Point Park University extends offer to students as Philadelphia college closes

The urgent calls and emails to Point Park University started within hours of the abrupt announcement that a venerable arts campus in Philadelphia would close within a week, leaving hundreds of students suddenly without fall college plans.

University of the Arts, dating to the 1870s, had become the latest small private campus to succumb to enrollment losses and financial pressures.

The announced closure set for Friday was revealed only a week ago, well after many panicked students had locked in their plans, said Marlin Collingwood, Point Park’s vice president of enrollment management.

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