High Point University

High Point, NC

High Point University

High Point, NC

Health & Medicine Profile

Preparing students to meet a growing demand for health care professionals across the country

No matter what area of health care you're interested in pursuing, High Point University has the program for you. Learn about our schools: 

Congdon School of Health Sciences
Along with preparing graduates for in-demand careers, the jobs and activity generated by the Congdon School of Health Sciences will have a meaningful and significant impact on the individual and population health of those in the Piedmont Triad.

The university has assembled a prestigious faculty to guide its students. These faculty are master educators, accomplished researchers who are nationally and internationally recognized, and expert clinicians. Students are working side by side with individuals who will help guide what future research- and practice- will become. Rather than reading about it and trying to use it in the clinic later, they will experience it first-hand right now. This fits with the university’s core tenet of experiential learning.

School of Dental Medicine and Oral Health
The School of Dental Medicine and Oral Health at High Point University is being intentionally designed to lead the country in innovative curriculum and clinical experiences. Our students will be prepared through a blend of didactic courses, high-fidelity simulation, and a unique blend of patient care experiences.

High Point University will provide personalized tracks to satisfy the career interests of our students. Students will complete coursework and clinical experiences across most specialties, but will tailor their experiences to areas of interest in their fourth year through electives and specialty rotations.

Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy
HPU School of Pharmacy utilizes a closely integrated basic and clinical science curriculum to promote student application of the full range of skills necessary to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care. 
Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy strives to:
• Provide students with a comprehensive pharmacy education that carefully integrates basic and clinical sciences.
• Develop within students the process of analytical thought, enabling them to reason through clinical and scientific problems.
• Promote for all faculty and students, a passion for clinical and scientific discovery to advance health care.
• Maintain an environment of caring and acceptance for personal and cultural differences, to develop kind, compassionate, and accepting pharmacy practitioners.
• Expose students to real-world situations that prepare them to function effectively within health care environments.

New in 2023!
School of Nursing
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. Nursing students will have access to the latest technology, access to state-of-the art resources, access to academic support resources, and access to a learning environment that supports interprofessional learning and collaboration.

HPU Nursing graduates will be safe, competent, and professional nurse leaders and managers of care under the guidance of highly qualified faculty who are eager to share their knowledge, and to embrace future graduates into the nursing profession. HPU nursing graduates will not only be fully equipped for clinical practice and leadership but will also have premier life skills to include business essentials needed to lead and manage within variable health care industries.

In order to best educate future professional nurse leaders and managers of care, the nursing program is designed to equip graduates with skills necessary to meet the complex health care needs of diverse communities with a focus on health disparities, illness prevention, health promotion and community engagement partnerships. Graduates will also be academically prepared as competitive applicants for future graduate-level programs as they continue with their personal and professional trajectories.


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Ranked the #1 “Best Regional College” in the South for 10 consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked the #1 “Most Innovative College” in the South for seven consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #4 in The Best 388 Colleges for “Best Dorms” in the country | The Princeton Review, 2023

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Ranked #3 out of 1,456 institutions for having the “Best Dorms in America” | Niche, 2023


At High Point University, you will receive a extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. Be ready for transformation at The Premier Life Skills University. At HPU, you will develop life skills, gain practical, experiential learning, and expand your knowledge through academic excellence. High Point University offers 63 undergraduate majors and 65 undergraduate minors plus a series of graduate programs leading the way in academic innovation. Explore our academic programs and join the family today. You were born to be extraordinary!

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “High Point University has exceeded every expectation. They raise the bar for the development of the individual, incorporating life skills from the very start. I encourage visiting HPU to see why it’s head and shoulders above the rest.”

  • “I’m a Biology major in the Honors College program at HPU. The curriculum is rigorous, and the professors are top-notch. The beautiful campus and amazing food are just an added bonus!”

  • “High Point is focused on a well-rounded education. In my time at High Point, a lot of the focus was on the skills you can learn outside the classroom. All the professors I had cared a lot about my education and were very supportive.”

  • “I chose High Point University because the professors are top-notch and the environment is caring. Students have the chance to engage in undergraduate research in their freshman year. Overall, it’s a beautiful campus.”

  • “What I loved most about High Point University was the focus on students as individuals rather than numbers. It's a smaller university, which often means fewer opportunities—but at HPU, it meant more individual attention from professors who, in turn, shared research and career-oriented opportunities with their students.”