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Undergrad Profile

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.®

Be at the center of an extraordinary academic environment! High Point University is in the midst of an exciting era of achievement, academic excellence, and growth. U.S. News & World Report ranked High Point University #1 among Regional Colleges in the South for the fourth consecutive year, as well as #1 Most Innovative Regional College in the South. Our environment of excellence transforms students into distinguished scholars who are prepared to thrive in an ever-changing global marketplace.

With 4,600 undergraduate students, High Point University is a small school with big-school facilities. Our 16 varsity teams play at the NCAA Division I level. Students flock to HPU from 50 states and 37 countries, providing the school with terrific diversity and expansive life experiences. HPU offers a safe community environment that immediately feels like home. The average class size is 17, and professors don’t just know students’ names—they know who they are and who they want to become.

Academic life
High Point University is committed to academic excellence. With small classes, caring professors, and myriad student success stories, HPU has positioned itself as a place for scholars to thrive. The array of majors is vast, and each has been uniquely designed to challenge, inspire, and transform.

Our curriculum emphasizes the study of the liberal arts in the belief that there is no better way to encourage communication skills, critical thinking, and personal integrity. The goal is to feed students’ appetites for academic achievement and equip them for further education, the job market, or lives of service. Within the classroom environment, students find HPU professors to be engaging mentors, eager to share their own research and scholarly interests. Beyond the classroom, students are constantly met with opportunities to learn in a practical and innovative way. HPU’s signature experiential learning program differentiates this collegiate experience from others and reinforces what is taught in the classroom while providing students with resources for professional networking and deep, practical knowledge of their fields.

High Point University has a student-faculty ratio of 15:1 and an average class size of fewer than 17 students. More than 80% of faculty members hold doctorates or other terminal degrees. Because of this, professors are easily accessible and provide excellent insight into life after college.

Student involvement
With more than 100 student-led clubs and organizations represented on campus, HPU intentionally seeks to involve students in campus life through a diverse variety of platforms, including professional development associations, fine arts clubs, fraternities and sororities, honor societies, an active student government organization, religious life clubs, service organizations, special-interest groups, and more. In addition, the High Point University family annually provides more than 110,000 hours of voluntary service to the community.

High Point University students also have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from a nationally recognized entrepreneur respected and admired throughout the business world. University President Dr. Nido Qubein applies the same unstoppable energy, enthusiasm, and discipline that powered his transformation from a teenage immigrant who spoke little English to a business powerhouse, keynote speaker, and bestselling author. Dr. Qubein commits time to the classroom in the President’s Seminar on Life Skills, a required course for all freshmen, sharing the real-world insights and success strategies that made him an internationally sought-after business consultant. Students also have the opportunity to take the President’s Seminar for Seniors class to prepare for life after college.




Enrollment: 4,600 students; 4,300 traditional undergraduates

Location: High Point, North Carolina; the cities of High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem form the Piedmont Triad.

Access: The Piedmont Triad International Airport is 20 minutes from campus. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport are just over an hour from campus.

Diversity: The current student body represents 50 states and 37 countries; 82% of students are from out of state.

Ratios: Typical class size is 17 students; student-faculty ratio is 15:1.

Intercollegiate Athletics: High Point University Panthers compete in NCAA Division I athletics in the Big South Conference. HPU sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports and 26 club sports.
Men’s Teams: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer
Women’s Teams: Basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball

Club Sports: Men’s baseball, basketball, Brazilian jiujitsu, golf, ice hockey, IHSA equestrian, lacrosse, paintball, rowing, running, soccer, swimming, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball; Women’s basketball, Brazilian jiujitsu, field hockey, golf, IHSA equestrian, lacrosse, paintball, rowing, running, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball

Study Abroad: Semester-long, month-long, and summer programs are available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Involvement: More than 100 clubs and activities, including choral groups, band, fraternities and sororities, professional organizations for majors, publications, a radio station, religious organizations, service organizations, student government, and special-interest groups (multicultural, political, etc.)

Educational Investment: Tuition and fees—$33,405; room and dining plan—$12,572 (standard double; additional costs for single/private room)

Scholarships: Presidential Scholarships are awarded annually to qualified freshmen. Scholarships range from $2,000–$20,000. 

Courses of Study

David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences
• Actuarial Science
• Biochemistry
• Biology
- Cellular/Molecular
Biology and Biotechnology
- Health Science
- Neuroscience
- Organismal and Evolutionary
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• English Literature
• English Writing
• French and Francophone Studies
• History
• Human Relations
• Individualized Major
• International Relations
• Mathematical Economics
• Mathematics
• Music
- Instrumental Studies
- Piano/Organ
- Voice

• Nonprofit Leadership and Management
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Religion
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Theatre
- Collaborative Theatre
- Dramatic Writing
- Performance Theatre
- Technical Theatre

School of Art and Design
• Furnishings and Product Marketing
• Graphic Design
• Interior Design
• Studio Art
• Visual Merchandising Design

Earl N. Phillips School of Business
• Accounting
• Business Administration
- Entrepreneurship
- Sales

• International Business

Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
• Communication
- Documentary Media
- Electronic Media Production
- Game and Interactive Media Design
- Journalism
- Media and Popular Culture Studies
- Sport and Event Management
- Sport Communication
- Strategic Communication

CONGDON School of Health Sciences
• Athletic Training
• Exercise Science
- Biomechanics
- Exercise Physiology
- Health and Wellness

School of Education
• Elementary Education
• Health and Physical Education
• Middle Grades Education
• Secondary Education (9-12 Licensure)
- Biology
- Comprehensive Science
- English
- History
- Mathematics

• Special Education
• Special Subjects (K-12 Licensure)
- Spanish

Norcross Graduate School
• Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
• Doctor of Pharmacy
• Doctor of Physical Therapy (MA)
• Educational Administration (add-on license)
• Educational Leadership (MEd)
• Elementary Education (MEd)
• History (MA)
• Master of Athletic Training (MSAT)
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Master of Physician Assistant Studies
• Secondary Mathematics (MEd)
• Special Education (MEd)
• Strategic Communication (MA)
• Teaching Elementary Education K-6 (MAT)
• Teaching Secondary Mathematics 9-12 (MAT)