Diversity

Location
High Point, NC
Undergrads
3,996
Tuition
$31,480
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Ethnicity- Not diverse. If someone wants to say it is, know that that is simply a lie.

Religion- NO. Everyone is Christian, and some very dedicated Christians. Have not met any Jewish people.

Social- Everyone wants to look the same. Like robots. They all love Lily, Jack Rodgers, Greek Shirts, and anything else preppy. Conservative is everyone's middle name.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: Most people are very caring and nice but of course like every school there are people who dont accept everyone. HPU doesnt have hate crimes or anything like that. If people have an issue with you, they wont start/ say anything to your face; theyll keep quiet about it.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: could definitely be better but they are working on it

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: I would say our campus is pretty accepting of about any kind of minority based on what I have seen so far with sexuality, ethnicity, etc. There will always be some that disagree, but I have yet to see any outbursts about it.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is acceptance of all types of diverse students and staff.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Palmer
Hometown
Lawrenceville NJ
Major
European History/Performance Theatre
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High Point is definitely not the most diverse school you could attend. While there are people of different races that attend the school, the majority of the student body is Caucasian. This is not to say that there is no variety on campus; students come from different states, countries, lifestyles, and families. The High Point community is very friendly and accepting of all different lifestyles.

While it is easy to group HPU students into the category of “rich, white kids,” this generalization is completely untrue. There are varying levels of economic stability at HPU. At first glance, you might not see it, but every person on campus has completely different lives with different interests, histories, and goals. The one thing that is basically the same across campus is that every student is friendly, welcoming, and accepting of one another no matter what their background or race may be.

Facts & Statistics

African American
7%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
2%
International
1%
Native American
2%
White
79%
Unknown
8%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
80%
Common States of Residence
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 43%
20-21: 41%
22-24: 10%
25+: 6%
Female Faculty
48%
Male Faculty
52%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 91%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There are currently no GLBT organizations on campus. There are definitely alternative lifestyles on campus, and the attitude toward them is very accepting. The campus is open and welcoming to everyone, accepting all types of lifestyles. Also, just because there isn't a club on campus doesn't mean that you can't start one up!
Political Activity
There are several political organizations on campus, including Community Affairs Board, Judicial Board, Student Government Association, and Student Senate. There are both Republicans and Democrats on campus, and most people know what's going on in politics.
Economic Status
While it's true that a lot of people at High Point come from middle-class or upper-class families, it is also true that most students receive scholarships or financial aid. Every year, High Point gives out Presidential Scholarships to students who apply and compete for them based on grades, community service, extracurricular activities, and their application. A lot of students receive these scholarships or other outside financial assistance. There is no segregation among students of different economic backgrounds.
Most Common Religions
High Point was founded by the Methodist Church in 1924 and continues to have a Christian-rooted attitude. There are several religious organizations on campus: Alpha Delta Theta (sorority), Association of Jewish Students, Board of Stewards, Campus Crusade, Delta lota Alpha (fraternity), and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Most students that come to High Point are Christian, but every other religion is represented. It goes without saying that students are very tolerant of other religions, and the question of personal faith is almost never brought up in normal conversation.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The list of minority groups on campus includes: Black Cultural Awareness (BCA), Black Script (literary publication), and the International Club. These clubs are active, and you can get more information about them at the activities fair.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 50 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 12% Not sure
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 24% Conservative
  • 30% Moderate
  • 28% Liberal
  • 2% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 53 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 38% Conservative
  • 19% Moderate
  • 30% Not sure
  • 6% Liberal
  • 2% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 51 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 50 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 50 responses

  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 10% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 54% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 34% Very accepting.

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