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Point Park University, also known as PPU, is a private university of liberal arts located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in the year 1960 as Point Park College. After a few name and status changes, it adopted its present name in 2004. PPU offers several bachelor, master, and associate degree programs in various Course Topics. The university is organized into the following schools:
  • Conservatory of Performing Arts
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication
Point Park University hosts more than eight National Association of Intercollegiate sports teams. The athletics teams are nicknamed the Pioneers. The Pioneers compete in the American Mideast Conference which is the biggest conference in the NAIA. They participate in basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

Profile of Point Park UniversityStudents attend Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Point Park University degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media, drama and performing arts, photography and commercial art, business and management, and security and law enforcement.

Point Park University Selectivity

Point Park University is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 540.

Point Park University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 3, 591 students at the school .

Student Life
Point Park University values student athletics, and belongs to the American Mideast Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Point Park University educates students in a diverse environment and prepares graduates to apply knowledge to achieve their goals, advance their professions and serve their communities. "Point Park University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management274business management, business and related services, accounting, human resources
Security and Law Enforcement115criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and administration
Drama and Performing Arts112drama, dance, acting
Media90journalism, broadcast journalism, communication and journalism, advertising, photojournalism, mass communication
Education and Teaching67elementary school teaching, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, teacher education and development, English teaching, early childhood education, biology teaching, math teaching, . . .
Engineering Technician43electrical/electronic tech, civil engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, engineering technician
Photography and Commercial Art38cinematography, photography
Computer Science and Engineering31computer services management, information technology
Therapy and Counselling28psychology, behavioral sciences
Liberal Arts25English, general studies, political science, history, liberal arts and sciences, history courses, interdisciplinary studies
Law13legal studies
Funeral and Mortuary Science12funeral and mortuary
Engineering10engineering management
Science7biotechnology, biology
Design4design and applied arts
Medicine3health professions
Family and Social Work3public administration
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Contact: Point Park UniversityPoint Park University

201 Wood St

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

General Phone: (412) 391-4100


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