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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: This is by far the most beautiful campus, and coming to the campus in person makes all the difference. The school spends a lot of money keeping up with the overall looks of the campus and the fact that the majority of the buildings on campus were built after 2006, makes for new and modern buildings throughout.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: This campus is absolutely pristine all the time. Campus Enhancement is a group of people who work very hard to keep this campus perfect, they are very well respected by students

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Facilities are probably the best in the country.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Everything is so easy. Ice cream truck.. free. Monday night movie... free (with popcorn and candy and drinks). Well, you are technically paying for this stuff.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Steak house

Ice cream truck

Huge hershey chocolate bars


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The only word to describe High Point’s campus is "extraordinary!" The campus is absolutely beautiful and flawlessly maintained by the University's excellent maintenance crew. High Point boasts magnificent gardens, fountains, lakes, and sculptures to relax and inspire students. If you ever get bored of wandering around campus, basking in the beauty of it all, there are many complimentary perks for students: three outdoor pools, an ice cream truck, beach volleyball courts, and bikes are all great ways to enjoy the outdoors (for free!). The outer appearance is a precursor to what lies inside the traditional red-brick buildings. Every building on campus has been recently renovated or built from scratch. The Slane Center is one such building that was completely renovated and expanded to almost twice its original size! Every feature of campus, whether inside or outdoors, is always being enhanced to further provide students with a truly extraordinary experience.

Although High Point strives to provide students with an inspiring environment, the University also makes sure it has the resources it needs to succeed academically. There are two libraries on campus that are open 24 hours: Smith Library and the third floor of the University Center. Smith is where you can find tutoring services, group study floors, and movie/book checkouts. The University Center is a 24-hour quiet floor and a cozy place in which to study. There are two furnished balconies on the third floor, which are great to use during warm weather for study groups.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
230 acres
Student Centers
  • Slane Student Activity & Fitness Center
  • University Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
  • Smith Library
  • University Center, third floor
Popular Places to Chill
  • The promenade
  • Slane outdoor pool
  • Slane Student Activity & Fitness Center
  • University Center
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Yes. There is a Starbucks located on the second floor of the Slane Center. It's very popular with students in the mornings before class and on chilly winter nights.
Movie Theater on Campus
Yes. The Extraordinaire Cinema is located on the bottom floor of the University Center. Movie showings are generally Saturdays at 12 a.m. and Mondays at 8 p.m. All movies and snacks are complimentary with the use of your HPU passport.
"Green" Initiatives
The campus has recycling receptacles throughout campus, located near the entrance of every building. These recycling bins make it easy for the HPU family to go green. HPU is also using electric vehicles to cut down on campus-wide emissions. In terms of food services, the University has gone tray-less, decreasing waste and conserving energy; plus, the University fryer oil is picked up weekly for the purpose of alternative fuel production.
School Slang
  • Apartments: When someone says they are going to "the apartments" at night, they mean the Sixth Street Apartments. This is not to be confused with the Terrace Apartments and the U-Ville apartments.
  • Easter Egg Row: The row of brightly colored houses behind the University Center
  • GDI: God Damn Independent, someone who chooses not to partake in Greek life
  • Sorostitute: A girl who is obsessed with one particular frat; this may include being friends with many of the brothers or having hooked up with several of them.
  • UC: University Center
  • Boys' Bid Day Parade: Boys' "bid day" is basically a holiday at High Point. There are lots of parties starting very early in the day and continuing late into the night. Before the boys get their bids, the brothers and sorority sisters and new girls congregate outside the Slane Center and wait for the boys to come out. There is a lot of chanting and excitement in the crowd, and once the boys come out, they run to their future brothers, hop in the truck bed and drive around campus, and then venture off to the parties.
  • Derby Day: Derby Day is an outdoor activities fair consisting of events like beach volleyball, obstacle courses, races, and barbecue. It's the first Saturday after classes begin.
  • Fall and spring concerts: Every fall and spring, the Campus Activities Team (CAT) plans free concerts for the students. Previous shows have included: Girl Talk, Cobra Starship, and OAR. They're huge events that aren't missed by the student body.
  • Girls' Bid Day: The day the girls get their bids from their future sororities is super exciting and nerve-racking. It's a long day, and the traditions include: the fraternities making support banners for the new girls, getting your bid, running down the hill outside Slane with your respective organization's balloon, and going to activities with the sisters for the rest of the day.
  • Running your hands through the waterfall: During the first week that freshmen arrive on campus, they are encouraged to run their hands under the waterfall behind the Slane Center. This is meant as a symbol of renewal in the beginning of their college experience.
  • School seal: The school seal embedded into the pavement outside Roberts Hall lawn is not supposed to be walked upon. The only time students are supposed to walk across it is during graduation and thus students try to avoid doing so prematurely.
Urban Legends
Legend has it that a girl hanged herself in the show room in McEwen Hall, and now she haunts the building. Some "hot spots" for paranormal activity are the third floor rooms, bathrooms, and the first floor show room. Nothing, of course, has ever been proven regarding this girl, but the ladies who live in McEwen affectionately refer to her as, "Lucy."
Favorite Things To Do
There are always plenty of fun and different activities going on around campus. CAT (Campus Activities Team) has things organized almost every day of the week, and students always take advantage of them. There are planned concerts, lectures, free movies, and more to keep students entertained. An outdoor activities team plans off-campus trips that allow students to experience day and overnight trips that include horseback riding, skiing, and white water rafting, just to name a few. A vast array of students participate in these campus-sponsored activities, and they're always fun, well attended, and great for meeting new people!
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
The Campus Chronicle
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are tons of student organizations on campus. Intramurals are really popular on campus, and many students get involved. A few other big clubs are the Campus Activities Team (CAT), which plans the events on campus, the College Republicans, and Panther's Den (the student cheering section at basketball games). It's really easy to get involved, and most students participate in at least one activity on campus.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • Besides having on-campus activities sponsored by the Campus Activities Team (CAT), High Point has great off-campus activities through the HPU Outdoor Discovery program.
  • Freshman year, everyone is thrown into a new environment. So being outgoing and personable are key to making this transition less awkward. Also, don't be afraid of upperclassmen; they're all really excited to meet you!
  • Not finding something on campus to your liking? Have an idea that you really wish you could tell the administration? Visit one of the many suggestion boxes located in almost every building on campus and let them know! The administration at HPU takes the opinions of its students very seriously, and you can almost bet that if you put your idea in the suggestion box, you will soon see it in action somewhere on campus.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 67 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 39 responses

  • 25% Hang out with friends!
  • 23% Outside activities: pool, rent bikes, hammocks
  • 16% Participate in clubs and other organizations
  • 9% Work out
  • 6% Gaze at it
  • 5% Eat
  • 5% Greek Life
  • 4% Go to the movie theater
  • 2% The different "hang out" areas, AKA study areas
  • 2% Arcade
  • 2% Concerts/Parks/Events
  • 1% Run

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 37 responses

  • 30% Derby Day
  • 24% Fall and spring concerts
  • 10% Girls' Bid Day
  • 10% CAT events
  • 9% Running your hands through the waterfall
  • 4% Sporting events
  • 3% School seal
  • 3% Boys' Bid Day Parade
  • 3% Special Guests/Speakers
  • 2% Earth Day Celebration
  • 1% Recruitment

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 40 responses

  • 65% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 30% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 2% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 2% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 74 responses

  • 35% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 55% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 3% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 7% I hate my school and have no school spirit.



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