From the School

High Point University is the Premier Life Skills University working to transform the lives of their students.

Innovative educational initiatives like the President's Seminar on Life Skills, a required course for all entering freshmen, ensure students grow not only in specific academic areas of expertise, but also develop competencies in communication, networking, coachability, fiscal literacy, and service. These are among the traits HPU refers to as "life skills," which employers rank as the most critical skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace.

With 58 majors and 57 minors, HPU offers a broad spectrum of academic coursework, all complemented by experiential learning programs that include internships, undergraduate research, global education and service learning. The approach to life preparation is perhaps best showcased by the 97% placement rate for graduates employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months of graduation from HPU.

In addition to expert faculty who have been attracted from places like Duke University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University and many other impressive institutions, HPU has also attracted global leaders and industry giants to mentor students as part of a unique "In Residence" program designed to foster life skills and leadership development. Examples include:

  • Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-founder and High Point University Innovator in Residence
  • Marc Randolph, Netflix Co-founder and High Point University Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Karen Jacobsen, The "GPS Girl," voice of Australian Siri and High Point University Global Artist in Residence
  • Joe Michaels, 20year veteran director of NBC's Today Show and High Point University Broadcaster in Residence
  • Byron Pitts, Journalist and co-anchor of ABC's "Nightline" and High Point University Journalist in Residence

By focusing holistically on the student's transformational education journey, HPU attracts students from all 50 states and nearly 40 countries. Since 2005, President Qubein has led a $2 billion investment in academic programs (six new academic schools have been added), student life facilities (new buildings including two student centers, 10 new residential communities, a new lacrosse/soccer stadium, Division 1 athletics complex and, currently under construction, a 4,500-seat basketball arena, conference center and hotel.

High Point University is a values-based university that believes each member of faculty and staff has the power to enhance the lives of the students entrusted to their care. Their call to action is simple and profound: Choose to be extraordinary! And they live by it every day.

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Overview

Applicants
10,098
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

18%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — February 1

Early Action — November 15

Regular — March 1


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
478
with Terminal Degree
311

239
Women
239
Men
63
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Meeting and Event Planning.
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
  • Organizational Behavior Studies.
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations.
  • Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • Sports Communication.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Writing, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematical Statistics and Probability.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology and Anthropology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Interior Design.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

With its motto of “Choose to be Extraordinary,” High Point University “nurtures young innovators, enabling them to reach their full potential by providing them with the necessary resources and mentors.” At this still-expanding North Carolina liberal arts school small class sizes are a plus and students highlight professors who are “engaging, thought-provoking, and helpful.” Student’s praise the “preparation” they get for “real-world experiences.” There’s an emphasis on “networking with students for the best possible job placements,” and “the career and internship services offer an abundance of help to prepare students as much as possible for [post-college] life.” In terms of academic rigor, students mostly applaud the professors, who “provide useful lessons,” but “the material isn’t challenging.” Students profess to getting more out of classes in their major than those in the general education field, some of which they find less than inspiring, but they underscore that the school’s overall “environment [is] built to make its students successful.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Taylor Milne
2008 Olympian in 1500 meter track/field

Richard Culler
Major Leage Baseball (1936, 1943-49)

Joe Forte
NBA Referee/Head of Big South Conference Officials

Roger Watson
Former PGA National Club Champion/NC Sports Hall of Fame

Gene Littles
NBA Head Coach

Tom Gamble
NFL Director of Player Personnel

Harold Gardner
CEO Gardner Foods/Invented Texas Pete

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,448

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,038

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,300

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
53%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$39,597

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,429

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$31,768
Required Fees
$4,500
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,702
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,545
Foreign Countries Represented
30

Demographics

1.73%
Asian
4.98%
African-American
5.42%
Hispanic
77.77%
Caucasian
2.02%
Unknown
2.02%
International

