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| *READ THIS--DON'T ATTEND HPU* I just finished up my first semester at HPU and plan on finishing my freshman year here; with that being said I can't wait to transfer. Personally, this school is not for me for a number of reasons. For one the academics are an absolute joke, for me at least. Granted, I'm only a few weeks into my second semester but so far I have yet to be challenged nor was I challenged in the slightest first semester. As for the people saying the student body is a bunch of rich kids who just don't care, it's true to an EXTENT. I have found some great friends here at this school and it's going to be tough to leave them, however, it won't be so tough to leave the trust fund self absorbed derelicts (Biased, I know). As for life off campus, it's non-existent unless you like spending the day in a ghetto. Of course I have to comment on the social scene here. For a small school it truly isn't that bad. Every weekend consists of the same routine; go to a frat party and do the same thing over and over again which is going into a dark hot room with lights and dance. Centennial can be fun if the one house in the entire square decides to throw a party. Overall, the social scene revolves around greek life; if fraternities/sororities aren't for you then you have no chance at this school. I know I'm only a freshman so maybe I'm not giving HPU a fair chance but there's a reason so many people transfer. In the end, it's completely up to you where you attend school if you feel HPU is a fit for you then go just make sure you're not going for the campus and all the cool stuff they offer. Next year, I plan on being at a state school where I'll earn a degree with a much higher ROI and have fun while doing it. Just remember, HPU is far from "extraordinary." |
|Jan 25 2014|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2017 |
| 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.
|Dec 03 2013|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| High Point does a great job spoiling all the little rich kids that come here for "education". You truly are provided everything a starbucks, steakhouse, arcade, and much much more but all these things are surface. High Point is like a very attractive person who definitely makes you turn your head but then when you actually meet them they're a complete asshole. High point doesn't punish kids for ANYTHING, I know a guy who got caught with 800 dollars worth of Weed and they fined him and called it a day. One of my high school friends went to UNC Chapel Hill and was kicked out after they found ONE beer can in his room. DO NOT SEND YOUR KID HERE UNLESS YOU WANT THEM TO BE AN ADDICT |
|Nov 12 2013|| Male --
Class 2000 |