High Point, NC
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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Work hard, and you got it.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are tons of options, lots of guidance, and massive amounts of internships!!

4 College Freshman

Academics: Advisors start you off in the classes you'll need right away which is great because it gets you ahead of the game. Also, all of the professors are so approachable with any questions you have. The courses are challenging, but if you set your mind to it, you can do well!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are easy to talk to and available to help you. My academic advisor is very knowledgeable and helpful.

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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.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 87th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 121st
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 566th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 837th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 932nd
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Palmer
Lawrenceville NJ
European History/Performance Theatre
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When it comes to academics at High Point, there is something for everyone. Some classes are easier than others, and some are harder. The difficulty level of classes is purely a personal assessment, as some students find certain subjects easier or harder than others. The workload is average and definitely manageable as long as you have good time-management skills. High Point has a great reputation as a school for interior design, business, and education. Other rising majors are communications, exercise science, and sports management. In a few years, it is possible that these programs will be very competitive and rank among High Point’s toughest majors.

The small class size and one-on-one attention are absolutely wonderful! Since HPU is a smaller school, you really get to know your professors, and they in turn get to know and care about you. It’s great to know that you can go to your professor after class and ask a question without feeling weird that he or she might not know who you are. Since there are absolutely no teaching assistants at High Point, you can always feel comfortable going to your professor's office hours to get extra help or even just to chat.

Facts & Statistics

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Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts & Science
  • Earl N. Phillips School of Business
  • Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Education
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 8%
  • Communication Studies: 4%
  • Educational Administration: 3%
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Best Places to Study
  • Communications building - President Library
  • Hammocks behind the Slane Student Activity & Fitness Center
  • Slane Student Activity & Fitness Center - Starbucks
  • Slane Student Activity & Fitness Center pool
  • Smith Library (third and fourth floors)
  • University Center, third floor (the big comfy chairs in front of the front windows overlooking the campus and personal desks along the walls)
  • University Center, third floor balconies (only when it's warm out!)
Tips to Succeed
  • Be open to new things. When you first get to college, you should try to take advantage of everything you can.
  • Hard work will pay off in the long run. Even when you feel like you can get away with a "C" in a class-don't. Just do your work and push ahead with your studies. When you get your work done first, it's so much easier to go out and enjoy yourself.
Did You Know?
The University was first founded as High Point College in 1924.

Student Polls

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 18% Jack Lucas - Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
  • 9% Jermaine Wallace - professional basketball player
  • 9% Gene Littles - former basketball player and coach
  • 9% Christopher M. Fetner - vice president of BBC
  • 9% Lauch Faircloth - former U.S. senator (R-NC)
  • 9% Tubby Smith
  • 9% Nido Qubein
  • 9% Corey Law
  • 9% Dr. Nido Qubein
  • 9% Nido Qubein
  • 0% Taylor Milne - Canadian Olympic athlete, 1,500-meter
  • 0% Jonathan Miller - West Virginia state delegate (R)
  • 0% Jonathan Griffith - minor league baseball manager
  • 0% John Taylor - physical trainer, TV personality
  • 0% Robert "50" Martin - former basketball player
  • 0% Arizona Reid - professional basketball player
  • 0% Donald Marriott - professional tennis player
  • 0% Issa Konare - professional basketball player
  • 0% Nido Qubein - world-renowned speaker
  • 0% Tubby Smith - NCAA basketball coach

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 37 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 36 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.



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