High Point University

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High Point University (HPU) is a private Liberal Arts university located in High Point, North Carolina (USA). Founded in 1924, HPU was originally a small Liberal Arts college of c.1400 students but has had a recent massive expansion programme so that HPU hosts c.4500 students across c.50 different subject areas on an enlarged campus.

Ranked #1 among all Southern regional colleges and #1 for the most innovative regional colleges in the south in the 2018 (U.S News & World Report), HPU has a diverse students community with a higher proportion of out-of-state students than standard and an increasing number of international students. Class sizes are relatively small hence you can gain a more personal learning experience, but there is also a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Located on a safe, fantastically resourced campus, HPU's campus can offer a remarkable learning environment . A residential campus with 19 halls of residence, HPU is ranked #7 in the US for dorms by Princeton review (2017); there are 12+ places to eat on campus; HPU has a dynamic student life to match its amazing campus, offering a wide range of opportunities for students - HPU sports competes at NCAA Division I (Panthers), there are c.100 clubs and societies, a cinema, the 'Point Arcade' and even their own 'Rope course' for the more adventurous.

HPU can offer you a traditional US campus experience with strong academics at an ambitious institution. Gain some Panther Pride - HPU is waiting for you! 

HPU information:

Who can participate?

All Reading disciplines that allow study abroad that are taught at HPU
Entry requirements:

Minimum 55% average

Semester dates:
  • Semester 1: August- December
  • Semester 2: January - May

Reading application deadlines:

01 January 2019. See How to apply.

Cost of Living: 

HPU suggestion of c.$8800 per semester.

HPU Fact Sheet

Additional Costs:

Visa is required to study in the US

Will need to take out compulsory insurance.

NB - Eligible students might be able to recoup costs through Student Finance

Further Information:

Additional information:

  1. Students must be nominated by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office before the HPU will accept any application.
  2. Students who request to study abroad for a full academic year when their degree has a term / semester option available will receive a lower priority for places than students who choose the term / semester option.
  3. If there are more students who want to study at HPU than places available then all of the following will be considered in making decisions regarding the allocation of places:
      • Capacity constraints at partner institution
      • Academic performance
      • Personal Statement
      • Spread of subjects
      • Subject Study Abroad coordinator comments
      • Duration of Study Abroad placement
      • Previous engagement / contact with ESAO


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