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High Point University

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High Point University Description:

Founded in 1924, High Point University is a private liberal arts college located in High Point, North Carolina, a city of about 100,000 situated southwest of Greensboro. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Students come from over 40 states and 50 countries, and undergraduates can choose from 68 majors. Business Administration is by far the most popular field of study. High Point has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and most classes are small. In recent years High Point has undergone massive expansion with $300 million dedicated to campus construction and upgrades including residence halls that are more luxurious than those found at most colleges. On the athletic front, the High Point Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference.

Explore the Campus:

High Point University Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,257 (4,067 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition, Fees, Room and Board: $39,800
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $42,100

High Point University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 76%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,746
    • Loans: $8,270

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Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Human Relations, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 50%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

High Point University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the High Point University website

"High Point University is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with The United Methodist Church and dedicated to the Judeo-Christian principles of inclusiveness and diversity. The mission of High Point University is to provide vital and distinguished undergraduate and graduate programs that enhance both traditional and non-traditional students' powers of inquiry, breadth of knowledge, command of written and spoken language and insight into ethical behavior. This mission is deeply rooted in the liberal arts and reflected in seven overlapping commitments:

  • To foster close communication, both inside and outside the classroom, between motivated students and faculty who are committed to teaching and scholarly activity;
  • To blend imaginatively critical thinking, intellectual inquiry and aesthetic appreciation with a practical need for innovation, skill and knowledge within professional disciplines;
  • To promote the balanced development of students' cognitive, social and physical capacities;
  • To offer an education, grounded in the development of character, personal responsibility and a sense of civic duty that prepares students for leadership, citizenship and service in a diverse global community;
  • To provide the opportunity for exploration of faith and humane values within a Judeo-Christian context;
  • To contribute to the educational and cultural life of the broader community by offering cultural activities of regional and national interest, and by devoting the resources of the University, the professional skills of the faculty and the talents of students to local charities, businesses and other civic groups;
  • To maintain a physical environment, including classrooms, libraries, laboratories and open spaces, that supports the academic success of students and the professional development of faculty.

In pursuing each of these commitments, High Point University is guided by the principles of intellectual freedom, academic excellence and ethical rigor, and by the desire to create and enhance an environment conducive to the liberal arts education and professional development of students."

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