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4 College Freshman

Academics: I wouldn't say the academics are "extraordinary," but they are decent.

The registration process is pretty easy, but if you're a freshman or sophomore you probably won't get into all of your first choices.

Learning Excellence is a program to help people with academics. I'm not in it so I don't know much about it, but I do know that they get priority registration and have to log a certain number of study hours each week. LE is not free.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Our academics are amazing. The professors stand out when compared to other collages. They actually care about your success and will go above and beyond to help students learn. The course load is manageable. The study areas are beautiful and relaxing. A lot of people go to the Learning Commons or Smith Library, which are open 24 hours.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Academics here is really good. Awesome professors, intersting topic. If you're not a science related major, your course load is going to be very light.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Registration was super stressful for second semester, just because everything filled up before it was my turn. I had to rearrange my whole schedule.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I feel as though if I'm ever struggling the professors are always available.

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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

Student-Faculty Ratio
16:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
209
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
132
Total FT Faculty
209
Faculty with Terminal Degree
77%
Average Faculty Salary
$57,443
Full-Time Retention Rate
75%
Part-Time Retention Rate
74%
Graduation Rate
61%
Programs/Majors Offered
52
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
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: No
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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 63 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • 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.
  • 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 often do you:    Based on 40 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 41 responses

  • 37% This was my dream school.
  • 49% This was one of my top choices.
  • 15% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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