From the School

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. ® High Point University, founded in 1924, is a private, 4-year comprehensive institution that is rooted in the liberal arts. The environment of excellence transforms high school students into distinguished scholars who are prepared to tackle the challenges of the 21st century and thrive in an ever-changing global marketplace.

What makes High Point University distinctive are carefully crafted, holistic academic plans that merge classroom knowledge and experiences with the necessary life skills to make you competitive within the global marketplace. It begins right away with HPU President Nido Qubein's first-year Seminar on Life Skills and continues in more than 100 different ways throughout every student's four years at HPU.

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High Point University is an exclusive member of the Common Application. We are confident in the Common App and believe that our membership will help facilitate the application process for you. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is here to help you throughout the entire application and decision process. If you have any questions about our university or application, we encourage you to reach out to us.

Complete and submit your application for admission and all required supporting documents online at http://www.commonapp.org/school/high-point-university. Ask your guidance or college counselor to send your official high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or upload to the Common App.

Ask your guidance or college counselor to complete and submit the Common App's School Report Form.

Provide one letter of recommendation.

High Point University is test optional. If you would like to be considered for our Presidential Scholarship Program or Honors Scholar Program, an SAT or ACT score is required. Request that the official results of the SAT or ACT be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. High Point University's SAT code is 5293; the ACT code is 3108.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Early Decision (binding) application deadline: November 1
Admissions notification date: November 28

Early Action (nonbinding) application deadline: November 15
Admissions notification date: December 15

Early Decision II (binding) application deadline: February 1
Admissions notification is rolling

Regular Decision application deadline: March 15
Admissions notification is rolling past February 1
Over 85 percent of enrolled students each year apply using one of the two early November application plans.


Overview

Applicants
8,936
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 620
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
482 - 585

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component required

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — February 1

Early Action — November 15

Regular — March 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Academic Programs


High Point University has 50 majors and 57 undergraduate minors, 12 pre-professional programs and 13 graduate programs to choose from. Students may choose an area of study they've always been passionate about, a subject that they've recently become interested in or a major that they've never considered before. The opportunities are endless at HPU. Some of the most popular undergraduate majors include Business, Exercise Science, Communications, Education, Biology and Interior Design.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
462
with Terminal Degree
290

231
Women
231
Men
57
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

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.
  • 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 and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • 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.

  • Documentary Production.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • 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
60%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

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

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


For the 2018-19 academic year, High Point University's tuition and fees (including tuition, parking, laundry, entrance to athletic and cultural events, intramurals, Campus Concierge service, academic tutoring, library and media services, etc.) for full-time students is $35,118; room and board are $14,130.

Financial Aid


The Office of Student Financial Planning works diligently to assist students in their pursuit of postsecondary education at High Point University. Although the financial aid process can be complex, HPU's Financial Planning staff are well trained and highly qualified to make students' experiences positive and rewarding.

Interested students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically via www.fafsa.ed.gov. The earliest that students may begin filing the FAFSA is October 1 of the senior year prior to entrance to HPU. The HPU school code is 002933.

The results from filing the FAFSA will be electronically transmitted to HPU for review. This form will produce an expected family contribution based on the family's financial data and will determine students' eligibility for HPU's need-based programs.

HPU will not be able to estimate students' eligibility for need-based aid until the FAFSA is filed. While there is not a deadline date to the FAFSA, it is important to file as early as possible; HPU disperses financial aid package information for students by March 1.

All major High Point University academic scholarships are awarded through the Presidential and High Point Scholars programs. Each Early Decision or Early Action undergraduate admissions application also serves as an application for these scholarships.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,308

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,126

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,239

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,897

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,728

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,800
Required Fees
$4,205
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$750
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,350
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

Overall

From The School


High Point University's entire campus inspires students to perform at their highest levels both academically and socially. There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved, learn, and grow, reinforcing HPU's call to action: Be Extraordinary! ®

HPU's Kester International Promenade is adorned with flags supporting the school's diversity, with students from 50 states and 37 countries. The residential communities are as diverse as the student population and even provide opportunities for honors housing and living and learning communities. All housing is new or recently renovated, with many dorms boasting high-end apartment-style living.

