Setting: Medium four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $27,100.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,100.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1651 / 24 / 3.23
Male/Female Ratio: 40:60
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 80%
High Point University is a private institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,070, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 320 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. High Point University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 1. Its tuition and fees are $30,715 (2013-14).
Founded in 1924, High Point University is a private liberal arts college located in High Point, North Carolina, a city of about 100,000 situated southwest of Greensboro. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Students come from over 40 states and 50 countries, and undergraduates can choose from 68 majors. Business Administration is by far the most popular field of study. High Point has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and most classes are small. In recent years High Point has undergone massive expansion with $300 million dedicated to campus construction and upgrades including residence halls that are more luxurious than those found at most colleges. On the athletic front, the High Point Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference.
In the mid nineteenth century, the Methodist Protestant Church, which is now part of the United Methodist Church, became active in educational pursuits in North Carolina. In 1921, after some years of consideration, the statewide governing body of the Methodist Protestant Church voted to establish a college. Shortly afterwards the church accepted an offer from the citizens of High Point to contribute 60 acres (240,000 m2) of land and $100,000 to the project, placing the new school in the city of High Point. The campus was designed by R. E. Mitchell of Washington, D.C., assisted by Herbert Hunter of High Point, in the English Renaissance style. The school was founded in 1924 as High Point College, a joint venture between the Methodist Protestant Church and the citizens of High Point, and officially opened its doors on September 14, 1924. When the college opened, the campus consisted of three buildings, attended by nine faculty members, with a student enrollment of 122. High Point University presidents The steadfast growth that characterized the birth of the College ended abruptly with the Great Depression. This period was difficult for the College in 1932ï¿½33, as faculty salaries were cut and expenses were sometimes bartered. Despite a $50,000 fund raising campaign, the College declared bankruptcy on June 15, 1934 and reorganization in an effort to reduce its indebtedness. Subsequent reorganization enabled the College to move forward with business and renewed expansion. On October 9, 1991, the Board of Trustees changed the name of High Point College to High Point University to reflect post-graduate degree programs. Coinciding with the offering of graduate studies, several improvements and building additions were made to the campus, and by 2004 the University's endowment increased to $40 million. The university will celebrate its 90th anniversary on September 14, 2014.
Cody Allen - Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. Drafted in the 23rd Round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft Elizabeth Carty - Miss North Carolina Teen USA Dick Culler ï¿½ Major League Baseball player Austin Dillon ï¿½ NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion Lauch Faircloth ï¿½ former United States Senator (R-NC) Donna Fargo ï¿½ Grammy-winning country music singer/songwriter Issa Konare ï¿½ PBL Basketball player for the Vermont Frost Heaves and plays for Senegal's national team Gene Littles ï¿½ former ABA basketball player and NBA coach Jack Lucas ï¿½ youngest Marine to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Robert "50" Martin ï¿½ professional basketball player Atlanta Vision; former And1 streetballer Taylor Milne ï¿½ Canadian Olympian in the 1500m Nido Qubein ï¿½ President of High Point University, and world renowned speaker Arizona Reid ï¿½ professional basketball player for the Geneve Devils Tubby Smith ï¿½ NCAA coach and assistant coach of the 2000 U.S. Men's Basketball Team Donald Marriott - Former Pro Tennis Player and N.C. State Tennis Champion 2003 and Tennis Pro for Donald Trump Corey "Thunder" Law - Harlem Globetrotters player and Guiness World Record holder.