HPU Ranks In Top 7 Percent Nationally In Forbes.com 'America's Best Colleges'

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2010 ? High Point University has been ranked as one of the top 610 colleges and universities across the country in the list, “America’s Best Colleges,” created by Forbes.com. This places HPU in the top 7 percent of the 6,600 higher-education institutions throughout the United States.

Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, credits the tremendous growth in academics and campus facilities.

“Everywhere you look, you see expansion, improvement, growth,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “These national rankings validate what we already know, that HPU is a top choice institution of high learning for students across the country. We are honored to be included in the Forbes.com list along with a very select group of fine schools”

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 No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. 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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