HPU Named Among Top 25 Best Private Schools In The Nation In Parade Magazine's 'College A-List'

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 20, 2010 – Parade Magazine has listed High Point University as one of the top 25 large private schools in the nation in the magazine’s annual “College A-List. High Point University has also been honored in several national rankings, including “America?s Best Colleges? by Forbes.com, as well as “America’s Best Colleges” 2011 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report.

“It is an honor that High Point University has been recognized in this national publication, among several others,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “It is a true testament of the activity here on our extraordinary campus. Great things are happening at HPU.”

The College A-List, which includes only 300 institutions across the nation, separates colleges and universities into several categories, including “State Schools,” “Private Schools,” “Arts Programs,” “Combined Bachelor’s/Graduate Degree,” “Business and Accounting,” “Great Internship Opportunities,” “Health Sciences,” “Flexible Scheduling,” “Liberal Arts” and “Special Needs.”

The colleges and universities ranked on the various lists were recommended by 43 high school guidance counselors from across the United States.

The list will appear in the publication on Sunday, Aug. 22. Parade Magazine appears in more than 510 Sunday newspapers across the United States. Locally, it is distributed in the Greensboro News & Record, as well as the Winston-Salem Journal. To see the full list, visit www.parade.com/colleges. For High Point University’s listing, select the category “Large Private Schools.”

Click here for Parade’s Colleges A-List http://www.highpoint.edu/parades-colleges.

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.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. 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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