High Point University

1,292 reviews
  1. High Point, NC
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
High Point University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262

High Point University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
1009-1192
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$36,105/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,779/ year
  • $30-48k
    $31,414/ year
  • $49-75k
    $34,387/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,487/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,866/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,165Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Extraordinary
    32%
  • Preppy
    26%
  • Preppy, self-centered, "new" money kids
    16%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • Unique
    6%
  • Stuck Up
    4%
  • Cold, distant, uncaring
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.103 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.115 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • It is an amazing opportunity and experience.
    45%
  • "Extraordinary"
    21%
  • There is such a comfortable atmosphere
    9%
  • Great school, lack scholarships, find right group
    6%
  • Like living ignorent bubble
    6%
  • Wonderful teachers, extreme party students
    6%
  • Awful
    2%

After High Point University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses

Reviews

1,292 reviews
  • Excellent
    310
  • Very Good
    450
  • Average
    386
  • Poor
    89
  • Terrible
    57
I lived on campus for freshmen and part of sophomore year and it was amazing! I live in the UC (now the Wanek Center) and it was definitely the most convenient dorm to live in. There are 4 places to eat, a convenience store, a movie theater, a study floor, an arcade, and a Jamba Juice (formally Starbucks when I lived there). I decided to move to Village 2 because I wanted my own room. The only problem with this was having to drive to school (or take the trolley) and parking. I won't lie, trying to park on campus kind of sucks some times. The housing process could be improved. I wanted to live in Centennial as a senior with my group of friends, however most of the houses had been homesteaded or people were pulled in, and I personally don't think that's fair that underclassmen get better housing than seniors.
  • College Senior
  • 6 months ago
I absolutely love High Point. I think the people here are caring,energetic, and ambitious. If you surround yourself with the people who encourage you and lift you up, you will succeed here. The classes are awesome and there has not been one class where I dread going to. The professors are something that really makes High Point stand out, for they actually care about student success. They will go out of their way to make sure a student understands something. The class sizes are small, but not too small, and it encourages participation. The work load is manageable, but if you want to do well, you have to try hard. The amenities are awesome. I love High Point!
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
In reading all these reviews sent in by "students", I may as well just read HPU's advertisements. It appears as if admissions is using their time to write fluff reviews. Every other review is extroidinary, awesome, fantastic, great dining, pristine grounds, country club dorms. I guess the director of WOW is proud of his efforts. Five percent African Americans? If Nido could swing it, the number might be zero. He doesn't even want the staff to associate or be seen out on campus. Security is a joke. Sure they're seen, but are powerless to enforce any rules over the rich entitled customers called students. One phone call from moma and everything is forgotten. Students at HPU are NOT prepared to enter the real world. If they think everywhere they go, they will have their butt wiped the way Nido's koolaid drinking minions do while they're in school, no way. Go somewhere else and get a degree worth your time.
  • Works Here
  • 7 days ago