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High Point University

High Point, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%

High Point University Admissions

High Point University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at High Point University is 80%. Last year, 11,150 students applied to High Point University and 8,951 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to High Point University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 3/1 and the application fee costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to High Point University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than February 1.

High Point University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of High Point University's admissions stats.

High Point University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Mean SAT Score 1198
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 23%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 21%
Waitlist Yes

High Point University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for High Point University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 November 22
Early Decision II Yes February 1 February 1
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 3 1 February 1

Applying Early to High Point University?

High Point University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by November 22.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due February 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is November 15. High Point University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at High Point University is 84%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 80%.

High Point University accepts roughly 87% of early action applicants and 80% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, High Point University admitted 660 of the 782 students who applied early decision. In 2022, High Point University admitted 6,458 of the 7,394 who applied early action.

Some students apply early because they believe it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➑️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on High Point University Admissions

Transferring to High Point University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to High Point University

In 2021, High Point University waitlisted 316 students and 316 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 47 eventually got off the waitlist.

What's Most Important for Getting Into High Point University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at High Point University

What does High Point University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with High Point University for more information on admission factors.

High Point University Application Requirements

To apply to High Point University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with High Point University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview – √ – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 – – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into High Point University?

Students admitted to High Point University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 40% submitted a class rank. At High Point University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At High Point University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 6%
3.75 and 3.99 19%
3.50 and 3.74 21%
3.25 and 3.49 21%
3.00 and 3.24 16%
2.50 and 2.9 14%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to High Point University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

High Point University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 23% of High Point University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for High Point University?

To be competitive with other High Point University applicants, you should aim to score between 1110 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At High Point University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1110, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a High Point University student is 1198.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of High Point University students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 565 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of High Point University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 565 or higher.

To be most competitive at High Point University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for High Point University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for High Point University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to High Point University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to High Point University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in High Point University during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Summer Term

High Point University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to High Point University?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to High Point University.

Does High Point University accept transfer credits?

βœ… High Point University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. High Point University accepts:

β€’ CLEP subject tests

Does High Point University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… High Point University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to High Point University?

❌ No, High Point University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is High Point University's acceptance rate?

βœ… High Point University has an acceptance rate of 80%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at High Point University?

βœ… High Point University's early decision acceptance rate was 84% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at High Point University?

βœ… The early action acceptance rate at High Point University was 87% in 2021.

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High Point University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into High Point University? High Point University is a somewhat selective institution. The High Point University acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


High Point University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to High Point University is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to High Point University is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

High Point University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1290


Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

565 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1290 and Above


1110 to 1290


1110 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for High Point University students is 1198. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to High Point University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1110 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1110 have a low chance of being offered a spot at High Point University.

High Point University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At High Point University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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