High Point University

High Point, NC

High Point University

High Point, NC

Science & Engineering Profile

Science & Engineering at High Point University 

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.

Webb School of Engineering
High Point University’s School of Engineering is focused on providing a student-centered environment to produce well rounded graduates with strong technical skills as well as the necessary life skills to be successful engineers and computer scientists. Students receive a rigorous education that prepares them for the ever-changing landscape of engineering and computer-based careers. Students learn to be creative, critical thinkers that are able to solve real-world problems through the application of knowledge in an ethical and appropriate manner to satisfy the needs to their end-users. In other words, doing what engineers and computer scientists do best: changing the world and improving the lives of others in a sustainable, socially-responsible manner through the use of science, mathematics and discipline knowledge.

Wanek School of Natural Sciences
We are a community of over 450 scientist scholars from five different disciplines: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience and physics. The faculty who lead our programs are internationally recognized for their scientific expertise and for their innovative approaches to undergraduate education. Our vision—which guides all of our day-to-day activities, whether inside the classroom, in the laboratory, or while conducting fieldwork—is to be an internationally recognized center of excellence that inspires, motivates and prepares students to be the visionary scientists and health care practitioners of tomorrow’s world.


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


Amazon. Apple. Snapchat.
Here is a sampling of graduates who are contributing to the companies and technologies that impact the world every day.

Caroline Tucker '17
Area Manager at Amazon

Russ Salakhutdinov '01
Apple's First-Ever Artificial Intelligence Research Director

James Jadotte '13
Program Manager at Google

Arial Gariepy '14
Program Coordinator at Microsoft

Hayden Rockwell '13
Senior Story Editor at Snapchat 

Emily Krol '12
Sales Program Associate at Lenovo

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.”