Hello prospective students and future members of the High Point University family! You are about to embark on an exciting and extraordinary chapter in life. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions would like to 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 we are here to help!
Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see the answer to your question below, feel free to chat live with a member from our staff or give us a call!
How do I know which application plan to choose?
At High Point University we offer three application plans for incoming freshmen. It is important to choose the plan that suits your interest level. Please keep in mind that over 80 percent of our incoming class is comprised of Early Decision and Early Action candidates.
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 second 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. Applications received under the Regular Decision plan will be reviewed after February 1, 2016. Applications received after the Regular Decision deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis.
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.
An initial scholarship representing the majority or total of a student’s merit award is included in qualifying student’s 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.
Will my professor know me by name?
Absolutely! The High Point University faculty are 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 University and a student to professor ratio of 15 to one. Within that small community professors prove themselves to be engaging mentors, eager to share their own research and scholarly interests.
What types of student organizations are available at High Point University and how do I get involved?
With more than 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.
Are freshmen required to live on campus?
All students who are not seniors and who do not live with their parents are required to live on campus. With 79 percent of students coming from out-of-state and 93 percent living on-campus, the student body has a distinct sense of family. We are committed to providing some of the finest residential communities in the country in private higher education.
All HPU students are required to reside on campus until they have reached senior status, unless they commute from their parent’s permanent address. If students live off of campus during their senior year, their residence cannot be within a one mile radius of campus. Living on campus within a student-focused, caring community provides wonderful opportunities for students to get involved in all areas of academic and campus life. High Point University provides an environment where students can thrive both in and out of the classroom.
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.
Does High Point University have fraternities and sororities?
Yes, High Point University has a very active Greek community. Greek organizations provide unparalleled opportunities for leadership development, scholastic engagement and lifelong friendships and connections. HPU has a deferred recruitment process: meaning that students cannot participate until they have completed one semester at HPU.
What are athletics like at High Point University?
High Point University has 16 intercollegiate NCAA men’s and women’s sports teams who play on the Division I level in Big South Conference. We sponsor 28 club team sports and offer a variety of intramural sports for students of all levels to participate in.
What does your student population look like?
High Point University has 4,600 students representing 50 states and 37 countries. Seventy-nine percent of students are from out-of-state.
What are the differential advantages of High Point University?
At High Point University we truly believe in our mission statement- every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. ®
- 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.
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 whom we are investing our future into. While it is not mandatory, we do strongly recommend a campus visit during your senior year. 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.