Point Park University

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world rank  2324

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Established in 1960, Point Park University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Pittsburgh (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Point Park University is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Point Park University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 60 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Point Park University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1960
Motto Pro Arte, Pro Communitate, Pro Professione
For Knowledge, For Community, For Career
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address 201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh
15222-1984 Pennsylvania
United States
Tel +1 (412) 391 4100
Fax +1 (412) 392 4775

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh 15222-1984
(412) 392 4775
800 321 0129

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities II
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Point Park University's Library
Point Park University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 57,649 physical volumes, 9,409 physical media, 75,590 digital/electronic medium and 108 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Point Park University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,070 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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