High Point University

High Point, NC

High Point University

High Point, NC

International Profile

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. 


Best Regional Badge

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

Most Innovative badge

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

Best 386 badge

Recognized among The Best 386 Colleges for “Academic Programming” | The Princeton Review, 2021

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Recognized among The Best 386 Colleges for the #1 “Best Dorms” in the country | The Princeton Review, 2021

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Ranked #1 out of 1,376 institutions for having the “Best Dorms in America” | Niche


High Point University is located in NORTH CAROLINA’s Piedmont Triad, made up of HIGH POINT, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem—and home to more than 1.5 million people. Both the scenic Appalachian Mountains and beautiful Atlantic beaches are within an easy drive. The area is filled with athletic, cultural, recreational, and social activities for young adults.

High Point At A Glance

Type of School: Founded in 1924, High Point University is a 96-year-old private liberal arts institution.

Size of Campus: 500 acres

Number of Students: 4,600 undergraduate students

Number of Faculty: 322 faculty members; 15:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 60 undergraduate majors, 63 undergraduate minors, and 14 graduate degree programs in nine academic schools: the Congdon School of Health Sciences, the David Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences, the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy, the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, the Phillips School of Business, the School of Art and Design, the Stout School of Education, the Wanek School of Natural Sciences, and the Webb School of Engineering

Geographic Diversity: The HPU student body currently represents 37 countries and 50 states.

International Student Services: We are proud of our diverse student population and offer international student scholarships based on academic merit.

International Student Budget: (2021-2022)
• Tuition and Fees: $39,752
• Living Expenses (Tier 1 room and board): $15,906
• International Student Fee (only for F-1 Visa holders): $1,500
• Other Costs (books, supplies, transportation, etc.): $3,750
• Total: $60,908 

Financial Aid: As an international university, High Point University values the representation of students from around the world in our student body. International students with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 American GPA scale) will qualify for a minimum of $5,000 per year in merit scholarship aid (up to $20,000 over four years). 

Test score requirements: HPU is test optional. Students who submit SAT or ACT scores may be considered for higher scholarship awards.

Application deadlines and fees:
• Early Decision (Priority 1, binding): November 1
• Early Action (non-binding): November 15
• Early Decision II (Priority 2, binding): February 1
• Regular Decision (Priority): February 1
• Regular Decision: March 1 

An enrollment deposit of $500 is required for admitted international students to secure a place in the entering fall class. Deposits are due within 30 days of acceptance and are non-refundable after May 1. 

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.”

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  • “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!”

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  • “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.”

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  • “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.”

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  • “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.”

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