High Point University

High Point, NC

High Point University

High Point, NC

You were meant to be extraordinary

As The Premier Life Skills University, High Point University focuses on preparing you for the world as it’s going to be. It starts with President Nido Qubein’s Life Skills seminar and continues throughout your transformational experience on campus. We call this journey the Four Pillars of Transformational Education.

Expand your 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 outside the classroom through labs, studios, career shadowing, internships, research, study abroad, and professional opportunities to help you gain real-world experience within your discipline. 

Foster your values and build character
HPU 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 framed with good character. 

Develop life skills
We’re committed to equipping students with the life skills necessary to be successful within your career and life’s daily interactions. We use common exchanges and interactions—an interview over a meal at a fine dining restaurant, for example—to teach the art of persuasion, effective communication, and other skills that help students stand out.

Transfer to High Point University
You are ready to make a smart and strategic decision by applying to transfer to High Point University, The Premier Life Skills University. Make plans to visit campus to discover your new home for transformation.


Best Regional Badge

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

Most Innovative badge

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

Dorms badge

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

Niche badge

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

Transfer Student Application Deadlines

Fall Priority Decision: March 1
Fall Decision: July 1
Spring Decision: December 21

Students seeking admission to High Point University as a transfer student may apply after at least 24 semester hours of college-level coursework are completed, or are in the process of completion, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Transfer applications will be considered on a space-available basis. Space in the transfer student class is limited, therefore it's recommended that students apply early.

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.”