Point Park University

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Point Park University can be found in Pittsburgh, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,300 students enrolled each year at Point Park University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 980 (25th percentile) to 1190 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Point Park University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.38. An estimated 70% of all applicant were accepted at Point Park University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 16% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at pointpark.edu.

Overall Point Park University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Point Park University was reported as 73.1% in Fall 2020 with over 5,360 applications submitted to Point Park University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Point Park University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Point Park University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Point Park University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 70.9%
  • 2017-2018: 64.9%
  • 2018-2019: 65.1%
  • 2019-2020: 73.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 64.2%

How Does Point Park University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Point Park University is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Carlow University91.8%
Chatham University62.2%
La Roche College99.4%
Robert Morris University84.5%
Washington & Jefferson College85.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Point Park University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 610
Math480 - 580
Total Score980 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 27
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 26
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