High Point University is the Premier Life Skills University, working to transform the lives of their students.
As the Premier Life Skills University, High Point University focuses on preparing you for the world as it’s going to be. It begins with all freshmen enrolling in President Nido Qubein’s Life Skills Seminar and continues throughout your four-year transformational experience on campus. We call this journey the Four Pillars of Transformational Education.
Expand knowledge through academic excellence
Become proficient in academic disciplines taught by stellar faculty with top-notch resources. This is expected at top accredited universities around the world, but it’s also where the academic model for some universities begins and ends. At HPU, this is the foundational pillar that supports the others.
Gain practical experiential learning
Experiential learning accounts for 25% of your academic hours at HPU. Students are educated inside and outsidethe classroom through labs, studios, career shadowing, internships, research, study abroad, and professional opportunities to help them gain real-world experience within their disciplines.
Foster your values and build character
High Point University is among the John Templeton Foundation’s top 100 “Colleges That Encourage Character Development.” It’s in our DNA to graduate learned students who are grounded in sound moral decision-making and are framed with good character.
97% outcomes rate
Because we’re committed to equipping students with the life skills necessary to be successful in any field, 97% of graduates begin careers or go on to graduate school within six months of earning their HPU degree. Real-world learning labs, such as a fine dining restaurant or live stock ticker room, help HPU graduates stand out.
Make plans to visit and find out all that High Point University has to offer—and discover your new home for transformation.
HPU: An extraordinary education
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.
Your college education shouldn’t only focus on the attainment of a diploma—an extraordinary, holistic education should be about your personal transformation and professional development too.
At HPU, your experience will include hundreds of hands-on learning opportunities that will transform your abilities to solve complex problems, adapt to new situations, work well with others, and build a fulfilling career.
These skills are exactly what major employers say they need but aren’t finding in most college graduates. At HPU, while you become an expert in your field of choice, you’ll also develop life skills along your journey.