High Point University: Crime & Safety

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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High Point University LogoF High Point University is a private not-for-profit school in High Point, North Carolina with about 4,570 students and 940 employees.

Our Safety Report for this school is based on the US Department of Education 2016 public data sets for various categories of violent and non-violent crimes committed both on-campus and off-campus over the last three years.

Safety Evaluation

According to our analysis of the government information, High Point University is a very dangerous place to be enrolled at. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety and ranks High Point University #70 among the Most Dangerous colleges in the USA.

From our perception of the data, this campus experiences serious problems with forcible sex offenses, additionally, there are certain problems with nonforcible sex offenses, illegal drugs, burglaries, and aggravated assaults.

Campus Safety: High Point University and Nearby Schools

High Point University Safety Chart

College Officials' Perspective

American School Search has been contacted by a representative of High Point University who expressed a different perspective of their campus safety. Our goal is to provide information that is both unbiased and detailed, especially so in regards to such a sensitive topic as campus safety.

Therefore, we have provided High Point University with an opportunity to present their point of view below:

From: Jeff Karpovich, Chief of Security

Message: HPU has layers of security safeguards that include:
- A professional security force of more than 60, including investigative resources
- Strategically overlapping shifts during peak hours
- Miles of HPU signature fencing that defines and protects our perimeter
- Automated gates and nocturnal, vetted portals
- An exterior lighting program that far exceeds IESNA guidelines
- State-of-the-art CCTV program that includes video analytics and license plate recognition
- Over 50 CARE (Campus Assistance and Response to Emergencies) Points (blue security towers/phones)
- A complement of hand-picked, off-duty High Point police officers to supplement patrol and response
- Event staff and contracted security are utilized for special events/projects

In summary High Point University has an exemplary, award-winning, security program. Coupled with our Student Life's resources such as counseling services staff, on-call counselors, resident life directors, well-trained student Resident Life staff, and an engaged Student Life administration, HPU has an envied student protection program.

Get more details and analysis about this college from High Point University Review. In addition, you might want to check our ratings for the 100 Safest and for the 100 Most Dangerous colleges in the US or learn about American School Search Safety Reports.

Criminal Offenses at High Point University in 2013 - 2015

Alleged criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities and/or local police
Does not necessarily reflect prosecutions or convictions for crime


Type of Crime or Arrest
On-campus
Off-campus
Crime Chance*

Murder
0
0
0.0%

Neglient Manslaughter
0
0
0.0%

Forcible Sex Offense
22
0
0.7%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
12
0
0.5%

Robbery
2
0
0.2%

Aggravated Assault
4
0
0.3%

Burglary
56
0
1.1%

Motor Vehicle Theft
0
0
0.0%

Arson
0
0
0.0%

Illegal Weapons Possession
1
0
0.1%

Drug Law Violation
91
0
1.3%

Liquor Law Violation
41
0
0.9%

* Crime Chance is American School Search's subjective and approximate estimate for a student's chance of experiencing this crime during their study at High Point University based on the present enrollment, past crime history, current crime trend, and an assumption that the school reports accurate numbers to the government. Safety Grade is American School Search's subjective evaluation of High Point University campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

Need to File a Complaint?

If you have been discriminated or abused at High Point University, or you believe that this college underreports campus crime statistics, then please consider filing a complaint with US Department of Education.

As of May 1st, 2014, fifty five colleges are under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. Many of those schools are frequent guests in our exclusive 100 Most Dangerous Colleges list.

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