High Point University has some serious issues that could be fixed if they actually cared or tried. Students are just here to give the university money so that can they can make more ridiculous and unnecessary changes. They need so accommodate students more. Here's a list of just a few major problems I've encountered here.
1. The food is sub-par, the portions are tiny, and the variety is nearly non-existent. Every restaurant on campus serves basically the same things.
2. The internship services are extremely unhelpful; they act like they try so hard to get their students good internships, however I got my internship with no help at all from the school and now they refuse to give me credit for it, so I'm working for nothing. There is no reason that I have to take an "advanced level class" to qualify for credit. I have friends who are seniors and have still not taken one of these classes yet. I am right where I am supposed to be with my major and I am just now taking an advanced class in my major, yet I cannot receive credit for my internship. Pathetic, High Point. Oh, and you have to actually PAY to even get the credit. I understand that you're getting credit for it, but come on, we're working for free and to build our resumes, yet High Point still sucks money out of their students any way that they can.
3. I'm convinced that I should change my major thanks to some of the teachers that I have had in my department (Communications). While there a handful of good teachers in this department, I have had a few that I cannot even fathom how they still have a job here. The university needs to pay more attention to who they hire. We need inspirational teaches here who actually know what they are talking about.
4. Classes are in short supply. I haven't had a semester yet where I was able to get into all the classes I want. There is typically only one of each class, and they fill up fast. One class of 28 students is pretty sad. I get that they want to keep the student teacher ratio low, but they are sacrificing students education and chances of graduating on time by doing this. If we just had a few more teachers instead of an ice cream truck or a complete redesign of the upper level of Slane, this wouldn't be a problem.
5. Housing looks nice, but be weary. These places are falling apart. I've had to call maintenance so many times this year that they know me by now and we're making jokes about it. Problems that should have been fixed over the summer were neglected which leads me to believe that they actually don't do anything when they say that they work on fixing up housing all summer long. I suggest that if you decide to go here that you live in one of the newer building on campus (but good luck because they're hard to get into). And speaking of housing, prepare to be fined. Yes, HPU, in another attempt to take even more of your money will fine you for everything you do. I almost got a fine for having one of my kitchen chairs outside...seriously?
6. The "night life" is pathetic. Security makes it their mission to shut everything down and get students in trouble for the dumbest little things. Best to go out to a club instead because you won't be having much fun here. You will also get in trouble for anything that you can possibly get in trouble for in general. I could go on but I'll stop now. HPU does have positive factors as well, but these issues (among many others) make life hard for students. We've got a long way to go before this university can really be all that it's made up to be.