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International Profile

#1 among colleges in our category, according to U.S. News & World Report

#1 student center in the country, according to Best College Values

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. With small classes, caring professors, and a myriad of student success stories, HPU has positioned itself as a place for scholars to thrive. The array of 50 majors and 57 minors is vast, and each has been uniquely designed to challenge, inspire, and transform students into scholars and innovators. Our curriculum emphasizes the study of the liberal arts with the belief that there is no better way to encourage communication skills, critical thinking, and personal integrity. The goal of an HPU education 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.

Caring people
Professors at High Point University extend their lessons beyond the classroom. Whether its meeting for one-on-one tutoring at Starbucks or taking extra time to reinforce a lesson in one of HPU’s exclusive learning labs, our professors become mentors to our students. With a 15:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of fewer than 17 students, professors are better able to pour wisdom into students and help launch them into lives of success and significance. For international students who need to brush up on their English skills, ESL is available through the American Language Academy.

Our current student body represents 50 states and 37 countries, providing the school with great diversity in student interests and experiences. Ranked one of the Top 12 Safest College Campuses in America, High Point University will offer you a safe community that will feel like home. HPU is also one of only three private universities in North Carolina to have a full-time medical doctor serving as the director of the Student Health Center. 

International Club
High Point University’s International Club is one of the most vibrant organizations on campus. Its goal is to promote diversity within the HPU community by focusing on creating a welcoming global environment for all students while embracing cultural differences and creating international awareness in the community. The club sponsors activities such as an international fair, international dinners, and weekend trips and excursions to local sightseeing spots and activities. Our international students love to share their culture and heritage with other HPU students on a daily basis within the dorms, at other clubs and organizations, and especially during International Week. 

Cultivating success and significance
High Point University provides you with the tools to connect and collaborate with global leaders in your area of study. Our Undergraduate Research and Creative Works opportunities, available to you starting your freshman year, will give you unparalleled résumé-building opportunities. Our state-of-the-art academic facilities provide access to not only today’s latest technology but also to tomorrow’s cutting-edge learning tools. In a world of ever-changing
needs and expectations, High Point University students and alumni are prepared to craft a life of success and significance. 

Learn from an international leader
University President Dr. Nido Qubein came to America at the age of 17 with little money and a limited command of the English language. Through hard work, determination, and first-hand knowledge of how the world truly works, Dr. Qubein earned the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and induction into the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans. Dr. Qubein shares his experiences and wisdom in his class, The President’s Seminar on Life Skills. This is a required course for every freshman in which students reap the benefits of Dr. Qubein’s lifetime of learning and achievement. 



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. Some of the 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 



COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: 50 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
• Communication
• Psychology
• Exercise Science
• Biology 

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Our current student body represents 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. 

Tuition and Fees $35,118
Room and Board $14,130*
Books and Supplies $ 1,500
International Student Immigration Fee (only for F-1 visa holders) $ 1,500

* Housing Tier 1 

Minimal requirement:
TOEFL = 79
IELTS = 6.0

Students scoring below this requirement may be conditionally admitted and required to take our ESL program.

(Fall 2018 entering class)
Early Decision: November 1, 2017
Early Action: November 15, 2017
Regular Decision: March 15, 2018
$50 non-refundable application fee