4 transformational HPU's
DEVELOP LIFE SKILLS
Our investment in each student’s success goes much deeper than their discipline — we are committed to equipping students with the life skills necessary to be successful in their career and in life’s daily interactions. We use common exchanges and interactions — an interview over a meal at a fine dining restaurant, for example — to teach the art of persuasion, effective communication and other skills that help HPU students stand out.
FOSTER YOUR VALUES & BUILD CHARACTER
High Point University is among the John Templeton Foundation’s Top 100 Colleges that Encourage Character Development. It is in our DNA to graduate learned young people who are grounded in sound moral decision-making and framed with good character.
Experiential learning accounts for 25% of the academic hours in each major at HPU. Students are educated in and out of the classroom through labs, studios, career shadowing, internships, research, study abroad and professional settings to gain real-world experience within their discipline.
EXPAND KNOWLEDGE THROUGH ACADEMIC
Become proficient in academic disciplines (known as majors) taught by stellar faculty aided by top-notch resources. This is expected at top accredited universities around the world, but this is also where the academic model for some universities begins and ends. At HPU, this is the foundational pillar that supports the pillars above.
Choose to be Extraordinary!
PRESIDENT YOU WERE BORN TO BE EXTRAORDINARY. I believe that. But, you must develop your
extraordinary potential. HPU may be your ideal
partner on this journey.
As The Premier Life Skills University, HPU is
focused on preparing you for the world as it is going to be. It starts with all
freshmen enrolled in my Life Skills Seminar and continues throughout your four-year transformational experience on campus.
Discovering the college that will help you transform into the person
you want to become can be challenging. If your desire is only to obtain a college diploma, you have thousands of options. At High Point
University, students are looking for more than just a degree — they
seek personal transformation. If you want to transform your life, then
High Point University deserves your attention. We are different. Here, you’ll have a personal Success Coach and faculty who challenge and support
you. You’ll also have access to global leaders like Apple Co-founder Steve
Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence; Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence; and many more!
You will enjoy learning more about HPU in this book. But know that there is no substitute for meeting the mentors you’ll have here as a student. There
is also no substitute for walking the grounds of our beautiful university, learning from our innovative and distinguished professors, and getting to know the extraordinary students who call this place home.
So, make plans to visit High Point University to discover your new home for transformation. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. Nido R. Qubein, ‘70
President, High Point University email@example.com
THIS TRANSFORMATIONAL GUIDE
VIRTUALLY EVERY PIECE OF COLLEGE MATERIAL YOU RECEIVE IS ABOUT THE COLLEGE – NOT ABOUT YOU! But at High Point University, we’re innovative and highly focused on helping you transform into the person you want to be. So, throughout this book, we’ve included Journey Notes designed to help you stop and reflect on the type of person you want to become.
HPU is a transformative place that can help you transform into who you were created to be. Use the Journey Notes found throughout this transformational guide to consciously map your strategy for achieving a life of success and significance. We encourage every student on our campus to dream big. And remember these words from HPU President Nido R. Qubein:
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they only determine where you start.
The Journey Notes throughout include important questions you should ask yourself now. Questions include, “What companies or organizations would I be interested in working for someday?” and “What experiential learning opportunities are most important to my future?” Consider each important question NOW so you’ll be prepared once you begin your freshman year. By arriving to college prepared, you’ll maximize your experience and graduate ahead of the competition! Interact with the lists provided in each Journey Note. Not only is space included for you to write your own goals and dreams, but HPU has also provided tons of options so you can know about exciting opportunities on the horizon.
—Nido R. Qubein, HPU President
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HPU’S PROMISE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS: At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® The HPU Promise is also how we’ve organized the contents of this viewbook, so you can discover the intentional way we approach your educational transformation.
Extraordinary Education LIFE SKILLS EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACADEMIC INNOVATION ACCESS TO INNOVATORS STUDENT OUTCOMES 4-YEAR CAREER PLAN 4-YEAR GRADUATION GUARANTEE GO GLOBAL INTERNSHIP GUARANTEE TUITION-FREE MASTER’S DEGREE
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Inspiring Environment CAMPUS AS A COACH BEAUTY AND OPPORTUNITY CONTINUOUS TRANSFORMATION NO.1 RANKED RESIDENCE HALLS NO.1 RANKED CAMPUS DINING STUDENT ACTIVITIES ATHLETICS FAITH-BASED ENGAGEMENT
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44 Caring People ECOSYSTEM OF SUPPORT: HEROES, MODELS & MENTORS
A GOD, FAMILY & COUNTRY SCHOOL
54 Begin Your Transformation PROJECT DISCOVERY
THE BENEFITS OF EARLY DECISION
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EXTRAORD Emotional intelligence (EQ or EI) is one of the strongest indicators of success in business … and according to Talent Smart, 90% of high performers in the workplace possess high EQ, while 80% of low performers have low EQ. Simply put, your emotional intelligence matters. — Forbes
education HPU GRADUATES STAND OUT FROM THE SEA of new faces entering the workforce. Companies that employ HPU alumni and flock to campus to recruit students confirm this. That’s because the university’s educational model is grounded in life skills. Students embark on a one-of-a-kind journey when they enroll at HPU. Each student is paired with a Success Coach to guide them as they transition to college. They have access to a team of advisors inside the Office of Career and Professional Development who help them build their marketability for internships and careers. Through their coursework, much of which is dedicated to experiential learning, students begin to develop their portfolios and relationships with professors who embody a growth mindset. They study abroad in other countries, conduct high-level undergraduate research earlier than students at other universities and meet global innovators on campus, such as Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence, and Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence. These efforts result in 98% of graduates employed or continuing their education within 180 days of earning their degree. Life skills. You need them, employers demand them and HPU teaches them. It’s part of what distinguishes HPU graduates from other universities.
98% of HPU graduates are
EMPLOYED or continuing education within
180 DAYS of earning their degree.
Pictured Left: HPU President Nido Qubein hosts successful alumni who work at major organizations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and others at one of many Innovation Summits held on campus.
HPU FOCUSES ON THIS CRUCIAL ELEMENT THAT’S OFTEN MISSING AT OTHER COLLEGES.
SKILLS Life Skills (n): Capabilities that outlast and extend beyond technical skills, but
allow one to communicate, build relationships, continuously grow and thrive in competitive environments. Adaptation amid rapid
change. Understanding that to work harder, one must work smarter. Accepting failure as the price for learning and developing a growth mindset. Navigating complex situations without being intimidated by life’s obstacles. What employers want in new hires.
HPU graduates are coachable and willing to grow, which is why they’ve been phenomenal in our leadership program. — Ryan Torchia, Regional Vice President at Gartner YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATION SHOULDN’T ONLY FOCUS ON the attainment of a diploma. An extraordinary, holistic education also should be about your personal transformation and professional development. We live in a “figure it out” world. Think about it — the technology you grew up with has changed tremendously. And what you know today will be different tomorrow. You won’t just receive a degree at High Point University. Your HPU experience will include hundreds of hands-on learning opportunities that transform your abilities to solve complex problems, adapt, work well with others and build a fulfilling career.
These skills — what HPU calls Life Skills — are exactly what major employers (the kind for which you’ll want to work someday) say they need but aren’t finding in most college graduates. HPU surveyed more than 500 executives at organizations with 5,000 to 25,000 employees. Their answer is clear: 65% of those executives said they’d rather colleges instill graduates with life skills, such as the ability to communicate, collaborate, solve problems and adapt, as opposed to imparting technical skills, such as specific software, hardware or specialized training on a specific subject. At HPU, while you become an expert in your field of choice, you’ll also develop life skills along your journey.
I need to take the Life Skills Quiz to discover more about how life skills will benefit my future career or graduate school opportunities.
I put the life skills I gained at HPU into practice daily. And while I appreciated my education and my campus as a student, I understand the context of the HPU experience in the real world now that I’ve worked at major companies like Google and Duolingo. HPU instilled in me the utmost confidence. The campus environment taught me not to take anything for granted. HPU taught me that the sky is the limit for those who work hard. —Tyler Yusko Director of Technical Recruiting at Duolingo 2013 BS Business Administration 2014 MA Strategic Communication
Employers consistently report that new hires don’t work out for reasons such as coachability and adaptability rather than technical competence. This HPU survey of more than 500 executives at organizations with 5,000 to 25,000 employees is one example of these reports. HPU faculty listen to the demands of the marketplace and prepare students to excel in the areas that matter most.
To receive your complimentary copy of HPU’s Life Skills Executive Survey in which 500 executives provide their responses to what they need in new hires, go to www.highpoint.edu/survey.
The C-Suite Executive Survey: TOP FIVE REASONS NEW HIRES FAIL
38% 29% 13% 11% 9%
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE COACHABILITY TECHNICAL COMPETENCE TEMPERAMENT
2018 HPU Study, 500 interviews of executives at organizations with 5,000+ employees
SKILLS How You’ll Put Life Skills to Work
If you’re still curious about HPU’s approach to helping you develop your life skills, consider these scenarios: T he CEO of your dream company sits next to you on a plane. What’s your move?
At HPU, students learn that before they can sell anything, they have to sell themselves. That’s where HPU’s Professional Selling Program, Sales Labs and unique campus facilities like the airplane fuselage come in.
your first time visiting a Fortune 500 It’s company. Are you intimidated by your surroundings? Not after years of learning in HPU’s environment, which includes facilities modeled after Silicon Valley, financial firms, a live stock ticker similar to the one at the New York Stock Exchange and more.
E verybody has a great idea. You’re given the opportunity to pitch yours. Are you ready? You will be with the help of HPU’s Belk Center for Entrepreneurship, where students have pitched ideas to Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence, and Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence.
just graduated, and a prospective You employer offers you an interview over lunch. What do you do if your university didn’t prepare you? HPU provides four years of career preparation inside of 1924 PRIME and Alo, the university’s fine dining restaurants and learning labs. Inside, interview skills are honed as students experience a wide variety of cultural cuisines and traditions.
