High Point University

833 Montlieu Ave, High point, NC 27262-3598
Tel: (336)841-9000
Private, non-profit | 4,399 students
The mission of High Point University is to deliver educational experiences that enlighten, challenge, and prepare students to lead lives of significance in complex global communities. The vision of High Point University is to be a nationally prominent, private institution recognized for the excellence of its academic programs, the depth of its values-based culture, the breadth of its inclusiveness, and the strength of its commitment to helping students lead lives of significance.

School Overview:

High Point University
CountyGuilford County, NC
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
270 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment4,399 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
4,245 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
154 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
4,164 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
81 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
Percent Admitted64%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)490-580450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)500-590460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)480-580440-570
ACT English (25-75%)20-2619-25
ACT Math (25-75%)20-2618-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)21-296-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1924, High Point University has a strong academic history and is committed to building character, modeling values and ensuring that students graduate with not only hands-on experience in their discipline, but also with the life skills necessary to be successful. 
  • High Point University is named No. 1 again in "America's Best Colleges," published annually by U.S. News & World Report: No. 1 Best Regional College in the South 2013, 2014, 2015. For the second consecutive year, HPU has been recognized for A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching.
  • High Point has 4,399 students from 46 states and 27 countries.
  • 51 New academic, residential and student life buildings, athletic stadiums and field house
  • With small class sizes, the student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 
  • HPU currently offers 44 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 11 graduate degree programs, including a doctoral program in educational leadership and two more doctoral programs proposed for 2017. 
  • Students are mentored by caring faculty who are actively involved in teaching and scholarly research.
  • The HPU Panthers compete in 16 NCAA Division I sports and are members of the Big South Conference. HPU also provides 26 club sports and more than 100 student clubs and organizations.
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Nearby Schools:

Guilford College
10.1 mi. away
Greensboro College
12.8 mi. away
Salem College
16.1 mi. away

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