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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

HPU has implemented numerous measures to prioritize safety, including social distancing and single-family tours. You may schedule your single-family tour now or connect with HPU staff at any time as we are completing a phased re-opening. We will also be open for classes this fall! Contact us with further inquiries at admiss@highpoint.edu. Learn More

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+
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
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
77%
SAT Range
1090-1250
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$39,229/ 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
$11,588/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

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
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,504Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
41
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Extraordinary
    29%
  • Preppy
    22%
  • Preppy, self-centered, "new" money kids
    22%
  • Ambitious
    17%
  • Unique
    5%
  • Stuck Up
    3%
  • Cold, distant, uncaring
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.112 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • It is an amazing opportunity and experience.
    40%
  • "Extraordinary"
    24%
  • Like living ignorent bubble
    8%
  • There is such a comfortable atmosphere
    8%
  • Wonderful teachers, extreme party students
    6%
  • 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
    65%
    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

    High Point University Reviews

    1,432 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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    High Point University has exceeded every expectation. They raise the bar for full circle development of the individual, incorporating life skills education and exposure from the very first campus tour. I encourage an IN PERSON experience of this institution in order to see why it is head and shoulders above the rest.

    On a specific note, the manner in which HPU leadership showed sincere care and compassion for each student as well as their faculty/staff and surrounding community testifies to the decency and moral compass that is the foundation of this school. Their outreach and support especially during the COVID-19 pandemic was unscripted, unselfish, and unrestricted. They engaged the student remotely--through videos of students favorite walks on campus, cooking classes online by their top campus chefs, updates on PPE supplies locally, regular heart-felt video messages from President Qubein--and created every way for the student to stay connected to their "Home Away from Home."
    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!