Friday Five: HPU

Friday, August 26, 2011

The five things I love most about High Point University:

5. Our design program is ranked as one of the Top 10 design programs in the US.  Being an Interior Design major, this is HUGE!  The main reason I chose HPU, was because their design program was accredited.  Now we are ranked as one of the best schools in the US!  It is incredible to be able to graduate from such an impressive program.

4. Our location opens up incredible opportunities for my major. Being right down the street from Furniture Market is an experience that very few other schools can offer their design students.  Getting to work hands-on in our industry as early as your freshman year is absolutely unheard of in most places. For those of us at HPU however, we get our feet in the door early and work our way up as much as possible.  After market is over, we are still surrounded by incredible internship opportunities in so many different fields.  I was lucky enough to get an internship with Baker, a high-end furniture company.  Those types of opportunities would not be available to me everywhere.

3. We have an AMAZING president.  I mean come on, how many students can say their president is one of the top speakers in the world?  We get the honor and privilege of taking a class with him, where we not only get to hear him speak, but learn some of his success techniques.  Those experiences are one of a kind, and only available at HPU.  Also, he is the reason our campus is as beautiful and extraordinary as it is.

2. We have the most beautiful campus I have ever seen. No matter where you are on campus, you are surrounded by lush beautiful landscaping, incredible Georgian architecture, flowing waterfalls, bright green grass, and an on-going serenity of classical music in the background.  Every thing on campus is always in tip-top shape and emits a sense of relaxation and peace.  We all love to sit outside and take it all in whenever possible.

and the thing I love most of all about High Point is...

1. All the incredible free gifts we get.  We get gifts when we move in. We get to watch a movie in our theatre (with popcorn, candy, and a drink) once a week. We have an arcade, a Five Star Steakhouse (which is absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!), occasionally we receive holiday gifts, free laundry, free printing, movie rentals, t-shirts, snacks and drinks on our way to class, etc.  I don't know of any other school that gets pampered the way we do here.  I know we may pay a lot to go to this school, but we definitely get our money's worth and are taken care of all the time.

Needless to say, I love my school!

(here is a picture of our move-in gift this year:)

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2 Responses to “Friday Five: HPU”

  1. is that a free t-shirt? if so, i'll have it! :) i LOVE free t-shirts!

  2. yes that's a free t-shirt, and you may not have it :)