HPU is a private comprehensive institution, rooted in the liberal arts, with 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world offering more than 60 undergraduate degree programs and multiple graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in educational leadership, pharmacy and physical therapy. HPU is committed to academic excellence. Students are mentored by caring faculty who are actively involved in teaching and scholarly research. HPU’s signature experiential learning program differentiates this collegiate experience from others while providing students with resources for professional networking and deep, practical knowledge of their fields. The HPU Panthers compete in 16 NCAA Div. I sports and are members of the Big South Conference. Founded in 1924, HPU has a strong academic history and is committed to building character, modeling values, and ensuring that students graduate with hands-on experience in their discipline, and with the life skills necessary to be successful.