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High Point University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1924
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,564
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $48,011,304
Admissions Address

833 Montlieu Avenue
High Point, NC 27262-3598

Website

http://www.highpoint.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@highpoint.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ms.Jessie McIlrath-Carter
Admissions office telephone: (800) 345-6993
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 7
 
Decision sent by: November 21
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: November 15
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.highpoint.edu/admissions Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $250 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 14 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 67%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 67%
Total applicants: 2,389
Total acceptances: 1,589
Total freshman enrollment: 575
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 926
Male acceptances: 643
Male freshman enrollment: 242
 
Female applicants: 1,463
Female acceptances: 946
Female freshman enrollment: 333
Out-of-state freshmen: 63%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 14%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 37%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 71%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 63%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 82%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 87%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 570
Math: 460 – 560
Combined: 920 – 1130

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 1.0%
600-699 8.0% 10.0%
500-599 43.0% 44.0%
400-499 41.0% 40.0%
300-399 6.0% 5.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 25%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 19 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.0% N/A N/A
24-29 20.0% N/A N/A
18-23 56.0% N/A N/A
12-17 20.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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