At HPU, students are encouraged to be bold when looking for career opportunities and to push beyond our limits. When you do, you develop the confidence and the knowledge needed to succeed, which opens the door for better communication, leadership opportunities and so much more. HPU instills these important and very real life skills. Samantha Garrison Class of 2016 Associate Producer at HBO
I’d love to work at one of these dream companies where other HPU Alumni work: § Google § Apple § NBA § Magnolia § Amazon § Facebook § Mayo Clinic § Others: The life skills I’m most excited about further developing at HPU are: § Adaptability § Collaboration § Complex Problem-Solving § Selling My Ideas and My Professional Value § Presentation and Job Interview Skills § Emotional Intelligence § Coachability § Motivation www.highpoint.edu
AT HPU, YOUR FOUNDATION BEGINS EARLY for life skills, or what the business world sometimes calls “soft skills” — the ability to communicate with different people, present ideas clearly, work in a team, be coachable, be adaptable, problem-solve and persevere. First-Year Seminar on Life Skills with President Qubein and Friends for all freshmen is led by Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU’s president, entrepreneur and consultant to CEOs. The weekly seminar focuses on topics such as fiscal literacy, persuasive speaking, the art of negotiating and how to embrace change. Qubein also discusses the “rule of thirds” — investing one-third of life in earning, one-third in learning and one-third in serving. If you can gain the level of life skills in college that would otherwise take years of experience to amass in the real world, you will stand out.
My most impactful moment at HPU was the First-Year Life Skills Seminar, where President Qubein explained the reality of life after college. His lessons continue to impact my mentality and overall view of life. —Alexi Becer, Class of 2018, Marketing Coordinator at Calvin Klein in New York
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LIFE SKILLS with President Qubein and Friends
How HPU makes every moment a
PREMIER LIFE SKILLS Experience
HPU STUDENTS ARE PREPARED TO LEAD BECAUSE THEY ARE ARMED WITH MANY REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES.
A quarter of everything taught at HPU has an experiential component because professors want students to stretch
themselves, make professional connections, work on campus and in the community, and find out firsthand what real means. Students then discover that experience is the best teacher, and with the university’s opportunities for internships, study abroad, research, service learning and much more, they graduate prepared and ready to go.
The opportunities HPU will provide you to gain real-world experience is too long to list here, but these pages provide a glimpse.
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During my educational journey, I want to:
— Emmy Beck-Aden, ‘22, media production and entrepreneurship major
IN HPU’S LIFE SKILLS EXECUTIVE REPORT, OF EXECUTIVE LEADERS SURVEYED SAID THAT EXPERIENCE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM ON A CANDIDATE’S RESUME.
§ Study Abroad § Land a Stellar Internship § Conduct Undergraduate Research § Gain Skills through Service Opportunities
§ Make Industry Connections § Launch My Own Business § Prepare for Graduate School § Benefit from the Guidance and Mentorship of Professors and Staff
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
INTERNSHIPS: EVERYWHERE AND ANYWHERE
HPU offers more than 50 innovative study abroad programs, ranging from semester-long opportunities in which students study at partnering universities around the world, to short-term “Maymester” programs in which students study for two to four weeks in one or more countries with peers and HPU faculty.
A network of support on campus prepares students to land impressive internships. Faculty with industry connections guide students to opportunities, while the Office of Career and Professional Development schedules one-on-one meetings with students and provides services ranging from resume creation to practice interviews.
My study abroad trip stretched me and required me to grow in all sorts of ways. But that’s what HPU prepared me to do – face the unknown with confidence and return a changed person. When it comes to preparing for a life of adventure, no university does it better than HPU.
HPU prepares students to land internships at impressive organizations, including People Magazine, Tesla, the National Basketball Association, Capitol Hill, Oscar de la Renta, Disney, the “TODAY” show, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Chick-fil-A headquarters, Trip Advisor, NASA, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Volvo, Bank of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation and many others. Dr. Doug Hall in the Office of Career and Professional Development has helped me since day one. I remember sitting in his office telling him I wanted to work on Capitol Hill. He assisted me with perfecting my LinkedIn profile, my resume and told me he’d keep an eye out for any opportunities.
—Celia Glenn, ‘18, Writer at Pace Communications
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AS A FRESHMAN While many universities reserve research opportunities for upperclassmen or graduate students, HPU students are introduced to undergraduate research opportunities beginning their freshman year. Employers want graduates who can communicate well, be resilient and problem-solve. Those are the foundational skills of conducting research. HPU provides research opportunities for students in every major, from being coached by a faculty researcher on campus to landing impressive research experiences for undergraduates (commonly called REUs) through institutions such as the National Science Foundation, Duke University, the American Institute of Physics, Columbia University and others.
— Aurora Jaques, ‘20, pursuing her Juris Doctor Degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Through my research, I developed crucial critical thinking skills that prepared me for my internships, equipped me with integral application requirements for law school and contributed to my graduate school scholarships.
LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE
— Paul Calkins Jr., ‘21, Congressional Intern for Ted Budd, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
HPU IN NYC, WASHINGTON, D.C., L.A. AND BEYOND HPU students benefit from career connections and professional development opportunities across the country. During fall and spring breaks, HPU in the City takes students to New York City and Washington, D.C. for a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work for major organizations such as Bloomberg, Google and the United Nations. The High Point Washington program is a semester-long partnership with The Washington Center, where students complete an internship in their field and learn from influential leaders in the nation’s capital. Media Fellows travel to Los Angeles to learn from entertainment industry executives. And the list goes on.
HPU’s approach to experiential learning may be best explained by the old Chinese proverb:
I hear and I forget. I see and I might remember. I do and then I understand.
They feed the hungry and find new ways to grow and distribute food in their city. They develop marketing campaigns for nonprofit organizations. They open books and share stories with refugee children who are learning to speak a new language. For HPU students, service learning classes connect theories with realworld practices. While students receive hands-on experience, local organizations and citizens benefit from their time and talents. Volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club as part of my psychology course provided me with a much stronger bond to the community. Forming relationships with the children and staff really helped me apply the social issues we learned about in class in a fun and meaningful way. —Lauren Rubenstein, ‘16, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate at Sam Houston State University
—Lona Williams, ‘17, Operations Assistant at Scale Management in Beverly Hills, California
We had the opportunity to be in the heart of the industry. We met with different professionals who work in many sectors of entertainment, and it was a great networking opportunity for us.
EMPLOYERS DRAWN TO HPU Numerous programs attract employers to campus, providing students with direct access to career, internship and exploratory opportunities. Career and Internship Expos bring a wide variety of employers to campus for a large-scale event, while focus fairs in specific majors provide smallgroup opportunities for networking. Employers also regularly visit the Office of Career and Professional Development, where they answer questions from students about working in their field and provide valuable advice on how to break into the industry. With due diligence and practice, I was able to introduce myself to Gartner through an exclusive Sales Career Fair held on campus. HPU brought the opportunities to my doorstep, and with their help in preparing, I was able to launch my career. —Alexander Gross, ‘17, Account Executive at Gartner in Fort Myers, Florida
As an HPU student, you will graduate college alongside 2 million people diving into a competitive workforce. Your experience in undergraduate research will help you answer an important and common question among employers and graduate schools: What sets you apart?
Students in all academic disciplines are given opportunities to partner with professors and engage in research, scholarship and creative endeavors as early as freshman year. HPU programs such as Research Rookies and the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SuRI) are part of a multipronged approach that gets HPU students involved early in their academic careers. As a result, they build compelling resumes and stand out to future employers and graduate schools.
HPU’s innovative approach to academics means the constant addition of new schools and programs to equip students with the skills to succeed in the world not as it is, but as it is going to be. Since 2005, HPU has grown from three to 10 academic schools and added new facilities all across campus. HPU’s new nursing program is one example. The inaugural nursing class will arrive to campus in fall 2022. Nursing students will 14
learn alongside students in other successful health care education programs, including doctoral degree programs in physical therapy and pharmacy and master degree programs in physician assistant studies and athletic training. New facilities for HPU’s School of Dental Medicine and Oral Health, School of Law and School of Optometry are also on the horizon.
Throughout the year, faculty and students conduct, present and publish high-level research in numerous fields. Below are just a few highlights:
Research opportunities exist no matter your major. What am I interested in researching?
§ Biology § Psychology § Physics § Other
§ English § Pop Culture & Media
Students Join NASA and NIH-Funded Projects HPU students Thomas Boudreaux and Kyle Corcoran journeyed to the Andes Mountains with Dr. Brad Barlow, associate professor of astrophysics and director of HPU’s Culp Planetarium. Together, they studied stars at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, one of world’s best-known observing sites for professional astronomers. They observed pulsating white dwarfs — dead, remnant stars that show variable brightness due to vibrations. Their research adventure is just one of many hands-on experiences HPU students enjoy. With two NASA grants and a National Science Foundation Grant, there is more than $430,000 worth of research being conducted within the Department of Physics. Kyle Corcoran (left) and Thomas Boudreaux (right) traveled with Dr. Brad Barlow, associate professor of astrophysics (center), to the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in the Andes Mountains of Chile.
Drs. Kevin Ford, dean of HPU’s Congdon School of Health Sciences, and Jeffrey Taylor, chair of HPU’s Department of Physical Therapy, were awarded a grant from Adidas. The grant, titled “The Female Athlete: Optimize and Promote Sport Movement,” will allow Ford and Taylor to research biomechanical components which differentiate female athletes among a variety of dynamic sport tasks. Students collaborate with Dr. Ford and preform state-of-the-art research inside HPU’s Biomechanics Lab.
Research for Every Discipline, Including Pre-Law When Amanda Vo and Emily Davis were studying pre-law at HPU, they partnered with a High Point law firm to build a database surrounding the economics of practicing law. Their research documented the amount of money new law school graduates have to pay in advance to practice law in different areas. The project not only prepared them to be successful in the future, but it also gave them something impactful to discuss during law school interviews. Today, both Vo and Davis have completed law school and are practicing attorneys. Amanda Vo (left) and Emily Davis (right), were pre-law majors at HPU who built a database to document the cost of practicing law in different areas for new law school graduates. Today, both Vo and Davis are practicing attorneys.
HPU is the only University that I recommend. —Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer and HPU’s Innovator in Residence
I noticed mentorship matters at HPU. Now that I’ve glanced at the Innovators in Residence, I have one question for myself: Who am I most excited to meet?
