PPU

Point Park University

201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, United States
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    0
  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    17
  • Previously Enrolled
    38

Overview of Point Park University (PPU)

About this school

Point Park, founded in 1960, is a private, multipurpose college. The campus includes dormitory, administration, and classroom buildings and a theatre complex in downtown Pittsburgh.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,281
    • Men:1,346 (41.0%)
    • Women:1,935 (59.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (PPU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Point Park University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
201 Wood Street
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA  15222-1984
Phone
(412) 392-3430
Fax
(412) 391-1980
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
Audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 4,860 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 3,330 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 1,530 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
969 (31%) of 3,152 admitted students enrolled
Women
618 (27%) of 2,286 admitted students enrolled
Men
351 (41%) of 866 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.44
375 And Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
526 average |480-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
29%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
556 average |500-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
39%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
11%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (PPU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,130 (66.23433721697076%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,960 (26.29149263574412%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.6379424049241593%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,200 (4.8362277423609585%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Point Park University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning October 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003357
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
620 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
563 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
563 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
79 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$28,190
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 563 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,101
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 492 (87.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,823
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 50 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
56 (9.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,082

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,516 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,345 (93.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,342 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
296 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$25,353
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,305 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,916
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,054 (87.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,557
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 191 (8.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
162 (6.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,043

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,924
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Previous College Experience, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (PPU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


149

Part-Time Faculty


370

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


22%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
309
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Point Park University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


55.0%

Programs & Majors (PPU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (50)


  • Accounting
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Technology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (15)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication
  • Music
  • Organizational Management
  • Special Education
  • Theater

Campus Life (PPU)

Location & Geography

Population


306,211

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Pittsburgh
Nearest Bus Station
Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
Pittsburgh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Point Park University offers drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, wppj student radio station, the body christian fellowship, dance club, campus activities board, action sports club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,758

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,281
Women
1,935
Men
1,346

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.7% Asian
  • 15.2% Black/African-American
  • 2.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.4% White
  • 0.9% Unknown

International Students


4.0% from 40 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


943

Student Resources (PPU)

Study resources