Visitor Information - School Profile
Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,689 students
Diversity: Students come from more than 46 states and more than 51 countries. Seventy-five percent of the students are from out of state.
Comprehensive Fee: $37,800 (includes tuition, fees, room & board for a standard double, parking, laundry, athletic events, airport shuttle service and more)
Deluxe and Private rooms are an additional: $2,200 - $4,200 per year*
*The additional $4,200 applies if housed as a single private room in a typical Deluxe room normally for two.
Typical class size: 18 students per class. Student-to-faculty ratio (traditional undergraduate): 15-to-1.
During the past six years, HPU has invested $700 million in academics, facilities, student life, technology and scholarships.
The original 92-acre campus has grown to 320 -- with 45 new academic, residential and student-life buildings, two new athletic stadiums and a field house. The result is an engaging environment that encourages students to excel.
Facility highlights include:
Roberts Hall was the first structure to be built when High Point College was founded in 1924. Today, it functions as HPU's administrative building and remains a visual landmark on campus with its adorning clock tower, which is visible from several spots around the city and from almost every spot on campus. The building contains administrative offices including the Office of the President. Commencement also takes place on the Roberts Hall lawn each year, using this spectacular building as a backdrop for the ceremony, which more than 10,000 students, faculty and guests attend.
Wrenn Memorial Hall houses the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. It remains a bustling building with all visitors to campus directed here. The Aldridge Sculpture of Atlas Kneeling is prominently positioned near Wrenn Hall.
Charles E. and Pauline Hayworth Fine Arts Center is a campus landmark and is home of the David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences. This state-of-the-art building includes a 500-seat performance hall, music lab, art gallery, dressing rooms, costume shop, art studio (printmaking, painting, drawing and photography), dark room and faculty offices. The Sechrest Art Gallery houses permanent art collections including an El Greco original oil painting.
Congdon Hall is home to the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. The original building received a 25,276-square-foot addition, bringing total square footage to 66,588.
Charles E. Hayworth, Sr. Memorial Chapel seats up to 275 people and includes meeting rooms and a fellowship hall. A balcony accommodates the university's crowds during its heavily attended, weekly chapel services. A chapel garden provides an outdoor fellowship space.
David R. Hayworth Hall provides classrooms and office space for the departments of Religion, Philosophy, Political Science and History.
Patrick H. Norton Hall houses the Knabusch-Schumaker International School of Home Furnishings and Interior Design. The school is ranked one of the top 10 undergraduate design programs in the country by "DesignIntelligence" journal. Surrounding a three story atrium are classrooms, a computer-aided design (CAD) lab, design studios, a display gallery, advanced technology lecture rooms and a lighting lab and textile room. The Home Furnishings library contains reference books, trade magazines and numerous periodicals all for home furnishings and interior design majors.
Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce is the home of many disciplines including economics, sales and small business development and more. It is the only program of its kind in the U.S. combining the study of business, home furnishings, interior design, entrepreneurship and commerce. The 60,000-square-foot building houses a stock trading room with live financial databases such as Standard & Poor's, giving students the feeling that they are on a live trading floor. A Mac lab and a center for small business and entrepreneurship also are housed in the building.
The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication is a 60,000-square-foot building that features high definition television studios, audio recording studios, editing suites, computer labs, a screening room, a gaming studio where interactive games are created and tested, radio station, and much more. Undergraduate majors include Electronic Media, Games and Interactive Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, and Organizational Communication. The School offers a Master's Degree in Strategic Communication.
The School of Education, opening July 2012, will be a 29,000-square foot building. It will feature a Georgian-style structure and will house the psychology and education departments in technologically advanced classrooms, computer labs and offices. It will have its own resource center, library and study lounge. It's also constructed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental and Design) certification, which is a rating system for "green" buildings. The school holds accreditations from the NCATE, assuring quality teacher education programs.
Phillips Hall Phillips Hall houses the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. This spectacular building includes state-of-the art computer labs, innovative classrooms with touch screen technology, a spacious auditorium and a guest lecture hall that seats 168. It also includes tiered lecture rooms, conference rooms and private study rooms, all accented by the two stone fireplaces in its lobby.
Herman H. and Louise M. Smith Library currently houses more than 30,000 volumes and has access to more than 50,000 full-text journals. It is the second college in North Carolina to implement a new library catalog, called the OCLC Web-scale Management Services, with Web-based services in an effort to increase access to a wealth of information. The new system allows students to access data in a search platform that's similar to Google in format and speed. The library houses Media Services, which assists faculty and students with digital productions and presentations. It also houses the Academic Services Center and the Learning Excellence program that caters to individual students' needs to get the most out of their educational experience at HPU.
John and Marsha Slane Student Center, at 90,000 square feet, is the definitive center of activity for HPU students. The university's 450-seat cafeteria, campus post office, bookstore, meeting rooms and recreation areas, including a basketball court, aerobics room, cardiovascular center, fully equipped weight room and indoor running track, are located here. The lavish, two-story glass atrium connects different aspects of the building with a food court that includes a Chic-Fil-A, Subway and Starbucks. Outside, Slane is a popular gathering place for students with a tiered dining terrace, basketball courts, the Maynard Swimming Pool and 18-person Jacuzzi.