One of the components of HPU’s transformational process is the access to innovators the university intentionally provides to students. HPU knows that connecting students with people who have changed the world unlocks their ability to believe in themselves and accomplish goals they once didn’t know were possible. When students meet leaders like Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence, or Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence, they receive valuable coaching and insightful feedback that impacts their development as a person. That was the experience of CeAnna Soper, a 2018 graduate from Hartland, Wisconsin. She pitched her business, Breezy Brush, to Randolph inside HPU’s Belk Entrepreneurship Center. And he gave her real feedback to incorporate into her product. Today, she continues to build her business while leading a successful career at VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology. “Marc is an active listener who put a lot of thought into his comments,” says Soper. “He asked me things I hadn’t thought about before, such as my marketing cost for each individual customer. He gave me plenty of homework when it came to moving my product forward.” Meetings throughout the year with global change agents and industry leaders teach HPU students the importance of actively listening and applying advice to their performance — a skill that future employers notice and appreciate. In short, students discover the art of the possible.
Executive Education While major corporations hire national speakers, consultants and change agents to coach their employees and further their professional development, HPU provides these opportunities to all students throughout the year. Below is a sample of wisdom that in-residence faculty recently shared with students during coaching sessions on campus.
HPU’s In-Residence Faculty
INNOVATOR IN RESIDENCE Steve Wozniak
Apple Computer Co-founder
SPORTS EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE Cynt Marshall
CEO of the Dallas Mavericks and former Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T
COMMITMENT TO VALUES. We made a firm commitment to the fact that our values would not just be printed on the wall, but they would be enacted by the people in our halls. It’s just like those famous words from Roy Disney, who said, ‘When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.’
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Visit www.highpoint.edu/innovators for more information on the global leaders who educate, inspire and coach HPU students to greatness.
JOURNALIST IN RESIDENCE Byron Pitts
Co-anchor of ABC News “Nightline”
TRUST EXPERT IN RESIDENCE
CORPORATE EDUCATOR IN RESIDENCE
ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE
TALENT ACQUISITION EXPERT IN RESIDENCE
Former VP for Talent at Chick-Fil-A
CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute
EXECUTIVE COACH IN RESIDENCE
Dr. John C. Maxwell
Bestselling author and internationally renowned leadership expert
WORLD GOING BE
Bestselling author, business consultant and corporate trainer
Dee Ann Turner
High Point University graduates have found success in industries and organizations around the globe. Here is a glimpse of how HPU prepared them. To view more success stories, visit www.highpoint.edu/outcomes.
CORPORATE EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE Russell Weiner
CEO of Domino’s Pizza
—Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks and HPU’s Sports Executive In Residence
STICK TO YOUR CONVICTIONS. Don’t worry about how you will appear to other people. Instead, ask yourself, ‘Am I right in my own terms and my own mind?’ You only need to convince one person when you have discussions or arguments – yourself.
GLOBAL LEADER IN RESIDENCE
ACTOR IN RESIDENCE
Former U.S. Ambassador and FCC Chairman
American actor, producer and television presenter
William “Bill” E. Kennard
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERT IN RESIDENCE Marilyn Sherman Motivational speaker
Not sharing an idea because you’re afraid it will be stolen is the biggest reason people give for not starting. It is highly unlikely that the idea you begin with will look exactly the same by the time you start your business. Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley realized the key is to tell everyone your idea. Then they can offer you valuable input so you can improve.
BROADCASTER IN RESIDENCE
SPORTS REPORTER IN RESIDENCE
Director of the NBC “TODAY” show for 22 years
Famed sportswriter for The Boston Globe; known as “the Quintessential American Sportswriter”
—Marc Randolph, Co-founder of Netflix and HPU’s Entrepreneur In Residence
PAY IT FORWARD. I believe deeply in paying it forward because none of us gets to where we are by ourselves. All of us have a responsibility to be of service to others. —Byron Pitts, Co-anchor of ABC News “Nightline” and HPU Journalist In Residence
High Point University students consistently bring a level of professionalism through not only their technical skills, but also an excellent skill set comprised of strong communication skills, ability to work in a team and a passion for innovation. We always look forward to bringing them into the Coca-Cola Consolidated family. LINDSAY SCOTT, ‘13 TALENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, COCA-COLA CONSOLIDATED, INC.
Data from the Class of 2021. High Point University follows the National Association of Colleges and Employers first destination reporting protocols.
Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer — and HPU’s Innovator In Residence
ALWAYS SHARE YOUR IDEAS.
CLERGY IN RESIDENCE
Rev. Dr. J Alexander Ward Ret. Senior Pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
of graduates are employed or continuing their education within 180 days of graduation, 16 points higher than the national average.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE LEADERSHIP EXPERT IN RESIDENCE Mark Sanborn
President of Leadership Development Idea Lab, Sanborn & Associates
Ben Owen III
American Studio Potter
SALES PROFESSIONAL IN RESIDENCE Larry Quinn
Former National Sales Training Manager at XEROX
High Point University showed me my academic potential and what I could achieve if I challenged myself every day. I learned through classes, professors and friends that I am capable of being so much more than what I gave myself credit for. It gave me self-confidence, which has helped me achieve my day-to-day tasks and my long-term goals. CAROLINE TUCKER, ‘17 SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, ON ROAD HIRING AMAZON
HPU is focused on your SU HPU provided me with the resources that I needed to become a well-rounded young professional, an independent thinker and a valuable contributor. I graduated from HPU with a broad depth of knowledge and background that made me stand out from other graduates.
HPU prepared me to work on cross functional teams at all times. My communication level is at its top, and that is because of how much HPU taught me. Every class I took broadened my horizons to find my true niche. ALEXI BECER, ‘18 MARKETING COORDINATOR CALVIN KLEIN
HPU helped me build confidence in my professional abilities, which helped me succeed after I graduated. ALEX PALMER, ‘13 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING MANAGER, APPLE
High Point University provided a variety of hands-on experiences and learning opportunities that prepared me for leadership roles on campus, which led to a summer internship with Amazon Web Services. After my internship, I was offered a full-time position well before my graduation. Thanks to HPU for preparing me to become an effective leader, I am confident and ready to accomplish my career goals with AWS. ALON PARKER, ‘22 DEMAND GENERATION REPRESENTATIVE AMAZON WEB SERVICES
MARCO SEBASTIAN, ‘18 HEDGE FUNDS ACCOUNT MANAGER BLOOMBERG L.P.
REBECCA ULRICH, HPU ’18, PH.D. CANDIDATE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
MITCH RISSMILLER, ‘19 ASSOCIATE PRODUCER “THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW” ON CBS
I always learned life lessons from the mentors I gained during my time at HPU. During fall break, I participated in the HPU in the City program, and I was exposed to Bloomberg. That’s when I realized my place in the company.
The faculty at HPU advocated for me and challenged me. During my freshman year, faculty helped me find a research lab to join and encouraged me to get involved in the biochemistry department.
One of the most amazing things about HPU is the many different opportunities present on this campus. Not to mention all the mentors encouraging you to grow as a leader starting your freshman year. GINA BOTSKO, ‘18 QUILLEN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
Going into senior year knowing I already had a career lined up had the biggest impact on my life. I would not be in my current position if it wasn’t for HPU. TYLER MAHER, ‘20 AUDIT ASSOCIATE KPMG INTERNATIONAL
High Point University was amazing in helping me achieve my goals. From the very beginning, I had support in the classroom and that really solidified what I wanted to do in life. JIMMY RAGER, ‘16 IMMUNOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
When I interned with organizations like USA Track and Field, Under Armour and IMG College, I was up against a field of qualified candidates from large universities. What set me apart was the real-world experience I received at HPU and the attitude they instilled within me to never be afraid of a challenge. MIKAELA CAMPBELL, ‘18 ASSOCIATE MANAGER, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS AND MEDIA NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
UCCESS My time at HPU was such a growth experience for me. It prepared me to be a leader and gave me confidence in my creative skills. HPU also gave me the drive to contribute ideas in creative collaboration meetings for upcoming Disney+, Animation and 21st Century Studios films. MICHAELA MUCHA, ‘18 DESIGN MANAGER, CREATIVE MARKETING DISNEY+
By far one of my favorite lessons from Dr. Qubein is establishing great communication skills — it has been the foundation to the success I’ve had in my life. Networking comes organically by having great communication skills. This has been revolutionary in my career. JAMES JADOTTE, ‘13 PROGRAM MANAGER, HIRING DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY GOOGLE ™
Get involved on campus. Find something you love and dive in. Time flies, so being involved in something you care about is the best way to get the most out of the college experience. NICK DAVIS, ‘16 ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE SAS
One of the things I love so much about High Point is the willingness to give back to others. I was involved in Alpha Phi Omega, which is a coed service fraternity. It gave me abundant opportunities to help people in the community. I also learned ways to communicate with different people. HPU’s culture of wanting to help others is just contagious. DR. MARY FUNKE, ’13 EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR WAKE FOREST BAPTIST HEALTH AND DUKE HEALTH
High Point University helped me prepare for my future and achieve my goals. HPU allowed me to see the benefits of being involved on campus and the rewards of hard work and persistence. NIA PAGE, ‘18 PH.D COUNSELING CANDIDATE AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The journey from classroom to career begins when you arrive.
From freshman career planning to LinkedIn profile sessions and conducting interviews on campus, students cultivate career options from day one. During their four years here, HPU ensures students are equipped with the tools they need as they prepare for successful careers.
FRESHMAN YEAR EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
Explore academic majors/ minors.
LINK UP AND CONNECT
SENIOR YEAR PARTNER AND SUCCEED
Visit the writing center to create/enhance your personal statement.
Attend a career expo or focus fair to speak with at least five employers.
Create a resume with a peer career advisor.
Schedule an appointment with your career advisor to discuss the internship search process.
Learn about yourself through informational interviewing/job shadowing.
ENGAGE AND PREPARE
Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to create a personal network map.
Research internship opportunities and conduct informational interviews.
Meet with your career advisor to develop a job-search action plan and timetable.
Update your profile and search for internships using Handshake and other online resources.
Search for opportunities through Handshake and other online resources, and network with professionals in your field.
Participate in at least 10 hours of campus community service projects.
Join campus clubs/ organizations and professional associations for skill development.
Meet with your career advisor to update your resume, create an effective cover letter and practice for interviews.
Polish your resume and create targeted cover letters.
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Focus on academics and building a strong GPA.
Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile to have it reviewed by peer career advisors.
