HPU Selected for Princeton Review’s ‘Best 385 Colleges’

HPU is also recognized for Great Business and Communication majors, as well as one of the Most Beautiful Campuses.


HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2019 – High Point University has again been named one of the nation’s top institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review.

HPU is recognized in “The Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition” for its academic programming, as well as positive survey responses and feedback from students, parents and higher education leaders across the country. HPU is also included in this year’s list of Best Southeastern Colleges as part of the “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” The Princeton Review chooses colleges and universities that demonstrate outstanding academics for this list.

“The recognition HPU receives from The Princeton Review and many other leading higher education experts is a reflection of our values-based education and focus on life skills,” says HPU President Nido Qubein. “The success of our students is our ultimate reward, and this list is based on direct survey responses from them. We appreciate their advocacy and the impact they are creating in the world.”

In addition to including HPU in the “The Best 385 Colleges” and “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” the new Princeton Review rankings also named HPU as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Most Beautiful Campus (No. 18), Best College Dorms (No. 5) and Best Campus Food (No. 20).

The national recognition HPU has received for preparing students for the world as it is going to be is also evident in the success of graduates. Data collected by HPU in accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) standards shows 97% of the Class of 2018 were employed or furthering their education within six months of graduation.

Since HPU began its major transformation in 2005, the university has been honored with similar accolades. HPU has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 Regional College in the South for seven consecutive years, the Most Innovative Regional College in the South for four consecutive years, and No. 1 Best Regional College in the South for Undergraduate Teaching. For nine years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for career development, business and education programs.

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