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.

Website: www.highpoint.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,467
Undergraduate
Students
(58.9%) 2,632 Women
(41.1%) 1,835 Men
484
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 8,936 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
573 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
576 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,998
Tuition and Fees
$35,118
Room and Board
$14,130
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Freshman Award
$15,623
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,025
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
305
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

High Point Population
107,741
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Charlotte
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panthers
Sororities
22% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
6.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.2% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students
2.3% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One University Parkway
City, State, Zip
High Point, NC 27268
Phone
(336) 841-9216
Fax
(336) 841-5123
E-mail
admiss@highpoint.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, February 1
Early Decision Notification
November 27, Rolling
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 8,936 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 5,310 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 3,626 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,252 (17%) of 7,208 admitted students enrolled
Women
694 (16%) of 4,398 admitted students enrolled
Men
558 (20%) of 2,810 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
81% of 462 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
89% of 5718 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
287
Students Accepting Wait List Position
287
Students Admitted From Wait List
149

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 and Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
573 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
576 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
10%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
42%
Score of 18 - 23
46%
Score of 12 - 17
4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
2%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
1%
Student Government Officer
7%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$52,998
Tuition and Fees
$35,118
Room and Board
$14,130
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$2,250
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002933
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
863 (62.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
634 (73.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
633 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$15,623
Need-Based Gift
Received by 629 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,637
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 479 (75.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,386
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 540 (85.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
462 (33.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,238

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,417 (53.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,861 (77.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,859 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
190 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$15,723
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,811 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,884
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,444 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,356
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,499 (80.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,488 (33.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,416

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,025
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,128
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Elementary education, strategic communication, athletic training
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
305
Part-Time Faculty
157
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
53%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 67% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
617,251
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
749
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Athletic Training, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • History
  • Mathematics Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


High Point Population
107,741
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Charlotte
Campus Size
380 acres

Weather

Temperature
26.6 average low in January, 83.6 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in High Point
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in High Point

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
6%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panthers
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, bowling, football, racquetball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, big brothers big sisters, campus activities team, purple reign, entrepreneurship club, volunteer center
Sororities
22% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,467
Women
2,632 (58.9%)
Men
1,835 (41.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,418
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
6.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.2% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students.
2.3% from 35 countries
Average Age
19
All Graduate Students
484

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Average Starting Salary
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 1%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 6%
Medicine 1%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 4%

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