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HPU Named Among Elite In Colleges Of Distinction

05.20.2011

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 20, 2011 — High Point University was recently chosen as a member of the 2010-2011 Colleges of Distinction, a unique online college guide to assist students, parents and counselors.

Celebrating its seventh year, the Colleges of Distinction list is based upon exemplary commitment to four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. The list focuses on what “really matters in a college experience.”

Colleges of Distinction makes their selections based on the value of the education and experience the school provides, and highlight schools that offer a holistic education, which is exactly what HPU prides itself on.

HPU is one of six colleges in the state to earn this distinction.

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, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 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.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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