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Point Park University is accepting scheduled campus visits Admission counselors will also continue to accommodate prospective families via email, phone, live chat, virtual tour, virtual appointment and Open House 2.0.

Visiting our vibrant campus in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh is the best way to experience Point Park University.

If you can’t schedule a campus visit, we’ve taken some of the key components of the visit for you to enjoy at your convenience.

Please contact us at 412-392-3430, 1-800-321-0129 (outside of Pittsburgh) or via email at enroll@pointpark.edu with any questions or if you'd like us to connect you with faculty in your academic area of interest.

Become Career-Ready. That's the POINT.

You shouldn’t have to wait four years to start your career. Point Park immediately puts you on the path to career-readiness. Explore this page to learn more about why Point Park might be the best choice to make you career-ready.

Connect to Co-ops, Internships and Careers

As a Pioneer, you're in the perfect spot to experience paid, full-time co-op work experiences, as well as hands-on internships in Pittsburgh and beyond. 

Pictured is Point Park SAEM student and Penguins intern John Blattenberger.

From the Pittsburgh Penguins and PNC to the Fred Rogers Company and the Television Academy Foundation, students across our 70+ undergraduate majors have completed remarkable co-ops and internships making them career-ready.

A World-Class City as Your Campus: Live and Learn in Pittsburgh

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Some of the best lessons are learned outside of the classroom.

Explore what it's like to live and learn in Pittsburgh and be immersed in a world-class city located within walking distance to Fortune 500 businesses, leading organizations, sports stadiums, museums, galleries, shops, eateries and more.

Dancer-Instagram-image_350.jpgMajor Choices

Point Park offers more than 70 majors and programs to help you become career-ready. You can learn what's distinctive about each major; read student and alumni profiles; virtually meet the faculty who practice what they teach and bring real-word experience into the classroom; and discover career options.

Dedicated to Student Success

You're not alone. At Point Park University, we offer support to help you achieve your goals. 

Our Center for Student Success is at the heart of a coordinated, campus-wide commitment to helping freshmen and transfer students obtain their degree in four years, supporting them in the timely completion of their Point Park academic program of study.

Through the Pathways to Success program, our students work closely with a student success coordinator and a faculty advisor, who provide essential support and guidance necessary for students to develop as people, as scholars and as professionals.

Connect with Faculty at a Virtual Q & A Session

Have questions for faculty and admissions staff?  Join us for a virtual question and answer session with instructors from your major or school.

 

Dates

Time

Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies

Monday,
Nov. 9,
Jan. 25,
Feb. 15

4-5 p.m.

RSVP for one of these sessions.

Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Monday,
Nov. 9,
Jan. 25,
Feb. 15

5:30 -6:30 p.m.

RSVP for one of these sessions.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday,
Nov. 10,
Jan. 26,
Feb. 16

5:30-6:30 p.m.

RSVP for one of these sessions.

Literary Arts & Social Justice

Wednesday,
Nov. 11,
Jan. 27,
Feb 17 

5:30-6:30 p.m.

RSVP for one of these sessions.

Psychology

Thursday,
Nov. 12,
Jan. 28,
Feb. 18

5:30-6:30 p.m.

RSVP for one of these sessions.

School of Education

Monday,
Nov. 9,
Jan. 25,
Feb. 15

7-8 p.m.

RSVP for one of these sessions.

School of Business

Tuesday,
Nov. 10,
Jan. 26,
Feb. 16

7-8 p.m.

RSVP for one of these sessions.

School of Communication

Wednesday,
Nov. 11,
Jan. 27,
Feb 17

7-8 p.m.

RSVP for one of these sessions.

Conservatory of Performing Arts

Thursday,
Nov. 12,
Jan. 28,
Feb. 18

4-5 p.m.

RSVP for one of these sessions.

Honors Program

Tuesday,
Nov. 10,
Jan. 26,
Feb. 16

4-5 p.m.

RSVP for one of these sessions.

Fun, Food and Safety at Point Park: Get Your Questions Answered 

Pictured is broadcast reporting major Marlee Pinchok.No. You will not be bored at Point Park. You will probably feel sorry for your parents being bored at home while you're having so much fun on campus and in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh is one of America’s great cities and our students have it as their campus! You are steps away from the cultural district, concerts, museums, more than 200 restaurants and three professional sports teams. You'll receive free admission to The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Mattress Factory and the Heinz History Center — and discounted tickets to many plays and performances in the Cultural District.

If you don't feel like exploring Pittsburgh, our Office of Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL) will provide you with opportunities to connect to the campus community, develop your leadership abilities and create meaningful college experiences.

Don’t take our word for how exciting Pittsburgh is for our students. In #PittsburghMe profiles, students from far away — and not so far away — share how Downtown Pittsburgh and Point Park University have changed them for the better.

Salad-bar-photo_400.jpgPoint Park has four dining halls/restaurants on campus (and there are more than 200 restaurants near campus).

Lawrence Hall Dining Room, on the third floor of Lawrence Hall, is an all-you-care-to-eat facility that features a balance of traditional foods and a variety of upscale, cutting edge American entrees, ethnically-inspired foods, vegan and vegetarian selections and more.

There’s something to satisfy even the pickiest eaters — plus there is always cereal, yogurt, fruit and pizza.

Pictured are Point Park police officers on campus.The Point Park University Police Department is responsible for providing all members of the University community with a safe and secure environment in which to work, learn and live. The department has sworn police officers and dispatchers. Police officers respond to criminal, security, fire and medical emergencies, and are on duty 365 days a year.

Police officers patrol University-owned buildings by foot, vehicle and bicycles. When requested, the Police Department provides escorts for anyone on Point Park's campus to parking garages or to any destination on campus, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Point Park University police officers are vested with all the police powers, authority and responsibilities of any police officer of the commonwealth. Point Park police officers have arrest powers and are armed. Our police officers must successfully complete 751 hours of initial training at an approved police academy. 

Pictured is a Point Park student swiping their ID to get into the Boulevard Apartments.Living on campus is easy, fun and smart:

  • All residence halls have controlled access.
  • A security desk is on the first floor of every building and is staffed during evening hours.
  • Each room has a smoke detector and sprinkler system, and is tied into the building fire alarm. 
  • All residence halls are equipped with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
  • Residence hall common spaces and entrances are equipped with security cameras that are monitored by Public Safety.

Living on Campus

We provide safe, comfortable, amenity-rich living options on our unique urban campus.

Our residence halls offer students a dynamic living and learning environment with different options — single, double and triple rooms, suites and apartments — as you progress through your years at the University.

Surprisingly Affordable

Our financial aid experts can help unravel the mysteries of paying for college.

Let our experts in the Office of Financial Aid help you sift through the confusion. Get your financial aid questions answered now by contacting 412-392-3930 or financialaid@pointpark.edu. 

A Very Transfer-Friendly Campus

Point Park University has a long history of welcoming students from community colleges, other four-year institutions, and trade and technical schools that offer college credits. Our admissions counselors can help you through every step of the transfer process

Honors Program and Student Life

Students accepted into Point Park University's Honors Program are challenged to think from different perspectives and develop leadership skills through community service and mentoring, as well as presenting their research work at various academic conferences.

The Office of Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership (SAIL) at Point Park provides an opportunity for students to connect to the campus community, develop their leadership abilities and create meaningful college experiences through on-and off-campus programs, student clubs and organizations and intentional leadership initiatives.

Experience Point Park Virtually — the Second Best Thing to Being on Campus!

Take a guided virtual tour to explore all of the opportunities that Point Park University and the great city of Pittsburgh have to offer.

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