The University Center serves as a landmark among buildings on campus. The $70 million, 277,000-square-foot building includes a residence hall for 530 students, multiple dining options, a 200-seat theatre where new movies are shown, a satellite library and an arcade. The university's steakhouse, 1924 Prime, sits on top of the building. The steakhouse serves three-course meals to students by reservation only, and each student is required to dress in business/formal attire for dinner.
The Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade offers wireless Internet service to students so they can be productive in an outdoor setting. It is lined with the international flags which represent the 51 countries that make up HPU's student body. Classical or jazz music always is playing on the promenade during the day. In addition, there is a hospitality kiosk that offers refreshments to students as they are walking to class. The promenade is also home to the Henley and Finch fountains and eight statues of historical figures.
Finch Residence Hall becomes the first home away from home for 184 freshman males. Rooms are arranged in two-room suites, and there are comfortable study spaces and pool tables in the commons areas. Behind Finch Hall is an outdoor volleyball court.
The Greek Village is home to 180 fraternity and sorority students. The self-contained community is comprised of 12 two-story houses with the look and feel of grand Georgian homes, and 15 students live in each house. The houses include a chapter lounge, kitchen, study area and outdoor patio. An 11,500-square-foot meeting house for weekly meetings and events is the center of the Greek Village.
The Townhome Community (proposed) will open in August 2012 as a new style of residential housing where nearly 300 upperclassmen will live in 11 buildings that are 2 1/2 stories tall. Each of the 2,300-2,700 square-foot townhomes will have six bedrooms, 4½ baths, a complete kitchen, dining area, laundry room and commons room. A meeting house, complete with an exercise facility, study room, kitchen and gathering area, is also part of the community.
Basketball Arena (proposed) will be the new home of men's and women's basketball games and will seat thousands of fans. This state-of-the art building will include technologically-advanced features for multimedia sports broadcasts. The arena also will include practice areas, new classrooms and facilities for athletic training and strength conditioning.
York Residence Hall consists of 208 fully furnished and private suites. Each suite includes bathrooms, a full kitchen, a dining room and a living room. There is also an Honors Floor where students in the university's competitive Honors Program live. Lounges on each floor, a computer lab and a conference area are found in the building.
Point Place Apartments, on the west side of campus, were built to house upperclassmen. Each apartment consists of three bedrooms, three baths, a kitchen and living room.
Wilson Residence Hall provides four six-student apartments on each of its three floors. The building offers comfortable study areas and plasma TVs.
Millis Residence Hall houses freshmen and includes recently renovated features, such as a desk/table that also serves as a vanity with a mirror and bright "can" lighting. Two students share a room in the building, and each floor has a commons area with comfortable study spaces and plasma TVs.
David R. Hayworth University Park is a place of solitude and natural beauty, and it has become a gathering place for students. Located in the park is the Hoffman Amphitheatre with 15-foot waterfalls that students can walk behind. The area is used for outdoor concerts, student meetings and classes on a nice day. Tranquil ponds also are found in the park, and stone and brick bridges provide access to and from the park. The park is also home to the Human Link sculpture and several botanical gardens.
Caroline Nichols McEwen, Susanna Wesley, North & Yadkin Residence Halls are known as The Complex on campus. McEwen and Wesley house female students, and all of the dorms are connected. North Hall is a residence hall for 98 students with two students per room. Yadkin Hall accommodates 100 students. The buildings, like all residence halls on campus, are completely wireless, have plasma TVs in the common areas and provide comfortable study areas.
Mary Irwin Belk Residence Hall is home to 138 students. Each suite has an entrance from an outside balcony-walkway, four rooms and a lounge area. Belk is completely wireless and has convenient parking.
Blessing Residence Hall was built thanks to a major gift from an anonymous donor who wanted a plaque to simply say, "Given to the glory of God" It houses freshman and consists of 240 fully furnished private bedrooms grouped in suites. Each suite includes bedrooms, a full kitchen, dining room and living area. These apartment-like suites also are equipped with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, sofa, chairs, beds and desks. Blessing has 15 fully furnished lounges, a computer lab and conference areas.
Norcross Graduate School houses several university departments including administrative offices for the Evening Degree Program, the Norcross Graduate School and the Office of Information Technology. The graduate school offers 10 graduate degree programs, including a new Strategic Communication graduate program and others, including the non-profit management graduate program.
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic/Convocation Center is the home for Panthers basketball and volleyball. The arena received a major renovation that included a new floor, chair-back seating, four state-of-the-art video boards and a new sound system, making it one of the best facilities in the Big South Conference. The Millis Center also houses an eight-lane swimming pool, racquetball courts, facilities for athletic training and strength and conditioning, as well as offices for coaches and staff. Six tennis courts adjoin the arena. One of two panther sculptures on campus stands in front of the Millis Center.
School of Health Sciences (proposed) will house prestigious new undergraduate and graduate degree programs, such as a physical therapy program and a physician's assistant program, in a cutting-edge facility that will include a new cadaver/anatomy lab. Scheduled for completion in 2014, it also will house the current undergraduate programs in exercise science and athletic training. It will draw approximately 500 new students to the university.