57% female
43% male
76% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

While “the student body at [High Point] is like a big extended family,” as one student notes, it’s “a campus mostly comprised of middle to upper-middle class white students,” with a large population of students from Northern states “who are seeking life in the [South],” and diversity is a sticking point for the school. Even though some describe their fellow students “preppy people,” others call the High Point student body “Very versatile and willing to try new things.” Overall, there is “there is a much higher ratio of women compared to men,” and “students are respectful and responsible.” There are some quibbles over students whose families donate to the school—“The students [who] donate money have carte [blanche] when it comes to housing, disciplinary actions etc.”, one student alleges—and others note a “big-brother style administration.” But when describing each other, students note that their fellow Panthers are “energetic,” “kind,” “creative,” and “determined to be successful.” Students say, “It’s impossible to be bored at High Point because there is always an event happening on campus.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
95%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Students at High Point are highly engaged and rave about the facilities and social spaces on campus. “Many students are involved on campus and have on campus jobs, participate in clubs and the activities that our school offers. People spend a lot of time in the library and in the dining locations doing work or studying.” “The gym facilities are great and are used at all hours of the day. Free exercise classes are offered every day.” “There are a variety of clubs and organizations to get involved with…many students are athletes on either university teams, intramural, or club teams. There are plenty of places for students to socialize like dining places, a movie theater, arcade, pools, and cafes.” This includes a five-star steakhouse learning lab where students practice etiquette and social skills they can use in professional networking and interview settings. There is “a big [Greek] presence on campus,” with roughly 19 percent of male students joining a fraternity and 35 percent of female students joining a sorority. The Greek system is praised for both its “great events for philanthropy” and its parties. “High Point University’s campus is extremely safe, the whole campus is gated and the entrances are guarded with security” officers, though some students note that this emphasizes “the division between the college and the world around it.” For those looking to get away for a while, students tout Greensboro, North Carolina, which is a drive of “about 20 minutes,” or “hiking at Hanging Rock Mountain, which is also close by.”

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Dana Bright, M.Ed.

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
139
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
6

9% join a fraternity
26% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

7% participate in intramural sports
7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Panthers)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: North Carolina A & T
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: North Carolina A & T

Sustainability

61/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Microsoft

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ms. Gina Weathers
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Phone
(336) 841-9000

Email
admiss@highpoint.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Wanek University Center
Slane Student Center
Cottrell Hall- Flanagan Center for Student Success
Hayworth Fine Arts Center
Smith Library


Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
7 days a week
M-F 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Sat & Sun-differs
(336) 841-9000

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon. - Fri. 9am-3pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. 1pm-3pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Saturdays and Sundays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.highpoint.edu/admissions/visits/

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation


Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North: Travel south on I-85. Option 1: At Greensboro, when I-85 South and I-40 West split, take I-85 South. Shortly thereafter, take Business 85 (Green Shield). Exit at Highway 311 bypass. Exit the bypass at Eastchester Drive (Highway 68 South). Follow directions From the airport below. Option 2: At Greensboro, when I-85 South and I-40 West split, take I-40 West. When you see the airport signs, take Highway 68 South. Follow directions From the airport below. From the North: Follow I-77 South to Fancy Gap, Va. Follow markers to 52 South. Take 52 South to Winston-Salem. Take I-40 East to Highway 311 South (Exit 196). At High Point, take the South High Point exit (311/Main Street). Turn left onto Hartley Drive (at Wal-Mart/Chick-fil-a). Hartley Drive becomes University Parkway at Oak Hollow Mall. Continue on College Drive and turn right onto Montlieu Avenue, where you will find our main entrance into campus. From the Piedmont Triad/Greensboro-High Point Airport: Take 68 South to Oak Hollow Mall in High Point. At the mall, turn left onto University Parkway. Make third right onto Montlieu Ave. From the South: Travel north on I-85. Near Lexington, take Business 85 North (Green Shield); When Business 85 North and Highway 52 split, remain on Business 85. Exit at Highway 311 North (Main Street). Turn right onto University Parkway. Turn left onto Montlieu Avenue. See parking below. From the West: Travel east on I-40 past Winston-Salem to Highway 311 South (Exit 196). At High Point, take South High Point exit (311/Main Street). Turn left onto Hartley Drive (at Wal-mart/Chick-fil-a). Hartley Drive becomes University Parkway at Oak Hollow Mall (as you cross over Eastchester Drive). Continue and take third right onto Montlieu Avenue. See parking below. From the East: Option 1: Take I-40 West. At Greensboro, follow directions From the North [Option 1 or Option 2]. By Rail: Amtrak serves High Point. Connections may be arranged through Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA. PARKING: Security Officers at the Welcome Center will direct you to visitor parking.

Local Accommodations
Marriot Courtyard, J.H. Adams Inn, Pandora's Manor, Hampton Inn-Greensboro Airport, Grandover Resort


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