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I spent one year at High Point andQuite BrightFinance
I spent one year at High Point and this is what I have to say: If you actually give a sh*t about your academic success and put the effort in, this school is a breeze. The professors for the most part are great and do their best to help you succeed. Though, the faculty basically treats you like a baby and does everything for you. The social aspect of this school is atrocious. I have never met so many stuck-up, useless individuals in my life. Id say the majority of the students are trust fund babies that do not even need a college education. However, there is a large minority of students who are driven and intelligent. Unfortunately, most students just want to smoke pot and do nothing all day. The social life revolves around greek life and it is a complete joke. The first week of school I met so many great people who ended up turning their back on me after joining separate fraternities. High Point breeds the type of frat boys and sorority girls who will go out of their way to let you know they are apart of a greek organization. Although I had some good times, overall I considered my time at High Point to be sub-par. High Point is a bubble. It is like being trapped in a country club. It is difficult to maintain an open mind when you are surrounded by people who act like they are still in high school. Please do your self a favor and do not attend this school. Go to a real institution where you will actually have an experience. My final complaint about High Point is that it is run like a business. From your first tour of the campus, High Point does everything they can to sucker you in. I unfortunately was stupid enough to fall this this sham. Another reason they love to accept people with money is because they like to rob you when you least expect it. I am not going to go into detail, you just have to see for yourself. Overall, if you aspire to be irrelevant, attend High Point. But hey! If you like seeing expensive cars driving around campus, High Point may be your place.
1st Year Male -- Class 1921
Faculty Accessibility: A, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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Student life will do whatever possible to generate revenue, even if it means charging innocent students.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Individual Value: F
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The campus and facilities are beautiful and wellBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
The campus and facilities are beautiful and well maintained. My professors this year have been great....qualified, professional and caring. There are several things that potential students should consider. First, there are many hidden costs. Most freshman use Tier I housing which is included in the base tuition but it is very difficult to find Tier I housing after freshman year. The food service boasts about its five star steak house but it is nearly impossible to get a reservation since space and hours are limited. Also, HPU claims that Greek life is only 30% but in fact Greek life is everything. If you don't join a fraternity or sorority your social life is severely limited. The costs associated with Greek life are very high. Last, the administration has been very disappointing. I was the victim of an unprovoked violent attack on campus which has left me with ongoing medical problems. The perpetrator was found to be "not responsible," leaving me to feel victimized all over again.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Faculty Accessibility: A, Perceived Campus Safety: F
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