HPU Location and Community


High Point University is located in High Point, North Carolina on the east coast of the United States about half way between Washington, DC and Florida. Temperatures in North Carolina during the beginning of the fall can range from 30-20 degrees Celsius. During the winter months, December through February, temperatures fall between 9-17 degrees Celsius. North Carolina experiences some rain during the spring, and enjoys a moderate climate during the winters. 


HPU is situated on a 340 acre beautifully landscaped campus with numerous fountains, bronze statutes of great thinkers in history and sprawling gardens adorning its quads. The residential campus has a completely secure perimeter, making for a very safe and secure environment. Over the past 7 years, more than $700 million dollars has been invested in every area of the campus. These improvements help High Point carry out its mission to deliver an extraordinary education to all of its students, in an inspiring environment from caring people. 

The environment is certainly inspiring with 11 gushing fountains on campus, classical music on the international promenade, a movie theatre, two new athletic stadiums, forty-seven new buildings, 16 renovated buildings, and the acquisition of 200 acres of land.  


The city of High Point is known for its furniture, textiles, and bus manufacturing. The city is often referred to as the "Furniture Capital of the World" although its official slogan is "North Carolina's International City" due to the semi-annual High Point Market that attracts 100,000 exhibitors and buyers from around the world. The area code is 336.

It is home to two universities: High Point University, a private Methodist-affiliated institution founded in 1924, as well as Laurel University, a private interdenominational Christian university.

Most of the city is located in Guilford County, with portions spilling into neighboring Randolph, Davidson, and Forsyth counties.