Purchasing a New Computer Prior to Welcome Week?

High Point University students qualify for educational discounts when purchasing computers directly from the following manufacturers.

  1. Dell Computer Purchase Program
  2. Lenovo Computer Purchase Program
  3. Apple Computer Purchase Program

Minimum Computer Recommendations:

Any computer purchased within the last two years will likely meet our minimum recommendations for accessing our campus network. If you are considering purchasing a new computer please review the following recommendations for your machine.

  • Operating System: macOS10.15 or newer or Windows 10 or 11 for PC
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 Processor or higher or AMD equivalent
  • Storage: 256 GB or larger
  • Memory: 8-16 GB RAM
  • Network: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • Other: Internal or external webcam, carrying case, headphones, microphone

All students have access to Microsoft Office 365 (Windows 10 | Mac) and 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage through the university. Many students find tablets, iPads, and other light-weight computers (i.e. Chromebooks) great for note taking, but they may not be sufficient for all assignments.

Majors within the following programs may have additional recommendations or requirements:

School of Art & Design

Interior Design

Graphic Design

Nido R. Qubein School of Communication


Computer Science

Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physicians Assistants Studies

Physician Assistant Studies