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HPU Ranks No.1 in US News & World Report Ranking

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2008 - High Point University is on the fast track to success, and it's obvious thanks to new rankings that appeared in "America's Best Colleges," 2009 Edition, published in the U.S. News & World Report. The report ranks HPU as No. 1 in its category among "Up-and-Coming Schools" and the university moved up to No. 5 among all comprehensive colleges in the South.

"America's Best Colleges," now in its seventh year of publication, spotlights schools with outstanding examples of eight types of academic programs that have been shown to enhance learning, which includes first-year experiences, learning communities, internships, study abroad and more. The 2009 rankings surveyed a total of 1,476 colleges and universities nationwide.

"We are pleased to see that High Point University is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the nation," says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. "Being included in America's Best Colleges means our reputation in academics and in student life is growing measurably."

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU is a liberal arts institution with approximately 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report 6th among comprehensive universities in the South and in the top 100 nationally. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 33 minors and seven graduate-degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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