HPU Selected for Princeton Review’s ‘Best 382 Colleges’


HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 1, 2017 – High Point University has been named one of the nation’s top institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review.

HPU is recognized in “The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition” for its academic programming, as well as positive survey responses and feedback from students, parents, and higher education leaders across the country.

“This recognition reflects the tremendous advocacy we receive from our students and parents, which is what we value most,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “Our values-based education and focus on life skills is producing graduates who go on to lead lives of significance. Their success is our ultimate reward.”

In addition to including HPU in the “The Best 382 Colleges,” the new Princeton Review rankings also name HPU as one of the top 20 universities in the nation for Best Career Services (No. 19), Best-Run Colleges (No. 20) and Best College Dorm Rooms (No. 7).


Earlier this year, the Princeton Review also recognized HPU for being one of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2017.”

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 five consecutive years and the Most Innovative Regional College in the South for two consecutive years. For seven years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation.

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 95 percent of the Class of 2015 and the Class of 2016 were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

HPU is also recognized in the top 20 Best Career Services, a reflection of the university’s 95% career and graduate school placement within six months of graduation.

Beginning in 2005, HPU has undergone a major transformation and received numerous honors and recognitions, including this year’s ranking in the Princeton Review.

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