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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+
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268
From High Point University

High Point University is The Premier Life Skills University working to transform the lives. Having radically transformed the campus since 2005 under the leadership of President Nido R. Qubein, HPU knows transformation well. That’s why leaders commit to preparing students for the world as it’s going to be, not as it is. At HPU, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU is a values-based intuition that arms students with the life skills employers want. This is best showcased by the 97% placement rate for graduates employed or continuing their education within 6 months of graduation. By focusing holistically on transformational education, HPU attracts students from all 50 states and nearly 50 countries. A $2 billion investment in academic programs and student life facilities proves HPU’s commitment to transformation. The university’s call to action is simple and profound: Choose to be extraordinary!

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
March 1
Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
1050-1240
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$39,101/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,331/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,418Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
49
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 57 responses
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  • Extraordinary
    30%
  • Preppy
    23%
  • Preppy, self-centered, "new" money kids
    19%
  • Ambitious
    18%
  • Unique
    5%
  • Stuck Up
    4%
  • Cold, distant, uncaring
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.110 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • It is an amazing opportunity and experience.
    42%
  • "Extraordinary"
    25%
  • There is such a comfortable atmosphere
    8%
  • Like living ignorent bubble
    7%
  • Wonderful teachers, extreme party students
    5%
  • Great school, lack scholarships, find right group
    5%
  • Outstanding teachers, horrible students
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $39,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    85%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses
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    High Point University Reviews

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    High Point University supplies students with only the best professors and strives to create the most professional environment possible to learn in. Professors are extremely engaging with their students and teach rigorous courses that are designed to place you in real situations. Student life here is also really good. However, like ANY college, you have to put in just a little effort to make friends that last a lifetime. You definitely will not leave HPU without receiving a great education and gaining key connections too!
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    I love attending High Point University. This university has truly given me all of the tools I need to be successful in my future career path. However, the one minor detail that the university can improve on is making more housing available for upperclassmen that does not cost extra on top of tuition. Overall, I am confident that High Point University was the right choice for me, and I cannot wait to see how it will help me to excel in the future!
    I love how this school makes me feel very independent while also receiving extra information that will develop me into a better person socially, professionally, and academically. The campus is beautiful and there are always spots you can find around campus to study. The community is very engaging and the school encourages students to get involved more with activities and service events. The only thing that I would want for High Point University to change is giving other departments more attention and chances for development and growth as it seems like the university is more biased towards the more popular and more focused departments such as science and business and giving less attention and budgeting towards the smaller majors. I believe that the school should be more equal and fair in terms of each department’s budget and chances of change and maintenance of buildings.