B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
High Point University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268
From High Point University

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. 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. High Point University has a strong academic history and is committed to building character, modeling values and ensuring that students graduate with not only the expertise in their disciplines, but also with the skills necessary to be successful in life.

High Point University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1012-1196
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Test Scores and GPA for High Point University

Cost

Net Price
$36,927/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $32,659/ year
  • $30-48k
    $33,870/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,814/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,626/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,385/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,323Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Extraordinary
    33%
  • Preppy
    25%
  • Preppy, self-centered, "new" money kids
    16%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • Unique
    6%
  • Stuck Up
    4%
  • Cold, distant, uncaring
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.104 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • It is an amazing opportunity and experience.
    44%
  • "Extraordinary"
    22%
  • There is such a comfortable atmosphere
    9%
  • Great school, lack scholarships, find right group
    6%
  • Like living ignorent bubble
    6%
  • Wonderful teachers, extreme party students
    6%
  • Awful
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses
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One year ago, attending the Presidential Scholarship weekend changed our family for the better. HPU became part of our life. My son #2 knew that weekend that HPU was on his short list. After being accepted to more prestigious schools, he decided, despite a lot of pressure from family and friends, to take a leap of faith and go to HPU. He entered in the Fall of 2016 into the honors program. The opportunities he's had thus far have been amazing. HPU delivers on everything and more. In addition, my son #1 decided to transfer to HPU in the Fall of 2016 as well. Two brothers, same school, very different experiences and both having an extraordinary education and experience.
I read everything on the internet about HPU, much good, some not so good. I was so nervous about whether or not we had made a good decision. I couldn't be more pleased with HPU and proud that my boys are part of such a warm, loving college community. So...HPU, plan on seeing son #3 in the Fall of 2018!
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I lived on campus for freshmen and part of sophomore year and it was amazing! I live in the UC (now the Wanek Center) and it was definitely the most convenient dorm to live in. There are 4 places to eat, a convenience store, a movie theater, a study floor, an arcade, and a Jamba Juice (formally Starbucks when I lived there). I decided to move to Village 2 because I wanted my own room. The only problem with this was having to drive to school (or take the trolley) and parking. I won't lie, trying to park on campus kind of sucks some times. The housing process could be improved. I wanted to live in Centennial as a senior with my group of friends, however most of the houses had been homesteaded or people were pulled in, and I personally don't think that's fair that underclassmen get better housing than seniors.
I absolutely love High Point. I think the people here are caring,energetic, and ambitious. If you surround yourself with the people who encourage you and lift you up, you will succeed here. The classes are awesome and there has not been one class where I dread going to. The professors are something that really makes High Point stand out, for they actually care about student success. They will go out of their way to make sure a student understands something. The class sizes are small, but not too small, and it encourages participation. The work load is manageable, but if you want to do well, you have to try hard. The amenities are awesome. I love High Point!