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Point University is a private institution that was founded in 1937. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,483, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 52 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Point University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $17,400 (2013-14).
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Founded in 1937 as Atlanta Christian College, Point University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution preparing students to influence culture for Christ in all spheres of life -- through business, entertainment and the arts, education, government, the Church and the nonprofit world.
Point University offers degree programs in areas of study ranging from biblical studies to business. The Access program offers associate and bachelor's degrees for adult learners, as well as online courses. The University provides a broad, comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for their chosen professions. Just as importantly, the University equips students to meld their faith into all aspects of their life- personal and professional- so they see life and mission as one and the same.
The University's main campus relocated to West Point, Ga., just an hour away from Atlanta near the Alabama border, in the fall of 2012. The University's historic campus in East Point, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta, continues to operate as a site for Access, the adult degree program. The University has three additional off-site locations, as well: Savannah and Peachtree City, Ga., and Birmingham, Ala.
Point University's students are part of a growing, vibrant community of believers who support and encourage one another, representing a variety of Christian faith backgrounds. At Point, professors and students know each other by name and build relationships that last a lifetime. Students are encouraged to serve others, whether through a mission trip across the globe or an urban service project. Students are also encouraged to get involved on campus, where activities include a variety of social, service, athletic and performing arts organizations. Point's athletic teams compete at the NAIA level, fielding teams in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's soccer, softball, volleyball, cheerleading and lacrosse.
Point University graduates are working and serving in 43 states, three U.S. territories, more than 15 foreign countries, and with numerous campus ministries, Christian camps and churches. Whether called to full-time ministry or another career, Point University graduates are going into all the world to live and love and serve in a way that makes Jesus, the Gospel and the cross visible to a world in need.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Churches/Churches of Christ|
When applying to Point University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Point University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 56.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||56.2%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Point University is 22:1. The most popular majors at Point University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Theology and Religious Vocations; Education; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||31%|
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Point University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,483, with a gender distribution of 41.7 percent male students and 58.3 percent female students. At this school, 75 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25 percent of students live off campus. Point University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Point University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Point University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Point University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Point University, 95.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$17,400 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$6,200 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data