HPU Academics

High Point University is committed to academic excellence. With small classes, caring professors teaching every class, and myriad student success stories, we have positioned our University as a place for learners to thrive. The array of majors is vast and each has been uniquely designed to challenge, inspire and transform.

High Point University’s goal is to feed their students’ appetite for academic achievement and equip them for further education, the job market or a life of service. Within the classroom environment, students find High Point professors to be engaging mentors, eager to share their own research and scholarly interests; and beyond the classroom students are constantly met with opportunities to learn in a very practical and innovative way. It is High Point University’s signature experiential learning program that differentiates this collegiate experience from others. Students have opportunities for Study Abroad, Study America, off-campus practicum and internships, independent study, undergraduate research and collaboration, service learning, and volunteer partnerships with numerous nonprofit agencies.

Faculty and Classes 

The faculty-student ratio at High Point University is 15:1 and over 60% of courses have an enrollment of less than 20 students.

Degrees Offered

High Point University offers degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate (professional studies) levels.

High Point University is home to prestigious 3 + 2 engineering programs with both Vanderbilt (which US News ranks #17 nationally overall and ranks #34 for its undergraduate engineering program) and Virginia Tech (which US News ranks #72 nationally overall and ranks #16 for its undergraduate engineering program).  In these programs, students complete three years of study at High Point University before transferring to either Vanderbilt University or Virginia Tech University to complete their engineering degree.

HPU is also launching three new high demand graduate programs in the health sciences:

•    Masters in Physicians’ Assistant (PA) Studies in 2015
•    Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in 2016
•    Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2017

Graduation and Retention

High Point University has an 80% freshman year retention rate; a strong indication of student satisfaction.  The four-year graduation rate is 63%.