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Reviews 820 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Totally Safe – There's no possible way someone can enter campus without getting checked by a security guard.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Pretty much High Point is hard to say no to because of its new facilities and its extremely unusual perks. From free parking to hot chocolate and free food in the mornings the campus activities team (CAT) works hard to give you free and unique activities. During christmas time you can sign up for free horse drawn carriage rides and even get a pic with santa. They also give u a ridiculous amount of free t-shirts when ever an opportunity arises.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Typical Stuff – Drinking is very prevalent here, just like any other college in America. Weed is also quite big here with many people. If you dont use it than its not a problem but also you dont have to look hard to find it.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: A Lot of Attention – Greek life is huge at High Point. A lot of stereotypical douches here though. Almost as if the only way to have fun is join one. The school relies heavily on Greek life to assume kids will use that as there only social means. Greeks tend to get treated with a lot more respect and greeks come first by the administration.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Theres nowhere near enough parking for the amount of cars that are allowed on campus. The permit is only $50 a year which isn't bad at all but in order for one to park their car legally, it may have to be parked across campus from where one's residence hall is.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Professors Aren't Great – The quality of the professors is generally not great. Of course, there are a few who are excellent. The adjunct professors are usually the worst.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Don't Live in Blessing Freshman Year – Housing is great, very spacious, probably the best in the country. However, I would not recommend anyone live in Blessing their freshman year. I am a current freshman and I totally isolate myself in my room...its great to have a kitchen and such, but the "apartment-style" living makes it really difficult to get to know other people. No one knows who their neighbors are. An upperclassmen warned me about living here, as she was really lonely and depressed her freshman year until she moved into a more traditional style dorm and met people, but I didn't listen to her. Next semester I'm moving into a more traditional style dorm.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: Wireless is really slow, computers in the library are always really fast however and the printers are of high quality.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: America's Safest Campus – The entire campus is "fenced in" and in order to gain access to campus at night, you have to pass security (If you don't have the parking stickers on your car, or can't confirm that you are a guest of a student, you won't be let in).

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Food and the convenience around campus is great. The school very close to a huge shopping center and busy street with plenty of places to eat. A lot of those places even accept our High Point card, which serves as a credit card because we are a cash-free campus for safety reasons.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: So Terrible – I got a drinking warning for being in the presence of alcohol when I was in a room that happened to get searched and they had beer in their cabinet. What am I supposed to do? Go through people's stuff before I hang out with them. No. That is not okay. I am a good person. I should not get warned for something I had nothing to do with at all.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Frat parties suck. They are always the same: LAME

2 College Freshman

Academics: I thought I was going to be okay here because I am in the honors program and am a presidential scholar. Wrong. The academics here are nothing to be proud of. The professors do care about you and are decent but overall, my college experience has been way easier than high school and I'm not lovin it.

3 College Junior

Academics: Know What You're Getting Into – The school says they pride themselves on academics and Ive never had a problem with it. My class sizes are small and personal, but make sure you get into a major with a good group of professors. Some act like the students are graduate students when they are only freshman. Others won't treat you with any respect or know how to manipulate themselves to be more beneficial to students. However, most really do care about the well being of the students. And come in with as many credits as you can because it'll help you register as early as possible.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I don't ever feel like I'm worries about what happens here. Theere is always security around and willing to help, but sometimes there a little over-bearing. As for drinking, if you're not causing a mess, you won't get in trouble.

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3 College Student

Parking: Everyone gets to bring their car to school -even freshman! Parking is just fine but every spot is filled with designated students

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4 College Student

Facilities: Slane Center – The Slane Student Center is amazing! Brand spanking new equipped with a nice gym, starbucks, cafe', book store, pool, and huge courts!

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5 College Junior

Scholarships: Good With Money – expensive school but good with giving money if need be

5 College Junior

Facilities: TOP 10 CAMPUS IN THE COUNTRY – by far top 10 if not top 5 campus in the country.
Pool, dorm rooms like hotels

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5 College Junior

Academics: Bus Adminstration Major – work load not too bad
teachers good
classes you learn info, but not crazy amount of studying
a lot of hands on learning

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4 College Senior

Transportation: The trolley/shuttles will take you everywhere for free!

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4 College Junior

Weather: The weather in NC is very different during the fall. One day it is raining and cold and the next day it is hot and sunny. During the summer it is hot all the time and during the winter it never gets to cold to handle.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: New Housing – The dorms are the best of the best, we have very clean facilities and most of the buildings are new. I love where I live and it is a friendly and happy environment.

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5 College Junior

Computers: The computers for my major are amazing they are fast and have very up to date programs. The ones in the library are also very well equipped for our needs. The printing is free so it is very helpful!

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The dining options off campus are, in my opinion, even better than the ones on campus! Just a 10 minute drive could bring you to almost any type of restaurant you'd like including southern cooking, fast food, pizza joints, wings and burgers, mexican, buffets, eloquent dining and more! Most of the costs are very reasonable and all of them taste great!

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Alex Palmer
Lawrenceville NJ
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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