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Study at High Point University

High Point University, commonly referred to as HPU, is located in High Point, North Carolina, United States. It was founded in the year 1924 and known as High Point College. The degree-granting academic divisions of the university are:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Earl N. Phillips School of Business
  • Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
  • Norcross Graduate School
  • School of Education
HPU's sports teams are known as the Panthers. The men's teams participate in basketball, baseball, golf, cross country, track, and soccer. The women's teams compete in cross country, basketball, golf, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, and track. The university also supports a large number of student clubs and organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha, Art Club, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Theta Kappa, and Photography Club.

Profile of High Point University

High Point can be found in High Point, NC (a small city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a United Methodist school. High Point is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The most common majors at High Point are in business and management and nutrition and exercise therapy.

High Point Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 460 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at High Point centered around 460 to 570, but ranged both higher and lower. People attending the school come from a variety of states around the country.


A tenure system is one way High Point works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 3, 064 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at High Point. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. High Point student athletes compete in Big South Conference competitions.

High Point Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management305managerial economics, accounting, organizational behavior, business management, MIS, non-profit management, special products marketing, marketing, . . .
Education and Teaching77elementary school teaching, educational administration, special ed, physical education teaching, art education, middle school teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy72health and fitness, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer, parks and recreation management, health and physical Education
Liberal Arts50history, English, sociology, political science, Spanish language, international studies, international relations, French language, . . .
Therapy and Counselling36psychology, organizational psychology
Science35biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering31computer and info science, computer science, computer security
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and safety
Media13mass communication
Art Studies7art studies
Design7interior design
Drama and Performing Arts7theatre design, drama
Religion and Philosophy1religion, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech, physician assistant

Contact: High Point

High Point University

833 Montlieu Ave

High Point, NC 27262-3598

General Phone: (336) 841-9000

http://www.HIGHPOINT. EDU

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