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Hello prospective students and future members of the High Point University family! I’m Claudia, Director of Marketing Services. You are about to embark on a new, exciting and extraordinary chapter in life, and I congratulate you on your achievements thus far.

Some of you are just starting the college-search process while others of you are on the brink of making a final decision; regardless of where you are in the process, please know that I am here to help!

One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to interact with future students, just like you! Below I have answered the top ten most frequently asked prospective student questions. I hope you’ll find this list to be helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Answered by Claudia Mota, Director of Marketing Services 

1.  How many undergraduate students attend High Point University and what percent are from out-of-state?

High Point University has 4,000 undergraduate students. The student body represents 46 states and 34 countries. 78 percent of students are from out-of-state.

2.  What are the differential advantages of High Point University? 

This is one of my favorite questions to answer because High Point University is truly unlike any other university!

  • At HPU, you won’t just be asked to question the world around you — you’ll be expected to become an active citizen in it. It’s through this journey that you’ll develop the tools and intellectual know-how to thrive in an ever-changing global marketplace.
  • At HPU, you will constantly be given the opportunity to combine classroom content with real-world context. From our annual Business Plan Competition to our weekly Panthers Newscast, from learning the value of service through community engagement to becoming globally engaged through study abroad, you will be exposed to a range of learning labs that extend well beyond traditional classroom walls.
  • With state-of-the-art academic facilities, scholarly opportunities and a robust calendar of engaging events, our environment of excellence will transform you from a high school student into a collegiate scholar. We constantly remain on the forefront of higher education because we know that preparing you to excel in the ever-changing 21st century requires giving you access to not only today’s technology but also to tomorrow’s cutting-edge learning tools.

3.  What are High Point University’s admission requirements?

High Point University seeks applicants who demonstrate exceptional scholarship, outstanding achievement, good citizenship and strong leadership.  Click here to see our High School Academic Requirements.  Please know that we desire to get to know those who we are investing our future into. While it is not mandatory, we do strongly recommend a campus visit. Campus visits are a great way for you and your family to experience our remarkable campus, meet our extraordinary students and dynamic professors, sit in on a class and speak with your admissions counselors.

4.  What is the difference between applying Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision?

Early Decision is for those applicants who consider High Point University their number one college choice. It is a binding agreement in which, if admitted, you agree to withdraw all other college applications and enroll at High Point University. Early Decision students have first priority in housing selection and in class registration event sign-up.

Early Action is for those applicants who consider High Point University one of their top few college choices. It is a non-binding application plan. Early Action students have third priority in housing selection and in class registration event sign-up.

Regular Decision is for those students not applying under one of our early application plans. Please know that Regular Decision applications are not reviewed until all Early Decision and Early Action decisions have been made.

Over 80 percent of our incoming class is compromised of Early Decision and Early Action candidates.

5.  How are merit-based scholarships awarded?

Merit-based scholarships are granted through the Presidential Scholarship Program.

Your High Point University Undergraduate Admissions Application will serve as your Presidential Scholarship Application – there is no separate application that you will need to submit in order to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship Program. The undergraduate application is available here.

Initial scholarship award letters will be mailed upon acceptance to High Point University. Top Presidential Scholarship candidates will be invited to increase their initial scholarship amount by interviewing on campus during a Presidential Scholarship Weekend in February 2014. All interviews will be conducted on the High Point University campus.

6.  Will my professor know me by name? 

Absolutely! The faculty at High Point University operate as a key part of the HPU family.  During freshman move-in day, faculty members volunteer to unload cars and carry belongings to students’ new dorm rooms, setting the tone for the close student-teacher relationships that mold each student’s experience at High Point.

There are 17 students in the average class at High Point and within that small community; professors prove themselves to be engaging mentors, eager to share their own research and scholarly interests.

7.  What types of student organizations are available at High Point University and how do I get involved?

With over 100 student-led clubs and organization available, from student government to academic organizations, Greek life to service learning, spiritual groups to outdoor activities club, intramural sports and much more, HPU’s active residential campus life experience promotes both academic achievement and personal growth.

8.  Are freshmen required to live on campus? 

At High Point University, campus life encourages student development and empowers students by creating a strong sense of self, both in the classroom and in the residential environment. All students who are not seniors and who do not live with their parents are required to live on campus. The residential communities at High Point University are as diverse as the student population. All housing is new or recently renovated, with many dorms boasting full-size beds or apartment-style living. With 78 percent of students coming from out-of-state and 93 percent living on-campus, the student body has a distinct sense of family.

Click here to tour our remarkable housing facilities!

9.  Does High Point University have fraternities and sororities? 

Yes! High Point University has a very active Greek community. Currently, 35% of students are a part of Greek Life.  HPU has seven national fraternities and eight national sororities.

Learn more about our Greek life here!

10.  What are athletics like at High Point University?

High Point University has 16 intercollegiate NCAA men’s and women’s sports teams who play in the Big South Conference. We sponsor 26 club team sports and offer a variety of intramural sports for students of all levels to participate in.

Click here to learn more about all of our athletic programs!





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