High Point University (HPU)

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High Point University can be found in High Point, NC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. High Point University has an enrollment of around four thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1470 (25th percentile) to 1760 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants that get into HPU. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the High Point University (HPU) average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. 64% of all applicants are granted admission to HPU, from which 26 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at highpoint.edu.

Overall High Point University (HPU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for High Point University was reported as 64.2% in Fall 2012 with over 7,660 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • HPU SAT Scores: 1470 - 1760
  • HPU ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • HPU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into High Point University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into High Point University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for HPU has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 71.3%
  • 2009-2010: 67.7%
  • 2010-2011: 56.3%
  • 2011-2012: 64.2%
  • 2012-2013: 64.2%
  • Projected HPU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 63.8%

How Does High Point University (HPU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for HPU is sixteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Guilford College68.2%
Greensboro College78.3%
Bennett College for Women82.6%
University of North Carolina School of the Arts45.2%
Salem College58.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to High Point University (HPU) (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 580
Math500 - 600
Writing480 - 580
Total Score1470 - 1760
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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