High Point University (HPU)

833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC

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HPU, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in High Point, North Carolina, it offers an urban setting for students to study in. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Enrollment at High Point University is nearly four thousand annually.

Areas of study offered at HPU include but are not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1500 to 1780 on the SAT and in a range of 21 to 26 on the ACT is typical among students accepted to this school. This school has an acceptance rate of around 56 percent of which only 32 percent decided to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at highpoint.edu.

The mascot for HPU is the "Panthers", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Sports available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Contact information, academics information, programs offered, and more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.highpoint.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants High Point University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at High Point University is around 4,600 students, with undergraduate students making up about 96% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $29,000-$34,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Per unit charges are around $990 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$9,783
Receiving Student Loans48%$10,370

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, High Point University may offer services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

High Point University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 62%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years58%
Graduating in 5 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1992)

Intercollegiate Athletics

High Point University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big South Conference)
  • Basketball (Big South Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big South Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences


    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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