Point Park University, Pittsburgh, USA

Pittsburgh, USA

  • 1960

    Established
  • 4

    No. of Programs
  • 80

    US News
  • Yes

    Scholarship
  • Yes

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Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Point Park University is a popular private university established in 1960 in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. For most of the time, PPU worked as a Community College up till 2004 when it finally attained the status of a University. Currently, PPU offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral and Online Degrees to its students. Advanced pedagogy, use of latest technologies, practical knowledge, etc are some of the key features of education at PPU. The University's ranking is #80 in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North. According to the USA Today Sunday Magazine Point State Park is the ‘Second Best View” in the United States. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The University offers over 70 majors, more than 20 master’s and doctoral degrees and over 20 online degrees. These courses are offered through four schools: School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication and Education, Rowland School of Business and Conservatory of Performing Arts.The campus in Downtown Pittsburgh, giving students easy access to internship and career opportunities with leading companies and organisations. With more than 50 student clubs and organisations, Point Park is well-known for its active and exciting life beyond the classroom. 

Accomplishments & Alumni

The Point Park University is a community of friends, alumni, staff, neighbours, students and faculty who have collectively made a difference in diverse areas. As of Fall 1019, the university  has a total alumni of 26,634 who have achieved recognition in myriad fields ranging from entertainment to politics. Point Park alumni from the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Business and have worked as executives in the engineering technology, banking, entertainment, education, sports and media industries, along with a number of nonprofits. Notable alumni of Point Park University include John Amplas, Greg Brown, Melina Kanakaredes, Jimmy Miller, to name a few.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

The University boasts of students from more than 42 countries enrolled in over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 3% of its undergraduates and 6% of its graduates are international students. Point Park organises various both on and off campus programmes to give students an opportunity to connect with each other, develop leadership skills, and create meaningful college experiences. Along with pristine parks, hundreds of shops and restaurants, and riverfront trails, the University neighborhood is home to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and non-profit organisations where students can find employment options in abundance.

Covid-19 Response

While the entire world is battling Coronavirus, Point Park University is also constantly towards making the campus safe while meeting the needs of students and maintaining great academic standards. As the cases continue to rise, the university continues to follow public health guidelines provided by state and county health officials. As of November 17, 2020, the following updates have been put forward:

  • All classes and final exams will be conducted in online mode after Thanksgiving.

  • Students, staff and professors must practice social distancing, wear masks, wash hands on regular intervals whether they are on campus or off campus.

  • Those who are returning to campus or travelling from outside of the US must self-quarantine for 14 days before attending classes, moving into residence halls, or visiting the university offices.

  • The Spring 2021 semester will commence one week later than the previous date, i.e. January 19, 2021. Students must register for spring classes through Point web.

  • No matter what course, students will get the opportunity to attend in-person classes.

  • In order to protect the Point Park community, the Spring break in 2021 has been cancelled. Also, finals will be concluded on April 30, 2021. 

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Point Park University, Pittsburgh, USA Scholarship

Scholarships for International Students at Point Park University

Every academic year, Point Park University offers a wide range of scholarships to international students on the basis of academic and/ or artistic merit. Students accepted to the university are automatically considered for these scholarships, according to their department or area of study.

For Freshmen With SAT or ACT Scores

(Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication)

Name of the Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Presidential

  • A full-time and traditional undergraduate freshman

  • GPA 3.8 and SAT 1290/ACT 27 OR GPA 3.9 and SAT 1250/ACT 26 OR GPA 3.7 and SAT 1320/ACT 28

  • Must satisfy standard academic progress policy to keep the award

$20,000

(to be used only to ease the cost of tuition and other fees)

Vice Presidential

  • A full-time and traditional undergraduate freshman

  • GPA 3.5 and SAT 1190/ACT 24 OR GPA 3.6 and SAT 1150/ACT 23 OR GPA 3.4 and SAT 1230/ACT 25

  • Must satisfy standard academic progress policy to keep award

$19,000

(to be used only to ease the cost of tuition and other fees)

Trustee

  • A full-time and traditional undergraduate freshman

  • GPA 3.2 and SAT 1030/ACT 20 OR GPA 3.3 and SAT 990/ACT 19 OR GPA 3.1 and SAT 1070/ACT 21

  • Must satisfy standard academic progress policy to keep the award

$18,000

(to be used only to ease the cost of tuition and other fees)

Founders

  • A full-time and traditional undergraduate freshman

  • GPA 2.9 and SAT 880/ACT 16 OR GPA 3.0 and SAT 850/ACT 15 OR GPA 2.8 and SAT 930/ACT 17

  • Must satisfy standard academic progress policy to keep award

$16,000

(to be used only to ease the cost of tuition and other fees)

Point Park Opportunity Grant

  • A full-time and traditional undergraduate freshman

  • GPA 2.8 and SAT 920/ACT 17 OR GPA 3.0 and SAT 840/ACT 15 OR GPA 2.6 and SAT 1000/ACT 19

  • Must satisfy standard academic progress policy to keep the award

$14,000

(to be used only to ease the cost of tuition and other fees)

For First-year Students with TOEFL or IELTS score

(Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication)

Name of the Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Artistic Achievement

  • A full-time and traditional undergraduate freshman
  • Must have demonstrated high potential in an artistic area through a personal interview or audition
  • Chosen major should be theatre, dance, production, arts, cinema production, screenwriting, or visual effects
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA 

$3,000-$25,000

(to be used only to ease the cost of tuition and other fees)

Dean's

Academic

Freshmen

  • A full-time and traditional undergraduate freshman
  • Must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Total SAT score- 1260/ Composite ACT score- 26
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA 

$5,000

(to be used only to ease the cost of tuition and other fees)

For First-Year Students

(Conservatory of Performing Arts)

Name of the Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Artistic

Achievement

  • At least 550/7.0 score in TOEFL/IELTS

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

$14,000

(to be used only to ease the cost of tuition and other fees)

For Graduate Students

(Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication)

Scholarship Amount

Eligibility Criteria

$1,000/ academic year

  • Must have at least a 3.0-3.29 GPA 

  • Also, a TOEFL/IELTS score of 550/6.5

$2,000/ academic year

  • Must have at least a 3.30-3.79 GPA 

  • Also, a TOEFL/IELTS score of 550/6.5

$3,000/ academic year

  • Must have at least a 3.80-4.0 GPA 

  • Also, a TOEFL/IELTS score of 550/6.5

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