High Point University
High Point, NC, USA

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High Point University
4.25 Average Rating

Natassia from Southern Pines, NC

a current student here
13 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There are a lot of General Education Requirements because this is a liberal arts college. However, all of the classes serve to be beneficial to creating a holistic education. Some of the unique classes that are required before graduation include: Dr. Qubein's President Seminar on Life Skills, an ethics class, religion, visual/performing arts, first year seminar, two different social sciences, pe, and a global studies course are a few examples. There are so many choices within each subject that make it fun and interesting to learn about everything. Even if you come in as an undecided major, you will quickly find that there's something for everyone at High Point University. The average class size is small and the university expects accountability so attendence will be taken. The professors are extremely helpful and so are the free tutors in the library.
Am enjoying being here
My first year is coming to an end, and let's just say I'm less than excited for summer. Don't get me wrong, I love my family and home, but since being in college I've created a new family and new home for myself. There is always something to get involved in. The tagline couldn't be any more true. At High Point University every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. I can already tell these are going to be the best four years of my life, and to make matters better, I am for sure going to apply for the 5th year master's program for Elementary Education. Everywhere you look the energy and school spirit is so positive. There is no way you couldn't love it here.
Bang for the buck
Oh my goodness, at a far glance High Point may have a high price tag. However, $35,400 for a private school is relatively a bargain especially for all of the fancy extras that HPU does provide for the students that you just can't find anywhere else. For example, that tuition includes meal plan and housing so there are no additional fees. Some luxeries that we have that you can't find anywhere else include free kiosks in the morning that pass out snacks and drinks if you didnt have time for breakfast, a free ice-cream truck (in the winter they pass out homemade cookies, rice-crispy treats, and hot chocolate), a free arcade, free tutoring, free ipad, kindle, gps bikes, and other sports equipment rentals, free movie theater with free popcorn, drink, and candy, free HPU t-shirts, water bottles, hats, and other gifts on special occasions, free carriage rides in winter, free spring and fall concerts, free laundry, free parking, free 3 course meal from the on campus steakhouse once a week, free admission to all of our division I athletic events, admission to all musical and theatrical performances on campus, free trips such as ziplining, ice-skaing, bowling, weekend camping trips, etc. The list goes on and on. You have to see what you're missing. In the end you can't put a price on the value of your education and college experience.
Tips for prospective students
Apply for the scholarships very early. You can't apply if you are transferring or after your freshman year. Scholarship deadline ends in December so you can deffinitely apply for them even if you haven't gotten accepted yet. Basically, HPU is looking for leaders with school spirit, determination, and good values. You have to be more than just an SAT score or GPA.
Great for these types of students
HPU is perfect for every student who thinks they deserve a top notch and quality educational institution to aid them in success. It's a small community with all of the resources of a big school.
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Autumn from Germantown, MD

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Every professor is always there for you when you need them before, during, and after your class. They are easy to talk to and become attached to you.
Am enjoying being here
I am from MD so when I heard of HPU and it being in NC, at first I was slightly worried because it is so far away from my family, but at HPU you make a new huge family. There is so much to do here. For example, we have an Arcade, two general stores, the Extraordinaire Cinema, the 1924 Prime Steakhouse, the Great Day Bakery, The Point Grill, as well as Starbucks, Subway, and Chik-fil-A.
Bang for the buck
HPU is a private university so there is no difference of tuition between whether you are an out-of-state student or in-state student. However, they work with you with financial aid. There is the work study program along with applying for scholarships and grants.
Tips for prospective students
Take a tour of the campus, I'm sure when you see that High Point University gate you will automatically fall in love with this campus!
Great for these types of students
High Point, NC is known for interior design, so if that is the direction you are willing to take this school is right for you. Also, for communications and journalism fields, business and education.
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Frankie from Saint Albans, VT