The campus is completely wireless, and students are able to check out complimentary iPads, Kindles or GPS units from the Campus Concierge. Students may also schedule academic tutoring, reserve a bicycle, and receive complimentary tickets to all athletic events, concerts, speakers and films.

HPU is committed to surrounding students with an environment that motivates and inspires learning. The university regularly hosts internationally acclaimed thought leaders who interact with the student body, helping students to discover their own path to personal growth and leadership. These leaders include people like Former U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice; Broadcast News Legend and Best-selling author, Tom Brokaw; Apple Co-Founder and HPU's first Innovator-in-Residence, Steve Wozniak; and Former First Lady Laura Bush.

Opportunities for student fellowship run abound at High Point University. With 79 percent of students coming from out-of-state and 93 percent living on-campus, the student body has a distinct sense of family. From the Extraordinaire Cinema, the Arcade, the 14 dining locations (includes a five-star fine-dining restaurant, Starbucks, and Jamba Juice), to the outdoor fire pits, pools, and group exercise classes, students have access to all that they need and more!


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,467
Foreign Countries Represented
30

Demographics

1.79%
Asian
4.79%
African-American
5.22%
Hispanic
77.35%
Caucasian
1.66%
Unknown
2.34%
International

59% female
41% male
78% 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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Location


With more than 5,000 undergraduate students, High Point University is a small liberal arts school with big-school facilities. Its 16 varsity teams play at the NCAA Division I level. Students come to HPU from 50 states and 37 countries, providing the school with great diversity in student history and experience. High Point University offers its students a safe community that feels like home, where the average class size is 17, and professors don't just know students' names--they know who they are and who they want to become.

Nestled within the city of High Point, North Carolina, HPU sits in the center of the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina's largest metropolitan area with more than 1.9 million people. Both Greensboro and Winston-Salem are 20 minutes from campus. East of campus are Raleigh 1.5 hours away) and the Atlantic Ocean (4 hours away); south of campus are Charlotte (1.5 hours away) and Atlanta, GA (5 hours away); and west of campus are the Appalachian Mountains (2 hours away).

Campus Facilities & Equipment


High Point University is committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities across disciplines that meet the needs of an Extraordinary student. Cottrell Hall, home to the Flanagan Center for Student Success, is a 40,000 square-foot facility that is the central hub of activity for students preparing for job interviews, seeking career development opportunities and looking for ways to diversify their career skills. The state-of-the-art 220,000 square-foot Congdon Hall features a pharmacology research lab, a gross anatomy lab, a human biomechanics and physiology lab and more than a dozen simulation labs and spaces where real-world scenarios can come to life, including an operating room, emergency room, labor and delivery room, eight exam rooms, a pharmacy retail setting and pharmacy hospital setting.

The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication features two high-definition TV studios, audio recording studios, a screening theater, editing labs, a student-operated radio station, a nationally-cited survey and research center, an interactive media and game design facility and various computer labs. The school's Board of Advisers includes leaders in radio, television, newspaper and magazine companies across the nation.

HPU's School of Art and Design emphasizes the importance of hand skills combined with technological proficiency in profession-specific software. Students studying in the School of Art and Design have access to cutting-edge equipment including a technology lab and several design-specific computer labs.

The 31,000 square-foot, LEED-Certified School of Education building houses the psychology department and the NCATE-accredited education school. It is equipped with simulated classrooms and clinical labs where psychology majors conduct hands-on testing and experiments.

The Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce houses the Center for Financial Research, which serves as a trading room and allows students to receive real-world, practical learning opportunities. The Center includes teaching and research technology, including financial databases, investment software, a stock ticker and more.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
94%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

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
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
139
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
6

7% join a fraternity
22% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

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


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. Laney Morris
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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