High Point University is a private liberal arts university in North Carolina, USA, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1924, it became High Point University in October 1991. High Point University was ranked No. 1 among all regional colleges in the south and No. 1 for the most innovative regional colleges in the south in America's Best Colleges 2016 Edition.
High Point University, a United Methodist-affiliated institution, is Christian by tradition and interfaith in vision. High Point University has been nationally recognized for its creative philosophy toward religious life, which helps students engage in both Christian spiritual formation while also encouraging students to recognize, value, and learn more about multiple faith traditions and spiritual practices. In 2015, High Point University had a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1 and a student retention rate of 76.5%. The average class size is fewer than 20 students and no teacher assistants instruct classes.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU is a private comprehensive institution, rooted in the liberal arts, with 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 37 countries. High Point University currently offers 48 undergraduate majors, 51 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in educational leadership and pharmacy, and a physical therapy doctoral program proposed for 2017.
Schools at High Point include the David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences, the Phillips School of Business, the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, the School of Art and Design, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Education.
High Point University is committed to making connections between our students and our local community, and this happens in a variety of ways under our quickly growing Service Learning Program, where service, civic leadership and ethics intersect. Students merge theoretical course work and community-based research with active problem solving and hands-on practices to form strong citizens of our democracy, to create social innovation, and to develop knowledge-based leadership skills.