About High Point University

Founded in 1924, High Point University is a private institution and is The Premier Life Skills University where every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.

By focusing holistically on transformational education, HPU attracts students from all 50 states and nearly 50 countries. With access to extraordinary faculty and innovators such as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, students go through a true life-changing experience.  In addition, 100% of Freshmen are assigned a professional Success Coach. HPU leaders are committed to preparing students for the world as it’s going to be, not as it is.

What Makes us Unique?

Academic excellence, experiential learning, character development, and teaching of life skills is the core of our innovative educational model hence why 98% of students are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. HPU offers a diverse community, with 79% of our student body coming from outside of North Carolina. We offer a student-focused learning environment, with 100% of classes taught by faculty and a small student to faculty rate of 15:1.  We offer over 60 majors and minors and even offer a program for undecided students titled Project Discovery where we partner with our students to help them discover an academic pursuit they are passionate about.  The university has 4600 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate students.

What will HPU also provide you?

  • HPU will guarantee you an internship
  • 4 Year graduation guarantee
  • Tuition FREE master’s degree in Business, Communication and Leadership


The Princeton Review recognized HPU in “the Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition for academic programming and “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”     Additionally, named HPU Best College Dorms (No. 1), Most Beautiful Campus (No. 9), Best Career Services (No. 19), Most Active Student Government (No. 19), Recognized HPU as a Great School for Business/Finance Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors.

The university’s call to action is simple and profound: Choose to be extraordinary!

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