High Point University, High Point, North Carolina

Visiting High Point University was like no other school I have ever seen. Photos will not do it justice to display what an amazing university this school is. I was captivated from the moment I walked on campus knowing this school was a fine tuned machine, with systems in place ensuring no stone was left unturned and no-one left behind.

The passion and respect for the school was palpable. In 2005 a new president came in to revitalize the university. Dr. Qubein came from the corporate world and had a vision on what he wanted this university to represent. Within 2 years all new buildings were constructed. Academics have been brought to another level and new, impressive programs were offered. Since his inception, the university has increased their academic level with a retention level at over 85%. See below for my notes and attached for my photos.

– 3.3-3.4 unweighted GPA, 1110 SAT, 24/25 ACT
– Honors program – Complete separate application, automatically will be sent, 3.5 unweighted, 1280 SAT, 28 ACT, Honors program stats
– Freshman assigned success coach to help with transition to college
– 85% retention rate
– Learning Excellence program – Learning specialist meets with student on a regular, scheduled basis
– 4800 undergrads, small number of graduate programs, 300 students
– 2005 new president, coming from the corporate world
– School of Health Sciences – Exercise Science, will have DPT program in 2017
– Brand new Health Sciences program
– 6 year Pharm D program coming in 2017, not direct entry but if you meet all minimums will get in, Physical Therapist from Duke is heading up program
– Do not admit by major
– Business, communications most popular majors
– Undergrad research opportunities, starting early, sign up as a freshman to be trained for research
– Bachelors in Sales available, only 20 schools in country
– International Business and Entrepreneurship offered
– Demonstrated Interest is very important – Visiting school, contacting admissions counselor, ask for optional interview, Skype with them, email
– Physicians Assistant school – 6 year program, not direct entry, High Point applicants have the advantage
– Went from 7000 applicants to 11000 applicants in 1 year
– TV studio with top professional network equipment
– Not test optional
– Under 900 SAT shouldn’t be submitted
– 15:1 ratio, discussion based
– Attendance policy for classes not to be punitive but to ensure students are OK and getting the most of their High Point experience
– 100 students in a lecture for some basic classes (Bio)
– High pull from northeast
– Unique programs: Video Game Design, Theater Tech, Actuarial Science, Interior Design
– $45,000 COA
– Robust study abroad
– LD program – Recognize language waivers, those that seek out support

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