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
High Point University has a variety of fields to study, a variety of clubs/academics to join. It has many opportunities to explore; study abroad, volunteer work, off campus activities, etc. This school is definitely one for those who want to accept every challenge thrown at them and do extraordinary things.
Tips for prospective students
Visit the campus for sure! It is beautiful, but don't just accept pictures you see on social media, come see it for yourself; you'll love it. I highly recommend applying for scholarships. There's a lot of costs that are part of the college experience. I'd also try to get in touch with other students if you can, even email admissions, try to get connected with the school community. It will help you adjust to the college life!
Academic Rigor
This isn't high school anymore. Classes get tougher, homework loads increase, and classes are longer. It can be challenging, you just have to put the effort in. Procrastination is not an option because you can't always retake or make up the things you miss. Some of the content can be hard to understand. Thankfully, there are tutors for almost everything imaginable, I recommend checking this out before classes even start; especially if you know you aren't the strongest in a subject. I do believe if you work hard, pay attention, and go to class, you'll be perfectly fine.
Dorm Life
There are many different living options on this campus. Dorms that are all boys, all girl, or co-ed. There are also different amounts of people you can live with; you can have one roommate, three roommates, even seven roommates. If you're more of a social butterfly living in a building that has a hall bath is definitely recommended, if you're more of a to yourself kind of person a suite is recommended. Roommates and suitemates are great, but definitely make friends outside of your living quarters!
Food and Dining
There are many different dining options. We have Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, the Café, the Bakery, the Grille, the Diner, and the Point which is like a sports bar. There's a plethora of dining/food options. We have convenient stores, and Domino's delivers! You'll never go hungry here.
What to do for fun
There are clubs, intramurals, sports, anything you can imagine on campus. There's an arcade, a movie theater, and the gym (if you find that fun of course). We also have shuttles that take you to activities off campus. For example, a ropes course or trampoline world, etc. There's a bunch of activities to do on campus and off campus. Just find a group of friends to go with, or go on your own and make new ones! High Point University is definitely a school you won't be bored at.
Clubs and Activities
You'll be able to find something that interests you. If you can't make your own club or activity group! There's everything from clubs sports to French club, or clubs specifically for your major. Everything imaginable. Definitely go to the clubs/activities fair, get to know what there is to do!
Greek Life
Greek life isn't like the movies on this campus. Most of the sororities and fraternities are friendly and welcoming. However, you are not allowed to rush until second semester of your freshman year--this allows you to look into Greek life and make sure it's something you want to do. Not everyone gets into their top picks, but I think everyone gets into Greek life.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is huge here. There is security everywhere. Which can be good and bad. They are super friendly and they aren't trying to get you in trouble--just be responsible. We also have security stations in case you need help, these stations are easy to navigate and are simple to use. You can feel safe on this campus for sure.
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Nikki from Gainesville, VA

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
High Point is a college resort. The campus is beautiful and the professors are awesome. It has all the southern charm with a contemporary feel.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to talk to students you see on campus. We are more than happy to talk about our school. Also, take the time to meet some professors and sit in on a class. That's a great way to see what it's like.
Academic Rigor
Your education is what you make of it, make an effort in your classes and you will get a lot out of it.
Dorm Life
The dorms are fantastic! No crappy run-down buildings here. Each dorm building is its own community with different things to offer.
Food and Dining
There are tons of places to eat on campus including the Great Day Bakery, The Point Sports Grill, The Farmer's Market, Chick-fil-a, Subway, Starbucks and more/
What to do for fun
On campus we have the Extraordinaire Cinema (free for students!), an arcade, a recreational center and a performing arts theater. There are also a ton of student organizations to get involved with.
Bang for the buck
Though tuition and housing is pricey, you are spoiled rotted here. Anything that you want or need is here. HPU makes sure its students are happy.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are two main traditions: one as a freshman and one as a senior. After signing the honor code, the freshman walk to the amphitheater and place their hand in the waterfall. The seal in front of Roberts Hall must not be stepped on until you are graduating. It's considered taboo if you walk across it before commencement.
Great for these types of students
HPU is perfect for those who are interested in a great education and are willing to be involved and give back to the community.
Clubs and Activities
If we don't already have it, then you can start it. There is a club or activity for everyone, and no I'm not exaggerating.
Greek Life
For a smaller school, Greek Life is pretty big. The majority of students are involved. However, if Greek Life isn't your thing there's no pressure for you to join. There are still plenty of people who are just fine not being in a fraternity or sorority.
Campus Safety
Incredibly safe! Security patrols on foot, segway, bike, golf cart and car. There are security poles placed throughout campus. You really can't go 20 ft without seeing security in some form.
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Ashley from Virginia Beach, VA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am in the Interior Design program and only been at HPU for a year, my knowledge of design, and everything else, has increased tremendously. The education provided allows students to broaden their minds, whether it be a First Year Seminar or a Major requirement. The professors are very personable and social. They know me by my name, and they are able to point me out in a crowd walking around campus, and this makes me feel comfortable around campus and in the classroom.
Am enjoying being here
Attending High Point is the best decision I have ever made. I am comfortable and I feel at home when I am on campus. The energetic and smiling faces makes me miss the campus when I am on breaks. High Point has become my new home. I came to the campus not knowing a single person, and I love the feeling of creating new relationships with my peers, professors, and even the President.
Tips for prospective students
Come for a campus visit, and if possible, stay with a current student for a night or two. I hosted a couple of high school seniors and they said it definitely helped with their decisions and idea of what life on campus is really like. Don't hesitate to stop a current student when walking around campus, because we will answer any questions you may have, or if you want to chat, that is definitely great as well.
Great for these types of students
High Point is for those who are open to meeting new people and getting involved on campus. It is for students who are serious about their education and goals.
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Meredith from Clarksburg, MD

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
High Point University has been amazing so far. The atmosphere, the faculty, the students and even President Nido Quebien himself has made sure that HPU is the ultimate college destination. The classes sizes are small so you do not have to feel intimadated to ask questions. There is so much to do here that you are never sitting in your dorm room. Dont wait, apply to HPU
Am enjoying being here
There is always so much to do, you never have to be bored or sit in your dorm room
Bang for the buck
It is expensive but you get the quality that you pay for. You have nice dorms, great faculty, and tremendous staff.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early and get involved. If you know that you are going to be a double major or in a major that is difficult, apply to do summer experience. i recommend it to get ahead.
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Rajeedah from High Point, NC

