General Information About High Point University
High Point University is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with The United Methodist Church and dedicated to the Judeo-Christian principles of inclusiveness and diversity. The mission of High Point University is to provide vital and distinguished undergraduate and graduate programs that enhance both traditional and non-traditional students' powers of inquiry, breadth of knowledge, command of written and spoken language and insight into ethical behavior. This mission is deeply rooted in the liberal arts and reflected in seven overlapping commitments: To foster close communication, both inside and outside the classroom, between motivated students and faculty who are committed to teaching and scholarly activity; To blend imaginatively critical thinking, intellectual inquiry and aesthetic appreciation with a practical need for innovation, skill and knowledge within professional disciplines; To promote the balanced development of students' cognitive, social and physical capacities; To offer an education, grounded in the development of character, personal responsibility and a sense of civic duty that prepares students for leadership, citizenship and service in a diverse global community; To provide the opportunity for exploration of faith and humane values within a Judeo-Christian context; To contribute to the educational and cultural life of the broader community by offering cultural activities of regional and national interest, and by devoting the resources of the University, the professional skills of the faculty and the talents of students to local charities, businesses and other civic groups; To maintain a physical environment, including classrooms, libraries, laboratories and open spaces, that supports the academic success of students and the professional development of faculty. In pursuing each of these commitments, High Point University is guided by the principles of intellectual freedom, academic excellence and ethical rigor, and by the desire to create and enhance an environment conducive to the liberal arts education and professional development of students.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Air Force)
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Weekend/evening college
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- United Methodist
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- City: Small
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 4,529 Percent Admitted 71% Men Admitted 71% Women Admitted 72% Full Time Retention Rate 79%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 480 570 Math 480 580 Writing 480 570
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 20 24 English 20 25 Math 19 25 Writing 20 25
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 3,683 Native American 15 Asian 69 African American 652 Hispanic 92 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,620 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 17