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International Profile

#1 among regional colleges in the South, according to U.S.News & World Report

#1 student center in the country, according to Best College Values

An environment of excellence
Continuing in our tradition of excellence, High Point University has once again been ranked #1 among Regional Colleges in the South by U.S.News & World Report.

Demand to attend High Point University is at an all-time high; professors from Ivy League and other prestigious universities are flocking to teach at HPU, while our graduates are annually securing jobs with global leaders such as Microsoft and Apple and are accepted into prominent graduate schools across the world.

Student centered
With an average class size of 17 and 100% of our classes taught by faculty, our professors won’t just know your name—they will know who you are and who you want to become.

HPU offers 47 majors and 51 minors. Our student-faculty ratio is 15:1, and free tutoring is available for all students. Our small classroom size ensures that every student receives the personal attention they deserve. In addition, ESL is available through the American Language Academy.

Making HPU your home
Our current student body represents 48 states and 37 countries, providing the school with great diversity in student interests and experiences. Ranked one of the Top 12 Safest College Campuses in America, High Point University will offer you a safe community that will feel like home. In addition, HPU is one of only three private universities in North Carolina to have a full-time medical doctor as director of the Student Health Center.

Cultivating success and significance
HPU will give you the tools to connect and collaborate with global business leaders in your area of study. Our undergraduate research and creative works opportunities, which are available to you starting your freshman year, will give you unparalleled résumé-building opportunities, while our state-of-the-art academic facilities will give you access to not only today’s newest technology but tomorrow’s cutting-edge learning tools.

International Club
The International Club is one of the most vibrant organizations on campus. The goal of the International Club is to promote diversity within the HPU community. The organization focuses on creating a welcoming global environment for all students while embracing cultural differences and creating international awareness in the community. The club sponsors activities for members such as an international fair, international dinners, and weekend trips and excursions. International Week is a great chance for all of our international students to share their culture and heritage with other HPU students.

Learn from international leaders
University President Dr. Nido Qubein came to America at the age of 17 with little money and a limited command of the English language. His achievements since then have earned him the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and induction into the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans. The President’s Seminar on Life Skills is a required course for every freshman in which students reap the benefits of Dr. Qubein’s lifetime of learning and achievement.

In addition to Dr. Qubein, HPU has garnered the support of many influential leaders. Our National Board of Advisors includes former Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Advisor General Colin L. Powell; cofounder of Apple Steve Wozniak; and President and CEO of La-Z-Boy Inc. Kurt L. Darrow.



High Point University is located in North Carolina on the East Coast of the United States. We are in High Point, a city with a population of 100,000. High Point is a member of the Piedmont Triad, an area with a population of more than 1.4 million people. Some of the global companies in the area include AT&T, Honda Aircraft, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Procter & Gamble, the Volvo Group, Federal Express, and many others.


TYPE OF UNIVERSITY: Four-year private liberal arts university

SIZE OF CAMPUS: 380 acres



COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: 47 majors, 51 minors, and 13 graduate programs within the:
• David R. Hayworth College of Arts & Sciences
• Earl N. Phillips School of Business
• Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
• School of Art & Design
• School of Education
• School of Health Sciences

Top five majors:
• Business Administration
• Communication
• Psychology
• Exercise Science
• Biology

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Our current student body represents 48 states and 37 countries; 98% of freshmen live on campus, and 93% of students live on campus all four years.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: The Office of International Student Services provides a variety of resources for international students. Please visit highpoint.edu/oiss for detailed information.

Tuition & Fees    $32,430    
Room & Board    $12,200    *
Books & Supplies     $1,500    
International Student Immigration Fee (only for F-1 Visa holders)    $1,500    
* Housing Tier 1

Minimal requirement:
TOEFL = 79
IELTS = 6.0
Students scoring below this requirement may be conditionally admitted and required to take our ESL program.

(Fall 2016 entering class)
Early Decision: November 2, 2015
Early Action: November 16, 2015
Regular Decision: March 1, 2016    
$50 non-refundable application fee highpoint.edu/apply