High Point University Photo Tour

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High Point University

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Hayworth Chapel at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

High Point University is a private liberal arts university located in High Point, North Carolina. Established in 1924, High Point University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is home to 4,500 students who are supported by 15 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. The university consists of seven colleges: College of Arts and Sciences; Phillips School of Business; Wilson School of Commerce; Qubein School of Communication; School of Art and Design; School of Health Sciences and Pharmacy; School of Education. Official school colors are purple and white.

The campus has undergone massive expansion and construction in recent years, and the majority of the buildings are built in the Georgia Revival Style.

To learn more about High Point University and what it takes to get admitted, check out the High Point University Profile and the GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for High Point Admissions.

Hayworth Chapel

We begin our photo tour with Hayworth Chapel, the University’s main worship and meditation center. The chapel can seat up to 275 people. A balcony accommodates large crowds during its heavily attended weekly services.

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Finch Residence Hall at Highpoint University

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Finch Residence Hall at Highpoint University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Completed in 1987, Finch Hall houses more than 180 male, first-year students. The rooms are arranged for double and single occupancy. Each room features a bathroom with walk-in shower. Every floor has a common room featuring plasma televisions and furniture to study and relax.

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Hayworth Fine Arts Center at High Point University

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Hayworth Fine Arts Center at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Hayworth Fine Arts Center is home to High Point University’s College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the college’s main performance venue. The Center includes a 500-seat performance hall, music lab, art studio, and art gallery. Additionally, classrooms and faculty offices are located inside the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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Kester International Promenade at High Point

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Kester International Promenade at High Point (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Kester International Promenade provides students a tranquil area on campus. The promenade stretches from the Hayworth Fine Arts Center to Norton Hall. During the week, students lounge in the grass and student groups advertise at booths along the promenade. Fountains, benches, and sculptures cab be found along the length of this campus green space.

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McEwen Hall at High Point University

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McEwen Hall at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Built in 1924, McEwen Hall is the oldest residence hall on campus. The building houses 110 female, first-year students on its three floors. McEwen Hall is arranged in suites with two rooms, double or single occupancy, are shared by an adjoining bathroom.

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Millis Athletic Center at High Point University

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Millis Athletic Center at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Millis Athletic Center was built in 1992 and is home to the men and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. The 1750-seat Center features two “jumbotrons” that were installed in 2007. The Center also houses a swimming pool and strength & conditioning areas. The University has broken ground on a new 31,500 sq. ft. Athletic Performance Center for student-athletes at Vert Stadium.

The High Point Panthers include 16 athletic teams that compete in the NCAA Division I, Big South Conference. During the 2010-2011 season, men’s soccer won the Big South regular season. The university’s official colors are purple and white.

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Norton Hall at High Point University

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Norton Hall at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Norton Hall houses the International School of Home Furnishings and Interior Design. Design studios, a display gallery, computer-aided design labs, and textile rooms are inside Norton, along with classrooms and lecture halls. The Home Furnishings library is also located in the three-story building. It contains a large variety of reference books and trade magazines.

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Phillips Hall at High Point University

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Phillips Hall at High Point University (click photo to enlarge).

Phillips Hall is a 27,000 sq. ft. building home to the Phillips School of Business. The building features classrooms, lecture halls, study rooms, faculty offices and an auditorium.

The Phillips School of Business has 1,000 undergraduate students. Majors offered include Accounting, Business Administration and International Business. Students can also pursue minors in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Commerce, Marketing and Sports Management. The School also offers an MBA program.

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Qubein School of Communication at High Point

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Qubein School of Communication at High Point (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Completed in 2009, the Nido Qubein School of Communication offers a major in Communication and minors in Communication, Sports​ Management and Event Management. The School features two TV production studios, a student-run radio station, editing labs, as well as an interactive media and game design center. The School was named after the current President of High Point University, Nido Qubein.

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Slane Student Center at High Point University

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Slane Student Center at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The John and Marsha Slane Student Center is a 90,000 sq. ft. student activity center located in the middle of campus. The Center features a 450-person cafeteria, campus bookstore, as well as a recreation center, which includes a basketball court, aerobics and weightlifting rooms, and indoor running track. A food court on the second level offers Chic-Fil-A, Subway, and Starbucks.

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Outside the Slane Student Center at High Point

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Slane Student Center at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Outside Slane, students have access to a dining terrace, the Maynard Swimming Pool, and an 18-person Jacuzzi.

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Smith Library at High Point University

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Smith Library at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Smith Library, adjacent to Roberts Hall, houses more than 30,000 volumes and has access to 50,000 journals available to High Point students. It is the central undergraduate library on campus. The library is also home to the Academic Services Center and the Learning Excellence program, which caters to students’ needs individually.

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Wrenn Memorial Hall at High Point University

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Wrenn Memorial Hall at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Wrenn Hall houses the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. With an acceptance rate of 62%, High Point University has a student population of 4,500. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1.

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High Point University School of Commerce

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High Point University School of Commerce (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce combines programs between the School of Business and the International School of Home Furnishings and Interior Design to make one unique discipline. In fact, it is the only program of its kind in the US. The 60,000 sq. ft. building features a stock trading room with live financial databases, a Mac lab, and a center for small business and entrepreneurship.

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Roberts Hall at High Point University

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Roberts Hall at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Roberts Hall was the first building established at High Point University when it was founded in 1924. Today, it is home to a majority of the school’s administrative offices. The clock tower is seen as a campus landmark as it is visible from many different areas on campus. Commencement takes place on the Roberts Hall lawn every year.

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High Point University Center

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High Point University Center (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The 77,000 sq. ft. University Center includes a residence hall for more than 500 students, a dining hall, a 200-seat movie theater, library, and arcade. At the top of the building, 1924 Prime, the University’s steakhouse serves three-course meals to students by reservation only.

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Norcross Graduate School at High Point University

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Norcross Graduate School at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Norcross Graduate School offers graduate programs in Education, History, Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, and Strategic Communication. The building is also home to several university departments and the Office of Information Technology.

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Congdon Hall at High Point University

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Congdon Hall at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Congdon Hall is the main science building on campus and is home to the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The building features classrooms and labs.

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Atlas Scuplture at High Point University

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Atlas Sculpture at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Located outside Wrenn Hall, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Aldrich Sculpture of Atlas Kneeling is one of the most prominent sculptures on campus. The sculpture embodies High Point University’s motto: Nothing Without Divine Guidance.

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Dream Big Chairs at High Point University

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Dream Big Chairs at High Point University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Known as the “Dream Big Chairs,” these two large, wooden rocking chairs were inspired by an alumnus who wrote a letter to the President of the school in 2009, claiming High Point University taught her to “dream big.”

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