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1 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity is a huge issue on campus, including less than 10% of students coming from diverse background groups, and only 1% of faculty being of black descent. My African studies classes are taught by white professors. There is a large gay population on campus, and an even larger in the closet population. The majority of campus is very conservative and the majority of campus is Christian.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone here is mostly straight, and rich.

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1 College Junior

Diversity: There was a scandal with voter suppression that was (of course) covered up by the university. A professor who was discussing racism told the class how security is told to be stricter and check black people more than the white people and to not allow blacks through the gates as easily. There are so many racist, sexist and homophobic attitudes floating about campus. I can't wait to transfer back home where I feel that every human is respected.

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1 College Junior

Diversity: School has no diversity and I have seen instances of racism and discrimination

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4 College Senior

Diversity: Students and faculty in general are accepting of ethnic/racial diversity, economic backgrounds, personal beliefs,politically and religiously and ones sexual orientation.

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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
6%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
2%
International
1%
Native American
1%
White
83%
Unknown
4%
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

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 18 responses

  • 94% No
  • 6% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 54 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 28% Liberal
  • 28% Moderate
  • 22% Conservative
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 13% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 57 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 5% Liberal
  • 18% Moderate
  • 40% Conservative
  • 7% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 28% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 53 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 53 responses

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

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 18 responses

  • 89% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 6% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 6% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 18 responses

  • 33% Republican
  • 22% Democratic
  • 28% Independent
  • 6% Other party not mentioned
  • 11% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 18 responses

  • 67% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 17% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 17% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 5% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 42% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 47% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 5% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 18 responses

  • 28% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 17% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 33% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 22% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 54 responses

  • 31% Very accepting.
  • 50% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 11% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 7% It's hard to be a minority here.

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