Finalize plans for a summer internship or for applying to graduate school.
Apply to graduate school if that is your path or interview with your final job opportunity; pay close attention to all deadlines.
Experiences I look forward to as I find and secure my ultimate dream career:
Engaging in research projects as early as my freshman year with faculty or through the HPU Research Rookies program
Participating in various internships or work experiences to gain the knowledge I need to guide my next steps
Expanding my global mindset through HPU’s Study Abroad program options
Gaining personalized Life Skills advice from HPU ‘s First-Year Seminar on Life Skills with President Qubein and Friends
Having personal access to an HPU Success Coach that I can meet for advice at any time
Being hired for a campus job to build my life skills and experience
High Point University’s 1. FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION GUARANTEE 2. FULL TUITION GO GLOBAL GRANT
3. INTERNSHIP GUARANTEE 4. TUITION-FREE MASTER’S DEGREE
Four-Year Graduation Guarantee
• Work with your Success Coach to identify and declare your major • Explore academic majors that interest you through our Project Discovery program • Meet with your academic advisor to review the four-year plan for your declared major, including general education courses and required achievement levels for continued advancement (for some programs, failing or dropping a class may delay graduation due to the required sequencing of courses)
• Follow the four-year plan established by the department of your major and reviewed with your advisor • Maintain your program’s academic progression and required competencies • Successfully complete at least 32 credit hours, bringing your total credit hours to 64 or more
• Successfully complete at least 32 credit hours
• Request a course progress audit from your academic advisor • Meet with your academic advisor prior to registration to review the four-year plan for your declared major • Successfully complete at least 32 credit hours, bringing your total credit hours to 96 or more
• Apply for graduation after completion of 96 credits and review your final degree audit with your advisor • Successfully complete 32 credit hours, bringing your total credit hours to 128 or more
This program is one of the many resources that contributes to 98% of HPU students securing employment or furthering their education within six months of graduation, 16 points higher than the national average.
Full Tuition Go Global Grant Do you want to see the world while developing the life skills you’ll need to make an impact in your future career? High Point University provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity through the tuition-free Go Global program.
My most impactful moment at HPU was getting the opportunity to study abroad. HPU opened up many doors, and I was able to study in Spain. Studying abroad enriched my degree program by improving my understanding of how business is conducted on a global scale, by broadening my worldview and by exposing me to new cultures. – Morgan Davis, ‘20, Software Sales Development Representative III, Qualtrics
HPU’s International Hubs are ready to welcome you to exciting destinations like London, Osaka, Paris and Sydney! This exclusive program will expand your horizons while helping you accomplish your academic, personal and professional goals. You’ll enjoy these incredible benefits when you secure your transformational travel experience through the Go Global program: • • • • •
Free tuition for your global coursework Four academic credits Four weeks of professional and cultural development An immersive experience at one of HPU’s International Hubs Memories and lessons that will last a lifetime
Internship Guarantee HPU’S OFFICE OF CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
guarantees an internship for every student who completes the 23-step professional development program that covers career exploration, professional development and branding, networking, research and interviewing:
1. CAREER EXPLORATION
Take PathwayU assessment and discuss with a Career Advisor
Attend a Networking Workshop or meet with a Career Advisor to engage in the Networking Map exercise
Set up Handshake Account and fill out “My Profile”
Create a draft of a networking email
Meet with Career Advisor to discuss internship and career goals
2. PROFESSIONAL BRANDING
Meet with a Peer Career Advisor to create/enhance your resume; get approval on Handshake
Meet with a Peer Career Advisor to write a cover letter tailored to a specific internship
Set up a LinkedIn profile Attend LinkedIn Photo Day for a professional picture Craft your two-minute drill intro and have it approved by a Peer Career Advisor or Career Advisor
Conduct two informational interviews Ask to connect with 40 professionals on LinkedIn
Discuss internship search strategies with a Career Advisor
Create a search alert for internships
Attend the Career and Internship Expo or Internship Focus Fair, network with at least five different employers and follow up with them after the event
Attend an internship-for-credit meeting ONLY IF you are pursuing an internship for academic credit
Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss internship search strategies and their connections and insights Find and formally apply to eight internships (approved by Career Advisor)
5. INTERVIEW PROCESS AND PROTOCOL
Review the Interview Guide Practice video interviewing on Big Interview Conduct a mock interview with a Career Advisor Create a draft thank-you email template and buy thank-you notes
HPU’s Tuition-Free Master’s Degree IN COMMUNICATION AND BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
It’s never too late to plan for your future. When you complete your undergraduate degree at HPU, you’ll be eligible to pursue HPU’s tuition-free master’s degree in communication and business leadership. The seven benefits listed below will help you further understand how HPU’s tuition-free master’s degree is the obvious choice—one you won’t find on any other college campus.
1. SAVE NEARLY $40,000 IN TUITION Choosing the tuition-free master’s degree at High Point University, ranked No. 1 for innovation, can save you nearly $40,000 in tuition costs. Did we mention you won’t find another university offering this tuition-free opportunity right now? 1
2. FOREVER DIVERSIFY YOUR CAREER OPTIONS This master’s degree in communication and business leadership is beneficial to you regardless of the major you select for your undergraduate degree. EVERYONE should be equipped with the leadership and life skills necessary to thrive in the global, ever-competitive marketplace! The master’s curriculum will focus on the following crucial areas: • Leadership strategies and tactics • Negotiations • Interpersonal and intercultural communication • Persuasion and positioning skills • Complex problem-solving and decisionmaking skills 24
3. EARN MORE MONEY THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFETIME Not only can this graduate degree complement any undergraduate degree and prepare you for a lifetime of success, but graduate degree recipients earn, on average, $17,000 more per year than someone with only an undergraduate degree. In only six years, you could earn $100,000 MORE than your peers who only earned a bachelor’s degree! 2
4. GAIN RESUME-WORTHY EXPERIENCE WHILE YOU EARN YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE HPU’s master’s degree in communication and business leadership is steeped in experiential, real-world learning. So while you’re earning your master’s, you’ll also be gaining work experience as part of the curriculum. You should expect no less from The Premier Life Skills University that has always focused on real-world, experiential learning. When you graduate, you’ll be ahead of the competition with a robust resume and a graduate degree.
5. CRISIS-PROOF YOUR CAREER Numerous studies and surveys show that graduate degree holders were more likely to stay employed during the global pandemic than were bachelor’s degree holders. Earning your graduate degree will increase the likelihood that your career can remain strong through inevitable disruptions to the global marketplace.3
6. LEARN FROM PROFESSORS WHO ARE EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS Two of HPU’s powerhouse academic programs united to build this graduate degree: the Earl N. Phillips School of Business and the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. The Princeton Review ranks both of these HPU programs among the best in the nation for their respective majors. By learning from the powerful combination of faculty in these academic schools, you’ll gain industry insight and career connections you wouldn’t find elsewhere.
7. ENJOY A BONUS YEAR ON A NATIONALLY RANKED CAMPUS College is such a special yet short time in a young person’s life. Often, college students find themselves wishing they had more time to learn, connect and enjoy their campus environment. With HPU’s tuition-free master’s degree, you have a hyper-productive fifth year to learn and live at a university ranked No. 1 for Most Innovative and No. 1 in Best Dorms, as well as ranking in the nation’s Top 20 for Most Beautiful Campus and Best Career Services. Your fifth-year master’s degree will not only help establish you as a life skills leader, you’ll also gain extra time to soak in your college experience.
By combining into one graduate degree a host of life skills necessary to be successful in any field, you’ll see more doors open throughout your career. You’ll be prepared to exceed the expectations of any one job description and easily find opportunities for growth.
Estimated 2024 master’s program tuition cost
According to “The Economic Value of College Majors,” a 2015 study by Georgetown University, college graduates with a bachelor’s degree earn an average annual salary of $61,000 over the course of their careers, while those with graduate degrees earn $78,000 annually on average.
Inside Higher Education reported that a Strada Education Survey shows those with a graduate degree fared better in the job market than other degree holders during the height of the global pandemic.
Community by Design College should be challenging. But it shouldn’t be overwhelming.
We believe that growth can be fun, inspiring and full of enriching opportunities for yourself and others. As a result, HPU’s premier campus has an intentional design. We give you the best on campus to prepare you for the best in the real world. The HPU “experience” creates an inspiring environment that compels students to learn, grow and create value. It’s about creating an atmosphere that educates students from within. Like you, we’re always evolving. Our new Congdon Hall for the School of Health Sciences and School of Pharmacy; the new Caffey Residence Hall; our amazing Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center and adjoining Kahn Hotel; Caine Conservatory and the Wanek School of Natural Sciences buildings all partner to create an unmatched campus experience. At High Point University, we offer a residential campus with an emphasis on community. It trains you to work with and enjoy other people. So, you can solve problems, build relationships, make connections, find the common ground, serve others and manage to enjoy yourself along the way. Our nationally No. 1 ranked residential housing is equipped to meet your modern needs and ranges from apartment-style single rooms to double-occupancy shared facilities for both incoming first-year students and upperclassmen. More than 95% of students live on campus all four years at HPU. Why? So they can stay involved in all areas of academic and campus life.
MOST BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS I N T HE N AT IO N
The Princeton Review
Opportunities for service are everywhere including alternative spring breaks, both international and domestic. We also have a ton of academic and social clubs (200-plus), so you can further your interests and meet people who share your views. We give you the best on campus to prepare you for the best in the real world. www.highpoint.edu
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THINK ENVIRONMENT DOESN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Ask any professional sports coach if they prefer to play at home or away. HPU understands that your surroundings shape your behavior. People rise to the level of the environment in which they live. Whether students are in class, a residence hall or one of the library learning common spaces throughout campus, students are continuously surrounded by excellence. HPU’s entire campus is a holistic learning environment that complements classroom learning and prepares students to thrive. Here’s a glimpse:
World-class facilities The lobby of the Wilson School of Commerce resembles that of a typical Fortune 500 company. So when students land their job interview, they’ll feel at home in that environment. The Tilley Trading Room features a live stock ticker and Bloomberg trading software. Executive boardrooms allow students to present themselves in a corporate setting. The Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab is one of the most unique labs in the country. With the addition of our brand new Culp Planetarium and Caine Conservatory, students can gain hands-on experience programming and presenting STEM lessons or conducting botanical research. Also, TV studios equipped with state-of-the-art technology prepare graduates for competitive newsrooms. These facilities are among the many reasons U.S. News and World Report ranks HPU the Most Innovative College in the South.