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors here are great! Whenever you're having difficulty with the subject or in a particular area you can see them after class or see them in their office. I've called many of my professors at times, when they aren't in their office or on campus and have told them that I don't understand something. Many of the professors are even comfortable meeting up with you for lunch to discuss your progress and difficulties.
Am enjoying being here
I came here not knowing any one at all, now its hard to walk anywhere on campus without running into a plethora of friends. This school feels like family.
Bang for the buck
There's so many things to enjoy around campus. Where else can you sign up for outdoor adventure trips (most times free), attend free sports games, enjoy dining at the many restaurants on campus and the 1924 Prime Steakhouse, hang out with friends at the arcade, enjoy a movie at the Extraordinary Theater, go the Campus Concierge with questions, have campus wide wireless internet, attend free plays and concerts, rent movies from the library (for free), have free laundry, free cable and more???
Tips for prospective students
Tour the school. At first I thought this school couldn't be right for me but when I toured the school for myself I knew right away that HPU would be home for me.
Great for these types of students
All types! There's biology majors, business majors, education, sports, communications, theater, accounting, English, Modern Foreign Languages, and so many more. Whatever your major, minor, personality you'll always be in good company here.
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Shana from Lexington, NC

a current student here
39 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Attend Summer Experience before your freshman year, you'll earn credit hours, meet other freshman and learn your way around.
Be sure you go to class. Classes are small and you will be missed.
Am enjoying being here
Absolutely Love It! There's always things to do here. The University has special performers come to us and they take us by HPU Charter Buses to things off campus, free of charge. We've gone to the Grand Prix go cart track, Dixie Classic Fair, Spooky Woods.
Bang for the buck
HPU has the nicest campus. All the housing is either new or newly renovated. Laundry is free. We have the best meal plan options, Subway, Chic-Fil-A, The Pointe, the cafe. We have a Starbucks and a Bakery. We are allowed to have our vehicle and can park next to our dorm, even as freshman!
Tips for prospective students
Come to an Open House or schedule a Campus Tour, no other university will out shine High Point University!
Great for these types of students
Everyone. HPU Financial Aid will help you, so don't let the Comprehensive fee scare you away!
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Jane from Raleigh, NC

a current student here
24 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors here not only care about your number scores but about your wellbeing as well. High Point University maintains it's holistic approach to education by making sure that a student does well in all areas of life.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is reminiscent of an upscale country club. Lush green lawns with bronze statues and numerous water fountains decorate the campus and wrap you in a luxurious state of being. The buildings have all been either remodeled or are brand new. University Center alone has three dining venues, a movie theater, a study center (which hands out milk and cookies after 9pm), and a convenience store.
Bang for the buck
Students receive a great education while living on a comfortable and enjoyable campus. To have such accommodations on any other campus would cost students a fortune but here at High Point University, most costs are all inclusive in the tuition. We have a movie theater which is all free including one drink, one snack, and a nice serving of popcorn.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you come to visit the campus. It will blow you away with its beauty and luxury.
Great for these types of students
This university is great for students who want a small school setting with great accommodations.
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Lindsay from Raleigh, NC

a current student here
19 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All the professors at High Point University are willing to help you and want to see you succeed. In biology lab, my professor was eager to help us when we had trouble or to just reassure us that we were on the right track. In my other classes, the professors would read over our papers and give us their feedback before we turned them in for a grade so that we could make modifications in order to get a better grade.
Am enjoying being here
I love the small class size and that the professors know me by name. As I pass professors around the campus they all smile and say hello. The campus is full of activities and amenities. For example, there is a free arcade in the University Center where you don’t need tokens or quarters to play the games… you just simply hit start. On campus, there is a movie theater where new releases and movies that are not even out on DVD yet are played for students to see with free concessions. One weekend, the school offered free haircuts, free massages, and a catered buffet. Another weekend, a free concert was held on the lawn. Tickets to the High Point Theater downtown are offered free to students. The list goes on and on…
Bang for the buck
At High Point everything is top of the line. The campus offers so much for the students to be a part of and it’s just the special stuff that High Point does that makes it that much more spectacular. There are food kiosks situated on the promenade where students pick up free food on their way to class. The HPU ice cream truck makes regular trips around the campus offering free ice cream. Also, the university takes charter buses to sporting events and provides dinner which is also free to the student. There numerous options for eating that are all part of the dining plan including a bakery with a stone fireplace, a sports bar with flat screen TVs throughout, a “Tommy Bahama” style grille, and an upscale three-course-meal steakhouse. Every building is either brand new or newly remodeled.
Tips for prospective students
You must visit the campus! You will be amazed from the moment you drive in as you are welcomed by your own personalized parking space which will be followed by flowing fountains, statues, and flags decorating the campus. You may want to come to an Open House where you will hear a presentation given by President Dr. Qubein. He is an amazing leader and visionary.
Great for these types of students
High Point attracts students from almost every state in the US and 75% of students are from out of state. Students that want a personal interaction with their professors, a close knit community and upscale living will love High Point University.
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