High Point University is the Premier Life Skills University, working to transform the lives of their students.
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. 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 SCHOOL: Four-year private liberal arts university
SIZE OF CAMPUS: 430 acres
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 5,200
NUMBER OF FACULTY: 300
COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: 58 majors, 57 minors, and 13 graduate programs within:
• Congdon School of Health Sciences
• David R. Hayworth College of Arts & Sciences
• Earl N. Phillips School of Business
• Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy
• Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
• School of Art & Design
• Stout School of Education
Top five majors:
• Business Administration
• Exercise Science
GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Our current student body represents all 50 states and 37 countries; 99% of freshmen live on campus, and 95% 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.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BUDGET: (2018–2019)
Tuition and Fees: $35,996
Room and Board: $14,701*
Books and Supplies: $1,500
International Student Immigration Fee (only for F-1 visa holders): $1,500
* Housing tier 1
TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS:
Students scoring below these requirements may be conditionally admitted and required to take our ESL program.
APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES: (Fall 2020 entering class)
Early Decision: November 1
Early Action: November 15
Regular Decision: March 15
$50 non-refundable application fee
HPU knows a thing or two about transformation after radically transforming the campus and culture under the leadership of President Nido R. Qubein, who became the seventh president of this 94-year-old institution in 2005.
That’s why HPU leaders commit to preparing students for the world as it’s going to be, not as it is. The promise HPU makes to each student and their family serves as a clear road map for faculty and staff to achieve that mission.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. In addition to expert faculty who have been attracted from places like Duke, Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and many other impressive universities, HPU has also attracted global leaders and industry giants to mentor students as part of a unique “In Residence” program designed to foster life skills and leadership development. Examples include:
• Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and current Innovator in Residence
• Marc Randolph, Netflix co-founder and current Entrepreneur in Residence
• Karen Jacobsen, “The GPS Girl,” voice of Australian Siri, and current Global Artist in Residence
• Joe Michaels, 20-year veteran director of NBC’s Today show and current Broadcaster in Residence
• Betty Liu, Bloomberg LP Television anchor, co-founder of Radiate Inc., and current Media Entrepreneur in Residence
• Scott McKain, corporate consultant, author, speaker, and current Corporate Educator in Residence
• Byron Pitts, journalist, co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline, and current Journalist in Residence
By focusing holistically on students’ transformational educational journeys, HPU attracts students from all 50 states and nearly 37 countries. Since 2005, President Qubein has led a $2 billion investment in academic programs (five new academic schools have been added) and student-life facilities. New buildings include two student centers, 10 residential communities, a lacrosse/soccer stadium, a Division I athletics complex, and, currently under construction, a 4,500-seat basketball arena, conference center, and hotel.
Innovative educational initiatives like the President’s Seminar on Life Skills, a required course for all entering freshmen, ensure students grow not only in specific academic areas of expertise but also develop competencies in communication, networking, coachability, fiscal literacy, and service. These are among the traits HPU refers to as “life skills,” which employers rank as the most critical skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace.
With 58 majors and 57 minors, HPU offers a broad spectrum of academic course work, all complemented by experiential learning programs that include internships, undergraduate research, global education, and service learning. The approach to life preparation is perhaps best showcased by the 96% placement rate for graduates employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation from HPU.
Beyond academic excellence, HPU also focuses on values. President Qubein often remarks that High Point University is a God, family, and country school. While all backgrounds are welcomed and celebrated on this inclusive campus, HPU appreciates and promotes the values of hard work, service, patriotism, private enterprise, joy, and generosity, among others.
Each year, HPU hosts 1,000 local military veterans to express gratitude for their service to our nation. In December, HPU welcomes more than 20,000 visitors to campus for a two-night Community Christmasevent, complete with a life-size Nativity, falling snow, and Santa, who offers a gift to each child. The entire event is complimentary.
HPU’s culture can be summed up in a quote from Roy Disney that’s inscribed on the International Campus Promenade: “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.”
High Point University is a values-based university that believes each faculty and staff member has the power to enhance the lives of the students entrusted in their care. Their call to action is simple and profound: Choose to be extraordinary! And they live by it every day.
#1 among colleges in our category, according to U.S. News & World Report
#1 student center in the country, according to Best College Values
The 384 Best Colleges, The Princeton Review