Lessons in leadership HPU buzzes with the news of industry leaders visiting campus throughout the year. Something beautiful happens when students meet and learn from these accomplished leaders: they discover the art of the possible. The simple lesson learned: “I can do it.” Students have learned from change agents such as Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence; Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence; Dallas Mavericks CEO, Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, HPU’s Sports Executive In Residence; Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State; Josh Groban, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and actor; Wolf Blitzer, CNN lead political anchor and anchor of “The Situation Room”; Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor; NASA astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin; and many others. 28
Engaging events foster connection The HPU campus thrives on connection. There’s the Activities Fair, during which students get connected with clubs and causes that interest them. There are Greek organizations, which present leadership and service opportunities. There are guest lectures, concerts, theater performances, art exhibits and more to expose the HPU family and the community to the arts. There are 16 Division I athletic events to attend, dozens of intramural teams on which to participate and 30 club sports in which to engage. These opportunities exist to teach students to thrive in collaborative environments, to build relationships and connect the dots wherever they go.
A 500+ acre “classroom” Flags from more than 52 nations fly along the Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade to honor each international student’s home country. Along its brick pathways, quotations selected by faculty provide ideas for reflection. Sculptures of significant historical figures inspire students to pursue their goals. The Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens bring holistic learning to life throughout campus. These elements were intentionally placed on campus to present learning opportunities at every turn. For example, Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Martin Kifer takes students on a guided walk around the Promenade, stopping at the sculptures of civil rights leaders. It prompts students to have an intellectual, out-of-classroom discussion about how these leaders changed the course of history.
1924 PRIME AND ALO: TWO OF THE NATION’S MOST UNIQUE LEARNING LABS
ACCORDING TO A STORY IN THE NEW YORK TIMES TITLED “HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT PERSON,” employers say that taking a candidate to lunch or dinner is one of the most revealing and important parts of the hiring process. So imagine you just graduated and a prospective employer offers you an interview over lunch or dinner. What do you do if your university didn’t prepare you? While some universities provide an etiquette class during a student’s senior year, HPU provides students with four years of career preparation inside two different fine-dining restaurants. 1924 PRIME, HPU’s flagship restaurant, and Alo, HPU’s newest boutique hotel restaurant, provide the perfect atmosphere for students to engage in a unique type of learning laboratory. At 1924 PRIME, students practice their interview skills in a setting where they can develop confidence while at the same time gaining familiarity with international cuisine and culture. Similarly at Alo, students practice interviewing, focus on continental dining style, and learn to be comfortable with European dining etiquette and protocol. Once a week dining at either restaurant is included in the HPU dining plan. When HPU graduates enter the workforce, they not only know how to ace the interview, but they’re also comfortable and confident in various business settings. This prepares them for a lifetime of success. Just picture it: after you accept the job offer, your boss asks you to take an international client to dinner. Or you’re meeting colleagues after work to offer a major proposal. Whatever the scenario, you’re ready. www.highpoint.edu
EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE. From the inspirational
quotes and sculptures of historic figures along the Kester
International Promenade to the water features throughout, every
aspect of High Point University’s campus is strategically designed to surround students with inspiration and learning opportunities.
Like you, we are always evolving. The undergraduate sciences building, the planetarium, the arena and conference center, the botanical conservatory and the boutique hotel are just the start — ask your University Ambassador during your VIP campus tour. HPU’s inspiring environment and 98% success rate for graduates are no coincidence. We give you the best on campus to prepare you for the best in the real world.
The Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center
This $120 million facility houses the HPU men’s and women’s basketball programs and is a venue for major events, speakers, concerts, entertainment, academic symposia and recreational activities. The arena seats 4,500 spectators and includes luxury suites as well as numerous other amenities. The Conference Center seats 2,500 visitors and is a space for growing undergraduate and graduate programs.
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Kahn Hotel, adjacent to the conference center, provides experiential learning to students in programs such as the School of Communication’s Hospitality Management program and Event Management majors. $350 Million Innovation Corridor
Since 2005, HPU has invested $350 million in STEM programs, faculty and facilities, including the School of Dental Medicine and Oral Health proposed building. The result is a half-mile stretch of campus that HPU’s scientists call home. The Innovation Corridor is one of the university’s single largest investments and reflects HPU’s commitment to preparing students for the world as it’s going to be.
Library Construction Announced
Construction plans have begun for a new $80 million, 60,000-square-foot library that will provide ample study space for students and house a new Admissions Center. The building is expected to be completed in 2024, which will be HPU’s 100th anniversary.
HPU’s Planned Growth and Transformation:
Totaling $400 Million. Construction on all to be completed by 2025. • School of Dental Medicine • School of Law
The Wanek School of Natural Sciences
is a $65 million, 128,000-square-foot facility that features four stories of innovative lab and classroom space, as well as the Culp Planetarium. The 6,000-square-foot planetarium and lecture room space includes 125 seats and a 50-foot dome with a 4K projection screen and a state-ofthe-art surround sound system. The Wanek School of Natural Sciences opened in the fall of 2019.
• School of Optometry • Library
• Panther Commons – Residence Hall for 400 students that also features retail space including a hibachi restaurant, nail salon, mail service, fitness studios, study rooms and more, serving as a hub of activity and engagement.
• New Student Homes – HPU upperclassmen love living in university-owned homes on HPU’s campus. More will be added as enrollment continues to soar. • New Academic Facility
RESIDENCE halls HPU is your home. With No. 1 nationally ranked dorms, it’s no surprise that 95% of our students live on campus all four years. There are always a variety of activities, professional development events and opportunities for growth taking place here. You will be comfortable in a clean and healthy environment. Relax. You will have all the room you need to live and show off your unique style.
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BEST COLLEGE DORMS IN T H E N ATI O N
The Princeton Review
There are so many great things about living in Blessing Hall. It is great to live in a suite where you live closely with your suitemates but also have the ability to go into your own room, where you are able to do homework and have time to yourself. You have a kitchen as well as your own common room. What more could you ask for? One of my favorite things about Blessing is it is easy to study and take charge of your academics at hand. You don’t have to go to the library to get your work done since you have your own room. You have a good and quiet learning place. —Danny McGrew, Atlanta, Georgia
Items that will make me feel most ‘at home’ in college:
§ A terrific roommate that shares similar values § A private room with my own bathroom § Access to good study spaces § Close to my favorite food venue(s) or to a Starbucks! § A comfortable double bed - not a bunk bed! § Large closet spaces § Relaxing spaces to hang out with friends Bonus Opportunity: View all of the first-year housing options in 360 VR at www.highpoint.edu/residencelife
Students learn how to make pasta from scratch during the CAT teaching kitchen event in Caffey Residence Hall.
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Nourish Your Mind and Body HPU HAS OPTIONS FOR OUR VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN STUDENTS, WITH AN ALLERGEN STATION IN THE CAFE TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS EATING SAFELY AND WELL.
EAT TO LIVE? OR LIVE TO EAT? AT HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY, WHY NOT BOTH? Whether you’re in the mood for a classic meal at the Café or you’re craving chicken wings from the Point Sports Grille, HPU dining offers you 16 different dining options. At HPU, we believe that good nutrition is essential to good health. That’s why we are committed to nourishing each and every student by providing healthy, locally sourced foods daily. We have options for our vegan and vegetarian students, and our Café offers an allergen station to make sure everyone is eating safely and well. HPU’s registered dietitian is also available to provide guidance to ensure healthy eating as a lifestyle here on campus.
HPU celebrates Earth Day.
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Beta Theta Pi Delta Chi Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Sigma Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Nu
College Democrats College Republicans HPU Votes Model United Nations (MUN)
Alpha Phi Omega (co-ed fraternity) Bed Brigade Best Buddies Big Brothers Big Sisters Bonner Leader Cause for Paws Civitan Dance Marathon Food Recovery Network Habitat for Humanity HPU Circle K Volunteer Center
Alpha Delta Theta (sorority) Board of Stewards Campus Outreach Chapel Choir Collision Worship Band Genesis Gospel Choir Hillel HPU Catholic Campus Ministry Interfaith United Young Life College Life
High Point University has more than 200 clubs and organizations to fit all interests. If we don’t have it, you can start it! SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Campus Activities Team Campus Connector CHAARG Charcoal Pony Improv Dressember Entrepreneurship Club Environmental Community Outreach Fashion Forward Film Creators Society Global Students Association HPU EMS Japanese Animation Club Lollipop Effect Martial Arts Club Panther Book Club Panther Real Estate Peer Mentor Photography Club Planning on Point Qubein Museum Discover Guides Student Council for Exceptional Children Student Government Association Studio Art Club
COLLEGE ISN’T JUST ABOUT HITTING THE BOOKS AND PULLING ALL-NIGHTERS fueled by coffee — it’s about getting connected, meeting people, making friends and being involved. Pick a club, any club and get involved! High Point University has more than 200 clubs and organizations to fit all interests: sports, faith, Greek organizations, special interests and more! If we don’t have it already, you can start it. This is how all of HPU’s student organizations began. Tabletop Role Playing Games Video Game Club
Alpha Chi Sigma Alpha Kappa Psi Alpha Lambda Delta American Chemical Society American Institute of Graphic Arts American Marketing Association American Pharmacist Association Athletic Training Majors Club Biology Majors Club Computer Science Society Criminal Justice Club English Club Exercise Science Club French Club HPU Economics Association HPU Minds HPU Vision Investment Club National Society for Leadership and Success
National Sports Media Association Neuroscience Club NRF Student Association Panther Pediatric Advocacy Philosophy Club Physical Therapy Club Pre-Medicine Society Pre-Pharmacy Club Professional Selling Club Society for Professional Journalists Spanish Club Sportslink Sports Management Association Teachers of Tomorrow Tutor Club VIDA Volunteer Video Game Development Club
PERFORMING ARTS Genesis Gospel Choir Offbeats (A Cappella) Petal Points (A Cappella) Toccatatones (A Cappella) The University Singers
Students dance at the fall concert with Two Friends. Did you know that HPU hosts two concerts per year? Acts who have taken the stage include:
JoJo & Two Friends Chase Rice Jesse McCartney T-Pain Cheat Codes & Daya Hunter Hayes DNCE Jeremih Andy Grammer Lee Brice
American Sign Language Club Black Cultural Awareness Black Student Union Chinese Culture Club Diversity Club Hillel Latin American Student Organization (LASO) PRIDE (People Representing Individuality, Diversity and Voice Equality)
HONOR SOCIETIES Alpha Chi Alpha Kappa Delta Alpha Phi Sigma Alpha Psi Omega Beta Beta Beta Delta Mu Delta Kappa Delta Pi Kappa Kappa Psi
Timeflies Lupe Fiasco J. Cole Calvin Harris Gym Class Heroes The Fray B.o.B. Girl Talk Cobra Starship Comedian Anjelah
Lambda Pi Eta National Society for Leadership & Success (NSLS) Odyssey Club The Order of the Lighted Lamp Order of Omega Phi Alpha Delta Phi Beta Delta Phi Sigma Tau Phi Theta Kappa Pi Sigma Alpha Psi Chi Sigma Alpha Pi Sigma Nu Tau Sigma Tau Delta Theta Alpha Kappa
Johnson Corey Smith Dashboard Confessional Gavin DeGraw O.A.R. Jack’s Mannequin Train Cassadee Pope Bryce Vine
The Toccatatones, HPU’s all-male A cappella group are always a campus favorite.
