Open House 2.0 Visit Point Park University virtually and explore the campus at your convenience
A World-Class City as Your Campus: Live and Learn in Pittsburgh
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.
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.
We invite you to join our current Point Park students for an informal virtual chat session.
Choose from the following dates:
- Wed., March 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. RSVP Online
- Wed., March 17, 2021 at 5 p.m. RSVP Online
- Wed., March 31, 2021 at 5 p.m. RSVP Online
Fun, Food and Safety at Point Park: Get Your Questions Answered
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.
Point 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.
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.
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.
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.