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 Point Park University

Point Park University - Pittsburgh, PA

201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984

General information:(412)391-4100
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Master's degree
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,861(3,332 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $21,334 $22,500 $23,720 -5%
Out-of-state $21,334 $22,500 $23,720 -5%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,020 $9,480 $9,720 -2%
Other $3,646 $3,520 $3,840 -8%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,900 $5,900 $5,900 0%
Other $2,350 $2,350 $2,260 4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,066 $2,100 $2,060 2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $35,000 $36,500 $38,280 -5%
Off Campus $30,584 $31,750 $32,880 -3%
Off Campus with Family $24,400 $25,600 $26,780 -4%
Out-of-state
On Campus $35,000 $36,500 $38,280 -5%
Off Campus $30,584 $31,750 $32,880 -3%
Off Campus with Family $24,400 $25,600 $26,780 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $22,900
In-state fees $820
Out-of-state tuition $22,900
Out-of-state fees $820
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $13,050
In-state fee $720
Out-of-state tuition $13,050
Out-of-state fees $720
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 532 99% --
Grant or scholarship aid 523 98% $7,703,326 $14,729
Federal grants 339 63% $991,784 $2,926
Pell grants 193 36% $745,534 $3,863
Other federal grants 146 27% $246,250 $1,687
State/local government grant or scholarships 249 46% $1,131,522 $4,544
Institutional grants or scholarships 514 96% $5,580,020 $10,856
Student loan aid 503 94% $3,215,860 $6,393
Federal student loans 437 82% $2,612,719 $5,979
Other student loans 66 12% $603,141 $9,139
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,167 91% $32,755,147 $10,343
Pell grants 1,496 43% $5,738,189 $3,836
Federal student loans 2,662 76% $22,653,204 $8,510

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,861
Undergraduate enrollment 3,332
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 490
Graduate enrollment 529
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,357 1,049 2,308
Percent admitted 75% 69% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 69% 18% 13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 420 86%
ACT 137 28%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 470 570
SAT Math 440 540
SAT Writing 450 560
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NAIA Division IIMenWomen
Baseball 45-
Basketball 1416
Golf 128
Soccer 2330
Softball -28
Track and Field, X-Country 1012
Volleyball -20

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1968 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1968 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1968 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1968 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1998 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 113
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 200
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 103
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 200
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate10%
Number in default131
Number in repayment1,308

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00335700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Postbaccalaureate certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--0--
Biotechnology--0--
Category total--4--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-020-
Business Administration and Management, General0000-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--0--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other0-0--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--0--
Marketing, Other--0--
Category total19801410-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician--0--
Category total--1--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising--1--
Broadcast Journalism--1--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other--0--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia--0--
Journalism0-1--
Mass Communication/Media Studies--0--
Photojournalism--0--
Public Relations/Image Management--0--
Category total17-96--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General-00--
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other--0--
Information Technology-000-
Category total-0320-
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education--0-0
Curriculum and Instruction0----
Drama and Dance Teacher Education--0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-010-
Education, Other0-0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General0---0
Elementary Education and Teaching--2--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--0--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-00--
Mathematics Teacher Education--0-0
Secondary Education and Teaching0----
Social Science Teacher Education--0-0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--0--
Category total1015000
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-00--
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other-112--
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other0000-
Engineering/Industrial Management0----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-00--
Category total91230-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General--0--
Category total--9--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-00--
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant-0---
Category total-04--
History Colleges
History, General--0--
Category total--6--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-00--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0000-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other--11-
Category total200731-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Studies, General--0--
Category total--11--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-20--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--0--
Category total-29--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General--0--
Category total--0--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Behavioral Sciences--0--
International/Global Studies--0--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--0--
Category total--6--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-00--
Environmental Studies0----
Category total200--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General-00--
Category total-016--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General--0--
Psychology, Other--0--
Category total--20--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-00--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-1---
Category total-24--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General--3--
International Relations and Affairs--0--
Political Science and Government, General--0--
Social Sciences, General--0--
Category total--8--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting0----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production--0--
Dance, General--2--
Design and Applied Arts, Other--0--
Design and Visual Communications, General--0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--0--
Fine and Studio Arts Management--0--
Photography--0--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other0-0--
Category total2-175--
Grand total001110