Left to Right: HPU Marching Band and Derby Day Fun
The Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena, Conference Center and Hotel opened in 2021.
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LET PURPLE REIGN AT HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY. Our university is home to 16 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the Big South Conference. When we hit the field, court, water or any surface, people know we’re there to compete. And, if they don’t immediately see it, our student section — Purple Reign — will remind them. Being a Panther means sporting your gear, screaming your guts out in the Millis Center and high-fiving Prowler in Vert Stadium or in the new Qubein Arena. It’s easy to get rowdy as you support more than 16 teams that earn NCAA tournament positions each year. GET ROWDY! The opening of the new Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center has provided a new home for the HPU men’s and women’s basketball teams, whose fans fill the purple stands with roaring energy and endless enthusiasm. To see photos filled with Panther Pride, scan this QR code for a glimpse of one of HPU’s nationally televised games on ESPNU.
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HPU’s Christian tradition promotes hospitality, character, integrity, inclusion and a sense of belonging.
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THE CHAPEL AND RELIGIOUS LIFE OFFICE IS A PLACE OF INCLUSION. With students representing all 50 states, 37 countries and an array of faiths and backgrounds, HPU is dedicated to fostering the religious life of students from all backgrounds. The Chapel and Religious Life Office provides year-round programming. Catholic students have Mass where they can worship. Jewish students have a vibrant Hillel. And each year, students of all backgrounds come together for an interfaith Iftar — a meal celebrated by Muslims during Ramadan.
Interfaith Engagement In keeping with its Christian heritage, High Point University practices radical hospitality to people of all faiths and takes great pride in raising the bar for positive multifaith and interfaith collaboration and service. HPU was recently named the interfaith university Rookie of the Year by the Interfaith Youth Core, one of America’s leading interfaith engagement and service organizations. This recognition comes in response to student-led efforts to promote collaboration, service, understanding and appreciation for difference among religious and spiritual organizations on campus. A group of HPU students took part in a fall pilgrimage to Asheville, North Carolina. The group volunteered their time at Haywood Street’s Downtown Welcome Table where they served hot meals to the homeless.
And while diverse programming aids in the goal of touching as many lives as possible, a dedication to community serves as another means of fostering religious life at HPU.
Genesis Gospel Choir
Religious Life & Organizations: ALPHA DELTA THETA (SORORITY) BOARD OF STEWARDS CAMPUS OUTREACH CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY
COLLISION WORSHIP BAND
INTERFAITH UNITED (INTERFAITH GROUP)
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PRE-MINISTRY YOUNG LIFE COLLEGE LIFE
Hanukkah Celebration at 1924 PRIME
PROVIDING AN EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION IS AT THE HEART OF HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY’S MISSION, but the soul of the university lives and breathes within its people. It begins with faculty and staff who take time to teach and engage with students each day. It continues through the student support roles of Success Coaches, a full-time campus doctor and the Campus Enhancement staff that not only maintain the grounds and facilities to the highest degree but also take time to stop and greet guests as they pass by. At HPU, students are supported by individuals who serve as heroes, models and mentors inside and outside the classroom. While students perform research and achieve academic milestones, they also learn to live a life based on values that enable them to become responsible citizens. By building a culture of caring people, HPU has developed a campus-wide ecosystem of support.
Inspiring Caring People Environment
Show me a successful individual, and I’ll show you someone who has had real positive influences in their life – a mentor. —Denzel Washington
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HPU’S ecosystem of
SUPPORT ECOSYSTEM OF & Mentorship
SUPPORT & MENTORSHIP SUCCESS COACH
COUNSELING SERVICES STAFF
FULL-TIME MEDICAL DOCTOR
MINISTER TO THE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ADVISOR DIRECTOR OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS
INTERNSHIP ADVISOR CAREER ADVISOR
HEROES, MODELS & MENTORS
Just before graduating from HPU, Jacob Lancaster, ‘20, right, landed a full scholarship to Duke University’s School of Divinity thanks to guidance from professors like Dr. Chris Franks, chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy.
HPU provides impactful mentors to guide students throughout their college journey and more importantly, throughout their lives. Students don’t merely enroll at HPU, they join the HPU family. It’s the conversation over a cup of coffee, the encouraging email from a Silicon Valley veteran or a congratulatory high-five from a professor on graduation day. Mentorship takes many forms. It happens everywhere on High Point University’s campus. Here are just a few examples:
Mikaela Campbell, ‘18, left, launched her career at the NBA with support from Dr. Jenny Lukow, chair of sport management.
Throughout his journey to graduate school, Zack Hutchens, ‘18, received support from professors like Dr. Aaron Titus, right, chair of the Department of Physics.
This scholarship was a confirmation of my journey and how well HPU prepared me. Professor Franks takes what he teaches in the classroom and shows students how to apply that to their future.
What constantly set me apart from a field of qualified candidates was the real-world experience I received at HPU and the attitude they instilled within me to never be afraid of a challenge. Dr. Lukow never failed to keep me motivated, and I cannot thank her enough for that. Every aspect of this university prepares students to go against the best of the best in the workforce.
The combination of learning from faculty who care, serving as Dr. Titus’s student instructor, conducting research and presenting at professional conferences prepared me to lead my own lab. Without the type of mentorship I received from HPU, I can’t imagine what college would have been like.
Anne Drew Allen, ‘19, left, turned her internship into a full-time job offer with Dimensional Fund Advisors in Austin, Texas, thanks to guidance from professors like Larry Quinn, chair of sales and marketing.
Halle Jacobs, ‘20, exercise science major, appreciates the guidance and support received from professors like Dr. Dan Tarara, left, throughout her internship and research journey. Jacobs is now a senior account executive at Soliant.
Hannah Le, ‘20, landed multiple internships in the visual merchandising field thanks to professors like Victoria Brown, left, who has extensive experience in the industry. Today, Le is a design associate at Hoffer Furniture.
HPU instilled in me so much more than I ever expected, and it starts in the classroom with professors who care about your success. It spreads into how you handle yourself in meetings, perform in job interviews and how you carry yourself as a professional. It is allencompassing.
Dr. Tarara believed in me right from the start. He was caring but held me accountable. I needed a mentor like him to help me choose the right degree path. He has taught me as much about life as he has about exercise science. It’s an incredible feeling knowing that you have mentors who have your back and truly care.
I love that Professor Brown, like all HPU faculty members, has only a small group of advisees. And I appreciate that she specializes in my interest. She has really taken the time to get to know and care about me.
YOU’LL FIRST NOTICE IT WHEN YOU DRIVE ONTO CAMPUS. A security officer smiling to greet you. A professor stooping down to pick up a stray piece of trash along the Kester International Promenade. The President of HPU waving as you walk to class. A student holding the door for you. Those gestures happen every day on the campus of High Point University. While seemingly insignificant, they make a big impact. High Point University is a values-based institution. As HPU President Nido Qubein often reminds faculty and staff, “You can’t teach values. Instead, we must model a values-based approach to life. Students watch, they listen and they learn.” Faculty and staff model the values of service, joy, generosity, gratitude and respect because they know that students are paying attention to the actions of those around them. When students are surrounded by people who have a positive attitude, they begin to understand that nothing is impossible for the individual who is willing to work hard enough and smart enough. And when students graduate and pursue professional careers, they go on to lead lives of success and significance.
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Caring CaringPeople People
These values are important in my life and work:
Service by the Numbers
HOURS SERVED ANNUALLY IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. CHRISTMAS CHEER SPREAD TO
SINCE 2011 DURING HPU’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION.
HOURS OF SERVICE COMMITTED TO 30 LOCAL AGENCIES ON HPU’S MLK DAY OF SERVICE.
§ Honesty § Integrity § Gratitude § Generosity § Civility § Personal Initiative § Faith § Joy
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS WHERE HPU STUDENTS VOLUNTEER.
Everyone at HPU shaped me into the conscientious, hardworking and proud person I am as a graduate. I was taught to be appreciative by the Hospitality Team, prompt by Campus Enhancement, compassionate by the Office of Student Life, courteous by my roommates, meticulous by my professors, creative by my choir director, spiritual by the Chapel and Religious Life team, loyal by my fellow alumni, extraordinary by HPU President Nido Qubein and proud by the campus I grew up on. —Chloe Tyler, ’18, from New London, New Hampshire, and now a teacher in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
MORE than a university, this is also
MISS VERNELL IS ONE EXAMPLE OF HPU’S CARING PEOPLE.
MOM AND DAD WILL NOT ALWAYS BE THERE IN COLLEGE TO GIVE YOU A HUG WHEN YOU NEED IT, BUT MISS VERNELL WILL. She’s the rock star of the Slane Student Center. She works to keep the food court, Starbucks, study spaces and student recreation center clean. But her bigger job is to encourage students every day. She knows students by name, their class schedules, what internships they’re applying for and when they need some words of encouragement. Vernell is one of many committed staff and faculty members who reflect an intentional campus culture that supports you at every turn.
