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High Point University
High Point, NC
High Point is a liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1924, it gained university status in 1991. Its 80-acre campus is located in a residential area of High Point, 17 miles from Winston-Salem and 15 miles from Greensboro.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,546
   Women 2,706 (59.5%)
   Men 1,840 (40.5%)
Graduate Students 291
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 9,683 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline March 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.27
SAT Math 551 average
503-605 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 545 average
492-595 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $49,727
  Tuition and Fees $33,405
  Room and Board $12,572
Average Percent of Need Met 55%
Average Freshman Award $16,330
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 276
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
High Point Population 107,741
Nearest Metropolitan Area Charlotte
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 94% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Panthers
Sororities 35% of women participate
Fraternities 19% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.0% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students 2.5% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 60.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 17.8%