Location
High Point, NC
Undergrads
3,996
Tuition
$31,480
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 755 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Good drug safety DEA just busted everyone though

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't actually started any major classes it's hard for under class men to get classes that they need

3 College Freshman

Weather: This winter has been really cold it was really nice in the early fall up until Halloween and the spring has been weird going from snowing to mid-high 70s almost every week

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have good health and safety

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: There really isn't very much diversity

College Freshman

Diversity: HPU is a diverse campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I am a biology major and the workload is challenging but I still find time to spend time with my friends and enjoy the activities that HPU has to offer. I spend a lot of time in the Learning Commons studying and in the School of Communication (my favorite study chairs are in these buildings). I am working with some of my professors to get a wildlife internship this summer in Florida and have visited the Office of Career and Internship Services too. I have several friends that are upperclassmen in Biology that give me advice about the best teachers to take, how to study for tests, etc.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Nightlife: During the first weekend of school there are lots of "welcome to college" events that happen on the International Promenade that are hosted by the school. There is a spring and fall concert (Jason Derulo is coming to campus in two weeks).

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most people live on campus.

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College Freshman

Drug Safety: All of my RA's have done of good job of stressing the importance of not doing drugs. I don't think there is much of a drug scene on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the dorms on campus and my favorite is University Center (well, I guess it is technically called Wanek Center now). I am going to live there with my current roommate next year. I am looking forward to being close to the Farmers Market, the Point, the Learning Commons and near most of my classes. I like that everyone hangs outside of the dorms when the weather is nice.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather has been weird lately. It has been really snowy and icy and then gets really sunny and hot for a few days. I like it but it makes dressing for class a little difficult in the morning!

5 College Freshman

Transportation: HPU lets students rent enterprise cars if they need to go run errands around town. There are three cars parked right outside of Roberts Hall. I have never rented one but they students use them all the time! The shuttle takes students around campus and around town. If you need to go to the airport during Christmas break or spring break there is a special shuttle that takes you. You can go for free if you wear a HPU shirt! The train is also in High Point. People that live in Charlotte and Raleigh take the train home sometimes so their parents don't have to come all the way to campus to pick them up.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: High Point is a pretty small town compared to Winston Salem or Greensboro but there is always something to do in High Point. There are Passport Partners around town. The main place to go during the weekend is Palladium (there is a movie theatre, a few boutiques, lots of different places to eat and a brand new Belk just opened up right near the movie theatre). A few weeks ago HPU had a special Belk grand opening night and HPU students and staff could go shopping before the store opened. They had food and a DJ. If you want to get out of High Point, the HPU shuttle will take you to Hanes Mall for a few hours during the weekend. They are also campus activities events that take place in Winston and Greensboro that are open to all students if you sign up at the concierge desk. Recently, HPU took students to the circus, the harlem globetrotters, ice skating and monster jam.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life but all the sororities and fraternities do service activities and host runs and pancake breakfasts and stuff like that on campus. Greek life is big but I have a lot of friends who are Greek and a lot of friends who aren't Greek too.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The doctors and security officers on campus are amazing and super nice. Everyone is friendly and always wave and say hi when you come to campus. During the snow days security officers made sure that students were able to move their cars if they needed to leave campus. I saw several officers driving around campus and they would shovel snow for students and staff when they were having trouble.

My roommate got really sick in the fall and I took her to student health. Everyone was really friendly and the doctor on campus made sure she got the treatment she needed. My roommate actually had to go home for a while so I wouldn't get sick and student health and the RA checked up on her to make sure she was feeling better and caught up on her school work. I found out when she got back that they even sent her a blanket while she was home so she didn't miss HPU too much.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Scholarships: I do not know much about the financial aid process. My parents took care of that for me.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are like 100 Passport Partners that accept the HPU Passport Card! All of the local businesses love the school (there are purple HPU flags all over town and local businesses love to talk about HPU when you wear HPU gear into their stores). Shuttles take u around town during the weekend so you can eat off campus with your friends. Sometimes, local restaurants even come serve lunch in the Cafe so you can sample some of their new menu items. My roommate and I love to go to Barberitos and Carter Brothers BBQ.

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5 College Freshman

Computers: Awesome! There are computer labs all over campus!

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school definitely has the funds to provide financial aid and merit aid to students, but from hearing other students discussing their aid, it seems to be a bit skewed at times based on previous criteria. The merit aid could be enhanced by providing more readily available scholarships to students throughout the academic year.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug safety on campus is pretty strict, primarily because the campus is smoke free, and this deters many students from taking part in drugs on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I find the Greek Life on campus to be quite present, though it seems the majority of students participating in Greek Life are not solely dedicated to that one organization, but rather a host of other things (it is big, but it isn't an issue if you are not involved).

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I personally have not explored off-campus housing, though the university does offer several options in which students can partake. These students who live in off-campus university housing have a great deal of options and security and safety not necessarily present in non-university housing.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I personally am not all that involved in the "nightlife" at my school, though there are definitely places to go.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are definitely times when it seems that the campus could potentially be a bit more strict about things such as noise in the dorms or drinking, but overall people are responsible and respectful to others.

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Alex Palmer
Hometown
Lawrenceville NJ
Major
European History/Performance Theatre
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Overall, the HPU experience is nothing less than “extraordinary." Most students are happy to be attending such a fantastic school and are actually sad to be going home at breaks. The campus has such a welcoming atmosphere that students feel that they are at home no matter how far they have to travel to get there. Students become so involved with friends, clubs, sports, and organizations on campus that leaving all of that to go home is sad for a lot of students. When it comes to preparing students for the future, High Point gives them every opportunity, and all they have to do is take it. High Point produces well-rounded students who are prepared to enter graduate school or the job market as soon as they graduate. With a focus on a real world experience in the University's education, students leave HPU with the competence to jump into the workforce. Through internships and hands-on classroom work, students can feel confident they have the skills to succeed.

High Point is different from so many other schools because it is a small school with large-school facilities. The University has the resources of big schools, but the friendly and caring atmosphere and personal attention of a smaller institution. Professors know students by name and take an interest with what they are doing in and out of the classroom. High Point values a student's whole education, not what is just limited to the classroom. The professors and administration work on molding students not just academically, but also instilling in them a sense of generosity, self-awareness, and kindness toward their environment and fellow man.

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