I get so involved with the students. I cry with them, I pray with them … I can tell when they’re stressed or having good and bad days. They’ll come up to me and say, ‘Oh, Miss Vernell, I’ve been up studying all night for an exam. I don’t think I can do this.’ I tell them, ‘It’s going to be OK. You can do it.’
Why Students Love HPU’s Campus Safety Team Learning is best achieved in an environment where students and faculty can thrive. That’s why safety is a top priority. It’s also why HPU has an expert team of student life, security and transportation professionals — a team dedicated to providing students an inspiring, secure learning environment. The HPU campus is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology to assist with that mission. Here are a few reasons why HPU students love their campus safety team:
Trained Security Officers — HPU’s trained team of officers and
dispatchers welcome all guests to campus 24/7. The men and women of the HPU security team collectively bring more than 300 years of police, military and fire/ EMS experience to the university.
Shuttles — The Transportation Department provides students with a convenient, safe and secure method of transportation. Campus shuttles take students to their classes and residence halls, while others take students to local retail establishments and regional airports. Safe Access — A key card is required for access to all academic buildings and dorms. Residence hall card-access is given to students who live in the halls. 24/7 Student Life Presence — Student Life staff are on call 24 hours
HEY MOM AND DAD! You’ve spent 18 years caring and keeping watch over your student. When the time comes for them to move into their HPU residence hall that caring won’t stop. HPU’s security team is ranked No. 16 in the nation, so you can rest easy knowing your student is safe and secure.
a day to assist with students’ needs.
Cashless Campus — The Passport Card is the only form of payment accepted on campus. It frees students from having to carry cash and also allows family members to easily deposit funds into their student’s campus account. PantherALERT — Students are automatically enrolled in PantherALERT, HPU’s emergency mass-notification program. Should an emergency situation arise, advisories are sent to the HPU family via text message, email, voice message, campus phones, campus computers, social media, the HPU website and an outdoor PA system.
Full-Time Medical Doctor High Point University is one of only three private universities in the state to have a full-time medical doctor as student health-center director.
Our objective is to keep the
HPU Student Health Services by Novant Health operates like a full-fledged primary care office. The Novant team of physician assistants, nurses and other medical professionals offers medical examinations, treatment of illnesses and injuries, referrals to specialists, immunizations and flu shots, laboratory testing, 24-hour nurse phone support, same-day appointments and more.
students physically healthy, but we are also interested in their well-being as a whole: mental, academic, life fulfillment and also success in future goals and careers. — HPU Student Health Services
We’re not only seeing students as patients. They are our children, too. —Dr. Anne Lule-Kiwanuka, HPU’s full-time doctor www.highpoint.edu
CARVED ON THE SIDE OF HPU’S KESTER INTERNATIONAL PROMENADE, is this quote from Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” HPU is proud to recognize our great nation and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States. Here’s a glimpse of the ways HPU celebrates faith, family and country. 52
STARS AND STRIPES EVERYWHERE Dozens of American flags, along with an array of other national symbols, are displayed all around campus to represent patriotism, reverence, honor and pride. Whenever President Qubein speaks on campus, American flags always accompany him on the speaker’s platform.
The HPU family proudly shouts it from the mountaintop: High Point University is a God, family and country school. HPU celebrates the fundamentals that make this country great, including personal initiative, free enterprise, patriotism and more.
FOSTERING FAITH Faith is a cornerstone of HPU’s values-based education. The university was founded by the United Methodist Church in 1924 and honors its Methodist heritage. It also welcomes every student regardless of faith or viewpoint. Civility, personal responsibility and individual expression are respected and celebrated.
ENCOURAGING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT HONORING VETERANS HPU respects those who selflessly serve and sacrifice to protect our home and freedom. That’s why HPU hosts renowned veterans to share their stories with students. Each Veterans Day, HPU welcomes more than 1,200 veterans and their families to a complimentary breakfast and patriotic program.
At HPU, students learn what it takes to build a thriving democracy. Through the HPU Poll, students as a public service survey residents of North Carolina and beyond on crucial public affairs issues and report the results. Debate viewing parties on campus give students a chance to watch political history unfold before their eyes. Many students choose to intern and volunteer with local, state and national political parties for “get out the vote” efforts, while others help host voter registration drives and provide transportation to polling sites.
HPU is a God, family and country school, and my family holds those values dear. We believe in the objectives and the vision of the university. I’m incredibly proud of my family’s relationship with HPU, where both my children were educated. — Todd Wanek, HPU parent and president and CEO of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
HPU’s plan for undeclared students
1. It Starts
As an undeclared student, you will partner with a Success Coach who is passionate about helping you discover a major that is a great fit for you, while helping you make positive connections with organizations on campus in which you have interest. This happens as early as the December before you enroll for early decision students, or the March before for regular admitted students. You will have support and guidance from a caring Coach who understands the various options available to you.
You aren’t the only student who entered college as undeclared — in fact, it is common across the entire nation! Sometimes we learn best from someone like us — a peer. First-Year Navigators are HPU students selected by the Office of Student Success to mentor first-year students. As an undeclared student, you will be connected with First-Year Navigators who were once undeclared, too. They know exactly what you are going through and will help you explore your options.
2. There’s a
4. “What’s My
Enroll in Exploring Your Major & Career Path, the one-credit course designed to help you explore your options. A Career Advisor will guide you through self-reflection and assessment tools such as PathwayU. You’ll also be able to connect with professionals in fields you are thinking about to ask thoughtful questions and learn more.
This event, hosted each semester by The Office of Student Success and The Office of Career & Professional Development, is a great opportunity to work with Success Coaches and Career Advisors to explore major and career options and discover the best fit for you!
with You and Your Success Coach
Class for That!
Choose to be Extraordinary!
Walked in Your Shoes.
NATIONALLY, AN ESTIMATED 50% OF STUDENTS ENTER COLLEGE UNDECIDED ON THEIR MAJOR. In addition, an estimated 75% of students change their major at least once before graduating. HPU’s Project Discovery provides the guidance and resources that students need to discover their passion and achieve their goals. Check out the 8 “Light Bulb” Moments of Project Discovery — your guide to uncovering your academic passion.
When you find a major that seems great, you will want to also understand what you can do with that degree once you graduate. HPU’s career advisors and their career development website will help you understand how your major translates to real-world career paths.
Throughout each semester, faculty members host opportunities to meet with students who may have questions about a specific major. Casual in nature, these interactions allow you to connect with faculty, learn more about various programs and identify best-fit majors! You can attend as many of these meetings as you want, and you are always invited to have one-on-one visits with a professor to discuss opportunities within a major.
What Can You Do with This Major?
6. Career &
Professional Development Advisors: Your People
8. Peer Career Advisors
You’ll see them in some of your classes and engage with them in Cottrell Hall. Your Career Advisor will explain the many resources available to you in the Career Center — the headquarters of the years of support and guidance that will lead to your portrait appearing on the HPU Young Alumni Career Wall!
Visit with the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) to get additional support. PCAs help you get started crafting a resume that can lead you to hands-on exploration of summer jobs and internships. Convenient walk-in hours in the Career and Professional Development Office ensure you have continuous support to guide you on your journey.
HPU has a program for you!
Majors & Minors
DAVID R. HAYWORTH SCHOOL OF ARTS AND DESIGN MAJORS
EARL N. PHILLIPS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MAJORS
• Accounting (B.S.B.A.)
• D ance (B.A.) • F ashion Merchandising (B.S.) • G raphic Design (B.A. & B.F.A.) • I nterior Design (B.S.) • M usic (B.A.) • S tudio Art (B.A. & B.F.A.)
• B usiness Administration (B.S.B.A.)
• E ntrepreneurship (B.S.B.A.) • F inance (B.S.B.A.)
• I nternational Business (B.S.B.A.) • M arketing (B.S.B.A.)
NIDO R. QUBEIN SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION
STOUT SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
• E ducation Studies (B.A.)
• A dvertising, Public Relations and Strategic Communication (B.A.)
• E lementary Education (B.A.)
• E vent Management (B.A.)
• M iddle Grades Education (B.A.)
• G ame Design (B.A.) • H ospitality Management (B.A.)
• H ealth and Physical Education (B.A.) • S pecial Education (B.A.)
• Journalism (B.A.)
LICENSURE AREAS (9 –12 Licensure)
• Theater (B.A.)
• S ales (B.S.B.A.)
• M edia Production and Entrepreneurship (B.A.)
• P opular Culture and Media Production (B.A.)
• B iology
• C ollaborative Theater
• B usiness Administration
• S ocial Media and Digital Communication (B.A.)
• P erformance Theater • T echnical Theater
• Art History • D ance • F ashion Merchandising • G raphic Design • M useum Studies • M usic (Instrumental, Voice and Piano/Organ) • M usical Theater • P hotography • S tudio Art • Theater • Visual Merchandising Design
• Accounting • E conomics
• E ntrepreneurship • F inance
• M arketing
• G ame Design
• H ealth Care Management • O perations and Supply Chain Management • S ales
• S ocial Media Marketing
• M aster of Business Administration (M.B.A)
• M aster of Business Administration in Business Analytics (M.B.A.) • M aster of Business Administration in Healthcare Management (M.B.A.)
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• S ports Media (B.A.)
• G lobal Commerce
• M aster of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management (M.B.A.)
• S port Management (B.A.)
• E vent Management • H ospitality Management • Journalism
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• E nglish
• H istory/Social Studies • M athematics
(K –12 Licensure) • S panish
• G eneral Curriculum K–12
• M edia Production
• Adapted Curriculum K–12
• P opular Culture
• S port Management • S ports Media • S trategic Communication
• M aster of Arts in Communication and Business Leadership (M.A.) • M aster of Arts in Strategic Communication (M.A.)
SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE AND ORAL HEALTH MAJORS
• P re-Dental (Dental Medicine Scholars)
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS • D octor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
• C omprehensive Science
• Athletic Coaching
• E ducation Studies
• H ealth and Physical Education • S pecial Education
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
• M aster of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education K–6 (M.A.T.) • M aster of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics 9–12 (M.A.T.)
• M aster of Education in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) • M aster of Education in Elementary Education (M.Ed.) • M aster of Education in Secondary Mathematics 9 –12 (M.Ed.) • M aster of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.)
• D octor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
• Actuary Science (B.S.)
