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
4,545
Undergraduate
Students
(57.4%) 2,611 Women
(42.6%) 1,934 Men
592
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
77% of 10,098 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
550-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
589 average
560-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-28 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
57%
Average Freshman Award
$16,524
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,597
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
314
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
26% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.4% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
2.7% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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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 Essay component required
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, notification begins February 1
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, February 1
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
77% of 10,098 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 6,167 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 3,931 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,252 (16%) of 7,770 admitted students enrolled
Women
847 (17%) of 4,861 admitted students enrolled
Men
687 (24%) of 2,909 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
82% of 657 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
87% of 6,841 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
567
Students Accepting Wait List Position
567
Students Admitted From Wait List
84

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
550-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
589 average
560-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
50%
Score of 18 - 23
34%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 43%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
2%
Student Government Officer
9%

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 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
750 (62.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
560 (73.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
560 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
79 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$16,524
Need-Based Gift
Received by 558 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,448
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 405 (75.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,329
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 463 (85.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
367 (33.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,850

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,419 (53.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,899 (78.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,895 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
201 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$16,266
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,859 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,038
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,461 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,403
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,511 (80.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,409 (33.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,780

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,597
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

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
Applied Art and Design, 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
$1,052
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematical Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics, General
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Communication
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Parks and recreation
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 for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
314
Part-Time Faculty
164
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
55%
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
701,185
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 Education, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Athletic Training, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

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

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

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
 
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
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf   x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf   x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
golf
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
26% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,545
Women
2,611 (57.4%)
Men
1,934 (42.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,504
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.4% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
2.7% from 39 countries
Average Age
19
All Graduate Students
592

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 1%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 6%
Medicine 1%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 4%

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