High Point University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

The steepled clocktower of Roberts Hall at High Point University

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High Point University is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 77%. Founded in 1924 and located in High Point, North Carolina, High Point University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The most popular field of study is Business Administration, and undergraduates can choose from 61 majors. High Point has a 14-to-1 student/faculty ratio, and most classes are small. High Point has undergone massive expansion adding new academic schools, making luxurious upgrades to residence halls, and tripling the size of the student body. On the athletic front, the High Point Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference.

Considering applying to High Point University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, High Point University had an acceptance rate of 77%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 77 students were admitted, making High Point's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 10,098
Percent Admitted 77%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 18%

SAT Scores and Requirements

High Point University has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to High Point may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 59% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 550 630
Math 540 620
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of High Point's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to High Point scored between 550 and 630, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 540 and 620, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 620. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1250 or higher is competitive for High Point.

Requirements

High Point University does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that High Point participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. High Point does not require the essay section of the SAT. Note that students applying for the Presidential Scholarship or Honors Scholar Program are required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

ACT Scores and Requirements

High Point has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 39% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 28
Math 20 27
Composite 22 27

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of High Point's admitted students fall within the top 37% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to High Point received a composite ACT score between 22 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Note that High Point does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, High Point participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. High Point does not require the ACT writing section. Note that students applying for the Presidential Scholarship or Honors Scholar Program are required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of High Point University's incoming freshmen class was 3.3. This data suggests that most successful applicants to High Point have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

High Point University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
High Point University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to High Point University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

High Point University, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. However, High Point also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and a glowing letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades are outside of High Point's average range.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of admitted applicants had high school averages of 3.0 or higher, combined SAT scores of 1050 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 21 or better.

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