HPU Moves Up To No. 3 In U.S. News & World Report Rankings

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 17, 2010 – High Point University continues to move up in the ranks, thanks to its continued transformation in academics, student life programs and facilities. The university was today named No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South in “America’s Best Colleges” 2011 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report. Last year, High Point was listed at No. 5 in the same report. Four years ago, HPU occupied the No. 15 spot.

In the “Regional Colleges category, HPU placed above all other schools in North Carolina, and above all but two of the 96 colleges ranked in the region.

“We are delighted to see High Point University skyrocketing in its rankings and be counted among other top colleges and universities in the nation,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “Appearing on a list such as ‘America’s Best Colleges’ proves that we are truly doing extraordinary things on our campus – including growth in academics, student life and more.”

“America’s Best Colleges,” now in its ninth year of publication, spotlights schools with outstanding examples of eight types of academic programs that have been shown to enhance learning, which includes first-year experiences, learning communities, internships, study abroad and more. The 2011 rankings surveyed a total of more than 1,400 colleges and universities nationwide.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America?s Best Colleges.” The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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