Choose 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 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 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 this is 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 are 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 HPU students stand out.
Commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion
High Point University considers a strong commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion as a core component of our mission and an essential ingredient to a holistic education in the liberal arts tradition. A liberal arts education develops critical thinkers, moving students from a fixed-mindset to a growth-mindset. This approach to learning prepares students for reflective action in an interdependent and diverse world. We not only understand and respect the unique talents and perspectives of all individuals but we also embrace and utilize their contributions. Our breadth of inclusiveness creates a path by which all individuals can achieve their highest potential in an increasingly complex and pluralistic society.