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Academics

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."

Student Body

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."

Campus Life

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."

Overview

Applicants
9,683
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average HS GPA
3.27

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
492 - 595
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
503 - 605
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
482 - 585

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — November 14

Regular — March 15


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
437
with Terminal Degree
274

222
Men
215
Women
50
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, 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

  • 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

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • 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


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
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

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
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,546
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

1.69%
Asian
5.41%
African-American
4.83%
Hispanic
78.00%
Caucasian
1.20%
Unknown
2.48%
International

60% female
40% male
79% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview


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

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Birshari G. Cox, MS

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
90
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
4

19% join a fraternity
35% 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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
35

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Microsoft

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
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

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

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, Hampton Inn-Greensboro Airport, Grandover Resort


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