About High Point University

Founded in 1924, High Point University. is a Private college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,546 full time undergraduate students, and 291 full time graduate students.

The High Point University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 301 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at High Point University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate79%
Application Deadline3-Nov
Application Fee50
SAT Range995-1200
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at HPU are considered Less Selective, with ,54% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

68% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 43% were in the top quarter, and 19% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at High Point University.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
39%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
7%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
26%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
24%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
37%
“They keep regular office hours”
63%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
76%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
26%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
52%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
49%
“There might be people who do”
29%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
39%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
7%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
26%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
24%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
37%
“They keep regular office hours”
63%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
76%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
26%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
52%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
49%
“There might be people who do”
29%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

High Point University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    113 Students rated on-campus housing 4.5 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    76 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    120 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    121 Students rated campus facilities 4.7 stars. 74 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    122 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    121 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    122 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    123 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of High Point University?

52 Students rated High Point University

Erin - 02/17/2022

High Point University is known for being clean, friendly, and prestigious. The staff and professors are generally very invested in their careers, as well as the future careers of their students. There are many majors and minors to choose from, each with specific technologies, resources, and programs to offer. Diversity isn't extremely high, which can be a challenge for some students. However, there are various clubs and groups catered to the interests and needs of each student.

Jackson - 12/20/2020

This has proven to be the most apathetic and lazy student body I've met. The school has yet to develop any real "college culture" due to its young age and as such, caters to the lowest dregs of student. Drinking and drug use occurs on dorms every night of the week, roughly 80-90% of the student body is drunk on weekends, and the other 10% just keep to themselves to avoid the drunks. This culture is pervasive in EVERYTHING, I've been on two different sports clubs, a choir, one acting club, two political clubs, one music club, and a languages club. Every last one of them routinely ended up cancelling events, skipping practices, or flat-out disbanding(language club) because their leaders and members were routinely drunk or hungover. The club sports are hit the worst by this, if you're a somewhat competitive athlete, steer clear of them, people with beer guts make the workout regimens and it shows. You can work as hard as you want, but that won't stop the other 30 out-of-shape drunks from sinking your teams chances of winning against other schools. The administration however, is where things really get ugly. Quite simply put, if you give them more money, they'll be nice to you, if not they won't help you at all and actively try to blame you. It's a poorly-kept secret on campus that the administration has covered up multiple cases of sexual harassment committed by the rich kids in Greek Life. In one particularly extreme case from 2012, a student in a fraternity that the School President's son was part of was, was killed via hazing. The school attempted to cover this up. In day-to-day experiences, such as roommate troubles, IT problems, dorm repairs, and so on, the administration is just incompetent. IT services took 2 weeks to get back to me on fixing my meal pass so that I could get food(until then I had to beg for it from the cafeteria people). Security is poorly-trained and doesn't know the law, to the point where they'll ignore your texts/calls. The administration will blame you if you bring up a problem with their system. For example, when I called them to explain that the air conditioner in my dorm was broken, they tried to charge me for it first, then when I proved that I hadn't broken it, it took them 10 weeks to come and fix it. If you're a rich kid in business school, come to this school, they'll treat you like a king and even bend the law for you. If you have any ambition though, get away from this school, they'll make things harder and treat you like dirt.

Elijah - 07/12/2020

I think that High Point University is a really awesome place where people are taught not only the necessary things to know for their majors, but they are also taught skills that will help them to be better candidates in the job market. High Point University also has an amazing campus, and you know that they care a lot about their students.