Coy O. Williard, Sr. Baseball Stadium is a state-of-the-art facility featuring chair-back seating for 500 fans, plus special guest seating, a press box, concession stand and a video scoreboard. In 2011, a student plaza was added in the outfield. The George S. Erath Baseball Field is part of the stadium.
Jerry and Kitty Steele Sports Center is the headquarters for Panther Athletics and serves the needs of most outdoor athletic teams. In addition to coach and administrative offices, it includes facilities for weight training, athletic training, a hydrotherapy room, an academic center, locker rooms for six sports, an awards display area and a hospitality area. One of the two panther sculptures stands in front of the Steele Sports Center.
Dick and Peg Vert Track, Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium boasts chair-back seating for 1,200, a press box, special-guest accommodations, concession stand, restrooms and a video scoreboard. In 2011, the field was upgraded with Mondo 3NX turf with an FTS pad and Ecofil, which is the best artificial turf system available. Circling the field is the Irwin Belk Track, an eight-lane polyurethane track which meets all certifications of international track & field, as well as areas for all field events.
Club/Intramural Fields provide students with additional recreational space for HPU's growing club and intramural sports programs. Club and intramural sports offered at HPU include ultimate Frisbee, beach volleyball, kickball, equestrian, field hockey, swimming, softball and more.
The Village, located on North College Drive, consists of two residence halls that house 545 students, as well as a dining facility for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a swimming pool. Located just down the street from the main campus, it has 24-hour on-site security, a business center, on-site mailboxes and a volleyball court. Shuttle service to the main campus is provided. Each building has its own fitness facility. The apartment-style suites have two, three and four-bedroom arrangements -- all private bedrooms -- with shared bathrooms and kitchens.
University Village, or U'Ville, is home to 103 students. Residents live in two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a full kitchen with a stove, microwave, full-size refrigerator and dining table and chairs. Each bedroom has one or two beds, and living rooms are furnished with a couch and other seating. Each apartment includes a shared bathroom and is adorned with a front porch on the outside.
North College Court is a new student living and learning community for 90 fine arts students including creative writing, music, art, interior design and theatre majors. It offers major-specific amenities such as practice rooms for music majors, a studio area for art majors and a collaboratory for creative writing majors. Displays for showcasing creative artwork and outdoor courtyards for performances are also a part of this unique facility. It's designed to provide optimal artistic space to fine arts students to practice their skills.
North College Administration houses the Departments of Security, Transportation, Campus Enhancement and Hospitality -- functions that are critical to maintaining a safe and prosperous campus.
North College Townhomes offer single, double or triple occupancy options for upperclassmen. Full kitchens and washers and dryers are included in each unit.
North College Terrace is a recently-opened housing option for upperclassmen. It offers double and single-apartment style living. Each apartment includes a full kitchen and living room.
HPU Panthers compete in NCAA Division I athletics in the Big South Conference in 16 varsity sports-eight men's and eight women's. Men's sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer and track (indoor & outdoor), lacrosse. Women's sports: basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, golf, soccer, track (indoor & outdoor) and volleyball.
There are also 25 club sports an dozens of intramural opportunities to compete. Club-level sports include: Co-Ed Men Women Ultimate Frisbee Basketball Basketball Equestrian – Hunt Seat/Jumper Golf Field Hockey Equestrian – Western Lacrosse Golf Equestrian – Event Team Soccer Lacrosse Equestrian – Barrel Racing Swimming Soccer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tennis Softball Volleyball Swimming Tennis Volleyball
Beginning with Orientation and continuing through Panther Palooza (last day of classes), students have an easy time getting involved and staying engaged. There are over 90 student clubs and organizations ranging from a capella groups to the paintball club. Student Government is active in offering a forum for leadership and civic development. From concerts to film series to karaoke nights and more, every day at HPU is a special one! Daily announcements about upcoming events are broadcast via the Campus Concierge e-mail and computer kiosks located in the Slane Center and University Center.
High Point University has numerous short term and full semester study abroad opportunities in over 20 countries and two dozen venues around the world including Oxford Brookes University in England; the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, Bond University in Australia; The Sorbonne in Paris, France; and The Art Institute of Italy in Florence. Opportunities for study abroad in Canada, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Spain, Wales and many more destinations are being added each year!
Together, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem form the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina's largest metropolitan area with more than 1.9 million people. The city of High Point alone has more than 100,000 people. Both Greensboro and Winston-Salem are 20 minutes from campus. East of campus are Raleigh (one and a half hours away) and the Atlantic Ocean (four hours away); south of campus are Charlotte (one and a half hours away) and Atlanta, GA (five hours away); and west of campus are the Appalachian Mountains (two hours away).
High Point is easily accessible from Interstate 40 or Interstate 85. The Piedmont Triad (Greensboro-High Point) International Airport, which provides direct flights to major U.S. cities each day, is 20 minutes away; the Amtrak train and Greyhound bus stations are both five minutes from campus.