• C omputer Engineering (B.S.)
• C omputer Science (B.A. & B.S.) • C ybersecurity (B.S.)
• D ata Analytics and Statistics (B.S.) • D ata Science (B.S.)
• E lectrical Engineering (B.S.) • M athematics (B.A. & B.S.) • C omputer Science • D ata Analytics • D ata Science • M athematics • S tatistics
CONGDON SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES MAJORS
• E xercise Science (B.S.) • N ursing (B.S.N.)
CONCENTRATION AREAS • B iomechanics
• E xercise Physiology
• H ealth and Wellness
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS • M aster of Science in Biomedical Sciences (M.S.B.S.)
• M aster of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) • M aster of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.)
• M aster of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) • D octor of Medical Science (D.M.S.) • D octor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
• B iochemistry (B.S.)
• C riminal Justice (B.A.) • E nglish (B.A.) • F rench (B.A.) • H istory (B.A.) • I ndividualized Major (B.A. & B.S.) • I nternational Relations (B.A.) • P hilosophy (B.A.) • P olitical Science (B.A.) • P sychology (B.S.) • R eligion (B.A.) • S ociology and Anthropology (B.A.) • S panish (B.A.)
• Anthropology • C hinese • C ivic Responsibility and Social Innovation • C reative Writing • C riminal Justice • E ast Asian Studies • English Literature • F orensic Science • F rench and Francophone Studies • H istory • I talian Studies • Jewish Studies • L atin American and Caribbean Studies • Leadership • L egal Studies • P hilosophy • P olitical Science • P sychology • P ublic and Professional Writing • R eligion • S ociology • S panish • Women’s and Gender Studies
• B iology (B.A. & B.S.) • Chemistry (B.A. & B.S.) • Neuroscience (B.S.) • Physics (B.A. & B.S.)
CONCENTRATION AREAS Biology Major
• O rganismal and Evolutionary Biology • Molecular/Cell and Biotechnology
ETON R NC E RI
• H ealth Science
• M athematical Economics (B.S.)
WANEK SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
WEBB SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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MINORS • B iology
• C hemistry • E nvironmental Studies • P hysics
FRED WILSON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY MAJORS
• Pre-Pharmacy (2+4 Program)
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS • D octor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS • Athletic Training
• D ental Medicine • E ngineering • L aw
• M edicine • M inistry
• N ursing
• O ccupational Therapy • O ptometry • P harmacy
• P hysical Therapy
• P hysician Assistant • Veterinary
AT HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY
Almost half of the entering class applies Early Decision. Combined with record high application levels, this means that the freshman class fills quickly. Don’t miss your opportunity to join the HPU Class of 2027.
Don’t Miss Out On These Incredible Early Decision Benefits:
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REMOVE THE STRESS OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL. By applying Early Decision to HPU, your
admissions decision will be delivered to you as soon as November 23, making your senior year stress-free! You can enjoy the final months of high school with your friends and teachers knowing that you’ve already found your perfect university.
WORRIED ABOUT HAVING A HALL BATHROOM?
Select the perfect dorm in your new home! HPU is ranked No. 1 by Princeton Review for Best Dorm Rooms in America. And Early Decision applicants receive first priority for housing.
WONDERING WHERE YOU’LL PARK YOUR CAR?
Relax! Not only does HPU allow you as a freshman to have a car, but as an Early Decision applicant you will receive a guaranteed parking space for your entire freshman year.
SKIP THE LONG LINES AND MOVE IN EARLY.
You’ll have exclusive access to move in a day earlier than other students.
DON’T WANT 7:50 A.M. CLASSES? Early Decision students have first priority in selecting their fall schedule. NERVOUS ABOUT THE UNKNOWN? Get early access to your professional Success Coach. No major? No problem. As an Early Decision student, you have access to your freshman Success Coach beginning December 1. Already know your major? Your Success Coach will be selected because of their expertise in that academic area. They will help you chart a course to ensure you are ready for your first semester and beyond.
APPLY EARLY DECISION BY NOVEMBER 1:
SECURE YOUR EXCLUSIVE LEARNING EXCELLENCE COACHING SESSION. Do you
want to start college with your best foot forward? Then you’ll need to apply study tips and time management techniques that are proven to work. As an Early Decision student, you’ll receive three hours of Learning Excellence Education Consulting provided during your early move-in experience! You’ll be ready to tackle college from day one.
GET CONNECTED TO GLOBAL LEADERS. And have them autograph their book for you. Whether it’s the co-founder of Apple, the first CEO of Netflix or one of America’s best corporate trainers, you will receive a complimentary, autographed book by one of HPU’s In-Residence faculty. IGNITE YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS. Students and parents love the fact that 98% of HPU graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 180 days of graduating from HPU — 16 points higher than the national average! While you’ll have access to HPU’s impressive Office of Career and Professional Development throughout all four years, Early Decision applicants receive complimentary access to an exclusive Life Skills and Leadership Luncheon held inside 1924 PRIME with career office leaders. GET PRIORITY HOUSING (AGAIN) WHILE YOU EARN YOUR TUITION-FREE MASTER’S DEGREE.
While you earn your tuition-free master’s degree, you’ll receive priority housing just like in your freshman year. You’ll love where you live while completing your education on HPU’s campus!
Choose to be Extraordinary!
LEARN FROM CURRENT HPU FRESHMAN PARENTS ABOUT WHY THEIR STUDENTS APPLIED EARLY DECISION:
—Karyn B., Arlington, Virginia
within 180 days of graduation
Early Decision was the way to go for us as our daughter fell in love with the university and really wanted to go there. It made senior year for her easier as well. It removed the stress of the college search process.
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Our daughter was planning to apply to four schools, but she told us if HPU accepted her, hands down she would go there. That’s when we decided for her to apply Early Decision so she would know the outcome prior to other application deadlines. She received her acceptance notice the day after Thanksgiving. We were all so excited for her. We saw the relief on her face. The decision was made; she would be able to attend her first choice and not have to stress anymore. —Liz R., Branchburg, New Jersey
Early Decision Quiz Early Decision eliminated the stress of the college selection process. We enjoyed becoming part of the HPU community much sooner. Our son had the opportunity to learn more about his new home before moving in. He had time to explore programs, to meet other classmates through the HPU social media groups and was prepared and enthusiastic about his decision upon arrival in August. —Danielle and Bill F., Mansfield, Massachusetts
What a pleasure to know in late November where my son was headed. The early access to his Success Coach, the March orientation, first priority to his housing and priority class selection were well timed and helpful. Moving in a day early was HUGE! The reduced anxiety, the ease of move in and the added time to settle in was so terrific. HPU goes above and beyond for their Early Decision candidates. No other school my son looked at had such a thoughtful program. It was exciting for my son to be an early part of HPU’s incoming class. —Carroll G., Winter Park, Florida
Do I want to remove the stress of the college selection process so that I can enjoy my senior year in high school with my friends and teachers? § Yes § No
Do I want to be able to select where I live my freshman year to ensure my new home is ideal for me? § Yes § No
Would I like insider tips on college life from a professional coach who wants to ensure I succeed? § Yes § No * Any “yes” answer means I am a great candidate for applying Early Decision at HPU. Take the entire quiz and discover more benefits to applying Early Decision at www.highpoint.edu/early-decision-quiz
We had better holidays knowing our son would attend HPU. I’m glad he made his decision and avoided the stress of worrying about where he would go to college. It provided a lot of calmness and relief. We appreciate the pristine campus, the dynamic program he’s in, the small class sizes and the constant expansion. We know HPU is a place that’s always growing. —Glenn M., Attleboro, Massachusetts
Applicants are encouraged to pursue a college preparatory curriculum. Each student is recommended to complete the following curriculum by the end of their high school senior year: • 4 YEARS ENGLISH • 4 YEARS MATH, INCLUDING ALGEBRA I, GEOMETRY AND ALGEBRA II • 3 YEARS SCIENCE, INCLUDING AT LEAST 1 LAB SCIENCE • 3 YEARS SOCIAL STUDIES
Start Your Application Process Today: • You can begin applying to High Point University on July 1, 2022. • Apply online at: www.highpoint.edu/apply
You will need to submit: • Official high school transcript • School report form • One letter of recommendation
• 2 YEARS FOREIGN LANGUAGE, 3 PREFERRED
The Presidential Scholarship Program The Presidential Scholarship Program recognizes incoming freshman who demonstrate outstanding achievement, good citizenship, strong leadership and exceptional scholarship during high school. Your undergraduate admission application serves as your Presidential Scholarship application — there is no separate application required. But priority is given to Early Decision and Early Action applicants. Top scholar candidates will be awarded the majority of their merit scholarship at the time of admission and then are invited to increase their initial scholarship amount by interviewing on campus during a special weekend in February.
Academic Fellowship Programs & Honors Scholars Are you ready for a more challenging and in-depth academic experience? High Point University offers innovative programs and fellowships to help you achieve your goals. Honors Scholars and Fellows are able to collaborate with faculty and other students to deepen their connection to their education and engage in undergraduate research opportunities. Each student accepted and enrolled into the Honors Scholars or any Fellows program is annually awarded an additional $3,000 merit scholarship. An application through your PantherPage is required to be considered for the Honors or Fellows programs.
Business Fellows (100 awards) Communication Fellows (40 awards) Creative Arts Fellowship (25 awards) Education Fellows (25 awards) Exercise Science Fellows (40 awards) Honors Scholar Program (100 awards) Natural Sciences Fellows (60 awards) Siegfried Leadership Fellows (100 awards) Strickland Women’s LIFT Fellowship (40 awards)
Choose to be Extraordinary!
High Point University is student-centered. It’s values-based. It’s pristine. It’s safe. It’s a holistic learning environment. We pay attention to the details. We deliver every day on our mission statement — every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. Come experience HPU’s inspiring campus at one of this year’s Open House dates, or book a VIP campus tour today!
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don’t worry about the weather. Your personalized campus tour will include a covered golf cart for you and your family.
2. Lunch is included. Enjoy a
complimentary meal at one of the nation’s best campus dining facilities.
3. Personal connection. At the conclusion
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of your golf cart tour, you’ll meet oneon-one with an admissions counselor to answer any of your questions.
4. Don’t leave empty handed.
You’ll receive a complimentary gift from High Point University.
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