Overview

Applicants
3,673
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.21

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
460 - 580
SAT Math
450 - 560
ACT Composite
20 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
442
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
78%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Rob Ashford '83
Tony Winning Choreographer for Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thomas W. Golonski '73 (HON '08)
Retired Chairman, Vice President and CEO,National City Ban

Tom Kayser (COM 1974)
National League President of the Texas Baseball League

Jimmy Miller '80 (HON '00)
Producer and Agent, Mosaic Media Group, Los Angeles

Tome Cousin '82
Broadway Choreographer and Director

William Motto '65
Chairman and CEO of Meridian BioScience

Greg Brown (COM 1986)
The “voice” of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Overview

From The School

For the 2007-08 academic years, undergraduate tuition is $18, 460. Tuition for Conservatory students is $21,420. Room and board are $8,440 and student fees cost about $530.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Dec 1
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,030

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,081

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,122

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,526

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,928

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$24,020
Required Fees
$1,170
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,651
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,225
Out of State
21%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

17.74%
African-American
3.42%
Hispanic
74.40%
Caucasian
2.43%
International

58% female
42% male
21% are out of state
79% are full time
21% are part time

Overview

From The School

Point Park University is an independent, four-year coeducational institution located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, one of America’s most dynamic cities. Its central location means that students are just minutes away from internships opportunities, entertainment and sports venues. Point Park’s growing, yet compact, campus includes the University Center, housing the Point Park University library, the new television studio and cinema and digital arts classrooms and labs; Academic Hall, with classrooms, laboratories, a newsroom, computer center and administrative offices; Lawrence Hall, a 21-story building with dance studios, classrooms, student lounges, recreation center, cafeteria, administrative offices and dormitory rooms; and Thayer Hall, home of the Point Park Children's School and additional dormitory rooms. The Playhouse of Point Park University is a multi-theater complex which serves as the educational arm for the University's Conservatory of Performing Arts. The University’s expansion includes a newly open dance studio building adjacent to Lawrence Hall and, in addition to its existing dorms, two downtown buildings just two blocks from campus featuring suite housing for students. Both cultural attractions such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and the Three Rivers Regatta and sporting events featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Penguins are within walking distance of campus.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
30%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
78%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
95

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
34
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports (Pioneers)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Women's Sports (Pioneers)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Duquesne University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Pittsburgh

Sustainability

Green Rating
72

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
15

Average Number of PC's per Lab
21

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Joell Minford
Director of Full-time Admissions

Address
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

Phone
412-392-3430

Email
jminford@pointpark.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Point Cafe
Atrium Overlook
Recreation Center
Coffee Kiosk
Outdoor Patio

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Market Square
Station Square
Point State Park
Carnegie Museum
Waterfront

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi, bus, trolley, train, incline available. 15 minutes to Pittsburgh International Airport. When arriving at Pittsburgh's International Airport, taxi or limousine services are available to Downtown Pittsburgh. The cost of a taxi is approximately $30, while the cost of a limousine van into the city is about $10. The vans go to most of the major hotels. The Port Authority (PAT) also has a bus available named the 28X Airport Flyer. For schedule and fare information, please contact the Port Authority at (412) 442-2000 or, for the hearing and/or speech impaired, call (412) 237-7007.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 6, Monroeville. Follow the signs to Pittsburgh taking the I-376 West to the Grant Street Exit, Exit 1C. At the third light, make a left onto Boulevard of The Allies. Remain on the Boulevard of the Allies until you come to the intersection of Wood Street and Boulevard of the Allies. Point Park University will be on your right.

Local Accommodations
The following is a list of accommodations that are located convenient to both the University and major traffic routes. This list is supplied to make your visit to Point Park University easier and is not an endorsement of any particular establishment. All Hotel Information is Subject to change. Please Contact the Hotel for Further Information. Best Western Oakland 3401 Boulevard of the Allies (412) 683-6100 1-800-245-4444 Provides a free courtesy shuttle to and from the Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University. Hampton Inn 3315 Hamlet Street Oakland (412) 681-1000 1-800-HAMPTON The Hampton Inn is located by the Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University. Rates include a free continental breakfast, free cable and in-room movies, free local telephone calls, and free coffee and tea service, free parking, and free shuttle to and from Downtown Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel 600 Commonwealth Place Gateway Center Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 391-4600 1-800-445-8867 The Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel is located right outside of Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh and located within walking distance from the University. Holiday Inn at University Center 100 Lytton Avenue - Oakland (412) 682-6200 1-800-864-8287 The Holiday Inn at University Center is also located in Oakland. A courtesy shuttle is also available to Downtown Pittsburgh from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Marriott Pittsburgh City Center 112 Washington Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-471-4000 1-800-228-9290 www.Marriott.com/PITDT Located less than a mile from the University. We offer complimentary shuttle service within the Golden Triangle and to the University, Monday through Saturday, please see the bellman to schedule your trip. Steelhead Grill and Lounge on property. Ramada Plaza Suites One Bigelow Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 281-5800 1-800-225-5858 Located within walking distance from the University. The Ruddy Duck Restaurant and Lounge is located in the hotel for your dining convenience. Sheraton Hotel Station Square Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 261-2000 1-800-255-7488 The Sheraton Inn is located across the river at historical Station Square. The Sheraton has a Courtesy Shuttle available Monday through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 553-5100 The Omni William Penn is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh and within walking distance from the University.
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Key Stats

3,673
Applicants
3,225
Size
76%
Acceptance Rate
1020
SAT Scores

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