HPU

High Point University

1 University Parkway, High Point, United States
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Overview of High Point University (HPU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,467
    • Men:1,835 (41.1%)
    • Women:2,632 (58.9%)

Location

Admission Information (HPU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to High Point University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One University Parkway
City, State, Zip
High Point, NC  27268
Phone
(336) 841-9216
Fax
(336) 841-5123
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (HPU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,118 (66.26287784444696%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,130 (26.661383448432016%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (2.8302954828484093%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,250 (4.245443224272614%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


High Point University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002933
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,025
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,128

Academics & Instruction (HPU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
617,251

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


High Point University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


60.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.0%

Programs & Majors (HPU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Elementary education, strategic communication, athletic training

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (10)


  • 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

Campus Life (HPU)

Location & Geography

Population


107,741

Nearest Metropolitan Area


380 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Charlotte

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro/High Point
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 of College Housing


94% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


6%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


High Point University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,418

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,467
Women
2,632
Men
1,835

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

Number of Graduate Students


484

Student Resources (HPU)

Study resources