of these in highschool. In the end take your time you have your whole life ahead of you to decide what you want to do to make you happy. Enjoy taking classes that interest you and you will find your true passion.
I am considering myself as a positive person. It is not pay attention to the nagative things. I rate my school excellent with staffs that care about people or students.
There are two basic groups: the preps and the punks.
the SAEM professors kick ass in helping their students. they really do care about each and every students performance.
How good our program is and how much hands-on experience there is. I love the small classrooms and how personal the staff is. Each professor really knows who you are and cares about your success. We offer a lot of master classes from industry professionals. Students really can impact the school and make changes.
Eclectic tight knit community within a big city.
dance, theater and communications
Anyone that doesn't like the city should not come here. We are a loud, urban campus that is always alive and doing something. Also anyone that is a homophobic should probably not attend this school, as we welcome all lifestyles. We are known for our performing arts program, but our academics are just as good. Anyone that is a big college sports fan should not come here, as our athletic programs are not great.
If you’re seeking self-metamorphosis, awareness, and growth then Point Park University is for you. This school allows students to make mistakes, to experiment, and dissect into your gifts and talents. Being an urban university makes the inner city is your campus.
My school is very diverse, I have many people from not only across the country but also the world. My professors are indefintely reliable and dependable. The experience my professors have are preparing me for my future. My classes are not very big either, at most 25 people in a class. Alot of one on one with professors and getting to know your professors on a personal level. Even though Point Park University is a dance majority school everyone gets along within the school. There is a place for everyone at Point Park University.
I wish I had known about all of their degree programs
The lack of group school spirit.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
98% of students
attending Point Park University receive some sort of financial aid.
37% were awarded federal grants.
While 77% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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