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A world-class city as your campus

When choosing a college, choose the neighborhood carefully – because the more opportunities that surround you, the more complete your college experience will be. At Point Park, Pittsburgh’s only Downtown university, you’ll have access to unlimited opportunities that only a world-class city offers.

What They're Saying About Pittsburgh


"The most livable city in the U.S."

-- Forbes and The Economist

"2nd Best City for Recent Graduates"

-- Huffington Post

"Among the 20 Great Places in the World to Experience"

-- National Geographic Traveler

"6th Best Sports City in the U.S."

-- Sporting News


What's Going on Downtown? Plenty!

From sports events to concerts and festivals, there's plenty to do Downtown -- including free events or discounted student tickets.

Check out the Downtown events calendar to see what's happening.

Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle measures less than a square mile, but packs in a world of options, all within easy reach from Point Park:

  • More than 190 shops
  • 270 eateries, from pizzerias and bagels shops to swanky restaurants
  • Three pro sports teams -- the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers
  • Six professional theaters, including the Benedum Center and Heinz Hall
  • Three rivers -- the Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny -- with 13 miles of waterfront greenspace
  • Picturesque, 36-acre Point State Park and 14 other parks
  • More than 80 outdoor concerts and festivals
  • More than 5,000 businesses, from tech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies

Just Outside Point Park's Door: Real-World Pittsburgh

This is a dynamic city that makes a dynamic college experience possible. Our students have access to experiences and opportunities in an exciting college campus setting unlike any other:

  • Our students pass business leaders, journalists, actors, scientists and engineers on the way to class.
  • Visits to nearby companies and organizations let our students to meet industry leaders and see firsthand these professionals at work.
  • Students gain invaluable industry experience through research, internship and job opportunities with leading companies and organizations
  • Pittsburgh is a great college town with more than 100,000 students come to study, including many international students.
  • Downtown's Cultural District offers a diverse arts scene with world-class music, theatre and dance.

Video: Pittsburgh -- a great place to go to college


See for Yourself: Come Visit Point Park

Take a day, just one day, to visit our dynamic campus in our world-class city.  During a campus visit you can:

  • Tour campus
  • Sit in on a class
  • Meet with a professor
  • Enjoy lunch
  • See our residence halls
  • Meet with an admissions counselor

Can't visit in person? Check out our virtual campus tour with 360-degree interactive images, videos and lots of still photos.