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High Point University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 155 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 45 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Big South Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $83,056)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,770)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 31 32 - Yes
Baseball 32 - Yes -
Basketball 16 15 Yes Yes
Golf 13 9 Yes Yes
Lacrosse - 38 Yes -
Soccer 31 25 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - - Yes Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, Indoor - - Yes -
Water Polo - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.0%
Hispanic 2.0%
Non-resident alien 1.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.8%
Percent of students with disability 17%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 6

Notable Alumni

  • Christopher M. Fetner, vice president of BBC
  • Dick Culler, MLB player
  • Donald Marriott, professional tennis player
  • Issa Konare, Premier Basketball League player (Vermont)
  • Jack Lucas, youngest marine to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Jermaine Wallace, professional basketball player
  • Kevyn Settle, actor ("The Wire")
  • Lauch Faircloth, former United States senator for North Carolina
  • Tubby Smith, NCAA basketball coach
  • Billy Alvino, MLB player
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Andrew from Gaithersburg, MD
  • 3
  • Security is way to strict at HPU. Due to many freshmen being immature with their actions, security really cracked down last year. Nevertheless Greek life and dorm life is…

  • Jun-19-2013 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 5
  • dorm life is awesome! the dorms at hpu are nicer than any other school in the us. everything is clean, well kept, etc. the workers of hpu put in so…

  • Jan-30-2012 Read More
  • Brittany
  • 5
  • The dorms hear are unreal - even the most basic freshman dorms were some of the nicest I'd ever seen.…

  • Jul-17-2012 Read More
  • Julia from Sunbury, OH
  • 5
  • I live in an apartment style dorm in the University Center. My room is absolutely immaculate, it's like living in a hotel, only better. I have a full bathroom with…

  • May-02-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Red42
  • Mar-09-2015 I am a current student here

    The food at High Point University is one thing I don't think I can really complain about. They have a wide array of options that fits everyone's palate. The foods range from vegetarian to a sports bar-like restaurant. There are some food places that are familiar, and some that are unique to the university. Either way, whether or not you want to try something new, you have a number of options. Sometimes, it cane get annoying having to pick from those options every day, but it is more than can be said for most colleges.

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  • 5
  • Rebecca from Troutman, NC
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There are several different dining locations on campus and all are wonderful. There are 2 Starbucks and 3 convenience stores, as well as a typical college cafeteria, an all-you-can-eat restaurant with organic, locally-grown fruits and veggies, salad bar, soups and sandwiches of the day, a bakery, a sports bar style restaurant, Subway, Chick-Fil-a, and a diner. Once a week, you can make reservations at the on campus 5 star steakhouse where you learn proper dining etiquette while eating delicious food. All of the dining options are included on a generous meal plan.

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  • 5
  • Cassie from Cornelius, NC
  • Jun-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at High Point is top-notch. Besides the steakhouse, which is obviously amazing, the dining locations offer many tasty options. Compared to other colleges High Point has many more dining locations. These range from fresh veggies at the Farmer's Market, burgers at The Point sportsbar, or bagels at the Bakery. And of course, HPU's dining plan is very generous. You get meals as well as dollars to spend in the campus Starbucks and convience store. What really sets HPU dining apart though is the employees. Campus employees really care for the students and remember your name and usual.

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  • 4
  • Noah from Laurel, MD
  • Apr-19-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    We did not eat on campus, but what we saw was impressive. One of the perks of attending HPU is being able to dine at the 1924 Prime Steakhouse. Each student is allowed to eat there (with reservation) once a week. They use the experience to teach students about international cuisine and proper dining etiquette. Additionally, there are other places on campus, around town, and into Greensboro that accept your HPU Passport card, so the meal plan is more than sufficient!

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  • 5
  • Kaitlyn W. from NC
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    High Point University has a huge variety for food and dining. We have 9 dining options ranging from a cafe, fast food, and bakery to a 5-star steakhouse we can go to once a week. Other than that, there are 3 convenience stores for groceries and 2 Starbucks locations. All of these things are all-inclusive in the meal plan with global meals, magic meals, and dining dollars. You will NEVER have to worry about where or what to eat at HPU!

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  • 5
  • Kaitlyn from Newington, CT
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is amazing! There are numerous places on campus to eat. If you don't want the cafe everyday (though it's pretty delicious and there are different options everyday!) you have a choice of Subway, Chick-Fil-A, a five-star steakhouse called Prime, The Grille, Great Day Bakery, two Starbucks, and more!! Whatever you're in the mood for, this school offers it!

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  • 3
  • Ali from Oakton, VA
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Steakhouse is good. You basically have to have a meal plan to attend school so the food gets old after a while. Most food is not very good or nutritious.

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  • 5
  • Lucy from Jamestown, NC
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Amazing!!! The endless options of dining offered at High Point University can leave a person in awe. The school gives the students many healthy choices as far as food. As always, there is the go-to Starbucks at two locations on campus.

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  • 5
  • Current Student
  • Nov-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Even for a small school, there are so many options for eating. The dining program really listens to students and takes suggestions. There are a ton of healthy but also delicious options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kaitlyn W. from NC
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many top sororities and fraternities at HPU such as Kappa Delta, Kappa Sigma, Alpha Gamma Delta, Beta Theta Pi, and so many more. The Greeks are involved in a lot on campus from philanthropy to intermural sports to leadership positions in clubs and classrooms. There are also some service sororities and fraternities on campus that are nonpanhellenic.

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  • 0
  • Kaitlyn from Newington, CT
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life makes up a pretty significant percentage of campus life, around 40% of students are involved in a fraternity or sorority. If you want lifelong friends and to make a difference in the community with service projects, I suggest you check it out. Plus the housing in the village is excellent!

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  • 0
  • Ali from Oakton, VA
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Big - they have been kicking off almost all fraternities recently replacing them with start up frats that are dry and only have about 10 people in them.

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  • 0
  • Lucy from Jamestown, NC
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    As freshman, a student at High Point University cannot rush until the spring semester of their freshman year. This gives students time to adjust and check out the sororities and fraternities at HPU. Greek Life is a great option to look into if a student is interested.

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  • 0
  • John from High Point, NC
  • Oct-02-2013 I am a current student here

    I am not involved with greek life, but I would say about one forth to a third of students are involved with it. What is nice is rush is differed so you don't rush until spring semester, allowing new students to get accustomed to college life before they rush a sorority and over commit themselves.

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  • 0
  • Diamond from Indian Trail, NC
  • Sep-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Most of the students attending High Point serve in a Greek Life. Greek Life is actively involved in serving both the campus and the community in a wholesome environment.

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  • 0
  • Andrew from Gaithersburg, MD
  • Jun-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a huge part of campus. Definitely try and get involved! There are many different fraternities and sororities to look into. Rush BETA THETA PI! If you do not want to be apart of Greek life there are many other options.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-08-2013 I am a current student here

    About 50%. Which is huge compared to most schools. But, security has been strict on the frats for throwing parties without the right forms because technically greek housing is owned by the school.

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