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Choose to be Extraordinary!

Being extraordinary is a choice.
It’s about connecting scholarly knowledge with practical Life Skills.
It’s about leading, serving and living a life in balance.
This is what we believe at HPU.
Keep scrolling to discover how High Point University can prepare you for the world as it is going to be.

  • Learn from the G.O.A.T

    Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak joins a cast of over one thousand game-changers at HPU.

  • Career Focused

    You have career goals. HPU will help you achieve them.


    People make the place. At HPU, you’ll find yours.


Employed or continuing their education
Within six months of graduation

Facebook. Apple. Snapchat.


Flip the cards below for a sampling of graduates who are contributing to the companies and technologies that impact the world every day.

Caroline Tucker '17

Major: International Business
Area Manager at Amazon

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Russ Salakhutdinov '01

Major: International Business
Apple’s First-Ever Artificial Intelligence Research Director

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Nick Bellamy '17

Major: Visual Merchandising
Assistant Buyer for Pottery Barn Headquarters

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James Jadotte '13

Major: Business Administration
Program Manager at Google

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Ryan Kaika '15

Major: Business Administration
New Business Sales Associate at Hewlett Packard

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Arial Gariepy '14

Major: International Relations and Affairs
Program Coordinator at Microsoft

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Jodi Guglielmi '15

Major: Communication
Writer for People Magazine

Taylor Cunningham '17

Major: Biology
Attends West Virginia University School of Medicine

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Emily Krol '17

Major: Communication
Sales Program Associate at Lenovo

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Hayden Rockwell ’13

Major: Communication
Senior Story Editor at Snapchat

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Juliana Furey '12

Major: Sports Management
Premium Sales and Service Specialist for the New York Yankees

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Tye Massaroni '14

Major: Accounting
Experienced Associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Live Here. Love Here.

Environment matters. That's why at HPU, we provide you with spaces that feel like home. You're going to love where you live.

Experiential Learning

of class time dedicated to "doing"

You gain knowledge in the classroom.


You gain wisdom through experience.

Internship and Career Profiles 

Senior Communication Major Kara Bonini on her internship with the Washington Redskins.

Alumnus Brittanie Joyner works for the Association of American Medical Colleges and gets emotional as she shares the impact of her faculty mentor, Mr. Phil Watson.

Senior Erinn Spack discusses her internship with CBS News at their Washington DC studio.

Junior Emily Fischer interns in Los Angeles, CA with Billabong Action Sports.

Alumnus Amy Stamm works as the Public Affairs Specialist at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and she secured her job through HPU’s internship network.

Senior Anthony Vita gains experience at Manslansky and Partners in New York City as their Language Strategy intern.

Career Shadowing

career shadowing
Job shadowing allows students to spend a half-day or entire day observing a professional on-the-job. Students observe meaningful work activity, the work culture of the organization and feel the flow of a typical workday.

Undergraduate Research

HPU welcomes freshman into a culture of scholarly research as soon as they arrive to campus. While other universities focus on senior research projects, HPU presents research opportunities to students throughout their four-year journey.

Service Learning

Service learning breaks down the walls of the traditional classroom and brings theoretical concepts to life. Through service learning courses, students are embedded with real-world opportunities that relate to course material. Whether it’s English majors tutoring refugee children in literacy, or strategic communication students producing marketing campaigns for nonprofit organizations, students gain valuable skills and strong connections to their community.
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Life Skills

Your degree is not the thing that gets you a job. You will get you a job. HPU is a life accelerator – compressing time and allowing you to amass a lifetime of experience in just four years. You begin your professional careers as soon as you arrive on campus. You graduate ready for the real world. And the real world wants you.

Below, explore the questions that you’ll encounter during your professional and personal life. Test yourself. Do you have the answers?

Mentorship Matters

When you join the HPU Family, you will find heroes, models, and mentors at every turn. From your freshman success coach, to faculty mentors, to your career advisor, we are your partner in success.

Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor. — Denzel Washington

Ecosystem of Support

See what happens when HPU Alumni are surprised by their faculty mentors in this video.

Access to Innovators

Values and Virtues

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