Earn an Undergraduate Degree at Pittsburgh's Downtown University
Study, gain hands-on experience and learn in a real-world setting at Point Park — Pittsburgh's Downtown university.
Downtown Pittsburgh is Home to Point Park
At Point Park, you will have access to leading businesses and organizations, world-class artists and performers, internship and career opportunities — and all of the amenities of Downtown Pittsburgh — located within walking distance to campus.
With the city as your campus, live and learn in a vibrant, safe, neighborhood-oriented community.
Downtown Pittsburgh is home to eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 100 billion-dollar global corporations and one of the nation's most vibrant cultural centers.
National publications have praised Pittsburgh as:
- "First place on the list of top 10 metro areas for young college graduates." — Bloomberg
- "Among the 20 great places in the world to experience." — National Geographic Traveler
- "The most livable U.S. city." — Forbes and The Economist
- "Sixth best sports city in the U.S." — Sporting News
- "A hip destination." — New York Times
In #PittsburghMe profiles, we'll introduce you to current students who share their perspective on the Point Park University experience. Students from far away — and not so far away — provide their take on how Downtown Pittsburgh and Point Park University have changed them for the better.
At right: Tyrone Smith, photojournalism major
What Alumni are Saying About Downtown Pittsburgh
In the profiles below, alumni share what it was like going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh.
B.A. in Creative Writing/English, 2013
Lifestyle Editor, LOCALpittsburgh and Freelance Writer, Thrillist
"Pittsburgh and Point Park have presented me with many unique opportunities that I don’t think I would’ve had elsewhere … I’ve grown to love Pittsburgh and Point Park is responsible for bringing me to the city that I now call home."
B.A. in Broadcast Reporting, 2013
Multimedia Journalist, WTOV-TV
"Going to school and living in Downtown Pittsburgh was by far the best four years of my life. I know that sounds cliché, but it’s true. Living in Downtown Pittsburgh was so exciting; I was always in the middle of entertainment, shopping and the occasional news story. Going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh was unique because of its urban setting and also because I could walk to my internships."
B.S. in Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management, 2013
B.A. in Theatre Arts, 2013
Club Manager, Heinz Field
"I chose Point Park because the campus is in a vibrant city. Even though I grew up in the country, I’m a city girl at heart. I liked that I could have the whole city to explore during my time in college. Pittsburgh is a great city where you can easily make connections. I knew that the more connections I could make while I was still in school, the easier it would be to get a job."
B.A. in Musical Theatre, 2013
Performed in North American Tour of West Side Story
"Going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh was the perfect setting for me personally since the city is so inundated with theater. If there was anything artistic that I wanted to seek out, I felt I could find it in Pittsburgh."
B.A. in Behavioral Science, 2011
M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2013
Development Director, Sisters Place, Inc.
"I transferred to Point Park from another institution because I wanted to be in Downtown Pittsburgh closer to my workplace at the time. Soon after starting at Point Park, I fell in love with the school. There is something special about going to school Downtown when you've grown up in Pittsburgh. What I’ve come to love about Point Park is the diversity of the student body and the integrity and knowledge of the faculty."