Honors Scholar Program

About Our Program

Established in 1985, the Honors Scholar Program at High Point University is now home to 300+ student scholars dedicated to pursuing intellectual curiosity and educational excellence. Honors students engage in multidisciplinary, collaborative project-based learning experiences throughout their courses and co-curriculum, and they reside for their first two years in a living-learning community in Finch Hall, forging meaningful relationships with one another both inside and outside the classroom.

Program Mission

With a commitment to the rich traditions of the liberal arts, the High Point University Honors Scholar Program takes a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to higher education, empowering students to cultivate contemplative selves and to build meaningful public lives.

Program Vision

To be recognized as a leader in interdisciplinary, project-based learning, as evidenced by our students’ post-undergraduate successes and our program’s role in the national dialogue on honors education.

Program Principles

The Honors Scholar Program has five principles that inform its scope, structure, and delivery.

  • That a university should value diversity and inclusion while creating a climate conducive to the intellectual and emotional development of all;
  • That a liberal arts education should empower students to be agents of their own learning, in school and throughout life;
  • That a core curriculum should teach the habits of mind indicative of a liberal arts education: critical thinking, inquiry, synthesis, contextualization, and reflection;
  • That core courses should invite multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives so as to teach students to recognize preconceptions and biases, tolerate ambiguity, consider ethical concerns, and cultivate compassion;
  • That the value of a liberal arts education should be continually, rigorously, and publicly analyzed by students and faculty.


The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.

(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)


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