High Point University

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.

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Contacting High Point

High Point University
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point , NC 27262-3598
General Phone: (336) 841-9000

High Point Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management244business management, non-profit management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, marketing, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy65parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Education and Teaching61educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, art education, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts41French language, Spanish language, English, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, political science, sociology, history ...
Therapy and Counseling31psychology, organizational psychology
Science26biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science, computer science, computer security
Design16interior design
Security and Law Enforcement15criminal justice and safety
Art Studies10art studies
Media9mass communication
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts4drama, theatre design
Medical Support and Technology1physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry

Number of programs and degrees for High Point in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree47948
Master's degree7410

High Point Student Body

In 2007-2008, High Point had a total enrollment of 3,064 students (2,844 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 64%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 20%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 36%
20-21 19%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

High Point Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 85 %

High Point Room and Board (2007)

High Point offers campus housing for 2,077 of its 2,844 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of High Point, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

High Point Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480570
SAT Math480580
SAT Writing480570
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT35%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

High Point Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
High Point participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 293300)

High Point Faculty

High Point has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$82,1738$76,591
Associate professoracademic year31$72,99017$64,510
Assistant professoracademic year29$57,27829$52,485
Instructoracademic year9$34,0019$33,083
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year89$65,99164$55,613

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

High Point Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Big South Conference
Baseball Big South Conference
Track Big South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports344680

High Point Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Organizational Behavior Studies
Special Products Marketing Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets High Point Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%High Point % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%High Point % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%High Point Dorm rooms per full-time student
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%High Point % students on athletic fin. aid
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%High Point % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%High Point Number of degree programs
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%High Point % of degrees in computer science and engineering

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