Josiah

Nice Camus

High Point University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at High Point University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for High Point University is 79%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    As a senior, I wish I had known that the student body profile would not dictate the attitudes of all attending students. The college I almost chose was well known for high class, wealthy students who partied hard and studied harder. I was afraid of being ostracized because of my low income, and I chose another school instead. The other school was rising in the academic world, and attracting many more wealthy students. Therefore, when I came to my new school, I realized that they were as conceited as I had thought the other school would be. Because I was scared, I ended up with more loans for a school with less prestige.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Friendly but definite cliques are evident and form typically

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    One of the best things about my school is the fact that there are so many different kinds of people from all over the country and also the world. Even though my school is far from home, it was easy to make friends and relate to the other students because the majority of them were from out of state. This amde the tranisition much easier and it was great to make so many friends that I could relate to in a new environment far from home.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school in one sentence would be extremely difficult to do, but if I had to I would say what everyone here at High Point knows to be true, and it?s that High Point University is extraordinary. Meaning that not only do they offer an amazing environment to live and learn in, but they also offer amazing classes that would impress anyone who has been there.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I honestly believe the worst thing about High Point is leaving it. When I moved onto campus I immediately felt right at home. The surrounding city of High Point is pretty sketchy, but the campus provides anything you could ever desire or want. I love it here, not only for the aesthetic beauty but because you just feel a sense of community here.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I am telling my friends about High Point Unversity, I am most likely to talk about the amazing education that I am getting here. The professors that I have truly care about my success and it is so heartwarming to see that in a university. My largest class has 35 people, which is absolutely amazing being a freshman in college. I know all of my professors and they know my name and are willing to help me succeed. I also brag about the amenities. High Point is absolutely beautiful and makes you appreciate the world you live in.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    High Point University recognizes, more than any other school that I looked into, that there is more to success and significance than facts and knowledge. High Point is the school for students who want to make something of themselves hollistically. It encourages habits that make its students stand out in a crowd and it inspires students to not only deserve the campus they get to live on, but to strive to imporve the campus for everyone else. High Point students are never told that they can't do something and every students believes he can be somebody important.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew that there is no need to worry about making first impressions. People are friendly and excepting, no matter what the first impressions they give might be.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone looking for a small school and lots of personal attention. You rprofessors will know you so you can't just hide in the back of the class room especially since the back is only about 4 seats back!

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Outgoing, enthusiastic, goal oriented students.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There is so much to do all the time it is hard to get to do it all. I am graduating in a year and I am active in many things but there is still so much more I want to do that I can fit in.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is well known for its improvements on campus over the past decade.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The professors are what make a difference in academic life. They are all really caring and want to help you to succeed; 9 out of 10 professors will give your their cell/home phone number incase you need extra help on a project or studying for a test.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The overall size of HPU is just right, when walking around you will always see someone you know and others smiling just saying "hi." It makes it truely easy to wake up and get your day going in a positive light!

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek Life is a pretty big thing. Many students are in a sorority or fraternity. Due to this, there is usually always a drunken party every weekend in the Greek Village.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Can't really think of any. Some might say were naive to how the real world operates and we live in a fantasy world because of all the nice amenities we have but that's about it.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    the sterotypes are true on the account that our school is similar to a country club. Yet, the reason for this is because the students at HPU take pride in our campus and treat it with the same respect the staff and faculty treat us. By allowing us the opportunity to experience a fantastic campus life the students excell in their classes because they are in a caring atmosphere.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    N/A

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  20. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    High Point University is a great school. Its motto is "Every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people." High Point University does puts its students first, it provides them with great opportunities, great professors with Dr. degrees, and internship opportunities. The environment is very safe and allows students to feel comfortable in their own school. People in the school is very polite, from student life, to financial counselors and campus enhancements. The president of the school is an extraordinary leader and makes you feel right at home, you can go up to him and he will remember your name.

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  21. Tell us about your professors.

    All my professors, even from freshman year, know my name. They are caring individuals that dedicate themselves to teach us in order for us to achieve our goals to attend graduate school.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

4,546

Total Undergrad Enrollment

291

Total Grad Students

76%

Out-Of-State

21%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

109

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

91%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
78%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

82% of students attending High Point University receive some sort of financial aid. 10% were awarded federal grants. While 42% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$33,405

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$12,572

Room and Board

47,477

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$33,580
$30 - $48K
$33,623
$48 - $75K
$35,674
$75 - $110K
$37,013
$110K & UP
$40,693

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