Explore the Possibilities at Pittsburgh’s Downtown University.
Every university has a campus. Ours just happens to be an entire city. Downtown Pittsburgh brings energy, adventure and opportunity to a Point Park University education, providing our students with access to real-world experiences, including internships and job opportunities with leading corporations, nonprofit organizations, professional sports teams and major arts venues -- all doing business within blocks of our campus.
The University's School of Business offers students an opportunity to learn in a dedicated Point Park classroom at Stage AE on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Award-winning author E.L. Doctorow headlined an international writer's conference under the auspices of the School of Arts and Sciences, and students in the School of Communication contribute to regional newspapers and have an opportunity to help others by designing websites and marketing campaigns for regional nonprofit organizations. Poised to move Downtown from Oakland, the university's renowned Conservatory has been the launching pad for award-winning careers in theater, film and music.
Point Park's campus is part of a Downtown in which more than 140,000 people work each day and where more than 7,000 people – including 1,000 Point Park students – live, learn and play. A downtown presence for more than 50 years, Point Park is fully engaged in its role as a partner in preserving Downtown while building for a vibrant future.
The Academic Village Initiative, unveiled in 2008, laid out a vision for positive growth developed with community and regional stakeholders. Over the last six years, the University has worked to reinvigorate the Wood Street, Boulevard of the Allies and Forbes Avenue corridors with projects that support the academics of the University while complementing the history of the neighborhood, honoring its architecture, and positioning it for a strong economic future.
Founded in 1960, Point Park University is a dynamic, urban university with a strong liberal arts tradition. Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park enrolls nearly 4,000 full- and part-time students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs offered through the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication and Conservatory of Performing Arts. Take a virtual tour here.
“Our kids are in top-notch schools. I have a great job with smart people. You can make a good life in Pittsburgh.”