HPU To Add New Residential Community

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 – In order to accommodate the explosive growth in student enrollment and the desire for on-campus housing, High Point University is moving forward with plans to build a sixth residential community on campus.

The proposed new living community, which is set to open at the start of the 2012 fall semester pending approval by the city, will be located on seven acres and two city blocks near Montlieu Avenue and Centennial Drive on the HPU campus. It will reflect the Georgian architectural ambiance of existing buildings on campus, and will house more than 300 students.

Since January 2005, HPU new construction and renovation has resulted in the addition of 2,000 new beds on campus. With addition of the Greek Village, set to open in August 2011, and the new development, HPU will have a total of 3,590 on-campus beds.

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 highpoint.edu. 

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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